Championship round-up: Ipswich Town’s relegation to League One confirmed and Dwight Gayle hits hat-trick as West Brom get back on track with 4-1 win
Ipswich Town’s relegation to League One was officially confirmed on Saturday with their 1-1 draw with Birmingham.
There were 10 games taking place in the Champoinship‘s 3pm kick-offs and here is how they got on.
Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol City
Aston Villa’s perfectly-timed run of form continued as they beat Bristol City 2-1, Tammy Abraham scoring from the spot against his old side and Conor Hourihane adding a second before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back.
Derby County 4-0 Bolton Wanderers
Mason Mount scored a hat-trick against strugglers Bolton to give them a convincing win.
Ipswich Town 1-1 Birmingham City
Ipswich’s long-expected relegation was confirmed with a 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham.
Lukas Jutkiewicz scored six minutes in for Blues and, although Gwion Edwards equalised for Town, they could not get the goal they needed to keep their season, and their run of 17 straight seasons in the second tier, alive.
Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull City
Britt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game to move within a point of the play-off places.
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Martin O’Neill continues to find life at Nottingham Forest hard as they lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn.
Joe Rothwell (29) and Danny Graham (49) put Rovers comfortably ahead, before Elliott Bennett’s own goal give Forest a lifeline they were unable to take.
Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Swansea City
QPR gave their fans something to cheer by beating Swansea 4-0 in a shock result.
Darnell Furlong and Tomer Hemed had them two goals up inside five minutes, with Hemed again and Mass Luongo adding further efforts.
Reading 2-1 Brentford
A brace from Yakou Meite helped Reading ease their drop fears as they beat Brentford 2-1, Neal Maupay netting for the Bees.
Sheffield United 1-1 Millwall
Gary Madine’s goal set the Blades on their way and fortune seemed to be on the their when Ben Marshall hit the bar with a late penalty, given for John Egan’s handball which earned him a red card.
However, there was still time for Jake Cooper to score a leveller in a 1-1 draw for the Lions, meaning United lead Leeds by goal difference only and with a game less to play.
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Stoke City 2-2 Rotherham United
Rotherham remain in the bottom three, but they closed the gap on Wigan, who host leaders Norwich on Sunday, to a point thanks to a 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas scored inside three first-half minutes for Stoke before Will Vaulks and Matt Crooks replied for the Millers.
West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Preston North End
West Brom remain on the fringes of the top three, despite their recent inconsistencies, beating Preston 4-0 thanks to a Dwight Gayle treble and a strike from Jay Rodriquez.
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