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EFL highlights and round-up: Bournemouth, Sunderland win

Bournemouth, QPR, Millwall and Nottingham Forest all win in Championship; Plymouth, Sunderland, Ipswich victorious in League One; Hartlepool, Exeter, Northampton and Walsall win in League Two on Tuesday night.

Bournemouth extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table to six points after a narrow 1-0 win at Stoke City.

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Dominic Solanke's goal at the bet365 Stadium was enough for the Cherries, who are still unbeaten after 13 games, moving them clear of their nearest rivals West Brom - who play on Wednesday night.

QPR are up to fifth after a late 1-0 victory over Blackburn, sealed by Ilias Chair at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Luton fought back twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Derby, while Jake Cooper's late strike for Millwall earned them a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

Nottingham Forest moved into the top half of the table after Lyle Taylor's late double sealed a 2-1 victory at Bristol City, whose poor run at home continued.

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Plymouth remained top of Sky Bet League One after an emphatic 3-0 victory over Bolton at Home Park.

Goals from Brendan Galloway, Conor Grant and Ryan Broom steered Argyle to victory, and they remain a point clear of Sunderland, although the Black Cats moved up to second after a 4-0 thumping of Crewe. Although they do have two games in hand on the leaders.

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Wycombe dropped to third after they were held to a goalless draw at Rotherham, and Wigan dropped to fourth after they threw away a lead to lose 2-1 at home to MK Dons.

Burton climbed to seventh after a narrow 1-0 win at Fleetwood, and Oxford beat Shrewsbury 2-0 - even in the absence of manager Karl Robinson - to rise to eighth.

Sheffield Wednesday are ninth after earning a late 1-1 draw at Cambridge, and Accrington are 10th after they saw off struggling Charlton 3-2 at The Valley.

Cheltenham moved into the top half after a 3-1 win over Morecambe.

Elsewhere, there was an emphatic 4-0 win for Ipswich at Portsmouth, AFC Wimbledon won 1-0 at Lincoln, and Gillingham beat Doncaster 1-0.

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League Two leaders Forest Green maintained a four-point advantage at the top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Leyton Orient.

Matty Stevens gave Rovers the lead with 22 minutes to play, but Ruel Sotiriou earned a share of the spoils for Kenny Jackett's men when he levelled eight minutes later.

Meanwhile, second-placed Harrogate kept up the pace - and extended their unbeaten home run - with a 2-2 draw against Tranmere and Swindon climbed to third with a narrow 2-1 victory over upwardly-mobile Sutton.

There was drama at the Jobserve Community Stadium as Colchester ended the game with 10 men and Bristol Rovers ended with nine in a 1-1 draw, while in South Wales, Newport saw two players dismissed yet still managed a 2-2 draw with Carlisle.

Exeter moved into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat 10-man Crawley 3-1, courtesy of three second half goals and Northampton ensured they joined them in the top seven with an emphatic 3-0 win over struggling Stevenage.

Hartlepool broke their away duck with a 3-1 win at Bradford, Scunthorpe were denied a much-needed win in a 1-1 draw with Barrow and Mansfield rescued a 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale.

Elsewhere, lowly Oldham were beaten 3-1 by Walsall and the first derby meeting between Salford and Rochdale ended in a goalless draw at the Peninsula Stadium.

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