Championship round-up: Maloney grabs a point for Hull at Bristol City

Hull grabbed a late leveller at Bristol City

Hull grabbed a late leveller at Bristol City - Credit: PA

Substitute Shaun Maloney earned Sky Bet Championship leaders Hull a point with a second-half equaliser against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Kieran Agard had put the hosts ahead after 39 minutes and they held out until the 73rd minute for a valuable point in their bid to pull away from the relegation zone.

With closest rivals Brighton playing Burnley on Sunday, the draw moved Hull a point clear at the top of the table.

Derby moved up to fourth with a 2-0 home win over Cardiff, who saw their play-off hopes hit as a result.

The Rams broke the deadlock after 55 minutes through George Thorne after good work by Chris Martin and Andreas Weimann wrapped up the win with the second.

Birmingham remain sixth despite a 1-0 home defeat to Charlton, who moved out of the bottom three as a result.

Johnnie Jackson headed in from a cross by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis for the only goal as Charlton withstood the home side’s fruitless search for an equaliser.

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Reading moved to within a point of Birmingham as Steve Clarke’s decision to turn down Fulham looked like a good one as his side won 2-1 at home to Bolton.

Lucas Piazon and Danny Williams got the Reading goals as Bolton dropped to the foot of the table despite a late consolation from Liam Feeney.

Sheffield Wednesday are up to eighth with a 3-1 home win over Huddersfield after the visitors took the lead.

Sean Scannell’s header eight minutes after the break gave Huddersfield the advantage but Lucas Joao levelled with 12 minutes remaining. Kieran Lee and Joao scored late on to wrap the win for Wednesday.

Ipswich were twice pegged back as Wolves earned a 2-2 draw at Portman Road.

Jonathan Douglas and Daryl Murphy gave Ipswich the lead but Wolves earned a draw through equalisers from James Henry and Benik Afobe.

Neil Redfearn enjoyed a happy return to Elland Road as the former Leeds manager saw his Rotherham side win for the first time with a 1-0 success.

Joe Newell got the all-important goal before both sides were reduced to 10 men, Rotherham’s Leon Best and Gaetano Berardi of Leeds dismissed for violent conduct following an incident off the ball.

A Jordan Pickford own goal and a Jordan Rhodes strike saw Blackburn win 2-1 at Preston, whose goal came from Joe Garner.

Ten-man Brentford won 2-1 at home to Nottingham Forest as Harlee Dean went from hero to villain.

Dean’s header had set up Sergi Canos for Brentford’s opener before he was sent off.

Forest levelled through Henri Lansbury but Philipp Hoffman’s winner ensured three points for the home side.

MK Dons and Fulham finished 1-1, Dean Bowditch putting the home side ahead before Moussa Dembele ensured a share of the spoils for managerless Fulham.

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