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There were also wins for Watford, Leicester City and Crystal Palace in the Championship as well as impressive victories for Torquay and Stevenage in the lower leagues

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
BARNSLEY 0-2 PETERBOROUGH CHARLTON 1-2 WATFORD
BOLTON 2-2 LEEDS HUDDERSFIELD 0-2 LEICESTER
BRIGHTON 1-1 IPSWICH HULL 2-3 BLACKPOOL
BRISTOL CITY 1-1 MILLWALL MIDDLESBROUGH 2-2 DERBY
BURNLEY 3-3 SHEFFIELD WED NOTTINGHAM FOREST
0-0 BLACKBURN
CARDIFF 2-1 BIRMINGHAM WOLVES 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE

A win for Cardiff over visiting Birmingham sees the Welsh outfit jump to top spot in the Championship, Craig Bellamy opened the scoring before the break, with Leroy Lita scoring for the visitors after the restart. The win was ensured just three minutes later with a Mark Hudson strike for Cardiff.

Brighton failed to get three points against an on-form Ipswich side at the Amex Stadium, Daryl Murphy put the visitors in front in the first half with Will Buckley levelling the affair with just 10 minutes left.

Hull City were overturned in dramatic fashion by a strong Blackpool side, with both sides taking the lead, before late goals from Kevin Phillips and Nouha Dicko sealed victory for the Tangerines.

Leicester eased past Huddersfield with two stunning goals coming from Anthony Knockaert either side of half-time.

In other results, Bristol were held at home against Millwall, while Peterborough trumped Barnsley by two goals.

Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Turf Moor. Chris O'Grady netted either side of two from Charlie Austin. O'Grady equalised again in the second half before Austin completed his hat-trick with five minutes remaining. However, Michail Antonio struck jsut a minute later to snatch a point for Dave Jones' side.

Tony Mowbray's Middlesbrough were held by Derby at the Riverside on Wednesday evening, with Paul Coutts netting an 87th minute equaliser for the Rams after Lukas Jutkiewicz's brace had put the home side in command.

County's East Midlands neighbours Nottingham Forest could only muster a goalless draw with managerless Blackburn, who move up to fifth.

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS
BRENTFORD 0-0 SHREWSBURY HARTLEPOOL 1-2 SHEFFIELD UTD
BURY P-P CARLISLE NOTTS COUNTY 1-2 STEVENAGE
COVENTRY 1-1 MK DONS SCUNTHORPE 1-3 TRANMERE
CRAWLEY 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH SWINDON 0-1 COLCHESTER
CREWE 0-2 OLDHAM WALSALL 1-2 LEYTON ORIENT
DONCASTER 1-3 PRESTON YEOVIL 1-2 PORTSMOUTH

Tranmere maintained the pace at the top of League One, beating Scunthorpe 3-1, thanks to Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's double, while Stevenage are hanging onto their coat-tails after late goals from Lucas Akins and Robin Shroot, fired them to a win over Notts County.

Sheffield United beat Hartlepool 2-1 to move into the play-off places at the expense of Swindon, who went down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Colchester, who clambered out fo the relegation zone after sacking John Ward in the week.

Crawley move up to third after a comfortable win over Bournemouth and MK Dons sit fifth following their 1-1 draw at Coventry, who are third from bottom.

Bury remain rooted to the bottom of the table, and their match against Carlisle was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch at Gigg Lane, while Portsmouth stormed away from the drop-zone after recording their second consecutive win, at Yeovil.

Preston maintained their play-off push by beating Doncaster and Crewe sunk closer to the bottom four after defeat at home to struggling Oldham.

Elsewhere, Brentford and Shrewsbury ended goalless and Leyton Orient withstood a Walsall fightback to prevail 2-1.

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS
ACCRINGTON P-P ROTHERAM PORT VALE
1-1 DAG & RED
BARNET 1-2 EXETER ROCHDALE 0-0 BRADFORD
BRISTOL ROVERS
0-1 CHELTENHAM SOUTHEND 0-1 BURTON
MORECAMBE 2-0 CHESTERFIELD TORQUAY 4-3 ALDERSHOT
NORTHAMPTON 1-2 GILLINGHAM WYCOMBE 1-1 PLYMOUTH
OXFORD UTD
3-2 AFC WIMBLEDON
YORK
0-2
FLEETWOOD

Torquay and Aldershot played out a stunning game at Plainmoor, Craig Reid's hat-trick for the visitors was in vain as a stunning second-half fightback from the home side was sealed by Rene Howe's 89th-minute winner.

An Alfie Potter goal, in the closing stages, sealed a 3-2 win for Oxford over Wimbledon, while table-toppers Gillingham beat Northampton, despite Adebayo Akinfenwa's late strike.

Port Vale lost ground on the Gills after drawing 1-1 with Dagenham and Redbridge, while Fleetwood moved level with Vale, thanks to a 2-0 triumph over York.

Fourth-placed Exeter beat Barnet 2-1, while Burton jumped ahead of Bradford in the play-offs, the Brewers beating Southend, while the Bantams drew 0-0 at Rochdale.

Accrington sit seventh, but their game against Rotherham also fell foul to the weather. Morecambe beat Chesterfield 2-0, while Wycombe and Plymouth drew 1-1.

On Wednesday evening, Cheltenham Town moved up to fifth courtesy of a 1-0 away win over struggling Bristol Rovers with Chris Zebroski netting for The Robins.

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