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Cardiff maintain their five-point lead at the top, Peterborough's revival was halted by fellow strugglers Bristol City and a string of postponements hit League One and League Two

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Huddersfield
Hull
Barnsley
Bolton
Bristol City

Burnley
Cardiff
Charlton
Middlesbrough
Nottm Forest
Wolves
Brighton
0-0
2-0
1-3
3-1

4-2
0-1
1-0
1-1
4-2
2-2
0-2

1-3
Sheff Weds
Leeds United
Blackburn
Birmingham

Peterborough
Leicester
Millwall
Derby
Blackpool
Crystal Palace
Ipswich
Watford
Barnsley have sacked Keith Hill after slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn on Saturday, the first game after Robers dismissed Henning Berg. First-half goals from Josh King and Ruben Rochina gave caretaker boss Gary Bowyer breathing space before Stephen Dawson struck on 79 minutes. However, the Lancashire side held out and Hill becomes the third Championship boss to be sacked in the past four days.

Cardiff maintained their five-point lead at the top as Rudy Gestede's goal was enough to beat Millwall. Corry Evans and David Meyler struck for Hull City against Leeds to keep the Tigers in second.

Middlesbrough thrilling 4-2 win over Blackpool, settled by goals from Scott McDonald and Adam Reach, keeps them third but Crystal Palace lost ground again, as Billy Sharp's last-minute equaliser snatched three points from the eagles in Alex McLeish's first game in charge of Nottingham Forest.

There was controversy at the John Smith's Stadium as Sheffield Wednesday held Huddersfield to a 0-0 draw, with the Terriers left-back Jeremy Helan being shown two yellow cards by referee Mick Russell, but not being dismissed.

Bristol City pulled themselves off the bottom with an impressive 4-2 win over 10-man Peterborough at Ashton Gate to end the Posh's recent winning run. Paul Anderson opened the scoring for the hosts, followed by goals from a Steve McManus and a double from Sam Baldock.

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Bournemouth
Carlisle
Colchester
Leyton Orient
MK Dons

Oldham
Portsmouth
Preston
Sheff United
Shrewsbury
Stevenage
Tranmere
3-0
2-1
P-P

2-1
2-3
1-2
1-2
0-3
2-3
0-0
P-P
1-0
Crawley
Bury
Swindon
Walsall

Coventry
Crewe
Yeovil
Doncaster
Hartlepool
Brentford
Notts County
Scunthorpe
Tranmere Rovers returned to the top of League One as Cole Stockton's bundled goal was enough to seal a narrow win over Scunthorpe, leaving the Iron rooted in the relegation zone.

Sheffield United slipped to a shock defeat to Hartlepool, giving up top spot in the process. Steve Howard's double and an effort from club veteran Richie Humphreys sealed Pools' first win since September 1, but they remain 11 points from safety.

Doncaster moved level with the Blades after thrashing Preston 3-0 at Deepdale, but Brentford missed their opportunity to move into the top two, being held to a 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury.

Portsmouth are now 11 games without a win in League One, and remain in the bottom three after a 2-1 defeat at home to Yeovil, secured by goals from Dom Blizzard and Byron Webster, aided by calamitous defending from Pompey.

Coventry's resurgence under Mark Robins continued as they beat MK Dons 3-2 in a topsy-turvy game at Stadium MK. Stephen Elliott's quick-fire double secured victory for the Sky Blues, who are unbeaten in eight and sit just two points off the play-offs.

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS

WEEKEND IN FULL
Wimbledon
Aldershot
Bradford
Burton
Cheltenham

Chesterfield
Dag & Red
Exeter
Fleetwood
Gillingham
Plymouth
Rotherham
0-3
P-P
2-4

2-0
P-P
1-1
2-3
2-2
0-0
P-P
0-1
4-1
Oxford
Torquay
Rochdale
Southend

Bristol Rovers
Morecambe
Port Vale
Barnet
York
Northampton

Wycombe
Accrington
Port Vale took advantage of Gillingham's match with Northampton being postponed to climb to the top of League Two thanks to a 3-2 away win against Dagenham & Redbridge, secured by goals from Tom Pope, Sam Williams and Louis Dodds.

AFC Wimbledon continued their poor run of form with a 3-0 loss at home to Oxford United to make it six games without a win and leave them at the foot of the Football League, Bristol Rovers jumped off the bottom, despite not playing due to a waterlogged pitch at Cheltenham, as they have scored two more goals than the Dons this term.

Burton climbed into the play-offs thanks to a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Southend United, jumping above Fleetwood who could only manage a draw at home to York.

Rochdale strengthened their chances for a play-off place a 4-2 away win at Bradford City, with all six goals coming in a barnstorming first half at Valley Parade. The visitors could have gone into the automatic promotion places with a win, and were gifted two penalties that Alan Connell dispatched, but Terry Gornell's double and efforts from Ashley Grimes and Andrew Tutte snatched victory for the Dale.

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