Championship: Wigan down, Blackburn stay alive as Leeds' play-off hopes suffer

A round-up of all the weekend's action from the Sky Bet Championship

Wigan's relegation was confirmed with defeat at Reading on Saturday, but the fight for Championship survival will go down to the final day.

Yann Kermorgant's early goal at the Madejski gave Reading a 1-0 win which rubber-stamped a Wigan relegation that was as good as certain before kick-off.

Yaan Kermorgant of Reading holds off pressure from Craig Morgan of Wigan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Wigan
Image: Wigan's relegation to League One was confirmed on Saturday

Elsewhere, already-promoted Brighton missed the chance to secure the Championship title after slipping to a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City.

Josh Brownhill's goal shortly before half-time was enough to secure the Robins all three points at the Amex Stadium, a win that confirmed their survival.

Leeds' 3-3 draw with Norwich all-but ended their play-off hopes, sixth-placed Fulham's 1-1 draw with Brentford leaving them three points clear with a 13-goal advantage.

 Danny Graham (C) of Blackburn Rovers
Image: Danny Graham's winner against Aston Villa kept Blackburn alive in the Championship

But there will be no shortage of drama at the bottom next Sunday, with Blackburn, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham all in danger of the drop.

Danny Graham's goal kept Rovers afloat as Aston Villa were beaten 1-0 at Ewood Park, and Forest's 2-0 defeat at QPR means both sides have 48 points.

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Forest's goal difference is one better and they finish the season with a home game against Ipswich next Sunday, while Blackburn are away at Brentford.

Che Adams of Birmingham City is sent off
Image: Che Adams' red card did not stop Birmingham beating Huddersfield 2-0

Birmingham are two points better off than their rivals thanks to a 2-0 win over much-changed Huddersfield achieved despite the early dismissal of Che Adams.

Adams was given a straight red for a foul on Martin Cranie shortly after Lukas Jutkiewicz had missed a penalty for Blues, but goals from Jonathan Grounds and Craig Gardner gave Harry Redknapp a first win ahead of next week's trip to Bristol City.

Huddersfield are down to fifth behind Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, who won 1-0 at Ipswich with a Kieran Lee goal.

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Barring an outlandish set of results Fulham will finish sixth, despite their failure to beat Brentford at home.

Nico Yennaris answered Tom Cairney's early goal, but Leeds could not quite pull off a remarkable comeback at Elland Road having gone 3-0 down to Norwich.

Goals from Chris Wood, Kyle Bartley and Pablo Hernandez levelled the scores, but even Steven Naismith's late red card for the visitors failed to bring a Leeds winner.

Elsewhere, Derby's home campaign ended on a high as they beat Wolves 3-1, while the games between Barnsley and Burton and Preston and Rotherham finished 1-1.

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