After defeat to Sunderland at St Mary's, Saints boss Nigel Adkins but described the team's performance as 'uncharacteristically flat'.
Porsmouth and Bournemouth share the spoils, Swindon take a point
The celebrations mark Reading FC's second visit to the top flight in the club's history
For those who want to get a breath of fresh air tomorrow and cheer off some Christmas excesses then there are tickets left for most of our football fixtures tomorrow. Full match coverage at on the ITV Sport website here. All 3pm kick-offs unless stated.
- Fulham v Southampton
- Reading v Swansea
- Leyton Orient v Swindon Town
- Bournemouth v Yeovil
- Portsmouth v Crawley Town
- Gillingham v Barnet (1 pm kick off)
- Aldershot v Bristol Rovers
- Exeter v Oxford United
Brighton were top of the Championship at the end of September but a run of just one win in nine matches saw them slump into midtable.
But after victory at Huddersfield, Poyet said
– Gus Poyet, Manager Brighton & Hove Albion
Three hours ago we were one win in nine and people were saying that was terrible.
Now they are saying we are unbeaten in five and it's fantastic. We are a good team and difficult to play against. I am happy for the players.
Football fans can keep up with all today's match action in the Premiership, Championship, Division One & Division Two via this link to the website. Or you can just follow your favourite team in the ITV Meridian directly through these links below with live updates as they happen.
- Liverpool v Reading
- West Ham v Southampton
- Brighton v Middlesbrough
- Bournemouth v Tranmere Rovers
- Hartlepool v Crawley Town
- Portsmouth v Shrewsbury Town
- Swindon v Scunthorpe
- Aldershot v Rotherham
- Gillingham v Burton Albion
- Oxford United v Accrington Stanley
All games are a 3 pm kick off.
It's been a day of celebration in Berkshire today as fans and staff at Reading Fotball Club celebrated winning the Championship title. Despite the weather - supporters turned out in force to watch the team's victory parade wind its way through the town's streets. Sarah Gomme was there.