Championship round-up: Wolves and Cardiff win, Aston Villa lose

source : skysports.com - 13/03/18 10:05pm


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Benik Afobe celebrates scoring Wolves` second goal

Wolves maintained their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after a routine 3-0 win over Reading.

Defender Matt Doherty scored twice and on-loan Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe .

Benik Afobe celebrates scoring Wolves' second goal
Benik Afobe celebrates scoring Wolves` second goal

Nuno Espirito Santo`s side had won just one of their previous five games to see their lead cut to three points. But victory ensured they stayed ahead of Cardiff in the race for the title after the Bluebirds . They came back from 1-0 down to win 3-1 at Griffin Park and strengthen their grip on second spot.

It left a seven-point gap to third place after Aston Villa`s automatic promotion hopes suffered a major blow .

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolves and Reading
Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolves and Reading

Sheffield United closed the gap to the top six to two points after . Enda Stevens opened the scoring in the first half before David Brooks` goal after the break helped lift them to seventh.

At the bottom Barnsley inched three points clear of the relegation zone . Swansea loanee Oli McBurnie celebrated his first Scotland call-up with a neat volley just before half-time only for Josh Murphy to equalise.

Hull also grabbed another crucial win and are now nine points above the bottom three. The Tigers at Portman Road thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Cardiff
Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Cardiff









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