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Gary Smee

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  1. Goodbye

    So, after seven hours of football in the EFL, another Saturday draws to a close.

    Thanks for joining us today, but I need a lie down after the finish at St Andrew's! 

    The next live text commentary from the Championship is on Friday, when Preston host Wigan (19:45 BST kick-off).

    Until then, farewell and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. Post-match reaction: Stam questions McCleary dismissal

    Barnsley 1-2 Reading

    Reading boss Jaap Stam qusetioned goalscorer Garath McCleary's red card in their 2-1 win against in-form Barnsley.

    "Of course, Garath knows what he's done and does feel guilty because he was playing a fantastic game until then, but I think you have to question whether something like that can't just see a yellow card given," Stam said.

    Jaap Stam

    Barnsley can build on their defeat by the Royals and continue their fine start to the season, according to boss Paul Heckingbottom.

    "We've got good players - good players who work their socks off - and we want to learn from today and get better and better with each game," he said.

  3. Post-match reaction: 'Defence can help Wigan climb table'

    Wigan 0-0 Fulham

    Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell says improving their defence will help them move up the Championship table, after their goalless draw against Fulham.

    "We've scored in all but one game this season, and that is our main strength. We are very good going forward and that will get us points this season. If we can get the defending bit right, we'll be very difficult to play against," he said.

    Gary Caldwell

    Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was dissatisfied with his team's attacking performance against the Latics.

    "We are a new team and we are trying to build something different. The last few games we have been playing well but we didn't create enough chances and didn't get enough goals," Jokanovic said.

  4. Post-match reaction: 'Norwich desire key to win'

    Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich City

    Norwich City boss Alex Neil says his side's desire to win was key to them beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground.

    "I just questioned them. I asked them how much they wanted it. Did they want to go on and win this game? I told them that if they were going to win the game they were going to have to want it more than Forest," said Neil.

    Alex Neil

    Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says he was disappointed in his team's performance against the Canaries.

    "We did not put our opportunities away. We did not choose our passes well; we did not create enough opportunities to score. It is disappointing but our performance was not sufficient against a good team like Norwich." 

  5. Post-match reaction: 'Newcastle need to analyse defeat by Wolves'

    Newcastle 0-2 Wolves

    Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says his side need to work out what went wrong in their 2-0 home defeat by Wolves.

    "It's a bad day, but we have to analyse what was wrong and try to change it. It's not that you have to forget - you have to forget, but try to understand why and try to correct things as soon as possible," he said.

    Rafael Benitez

    Wolves' win against the Magpies answered their critics after their 4-0 home drubbing by Barnsley, according to head coach Walter Zenga.

    "The players wanted to see a reaction themselves to show that the last 15 minutes was a shock for everybody. Besides the fact that we won 2-0 here in Newcastle, the spirit of the team, how they approached the game, how they started the game, how they played is a big answer to everybody."

  6. Championship results

    With all 12 matches done and dusted in the Championship, here's a reminder of the results...

    • Cardiff 0-2 Leeds
    • Barnsley 1-2 Reading
    • Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham
    • Brentford 5-0 Preston
    • Bristol City 1-1 Derby
    • Burton 0-1 Brighton
    • Huddersfield 2-1 QPR
    • Ipswich 0-0 Aston Villa
    • Newcastle 0-2 Wolves
    • Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich
    • Wigan 0-0 Fulham
    • Birmingham 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    More reaction from some of the key games to come, starting with that surprising win for Wolves at Newcastle...

  7. FT: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

    So, that win for Birmingham pushes them up to fifth in the Championship table.

    Sheffield Wednesday drop to 14th. Plenty for manager Carlos Carvalhal to ponder before their next match against Nottingham Forest.

  8. Reaction: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

    Blues striker Clayton Donaldson tells Sky Sports:

    "I thought we just edged it. We got it back together at the right time I thought.

    "Overall it was hard to call but the big man came on and got the winning goal. I'm happy either way."

  9. Reaction: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

    Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz tells Sky Sports:

    "It's a great feeling, it's my first appearance at St Andrew's so I'm just buzzing to be out here.

    "That's just topped it off so I'm delighted."


    Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

    No more time is the answer, the full-time whistle goes. What an incredible last 15 minutes in the Midlands.

    Gary Hooper put Sheffield Wednesday in front, but Clayton Donaldson's penalty and Lukas Jutkiewicz's injury-time header sealed victory for Birmingham.


    Birmingham winner
  11. YELLOW CARD (Reach)

    Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

    Adam Reach absolutely flies into Clayton Donaldson and is booked. How much time is left?!

  12. GOAL Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed


    Drama! Absolute drama! Reece Brown chips in a cross and an unmarked Lukas Jutkiewicz loops a header over Kieren Westwood and into the net.

    Moments earlier Atdhe Nuhiu almost scored for Sheffield Wednesday as his header rattled the bar.

    The noise is deafening at St Andrew's.

  13. Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    There will be four added minutes at St Andrew's. Plenty of time for a third goal!

  14. Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Will Buckley almost makes an instant impact for Sheffield Wednesday.

    The midfielder whips in a super cross from the right but Fernando Forestieri can't quite get on the end of it.


    Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Sheffield Wednesday make their third and final change. Former Blues loanee Will Buckley comes on for Ross Wallace.

    Wallace doesn't look too happy to be coming off.

  16. Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Well, I have to say I wasn't expecting such a frenzied few minutes after the opening 75!

    Five minutes left at St Andrew's. Who fancies a winner?!

    Birmingham fan
  17. GOAL Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Donaldson (pen)

    Clayton Donaldson steps up and coolly dispatches the ball into the middle of the goal.

    We're all square at St Andrew's and this game has suddenly come alive in the space of five minutes!

    Donaldson penalty

    Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kieren Westwood brings down Clayton Donaldson in the box. Blatant penalty. Donaldson to take it.


    Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

    And that's the final contribution from Steven Fletcher as the Scotland international us replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

    Birmingham also make their final change - Lukas Jutkiewicz comes on for Stephen Gleeson.

  20. GOAL Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Gary Hooper

    Gary Hooper

    Sheffield Wednesday substitute Gary Hooper puts his side in front, but it's fellow striker Steven Fletcher who deserves all the plaudits.

    Fletcher falls over, but somehow gets up and backheels the ball through to Hooper who finishes coolly under Adam Legzdins.