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


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.

Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town were relegated

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.

Mason Mount scored a hat-trick for Derby

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.

Danny Graham scored in Blackburn Rover’s 2-1 win

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.