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Live Reporting

James Law and Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

  1. Back on Friday

    Wednesday's Championship action

    Norwich celebrate

    That's us done after another full-on evening of Championship action.

    Norwich look imperious and Brentford are hitting top gear, but Cardiff, Birmingham and Huddersfield look out of sorts.

    Stoke v Watford is up next on Friday and we'll be back to take you through it - goodbye.

  2. Derby out of bottom three

    How it stands

    Championship bottom six

    Not much change at the bottom this evening, although QPR moved out of the bottom six courtesy of their victory at Cardiff.

    Rangers are now seven points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place.

    Nottingham Forest saw their recent revival ended by Middlesbrough.

    Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe had their meeting this week postponed because of coronavirus cases in the Owls camp.

  3. Canaries extend lead at summit

    How it stands

    Top of Championship

    Norwich are the big winners from the midweek action in the Championship, moving seven points clear after beating Bristol City 2-0.

    The fact that Swansea had their trip to Blackburn postponed because of a waterlogged pitch helped too.

    Brentford are up to third after their narrow win over Luton, and the Bees have at least a game in hand on the rest of the top six.

    Middlesbrough are up to seventh, three points behind Bournemouth.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Preston see it out.

    The conditions weren't conducive to a great spectacle but Scott Sinclair's fine finish was the difference and moves Alex Neil's side into the top half.

    Birmingham were decent in the first half but in all they only hit the target with two of their 14 attempts on goal.

    Preston celebrate
  5. CLOSE!

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    In the driving rain Jonathan Leko cuts inside off the right flank and his left-footed shot from 20 yards goes just wide.

    That's about as close as Birmingham have come in this second half.

  6. Recap: Lions secure rare win

    FT: Huddersfield 0-1 Millwall

    Millwall have been out of form recently but registered just their second win in 16 Championship matches as they beat Huddersfield.

    After Scott Malone's early strike, the Terriers missed a penalty as they fell to a third straight defeat.

    Millwall hold on to beat Huddersfield

    Millwall celebrate

    Millwall hold onto their early lead to register just their second win in 16 Championship matches as they beat Huddersfield.

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  7. INJURY TIME

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    We're into SEVEN minutes of stoppage time at St Andrew's.

    Surely Birmingham are going to chuck the kitchen sink at it now..?

    Birmingham v Preston
  8. Post update

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Birmingham sub Gary Gardner is booked for shoving Andrew Hughes into the advertising hoardings.

    Time is running out and Preston keeper Daniel Iversen hasn't been busy.

  9. Recap: Assombalonga returns to haunt Forest

    FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough are three points off the play-off places after ending Nottingham Forest's recent revival.

    Britt Assombalonga netted the opener for Boro on his return to his former cub, with George Saville's goal securing the points.

    Assombalonga stars as Boro defeat Forest

    Middlesbrough's Britt Assombalonga (right)

    Britt Assombalonga stars on his return to the City Ground as Middlesbrough deservedly beat Nottingham Forest.

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  10. Post update

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Preston midfielder Jayson Molumby is down with cramp as we enter the closing stages.

    Sceptics might accuse him of wasting time but the midfielder hasn't played much football.

    Daniel Johnson comes on in his place, with Birmingham trying to push for a late goal.

  11. Recap: Harris feeling heat after Cardiff lose again

    FT: Cardiff 0-1 QPR

    The pressure is building on Cardiff boss Neil Harris after the Bluebirds fell to their fifth successive league defeat.

    Chris Willock's second-half strike gave Rangers back-to-back wins for just the second time this season.

    QPR win at Cardiff to heap pressure on Harris

    Joe Ralls (right)

    QPR ease their relegation worries with an attritional win at Cardiff City to intensify the pressure on Bluebirds boss Neil Harris.

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  12. Post update

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    The goalscorer - and possible matchwinner - Scott Sinclair has been replaced by Tom Barkhuizen.

    Victory would move Alex Neil's Preston up to 10th.

  13. Recap: Bees extend unbeaten run

    FT: Brentford 1-0 Luton

    Brentford got their Championship promotion push back on track by beating Luton 1-0.

    A Saman Ghoddos header was enough to give the Bees victory in their first league outing since 30 December.

    Thomas Frank's men are now 16 unbeaten in the second tier.

    Bees defeat Luton and move up to third

    Saman Ghoddos scores for Brentford

    Saman Ghoddos scores the only goal as Brentford beat Luton to move up to third in the Championship table.

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  14. Post update

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Alen Halilovic and Gary Gardner are on for Birmingham but they're yet to create a chance of note since falling behind.

    At the other end Preston's Brad Potts fires over from outside the box.

  15. Recap: Norwich build lead at summit

    FT: Norwich 2-0 Bristol City

    If you're just joining us, the big news from the Championship tonight is that Norwich are now seven points clear at the top of the table.

    Jordan Hugill's double was enough to down Bristol City.

    The Canaries are also nine points clear of third place - although they've played more games than the four clubs immediately below them.

    Norwich extend lead by beating Robins

    Jordan Hugill

    Jordan Hugill scores twice as Norwich City extend their lead at the top of the Championship by beating Bristol City.

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  16. Post update

    Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Birmingham have scored just once in their past four Championship games and really haven't got going since the break.

    Aitor Karanka has already brought Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jonathan Leko off the bench in the hope of causing Preston more problems.

  17. GOAL: Birmingham 0-1 Preston

    Scott Sinclair (62 mins)

    Preston break the deadlock!

    Debutant Jayson Molumby makes a driving run and nudges the ball right for Scott Sinclair, whose low finish nestles in the far corner.

    That's his eighth goal of the season and it's much deserved for the visitors after an excellent start to the second half.

  18. FULL-TIME

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough celebrate

    There was a late scare for Middlesbrough but they see out eight minutes of stoppage time to take the points at Forest.

    Britt Assombalonga scored against his old club and George Saville made it 2-0 just after the break on the counter.

    Forest pulled one back late on through Loic Mbe Soh but they were second best and that's their first defeat in seven.

  19. RED CARD

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Oh wow.

    Forest are now down to 10 men deep into stoppage time as Yuri Ribeiro is sent off for a clash near the corner flag as Boro attempted to waste some time.

    Not long left.

  20. FULL-TIME

    Brentford 1-0 Luton

    Brentford celebrate

    Brentford hang on to make it four successive wins and move up to third in the Championship.

    The west London club were rusty after playing their first league game since 30 December, but are now unbeaten in 16 league games.

    A first-half header from Saman Ghoddos was the difference between the sides.