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By Adam Williams

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  1. That's all folks

    Brighton celebrate

    That's all from us after a busy day of Championship action.

    Thanks for being with us and we'll see you again after Bonfire Night and the international break.

    Until then....

  2. Post-match reaction: McCarthy 'never doubted ability'

    Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Ipswich

    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

    Goals from Tom Lawrence and Luke Chambers helped Ipswich pick up just their second win in nine matches by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough. 

    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

    "I'm very, very pleased, of course, with the performance and happier with the result. I thought we were excellent.

    "As the game went on, we caught them on the break a number of times and didn't really make enough of it until we got the winner.

    "I had no worry about my ability or my confidence in the players and they've backed that up today with a really good performance.

    "That performance and result today reflects my time at Ipswich. That is more like my team and how I have been."

  3. Post-match reaction: Joyce "under no illusions"

    Wigan 0-3 Reading

    Garath McCleary scores for Reading against Wigan

    New Wigan manager Warren Joyce saw his side fall to a 3-0 defeat by Reading in his first game since replacing Gary Caldwell as Latics boss.

    "I was under no illusions before I came in.

    "The heartening thing was that the players didn't give up, that would be a bigger worry if I saw players giving up, hiding, not wanting to run and keep going when you're two or three down. I didn't think they did that.

    "That gives you some hope and encouragement for the future. Without that you're looking around and are worried."

  4. Post-match reaction: Villa "started looking like a team"

    Aston Villa 2-1 Blackburn

    Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia

    Aston Villa fell a goal behind to Blackburn early in the second-half, but two goals from Jonathan Kodjia helped them fight back to earn consecutive home wins for the first time in 18 months.

    Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:

    "It proves just how difficult it has been for the club over the last 18 months. I think that is the difficulty we all face trying to turn this juggernaut of a club around in producing results. 

    "We know we have a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch, but we have to address what the club has been through over the last couple of years.

    "The new players have been caught up in what has been a difficult time for the whole club.

    "It was a big test going behind and not playing well. Thankfully, we responded in the right manner and started looking like a team." 

  5. Post-match reaction: Leeds "not the finished article"

    Norwich 2-3 Leeds

    Ronaldo Vieira celebrates scoring the winner for Leeds United at Norwich City

    Ronaldo Vieira's 25-yard strike helped Leeds come from behind to beat Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road and extend their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions.

    Leeds head coach Garry Monk:

    "It was a great strike from Ronny, a goal worthy of winning any game.

    "We know we are not the finished article yet but we are making good progress, with a lot of young players in the group, when you consider we have only been here for four or five months, as have a lot of the players. 

    "It is work in progress - and if everyone keeps working hard then we should keeping getting good results."

  6. Post-match reaction: "The buck stops with me" - Neil

    Norwich 2-3 Leeds

    Norwich manager Alex Neil

    Norwich's 3-2 defeat by Leeds saw them drop to fifth in the table, 10 points behind leaders Newcastle and on a four-match winless run in the league.

    Norwich manager Alex Neil:

    "It's a difficult time, but three weeks ago we were top of the league. I don't think I have become a bad manager in three weeks and I don't think the players have become bad players in three weeks either. 

    "Having said that I accept the buck stops with me - if we do well I get praised and if we are doing badly I get criticism, I fully accept that. 

    "We just need to raise our game and turn this around. We need to start winning games, it's as simple as that." 

  7. Post-match reaction: Benitez and Warnock unhappy with referee

    Newcastle 2-1 Cardiff

    Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez and referee Tony Harrington

    Newcastle won their seventh consecutive Championship game with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cardiff at St James' Park, but the hosts were unhappy after they felt referee Tony Harrington missed a handball in the build-up to the Welsh side's goal.

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez:

    "We have to work hard even if we concede a goal that is not correct. I was not happy that we had to defend so much. But if a ref allows this situation you have to defend. 

    "I would rather play passing football, getting goals. In football if you play well you will have chances to win games. Sometimes you can't because the opposition is aggressive and the ref allows this contact."

    Cardiff manager Neil Warnock was also frustrated that his side were not awarded a late penalty:

    "[Cardiff defender] Sean Morrison gets kicked in the face. I am so gutted at the penalty. [Aleksandar] Mitrovic mauls him down. At this level the officials should be educated better and know about the pull.

    "To add salt the linesman gives the free-kick to them. They will go home and see it with their coaches next week and say 'oh yeah, I made a mistake'."

  8. Time's up

    FT: Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    So, that's the last action on the pitch from today's fixtures. 

    But stay with us as we'll bring you all the big stories and reaction from an eventful day in the Championship....


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Brighton's first goalscorer Steve Sidwell on Sky Sports: (talking about his goal) "I've seen the goalkeeper off his line in the first five minutes and I caught it nicely. It's definitely the goal of my career.

    "A nice goal to start with but it's all about the three points. That victory and that goal are dedicated to Anthony Knockaert and his family."

    Second goalscorer Jamie Murphy on Sky Sports: "Bristol City started well, so it's nice to come away with the win and everything is going well for us right now."


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Four wins in four for Brighton who go five points clear of third place to secure their place in second in the Championship.

    Two brilliant early goals from Steve Sidwell and Jamie Murphy did it. An evening to put behind them for Bristol City.

    Steve Sidwell

    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Jamie Murphy is a late name in the referee's notebook as he pushes Callum O'Dowda to the ground.

    Nothing of note comes from the resulting free-kick and that about sums it up for Bristol City in this one. 


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Last change for Brighton sees midfielder Solly March come on for a first appearance in almost a year since a serious knee injury.

    Jiri Skalak makes way.


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Six minutes to be added on at the end of the 90 following a couple of stoppages this half for head injuries.

    Lee Johnson
  14. Post update

    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Ball breaks to Jamie Paterson on the edge of Brighton's area, but the midfielder's speculative left-foot half-volley is well over the bar.

  15. Post update

    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    A half shout for a penalty to Bristol City as substitute Aaron Wilbraham goes down under pressure from Shane Duffy.

    Nothing given, but replays suggest he might have a reason to feel aggrieved. Wilbraham still chuntering away about it as play continues.

  16. Post update

    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Brighton break forward once more and Jamie Murphy shows more trickery down the left.

    Squares a ball inside to Tomer Hemed on the edge of the box, but his attempt to curl a left-foot shot into the top corner goes just wide.

  17. Post update

    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Promising looking build-up play from Bristol City in and around the Brighton area ends with the man who scored the opening goal, Steve Sidwell, nipping in to dispossess Bobby Reid as he tried to pounce on Callum O'Dowda's chest down.


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Callum O'Dowda

    Bristol City's turn to make a change as Callum O'Dowda comes on in midfield for Joe Bryan.

    Lee Johnson opts to play just three at the back as they search for something in his game to send the home support off with a smile.


    Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

    Second change for Brighton sees Glenn Murray make way for Tomer Hemed upfront.

    More of the same for Brighton as they continue to soak up Bristol City pressure in these closing stages.