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Live Reporting

Jay Freeman, Matt Newsum and Deepak Mahay

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    And so, a fun night in the English Football League comes to an end and Norwich hold on to keep top spot in the second tier thanks to their win against Stoke.

    Brentford, Luton and Blackburn were all big movers in the Championship while Bournemouth kept up the pressure at the top.

    We're return for more action tomorrow night with five more Championship fixtures.

    We'll be back tomorrow to bring you all the latest in the EFL. For now, thanks for joining us.

  2. Wednesday's fixtures

    Five games in Championship

    Here's a look at what's coming up tomorrow...

    • Middlesbrough v Derby (19:00 GMT)
    • Millwall v Reading (19:00)
    • Bristol City v Watford (19:45)
    • Coventry v Cardiff (19:45)
    • Swansea v Sheff Wed (19:45)
  3. Post update

    FT: Bournemouth 2-0 Nottingham Forest; Stoke 2-3 Norwich

    It's as you were at the top of the Championship with wins for Bournemouth and leaders Norwich.

    The rest of the top six play tomorrow.

    Championship top six

    Bournemouth 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A brace for Junior Stanislas is enough for Bournemouth to seal the win and remain a point behind league leaders Norwich.

    That's three wins on the bounce for the Cherries while it's back-to-back defeats for Forest.

  5. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Junior Stanislas

    It's looking like Bournemouth's three points unless Forest can pull something out of the bag as the game enters the final five minutes.

    As it stands the Cherries will remain one point behind Championship leaders Norwich.


    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    David Raya Ivan Toney

    Ivan Toney's goal is enough to make it six unbeaten for Brentford at Oakwell.

    Barnsley have lost just two of their past six now themselves, but were unable to really get at the Bees in this loss.


    Preston 0-3 Blackburn

    It's all over at Deepdale and a night to forget for Preston comes to an end.

    The hosts have been out of this game ever since Joe Rafferty's sending off on the verge of half-time but Blackburn have been excellent value for their victory.

    Goals from Adam Armstrong, Ben Brereton and Tyrhys Dolan earn Rovers the points.

    Blackburn celebrate
  8. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    Marcus Forss could have wrapped things up after being put through by Sergi Canos, but Brentford were unable to get the second. Fired at Jack Walton.

    Mathias Jensen was also up there in support... two would have killed it off. Sharp break though.

    They're into three minutes added time at Oakwell.

  9. Post update

    Preston 0-3 Blackburn

    Four minutes added on at Deepdale and Blackburn have looked comfortable pretty much since kick-off.

    Four minutes for 10-man Preston to get a consolation.

  10. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    Barnsley want a penalty, alleging handball from Vitaly Janelt, but Darren Bond is having none of it.

    Victor Adeboyejo skipped by Bees former Tykes defender Ethan Pinnock and fired a cross... did it touch?? Referee's decision is final.

  11. Get Involved


    Antony Short: David Brooks fabulous player, looks a level above tonight.

    Big things are certainly expected of the Wales international.

  12. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    More pressure from Forest.

    First Sammy Ameobi has a strike from distance but Asmir Begovic does well to tip it over the bar.

    Shortly after, Anthony Knockaert puts in a cross for Ryan Yates but he heads it over the bar, he really should score but he's just unable to get over the top of the ball.

    Forest are not giving up yet.

  13. Post update

    Preston 0-3 Blackburn

    There's a lull in play as both sides make a succession of substitutions as this game begins to play out.

    Preston fans, you might as well stick I'm a Celebrity on. It's certainly a night to forget.

    Darnell Fisher
  14. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    Barnsley haven't been able to strike a blow at the Brentford defence and the visitors look comfortable. In fact, it could have got worse for them a moment ago.

    Bees top scorer Ivan Toney got a toe to a loose ball in the box but Jack Walton was right up in his face to make an immediate block and keep the home side in it. Just.

  15. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Forest are trying to find a way to get back into this one.

    Sammy Ameobi has a crack on goal but it's deflected just wide of the post.

  16. GOAL: Preston 0-3 Blackburn

    Tyrhys Dolan (76 mins)

    Blackburn are coasting now and they add a third goal at a canter.

    Ben Brereton, who got Blackburn's second, tees up Tyrhys Dolan with a neat ball across the face of goal to tap in from close range.

    The former Preston man celebrates with some pretty wild acrobatics. I think he enjoyed that one.

    Blackburn celebration
    Tyrhys Dolan
  17. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    Valerien Ismael throwing a triple-sub into the mix for Barnsley, with Victor Adeboyejo, Herbie Kane and Clarke Oduor coming on.

    Time running out for them though, and the last few chances have all been for the visitors.

  18. Post update

    Preston 0-2 Blackburn

    Preston are yet to have a shot on target and we're up to the hour mark, would you believe it?

    It's not gone their way this evening and Blackburn look, as you would expect against a side with 10 men, very comfortable.

  19. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

    The goal has certainly buoyed Brentford and they were close to a second there.

    Emiliano Marcondes fashioned the chance for Bryan Mbeumo, but the Frenchman swipes wildly wide.

    Disappointing. Tykes have won four of the past five but it's going against them here.

  20. Post update

    Preston 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn are pressing for another goal as they look to capitalise on their player advantage against Preston.

    Ben Brereton looks to add to his earlier goal as he's played through by Harvey Elliott but his attempt is blocked.