Championship round-up: Derby seize control of final play-off spot, Rotherham relegated after heartbreak at West Brom, plus more


Championship round-up: Derby seize control of final play-off spot, Rotherham relegated after heartbreak at West Brom, plus more

Derby edged closer to the Championship play-offs with a vital 2-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol City.

The Rams stay sixth and go four points clear of the Robins thanks to goals from Tom Lawrence and Jayden Bogle.

Jayden Bogle celebrates as he scores Derby’s second goal

Between the two goals, the Robins were reduced to ten men when Antoine Semenyo was given a straight red card for his challenge on Tom Huddlestone.

Middlesborough, however, kept up the pressure on Derby by coming from behind to beat Reading 2-1 at home.

Tony Pulis’ side remain level on points with the Rams, who have played a game less and boast a superior goal difference, after Lewis Wing and Britt Assombalonga cancelled out Danny Loader’s surprise opener.