As week 25 draws to a close, it is time to look back at the results in the Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City 2 – 1 Brentford
Birmingham City were victorious against the Bees from west London in an unconvincing 2-1 win. The Blues, who excluded Demarai Gray from their squad, took their chances against a Brentford team who lacked firepower in front of goal.
Bolton Wanderers 0 – 2 Huddersfield Town
Bolton’s miserable season continued, as they remained bottom of the table. The Terriers dominated the match, and deservedly won. This loss means Bolton’s chances of playing in this division next season look slim.
Burnley 0 – 0 Ipswich Town
In a play-off dogfight, neither side could find the attacking edge as the game finished goalless. Ipswich will feel unlikely, as they edged the match on possession and chances created. Both teams remain in the play-offs.
Cardiff 1 – 0 Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn’s dip in form continues as they slumped to a defeat in Wales. The match was a tight affair, and arguably a draw would have been a fairer result. The result was overshadowed by rumours of Kenwyne Jones and Jordan Rhodes’ futures seeming in doubt at their current clubs.
Charlton 1 – 1 Nottingham Forest
Charlton earned a well-deserved point against Nottingham Forest, as the match finished all square. This point keeps Charlton within touching distance of safety, but fans protesting against the clubs current Belgian owners overshadowed the result.
Fulham 0 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Slavisa Jokanovic’s debut as Fulham head coach couldn’t inspire the whites, as they fell to a confident Sheffield Wednesday side that now lie just outside of the playoffs. A stunning strike by Ross Wallace earned all 3 points for the Owls, and means Fulham drop to 19th.
Leeds United 1 – 1 Milton Keynes Dons
The Dons earned a valuable away point against a flat-looking Leeds side at Elland Road. It looks like the Dons would gain all 3 points until a disastrous own goal by Antony Kay rescued a point for the Yorkshire side, meaning they are unbeaten in 6.
Middlesbrough 2 – 0 Derby County
Middlesbrough convincingly defeated Derby County to go 4 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. 2 late goals by Adomah and George Friend sealed the points for the Riversiders, and meant automatic promotion looks likely even at this stage in the season.
Preston North End 2 – 1 Rotherham United
An own-goal by Johnson Clarke-Harris in the dying embers of the game meant Preston took all 3 points in a relegation dogfight. The result leaves Rotherham in 21st place, just outside of the relegation zone, and means their miserable away form continues.
Reading 1 – 0 Bristol City
Nick Blackman secured a last-gasp winner for the Royals as they gained all 3 points against Bristol City. City had had a goal ruled out only seconds earlier, and the match controversially ended with Bristol supporters clashing with police.
Brighton and Hove Albion 0 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brighton fell to a third-straight home defeat to Wolves, for whom it was 3 wins on the bounce. An own goal by Brighton defender Goldson put it into his own net, and it means Brighton fall to 4th in the table with no wins in 6.
Queens Park Rangers 1 – 2 Hull City
QPR are yet to win under new boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, as late drama at Loftus road meant Hull continued to mount pressure on the top 2. The hoops thought they had rescued a point when Holter headed in in the 86th minute, but miscommunication between goalkeeper and defender meant Norwegian striker Diomande passed it into an open net.