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Phil Shepka and Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Chris Powell

    Well what a night of action we have had.

    Derby win at Cardiff after suspending manager Nigel Pearson. 

    Aston Villa are again denied three points by a late goal, this time against Barnsley. 

    And Nicklas Bendtner scored his first goal in English football since New Years' Day 2014.

    That concludes our live coverage of the EFL this evening. You can read all our match reports on the website soon.

    But for now, it's goodnight.

  2. Get Involved


    Jordan: There's a saying about the same thing happening on a different day that fits Villa but I don't think it's appropriate for the BBC.

    Mike: Di Matteo under severe pressure now and rightly so, even with the money spent still no backbone to Villa.

    Johnny Magrinho: Was about to win £400 on a 12-game £1 acc bet until that last minute Gillingham equaliser! Why are the football gods so, so cruel?!

  3. Carlos left cooing

    Blackburn 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Steven Fletcher's 100th career goal gave Sheffield Wednesday victory over Blackburn, who had been on somewhat of a resurgence of late.

    Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal has been speaking after the game...

  4. Full-time in Leagues One and Two

    A late, late goal for Gillingham's Scott Wagstaff, who scored in the fifth minute of injury time at Chesterfield to pull it back to 3-3 after they were 3-1 down in the 76th minute.

    A big win for Scunthorpe United, 4-1 away to Walsall, keeps them top of League One. Bury and Bradford both notched wins and are second and third respectively. 

    In League Two, Wycombe thrashed Crewe 5-1 and Leyton Orient had a miserable night at home to Plymouth, with two men sent off in the first 14 minutes in their 2-0 defeat by Plymouth.

    But there was joy for Cambridge United, as they bagged their second win of the season - a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Yeovil.

  5. All over in the Championship

    Huddersfield Town have gone top of the Championship courtesy of their 2-1 win against Rotherham United.

    Elias Kachunga's early goal was cancelled out but Nahki Wells scored a first-half winner to take them top.

    Elsewhere in the Championship, Brentford put four goals past in-form Reading, Sheffield Wednesday beat Blackburn 1-0 while Leeds United's four-game winning run came to an end as they lost 1-0 to Bristol City.

    Will Grigg's late goal helped struggling Wigan to a 2-1 win against Wolves, a result which has lifted them off the bottom of the Championship table.

    Meanwhile, Birmingham came from behind twice to draw 2-2 against Preston, Ipswich and Brighton finished goalless and Forest drew 1-1 with Fulham.

  6. Get Involved


    Paul: He's got Ince and Blackman to score and it looks like we're about to win #HirePowell

    Daniel Kelly: Personally think this means the sacking of Pearson for Derby, quite a shame really could have had special moments. Hopefully this is the start of an impressive run, things can go from bad to great quickly in the Championship.

    React to your team's result and performance tonight using #bbcefl on Twitter.

  7. Villa denied again

    FT: Barnsley 1-1 Aston Villa


    Burton 1-1 QPR

    Jake Bidwell

    There were eight minutes of added time at the Pirelli Stadium because of a very nasty looking injury to QPR defender Jake Bidwell, who was taken off on a stretcher.

    However, neither side could find a winner in the 'Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink derby'. 


    Barnsley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Sam Winnall

    Late heartbreak for Aston Villa is becoming a running theme in this season's Championship.

    Sam Winnall came of the bench to score a very late equaliser against Roberto di Matteo's side, after Jordan Ayew had put them ahead early in the second half.


    Cardiff 0-2 Derby

    Nick Blackman

    Derby's day has been quite something.

    Nigel Pearson was suspended as manager three hours before kick-off, with Chris Powell taking charge in his place, and it's only their second win of the season thanks to goals from Thomas Ince and Nick Blackman.

    For Cardiff, though, they have dropped into the bottom three.

  11. Grigg scores late goal for Wigan

    Wigan 2-1 Wolves

    Will Grigg has just given Wigan a late lead against Wolves with a couple of minutes left to play.

    The striker latched onto a long ball, rounded Carl Ikeme and tapped into an empty net.

    If they hold on it'll be Wigan's first win in eight matches.

    If only they had a song to celebrate when he scores...

  12. GOAL: Barnsley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Sam Winnall, 90 mins

    Aston Villa cannot seem to win in the Championship this season. And they keep conceding late goals!

    Sam Winnall, making his 100th appearance for Barnsley, heads home after a bit of a scramble from a corner, following Villa keeper Pierluigi Gollini's flap at the cross.

    It looks like Villa will be drawing for the seventh time this season, while it's a landmark goal for the hosts...

  13. Post update

    Cardiff 0-2 Derby

    He's scored one and comes close to another.

    Derby forward Nick Blackman smacked that ball from the edge of the area but it flew over the bar. Will it be a case of waiting for one bus and two come at the same time?

    Derby celebrate
  14. League One and Two latest

    Another red card, with Jermaine Easter to go for Bristol Rovers who trail Sheffield United. It sounds like a cracker at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield 3-2 up against Gillingham. 

    Josh Morris has bagged his hat-trick for Scunthorpe, who lead 4-1 at Walsall.

    Port Vale are comfortable against Millwall, which currently puts them in the top six. 

    In League Two, sucker punch for Doncaster Rovers, they had the chance to go 3-1 up from the penalty spot, but Tommy Rowe missed and Carlisle have now equalised.

    10-man Hartlepool couldn't hold on to their lead against Luton. 

    Just the one game currently goalless across Leagues One and Two, Cheltenham v Stevenage. C'mon lads, let's get a clean sweep of goals. 

  15. Fulham pressing at Forest

    Nottingham Forest 1-1 Fulham

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at the City Ground

    Tom Cairney took that goal brilliantly for Fulham - a similar finish to Nicklas Bendtner's strike that put Nottingham Forest ahead.

    It's gone oh so quiet again at the City Ground. The couple of hundred Fulham fans are making a reasonable amount of noise for their number and were in fine voice for a few seconds when they thought Matt Smith had scored, but his effort was ruled offside.

  16. Post update

    Wigan 1-1 Wolves

    It's been a fairly low-key second half at the DW Stadium. 

    Will Grigg has come on for the home side. 

    As it stands, Wigan will rise a place to 23rd in the Championship if Huddersfield hold onto their lead against Rotherham. 

  17. GOAL: Cardiff 0-2 Derby

    Nick Blackman penalty, 80 mins

    Nick Blackman has just come off the bench to replace Matej Vydra and what an impact he has had.

    The Derby forward was through and goal in the box but as he was about to strike Matthew Connolly brought him down for a penalty.

    Connolly was duly sent off for being the last man and Blackman pciked himself up to tuck home his first Derby goal since joining from Reading in January.

  18. Post update

    Cardiff 0-1 Derby

    Chris Powell will be rather pleased to see how his Derby side have reacted to the suspension of manager Nigel Pearson.

    It's been a pretty dour affair (and I'm being kind), but quite frankly Derby fans will not care as they are on for their first win since August.

    Thomas Ince
  19. Championship latest

    Tom Cairney

    Fulham have quelled the hysteria surrounding Nicklas Bendtner's first goal in English football since New Years' Day 2014 as Tom Cairney has equalised against Nottingham Forest.

    Meanwhile at St Andrew's, Birmingham have levelled yet again at home to Preston, this time through Che Adams' volley from Jonathan Grounds' pinpoint cross.

  20. Post update

    By the way, for all who care, my pizza has arrived.

    I'm sure you're all relieved to hear that.

    *Other fast food is available