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Vital View - Championship, 28th-29th April 2017

Vital View - Championship, 28th-29th April 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Brighton, top, must match Newcastle's result next week to be crowned champions after a defeat and victory, respectively.

Fulham's goal difference is vastly superior to Leeds so should see them in the play-offs with Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield.

Wigan were relegated, joining Rotherham - Blackburn, Nottingham Forest or Birmingham will also go down to League 1.

Here's a round-up of the Championship action from the other games.

Results

Friday 28th April 2017 - CHAMPIONSHIP
Cardiff City 0-2 Newcastle United 19:45

Saturday 29th April 2017 - CHAMPIONSHIP
Barnsley 1-1 Burton Albion 15:00
Birmingham City 2-0 Huddersfield Town 15:00
Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Aston Villa 15:00
Derby County 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00
Fulham v Brentford 15:00
Ipswich Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Leeds United 3-3 Norwich City 15:00
Preston North End 1-1 Rotherham United 15:00
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Nottingham Forest 15:00
Reading 1-0 Wigan Athletic 15:00
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Bristol City 17:30

Cardiff slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday in the visit of Newcastle, which kept the Magpies' bid to win the title alive - closing to within a point of Brighton.

A first win in four was denied Barnsley when Burton hit back in a 1-1 draw at Oakwell to confirm the Brewers' Championship survival.

Despite missing a penalty and playing with 10-men from the 23rd minute Birmingham collected a crucial first three points under Harry Redknapp to keep them above the bottom-three, seeing off Huddersfield 2-0. Town, down to fifth, were already assured a play-off spot.

Blackburn's 1-0 win over Aston Villa wasn't enough to take them out of the relegation zone. Rovers, 22nd, remain behind Nottingham Forest on goal difference with Birmingham a further place and two points ahead in 20th.

A top-10 finish for Derby was confirmed - promotion had been the aim though - with a 3-1 win over Wolves, 15th, who are now three without a win.

Fulham were denied a win that would have confirmed a play-off spot when Brentford hit back to earn a point in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. The Whites goal difference has virtually confirmed they'll finish in sixth ahead of Leeds.

Ipswich were beaten by a late Sheffield Wednesday goal - the Owls, fourth, secured a top-six finish with this 1-0 victory at Portman Road.

A Leeds fightback from three goals down to secure a 3-3 draw with Norwich at Elland Road almost certainly wasn't enough to keep their play-off hopes alive - mathematically the Whites can make the top-six but Fulham's goal difference makes it almost certain they'll finish above them in sixth.

A four game losing run was ended as Preston battled back to claim a point from a 1-1 draw with already relegated Rotherham at Deepdale.

QPR ended a six game losing run with a win over Nottingham Forest that secured the R's Championship status. Forest, 21st, are above the bottom-three on goal difference alone with a game to play.

Reading, already secured of a play-off spot, recorded a 1-0 win over Wigan to relegate the Latics at the Madejski Stadium. Whatever the result this would have been the case regardless.

For a second game running Brighton missed the chance to be confirmed as champions when the visit of Bristol City ended with the Robins recording a 1-0 victory at the Amex Stadium to confirm their Championship safety.

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Date:Monday May 1 2017
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