Sheffield Wednesday earn vital win at the bottom
Sheffield Wednesday secured all three points in an important clash at the bottom of the Championship, beating relegation rivals Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 at Hillsborough.
Jordan Rhodes' close range header gave the Owls a first half lead, before Adam Reach put the game beyond doubt on 76 minutes with a neat finish from outside the box. This was the Owls' third win in four games, lifting Neil Thompson’s men out of the drop zone on goal difference, whereas Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys are rooted to the bottom of the table, 12 points adrift of 23rd placed Birmingham City.
Late winner for Cardiff in Yorkshire
Cardiff City moved into the top half of the Championship table, beating Rotherham United 2-1 at the New York Stadium courtesy of a late Joe Bennett winner.
Sheyi Ojo's neat finish gave the Bluebirds a first half lead, before Matt Crooks equalised for the Millers from close range on the hour mark. The game looked in the balance but with five minutes remaining, Bennett's late header secured all three points.
Paul Warne’s side remain one point above the drop zone in 20th, whereas Mick McCarthy’s side go four games unbeaten in league action, surging up to 11th.
Bees sustain strong promotion push
Two late goals guided Brentford to the Championship summit, beating promotion rivals Reading 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium.
The hosts took a first half lead from the penalty spot, as striker Lucas Joao coolly converted for his 19th goal of the season. Brentford hit back on the stroke of half-time through Josh Dasilva and proceeded to win the game with Dasilva scoring once more, and Ivan Toney adding to his 23 goal tally for the season in the 88th minute.
Thomas Frank's Brentford move into top spot, whereas Veljko Paunović's Reading firmly remain in the play-off picture in 5th.