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Championship results: Leeds beaten at home by Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom held at Charlton, Brentford and Fulham close the gap

Brentford and Fulham closed the gap on Leeds United and West Brom in the race for promotion from the Championship as both dropped points on Saturday.

The lead at the top has been cut to just six points for Leeds while the Baggies are a point further ahead.

Patrick Bamford misses the target for Leeds
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Marcelo Bielsa’s side were beaten 2-0 by Sheffield Wednesday in their Yorkshire derby at Elland Road as Gareth Southgate watched on from the stands.

Wednesday had to soak up plenty of pressure in the first half as Leeds dominated the contest.

But former Leeds boss Monk saw the Owls improve after the break and Jacob Murphy gave them the lead three minutes from time.

Substitute Atde Nuhiu wrapped up the win in the fourth minute of stoppage time to take Monk’s side into the play-off places.

West Brom were held at The Valley by Charlton in the second meeting between the sides in the space of a week.

Kenneth Zohore opened the scoring after 22 minutes for the Baggies before Josh Davison quickly equalised for the Addicks.

Less than 60 seconds after the break, Hal Robson-Kanu restored their lead but defender Tom Lockyer earned Lee Boywer’s side a point.

Ivan Cavaleiro scored the winner for Fulham
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Ivan Cavaleiro scored the only goal of the game at the KCOM Stadium as Fulham beat Hull City 1-0 to take advantage of the top two’s slip up.

In Saturday’s early kick-off, Brentford beat their local rivals QPR 3-1 in the final derby to be played at Griffin Park.

There was late drama at the Madejski Stadium as Reading and Nottingham Forest both scored in added time.

Forest thought they had secured all three points when Ben Watson scored in the 96th minute to make it 1-0.

Less than 60 seconds later, Tobias Figueriredo put into his own net to bring the teams back level and share the points.

Championship results in full

Brentford 3-1 QPR (12.30pm kick-off)

Barnsley 2-1 Huddersfield

Blackburn 1-1 Preston

Charlton 2-2 West Brom

Hull 0-1 Fulham

Leeds 0-2 Sheffield United

Luton 1-2 Birmingham

Middlesbrough 2-2 Derby

Reading 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Stoke 0-0 Millwall

Wigan 0-2 Bristol City

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