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Football League: Sunderland come back from 3-0 down to grab point

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Championship

• Before half-time Sunderland tweeted that they could not blame fans for leaving after seeing them go three down at Bristol City. Aden Flint opened the scoring after five minutes and then Famara Diédhiou scored two in six minutes just after the half-hour mark. It was not until the 70th minute when the comeback began as John Brownhill turned the ball into his own net. Greater hope was given by Aiden McGeady before Marlon Pack scored the second own goal of the game to make it 3-3 in injury-time as both the tweet and the deficit were erased.

Sunderland went on to delete their tweet about fans exiting.
Sunderland went on to delete their tweet about fans exiting.
Photograph: Twitter

Hull City moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest. Jon Toral gave Nigel Adkins’s side the lead just a minute after seeing a penalty saved by Costel Pantilimon. Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson doubled the advantage from close range in the 38th minute.

Wolves increased their lead at the top to 13 points by defeating QPR 2-1 as Alfred N’Diaye and Hélder Costa put the table-toppers ahead before Conor Washington pulled one back in the second half.

• Adama Traoré doubled his tally for goals in England by scoring twice for Middlesbrough in their 2-1 win over Reading, whose consolation came from Chris Martin. It was the same result at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United defeated Leeds 2-1 in the early kick-off as Billy Sharp scored twice taking him to 200 career league goals.

• Four games ended 1-1, as managerless Barnsley were held by Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton fought back to earn a point at home against Fulham, Brentford also secured a draw late on at home to Preston, while Derby County and Norwich played out an entertaining game as Matej Vydra opened the scoring James Maddison scored from the spot, a feat Nelson Oliveira failed to achieve earlier when Scott Carson saved his penalty.

Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds, Bolton 1-1 Fulham, Brentford 1-1 Preston, Bristol City 3-3 Sunderland, Derby County 1-1 Norwich City, Ipswich Town 0-0 Burton Albion, Middlesbrough 2-1 Reading, Nottingham Forest 0-2 Hull City, Wolves 2-1 QPR, Millwall 1-1 Cardiff.


Pos Team P GD Pts
1 Wolverhampton 31 33 71
2 Derby 31 24 58
3 Aston Villa 30 19 56
4 Cardiff 30 18 55
5 Fulham 31 16 52

League One

• The top two both lost as Wigan were defeated 3-1 at Southend as Chris Powell won his third consecutive game since taking charge at Roots Hall. Michael Turner and Marc-Antoine Fortuné opened up a two-goal lead. James Vaughan came off the bench to reduce the deficit but Michael Kightly confirmed the result with seven minutes to go.

Michael Turner celebrates scoring the opener against Wigan.
Michael Turner celebrates scoring the opener against Wigan.
Photograph: Graham Whitby Boot/SUFC/REX/Shutterstock

• Second-placed Shrewsbury caught Plymouth cold with Carlton Morris’s sixth-minute strike but Jamie Ness levelled things and then Zak Vyner’s first career goal helped the Pilgrims to a 2-1 win and the points.

• A win could have seen Blackburn move into the automatic promotion spots but they were held 2-2 at home against Lancashire rivals Oldham. It was the same result at Blackpool as Walsall were denied by an Armand Gnanduillet equaliser with two minutes to go. Although that was not as dramatic as Bury’s 95th-minute leveller at Bradford from George Miller.

AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Northampton, Blackburn 2-2 Oldham, Blackpool 2-2 Walsall, Bradford City 2-2 Bury, Doncaster 1-1 Charlton, Gillingham 1-1 Peterborough, MK Dons 1-2 Portsmouth, Oxford United 1-2 Bristol Rovers, Rochdale P-P Fleetwood, Scunthorpe 1-2 Rotherham, Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Plymouth Argyle, Southend United 3-1 Wigan.


Pos Team P GD Pts
1 Wigan 29 40 63
2 Shrewsbury 30 17 61
3 Blackburn 31 25 60
4 Scunthorpe 32 12 54
5 Rotherham 31 15 53

League Two

Notts County dropped out of the automatic promotion places after losing 1-0 at bottom-of-the-table Barnet as Alex Nicholls scored a stunning 93rd-minute winner.

• A Mohamed Eisa hat-trick helped Cheltenham to a 5-1 win against Port Vale. The Robins’ other goals came from Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle, with Tom Pope scoring from the spot for Vale.

Mohamed Eisa poses with the match ball.
Mohamed Eisa poses with the match ball.
Photograph: Antony Thompson/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock

• Two goals from Jordan Clark eased Accrington Stanley to a 2-0 win at Coventry, a result which leaves John Coleman’s team in second.

Barnet 1-0 Notts County, Carlisle United 1-1 Colchester, Cheltenham Town 5-1 Port Vale, Coventry City 0-2 Accrington Stanley, Crawley 3-0 Grimsby, Crewe 0-0 Yeovil, Exeter City 1-1 Wycombe, Morecambe P-P Chesterfield, Newport P-P Forest Green, Stevenage 1-1 Luton, Swindon 1-0 Mansfield.


Pos Team P GD Pts
1 Luton 32 37 64
2 Accrington Stanley 31 18 58
3 Wycombe 31 16 56
4 Notts County 31 18 54
5 Swindon 32 5 54

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