Championship round-up

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Hull City 0 Burnley 0

Peter Taylor's Tigers confirmed another season in the Championship as Burnley's poor away form - no win now in 13 matches - continued. Hull have now kept a clean sheet in four consecutive home games, the Clarets have conceded once in five matches. End of season indolence? "I can't see the players getting their deck chairs out and thinking about their holidays from now on," Taylor said. "If the players think that way, they will be living very dangerously."

Ipswich Town 1 Brighton 2

Bottom side Brighton kept their last-ditch fight against relegation alive when goals by Gifton Noel-Williams and Joel Lynch earned the three points. Nicky Forster pulled a goal back late on for Ipswich. "We have only been beaten once in our last six games so are in a decent bit of form," Brighton boss Mark McGhee said. "It stemmed from the arrival of Gifton Noel-Williams on loan. We have unrealistic prospects of staying up but playing Sheffield Wednesday in our next match gives us a chance."

Luton Town 1 Coventry City 2

Two goals in the space of 70 first-half seconds on the half-hour put Micky Adams' Coventry in charge. Stern John headed the first, then Gary McSheffrey, twice on loan at Luton, grabbed the second from a tight angle. An Ady Williams own goal was Luton's only consolation. "We need another three big performances now to end the season on a high," Adams said, "but I think we are beginning to develop a squad of players that can all do a job for us."

Millwall 1 Plymouth 1

The Lions slipped to the bottom of the table as their lingering chances of another season in the Championship suffered a severe blow. Plymouth went ahead after 11 minutes when the unmarked Vincent Pericard headed in. Millwall earned a point after 18-year-old Marvin Williams' brave late header. David Tuttle, the Lions caretaker manager, has his bags packed. "Someone will have to prepare for the new season but I definitely won't be the manager," he said. "That was always the case."

QPR 1 Derby County 1

Two sides with a lot of off-the-pitch baggage and under caretaker managers struggled to entertain. Just before the hour QPR's Marc Nygaard headed them in front. Tommy Smith levelled before Derby's Darren Moore was sent off. "There is so much going on," Rams caretaker boss Terry Westley said, "what with the chairman resigning on Friday and two consortiums trying to buy the club. It needs sorting in the next couple of weeks so we can look towards pre-season."

Sheffield Wed 1 Norwich City 0

Kicking off late at 3.15pm to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, Wednesday, the only side outside the bottom three still fearing the drop, took a huge step toward safety with this narrow win earned by Marcus Tudgay's header. "A stodgy, hard-working win," manager Paul Sturrock said. "They rolled their sleeves up and got in their faces and won their headers and 50-50s." Not pretty, but they also hit the woodwork twice through Deon Burton.

Stoke City 1 Southampton 2

The Saints' Grzegorz Rasiak, on loan from Spurs, scored twice in the first half - the first from the penalty spot after he was fouled, the second when he collected a pass and volleyed in - as Southampton won away for the fourth time this season. The Potters pulled a late goal back through Paul Gallagher. "As a manager you try to get your own style of play and I think that's starting to show," George Burley, the Saints manager, said. "I think we're starting to stabilise and improve."

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