Leading clubs falter in Championship promotion race 

Middlesbrough missed the chance to make things even more congested in the race for automatic promotion, after Leeds' loss at Stoke and Norwich's win over Birmingham
, after drawing 1-1 at home to Millwall.
Jed Wallace put the Lions in front in the first half and it looked like it would be enough for all the points, until Jordan Hugill's last-minute penalty levelled things up.
And Swansea managed to beat Sheffield United as the Blades missed out on a chance to tighten the gap to the top two. 
Chris Wilder's men dominated the first half, but couldn't convert their chances and Oli McBurnie showed them how it should be done with the only goal of the game. 
Derby maintained their grip on the final play-off spot with a 2-1 win against Reading. Duane Holmes and Harry Wilson scored to give the Rams the half-time lead at Pride Park Stadium before substitute Sone Aluko pulled a goal back for Reading, who remain in the relegation zone. 
Bristol City are still breathing down the Rams' necks after they ruined Martin O'Neill's Nottingham Forest homecoming with a 1-0 victory at the City Ground. Famara Diedhiou struck the decisive blow midway through the second half as O'Neill's first game as Reds boss ended in defeat.
Hull saw their six-game winning run in the Championship halted by a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa, but the point moved them up two places to eighth in the table.
The Tigers looked on course to extend their victorious streak when goals from Jarrod Bowen and Goebel Evandro put them in control. However, James Chester headed Villa back into the match just before half-time and Tammy Abraham netted the equaliser after 64 minutes.
Ipswich remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 2-0 loss at Blackburn. Danny Graham, from the penalty spot, and substitute Joe Nuttall were on the scoresheet for Rovers, who slip a place in the standings to ninth.
Rotherham remain just above the bottom three after losing 4-2 at home to Brentford, who led after only two minutes through Kamohelo Mokotjo's strike. Jon Taylor equalised to send the Millers into the break level but Said Benrahma quickly restored the Bees' advantage in the second half.
An Ezri Konsa own goal got Rotherham all-square once more but Mokotjo and Neal Maupay struck again to extend Brentford's unbeaten league run to six games.
Steven Fletcher's 62nd-minute goal saw Sheffield Wednesday defeat Wigan 1-0 at Hillsborough while Preston pulled away from relegation danger after winning 4-1 at QPR.
North End powered into a comfortable lead courtesy of efforts from Jayden Stockley, Jordan Storey and Alan Browne. Matt Smith headed a late reply for the Hoops but Brad Potts restored the three-goal cushion in the 87th minute. 

No comments found