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Championship 2023/24: Leicester, Leeds, Ipswich in three-way automatic promotion battle

Leicester, Ipswich, Leeds all still in race for two automatic promotion places; watch Plymouth vs Leicester (Friday from 7.30pm) and Leeds vs Blackburn (Saturday from 12pm) live on Sky Sports Football this weekend

There are now just four rounds of the Sky Bet Championship season remaining.

One point separates Leicester, Ipswich and Leeds as we head into the final run-in. Here, we take a look at the race for the Premier League...

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How & where to watch Championship on Sky
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Here is how you can watch Sky Bet Championship matches live across Sky Sports in April as well as free match highlights throughout the season.

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1st - Leicester, 88 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leicester City

Leicester looked on track to keep their Championship title hopes in their own hands after successive wins over Norwich and Birmingham followed a worrying run of one win in six.

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They held on to top spot on Tuesday night, but a 1-0 defeat away at Millwall has dented their hopes of automatic promotion. They do, however, still have a game in hand against Southampton to play later in April.

2nd - Ipswich, 88 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Watford.

Three straight wins, including two back-to-back over Easter weekend, took Ipswich top of the Championship, but the East Anglian derby defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road put them at risk of dropping out of the automatic promotion places altogether.

Leeds' defeat away at Coventry, and subsequent draw against Sunderland, as well as Leicester's slip, means they could have leapfrogged the pair into top spot on Wednesday night - they missed that opportunity, but a goalless draw against Watford still lifted Kieran McKenna's men into second.

3rd - Leeds, 87 points

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds and Sunderland

Given Leicester's defeat at Millwall, Leeds had the chance to return top of the league on Tuesday if they could find a way past Sunderland. The Black Cats were miserly, though, and frustrated Daniel Farke's men with a 0-0 draw and their third clean sheet in four games.

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Saturday 13th April 12:00pm Kick off 12:30pm

Luke O'Nien appeared to handle the ball in the second half, but Leeds penalty appeals were controversially waved away. How costly could that decision be in the long run?

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There was a moment of controversy when the referee failed to award a penalty to Leeds despite Luke O'Nien's hand appearing to make contact with the ball

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Simeon Gholam and David Prutton look ahead to Plymouth Argyle vs Leicester on the Sky Sports Championship Predictions podcast.

Sky Sports duo Simeon Gholam and David Prutton take a look ahead at Gameweek 43 in the Sky Bet Championship, predicting the results of every fixture; listen to the podcast below or via any of your regular podcast providers.

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Predicted table

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