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Birmingham hold on to beat Brentford

Birmingham returned to winning ways with a crucial 1-0 home victory over promotion-chasing Brentford to ease their fears of dropping back into the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

It was a welcome win only hours after the midlands club reassured the Football League they are not in financial difficulty and that they have the cash to complete the season.

Clayton Donaldson was key to the own goal. Credit: PA

Following eight games without a win Birmingham carved out this victory as a result of an unfortunate 40th-minute own goal from Brentford centre-back James Tarkowski.

But they had to hang onto their slender lead after Stephen Gleeson was sent off in the 87th minute for stamping on Alex Pritchard.

Clough goal enough for Bolton against Brighton

Zach Clough is a man in-form. Credit: PA

Zach Clough ensured Bolton returned to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship with his sixth goal of the season as they defeated Brighton 1-0.

The 19-year-old striker only made his senior debut against Wigan in the FA Cup at the start of January and in those two months Clough has become Wanderers leading scorer, overshadowing the exploits of big name signings Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Bolton's win and Brighton's first defeat in five games lifted the Lancastrians up to 17th in the table and above their Sussex visitors.

Rotherham beat Millwall in Champioship six-pointer

Danny Ward equalised. Credit: PA

Rotherham staged an impressive second-half comeback to win 2-1 and boost their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes while damaging Millwall's chances of staying in the division.

The Millers, who trailed to Martyn Woolford's early opener, recovered after the break and hit back through goals from Danny Ward and Kari Arnason.

Ward struck after just 73 seconds of the second period while Arnason headed home from a corner five minutes from time.


Sheffield Wednesday dent Middlesbrough promotion hopes

Will Keane, centre, got the second. Credit: PA

Atdhe Nuhiu bagged his fourth goal in three games against Middlesbrough to help Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Hillsborough.

The Austrian striker, who scored twice at the Riverside earlier in the season and the winner in the home game against Boro last year, converted a 52nd-minute penalty to open the scoring.

On-loan Manchester United striker Will Keane headed in the second three minutes later to seal the points and inflict a second defeat in three games on Wednesday's high-flying opponents.

Watt brace helps Charlton to win over Huddersfield

Tony Watt netted twice. Credit: PA

Tony Watt ensured Huddersfield manager Chris Powell suffered a nightmare return to former club Charlton as he netted a brace in his side's 3-0 win.

Powell received a rapturous reception on his first time back to The Valley - and then watched man-of-the-match Watt tear his side apart.

Watt capped a fine display by netting two second-half goals to add to Johan Gudmundsson's first-half free-kick.

Tan witnesses Cardiff home defeat to Wolves

Bacary Sako ruined Vincent Tan's day. Credit: PA

Wolves boosted their Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes as Bakary Sako's strike gave them a 1-0 win over 10-man Cardiff and spoiled Vincent Tan's return to the Welsh capital.

Kenny Jackett's men have now won four of their last five and are coming on strong at just the right time of the season as they target back-to-back promotions.

Cardiff, who had Peter Whittingham sent off midway through the second half, have now taken all three points in just one of their last eight home games and may have left their Malaysian owner wondering why he made the trip.

Watford come from two goals down to beat Leeds

Matej Vydra struck twice. Credit: Pa

Watford proved their promotion credentials as they came from 2-0 down to beat Leeds 3-2 in an Elland Road thriller.

United had led through Billy Sharp and a Rodolph Austin wonder goal but were unable to maintain their frenetic pace and were duly unpicked by Slavisa Jokanovic's dangerous side.

The automatic promotion hopefuls pulled one back before half-time thanks to a clinical Troy Deeney finish and then a double from Matej Vydra sealed the turnaround to put them a point off the top.

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