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Football League Round-up: Crystal Palace shocked by Birmingham and Watford held by Burnley

Football League Round-up: Crystal Palace shocked by Birmingham and Watford held by Burnley

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There were upsets affecting the top of the Championship as the third and fourth-placed teams toiled, while the top seven of League 1 are separated by just seven points

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
RESULTS IN FULL
Blackburn
Watford
Crystal Palace
Derby
Leicester
1-1
3-3
0-4
3-0
0-1
Blackpool
Burnley
Birmingham
Bristol City
Millwall
 
Crystal Palace were stunned at home by Birmingham, losing just their second home game of the season 4-0 at the hands of Birmingham.

Nathan Redmond put the visitors ahead before a Damian Delaney own-goal doubled Birmingham's advantage before the break.

Palace could have moved second with a win, but goals after the beak from Ravel Morrison and Shane Ferguson sealed a crushing defeat to leave the fourth.

Fellow promotion-chasers Watford also struggled at home, with the chance to leapfrog Hull City, ending up drawing a six-goal thriller with mid-table Burnley to remain third.

The Clarets took the lead after just 40 seconds through Charlie Austin, who also put his side 2-1 up after Troy Deeney's equaliser. Fernando Foristieri's double swung the tie in the Hornets' favour but Sam Vokes bundled home to snatch a point for Sean Dyche on his return to Vicarage Road.

Leicester's poor form continued as they went down 1-0 to Milwall. The Foxes had Wes Morgan dismissed in the third minute and clung onto a point until the 87th when Alan Dunne finally popped up to snatch the win for the Lions.

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS
RESULTS IN FULL
Brentford
Bury
Carlisle
Colchester
Coventry
Crawley
Hartlepool
Preston
Scunthorpe
Swindon
Tranmere
Yeovil
2-1
2-2
2-2
0-1
1-0
1-1
0-2
1-1
2-1
1-1
0-1
0-0
Notts County
Crewe
Shrewsbury
Bournemouth
Doncaster
Stevenage
MK Dons
Portsmouth
Leyton Orient
Oldham
Sheff Utd
Walsall

League leaders Doncaster slipped up away to Coventry, who ended an uncertain week, that saw them plunged into administration, with a 1-0 win thanks to Cyrus Christie's first-half goal.

Bournemouth moved into second on goal difference with Brett Pitman scoring in a fourth consecutive game ease past Colchester, who lie in 19th just two points off the danger zone.

Brentford moved level on points with the Cherries with a deserved 2-1 win over Notts County. Toumani Diagouraga and Bradley Wright-Phillips put the Bees 2-0 up before Alan Judge pulled one back for the visitors, who are now eight points off the play-offs.

Sheffield United narrowly beat Tranmere 1-0 win, to jump above the Wirral outfit, thanks to an own-goal from Rovers' Ash Taylor.

Scunthorpe lifted themselves out of the relegation zone, leapfrogging Oldham, with a 2-1 home win over Leyton Orient thanks to goals from Akpo Sodje and Neil Canavan.

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS
RESULTS IN FULL
Barnet
Bradford
Oxford Utd
Port Vale
Rochdale
Rotherham
Wycombe
Northampton
0-0
2-2
1-1
3-2
1-1
1-0
0-1
1-0
Dag & Red
Southend
Morecambe
Cheltenham
Aldershot
Wimbledon
Accrington
Torquay

Second-placed Port Vale edged out Cheltenham in a 3-2 thriller to cement their place in the automatic promotion spots, the division's top scorer Tom Pope firing in a hat-trick to seal victory over their promotion rivals, who remain fifth.

Northampton got a vital victory at home to Torquay, Roy O'Donovan scoring the only goal of the game to lift the Cobblers above Burton Albion into the third automatic promotion spot, having played a game more.

Aldershot missed the chance to climb out of the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw at Rochdale. Adam Mekki equalised after George Donnelly had put the home side in front. The Shots jump off the bottom of the league but remain in trouble in 23rd place.

Neither Barnet or Dagenham and Redbridge could pull away from the relegation scrap, both teams securing a point with a goalless draw - even as Barnet ended the game with 10 men after Kyle De Silva was sent off for a high lunge near the end.

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