Championship wrap: Swans creep up on Reading

Reuters

With league leader Reading losing at Coventry City on Saturday (AEDT), the Swans moved within four points of the surprise pace-setter.

Goals in each half from Ben Cabango and Andre Ayew saw the south Wales club climb above Bournemouth.

An 81st-minute Rodrigo Riquelme equaliser earned the Cherries a 1-1 draw after Graeme Shinnie put Derby ahead in the first half.

Riquelme's leveller preserved the English Football League's last remaining unbeaten run.

Teemu Pukki netted a first-half double to lead Norwich City to a deserved 3-1 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

There were only six minutes on the clock when Pukki struck for the first time, before a deflected effort doubled his tally eight minutes later.

Jack Hunt pulled a goal back for Bristol City within a minute, but Emi Buendia slotted past Dan Bentley in first-half stoppage time to re-establish the advantage.

Middlesbrough moved into the play-off positions after Marvin Johnson's 81st-minute strike secured a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Wycombe Wanderers finally secured its first win of the season as it overcame the absence of manager Gareth Ainsworth to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 thanks to David Wheeler's goal in first-half stoppage-time.

Ainsworth was watching the game from a hospital after undergoing back surgery on Saturday (AEDT).

Millwall, whose entire first-team coaching staff is self-isolating after positive tests for manager Gary Rowett and two other staff members, lost 3-0 to Huddersfield Town.

Barnsley beat Watford 1-0 at Oakwell thanks to Alex Mowatt's stunning early effort.

James McClean got Stoke City's goal in a 1-0 victory over Rotherham United, while Brentford was a 3-0 winner at Luton Town.

Birmingham City beat Preston North End 2-1 at Deepdale and Queen Park Rangers defeated Cardiff City 3-2 to round out the fixtures.


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