Sky Bet Championship round-up: Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday earn crucial wins at the bottom whilst Brentford showcase promotion credentials 
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  • Stalemate at The Den

Millwall and Norwich staged a goalless draw on Tuesday with Gary Rowett’s Millwall moving seven points clear of the relegation zone, whereas Daniel Farke’s Norwich went four points clear at the top. 

Millwall winger Jed Wallace missed a glorious chance in the dying seconds, sending the ball wide from what seemed to be an open goal. 

  • Sheffield Wednesday earn vital win

Sheffield Wednesday snatched all three points in the final seconds on Tuesday, beating Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium

Callum Paterson gave the Owls a first half lead, before Junior Stanislas hit back from the penalty spot on 66 minutes. The game looked to be heading towards a draw but in the 90th minute, Jordan Rhodes grabbed his first goal since the opening day to send Neil Thompson’s men home with three crucial points. 

This was Bournemouth’s fourth defeat in a row, spelling the end of Jason Tindall’s seven month reign in charge of the Cherries

  • Forest flourish at St Andrews

Nottingham Forest earned a crucial win, beating relegation rivals Coventry City 2-1 with a Michael Rose own goal decisive in the contest.

Maxime Biamou put the hosts into the lead before Lewis Grabban hit back five minutes later. Cyrus Christie’s second half cross was turned into his own goal by Rose, handing Chris Hughton’s Forest a much needed victory.

  • 10-man Birmingham hold on at Wycombe 

Wycombe Wanderers and Birmingham City produced a goalless draw in another battle at the bottom which saw the visitors finish with ten men.

Mikel San Jose and Maxime Colin’s headed efforts were games biggest chances, calling  Ryan Allsop into action who produced two excellent saves to deny Blues.

Marc Roberts was sent off late in the game for a violent lunge on Nnamdi Ofoborah in a result that benefits neither side. 

  • Rotherham thrash Derby

Rotherham came out victorious in the rescheduled fixture against Derby County, beating the Rams 3-0 in a game which hanged firmly in the balance for 75 minutes. 

Michael Ihiekwe, Michael Smith and Ryan Giles scored for the Millers inside the last 15 minutes to condemn Wayne Rooney to his first defeat in four games. Paul Warne’s men are now two points away from safety with two games in hand on 21st place Birmingham.

  • Brentford edge past Bristol City

Brentford move four points away from leaders Norwich City by beating Bristol City 3-2.

Zak Vyner gave Bristol City a third minute lead, before goals from Sergi Canos, Ivan Toney and Saman Ghoddos gave Brentford a two goal cushion. 

Nahki Wells scored in added time to force a nervy ending, but Thomas Frank’s men managed to secure the three points. 

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