It is still fairly tight at the top of the Coca Cola Championship after today’s games.
Nottingham Forest resumed their winning ways against Sheffield Wednesday at home winning a close game 2-1 against the Championship struggle. Wednesday are now in 20th position.
Dexter Blackstock scored both goals for Forest, and they are now 4 points behind Newcastle on 55 points with a game more played and an inferior goal difference.
And WBA are relentlessly grinding out the points, as they got through 1-0, away to Plymouth Argyle, never an easy fixture.
WBA got through with a 66th minute goal from Simon Cox, although Graeme Dorrans missed a penalty on 84 minutes, which is unusual for him.
The WBA left winger, Jereome Thomas was sent off after 90 minutes.
Swansea City, in 5th place, and who host Newcastle a week today, beat Preston North End to climb to 45 points, which is level with their Welsh neighbors Cardiff City.
As we all know now, Cardiff went down 5-1 last at St. James’ Park to a rampant Newcastle United side, who fielded all six players signed in the January transfer window.
In other results Leicester had a good away 2-1 win at Blackpool, to continue their good form of last week against league leaders Newcastle.
Middlesbrough could only draw away to Ipswich, and are now 21 points behind the Magpies, after they had an excellent start to the season.
Ipswich cannot seem to break clear of the relegation zone and are still 4th bottom of the league, in the first season with Roy Keane as manager.
There will a full fixture list on Tuesday night in the Championship, when Newcastle visit Derby County away, WBA host Scunthorpe United and Nottingham Forest are at Coventry City.
In the Premier League today, Hull had a well deserved but unlikely win at home to Manchester City, following their midweek home draw with Chelsea.
Manchester United thumped Portsmouth 5-0, and 10 man Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 to take over in 4th place.
Sunderland could only draw 1-1 at home to Wigan Athletic, and were a goal down at the break. The Black Cats are now in 13th place and just 4 points above the 3rd bottom side, West Ham, with a poor goal difference.
Now we’ll see how Spurs handle Aston Villa in the remaining PL game today.
And the current top four in the Premier League are the same top that have been top four for years – how boring.
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