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Barnsley 1 Cardiff City 0

Was it a fair result?

I can imagine Cardiff fans feeling aggrieved because it was a very even game, which considering their league position is a credit to us. Up front they had nothing which surprised me greatly seeing as they have the division's top two scorers in their side. It was a poor match in terms of chances for either side but our keeper Luke Steele didn't have a save to make.

Who was the star man?

Ryan Shotton again! He's an absolute rock at the back and has got a big, big career ahead of him. (Rob Miles, barnsley-mad.co.uk)

Coventry City 1 Crystal Palace 1

What's bothering Sky Blues fans?

If it wasn't for Leon Best we'd be in the relegation places and it's simply not good enough. We were promised success when the latest regime took over but we've not progressed at all. (Houchen, Coventry fan)

Happy with the point?

I'd say so as Coventry isn't an easy place to come. They are well organised and difficult to break down. Having said that, we're hardly one of the best sides in this division and the best we can hope for this season is an outside chance of a play-off place. (Eagle78, Crystal Palace fan)





Doncaster Rovers 2 QPR 0



How are Rovers faring?

Hats off to Sean O'Driscoll as he keeps finding ways of grinding out results on a shoestring budget. We should not be beating a team with the resources of QPR but we not only beat them, we played them off the park in the second half. (nice_vue, Doncaster fan)

What next for Rangers?

I'm not happy after losing to an average Championship side at best but every team suffers a few blips and I still think we will win promotion this season. Perhaps not automatically, but I'll be content with a place in the play-offs. (SirLes, QPR fan)



Ipswich Town 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0



What now for Ipswich?

That was total rubbish. Is football not a results business? One win in 17 games, what a joke. If Roy Keane stays we'll be down by Valentine's Day. (pudz, Ipswich fan)

Are Owls fans content?

Our front players are extremely poor and there was nothing that suggested we were going to score a goal at any point. I don't hold any hope of moving up the table anytime soon I'm afraid. Sorry to be negative but that was rubbish as Ipswich were there for the taking and we just weren't up to the task. (Hunter202, Sheffield Wednesday fan)



Leicester City 1 Plymouth Argyle 0





Was it a good match?

Plymouth offered minimal attacking threat and the Foxes backline dealt with what little pressure they did mount with ease.

Were the Foxes deserved winners?

Although the late winner may seem like a cruel blow to the travelling Green Army, it was no more than the Foxes deserved after battering the Pilgrims goal for 90 minutes. With this win taking Leicester up to third in the table, the Foxes faithful have every right to remain confident that a play-off push is a realistic aim this season. (Joe Harris, foxes-mad.co.uk)



Middlesbrough 1 Nottingham Forest 1

What's wrong with Boro?

Gordon Strachan needs to address this problem of our side having a soft underbelly. We look great going forward but just can't seem to stop conceding goals. A few more home results like this and promotion will be just a pipe dream. (GuisboroughRed, Middlesbrough fan)

Was it a fair result?

On the balance of play the least we deserved was a point. We had Boro on the back foot throughout the second half and we might have won had it not been for an inspired performance from the home goalkeeper. (JackieBoy, Nottm Forest fan)



Reading 2 Blackpool 1



Are you relieved to finally win at home?

It has been so long in coming I was in shock at the final whistle. You could see everybody pinching themselves as we have been waiting since January to finally win at home. Grzegorz Rasiak should be starting as he always looks a class act when coming on. (AscotBlue, Reading fan)

How upset are Pool fans?

If our away record was anything like our home form we'd been in the top two. But it's hard to condemn the lads when they've been punching above their weight this season. (MileHigh, Blackpool fan)



Sheffield United 1 Peterborough United 0

Was a it a fair result?

In all honesty, probably not. A draw would probably have been the fairest outcome. We were on top in the first period but Peterborough were the better side in the second half.

Are the play-offs still in reach?

A lot of the supporters are very pessimistic in terms of promotion aspirations for this season. I, however, still do believe we can make it. I remain positive and hope Kevin Blackwell stays in charge, although I only speak for the minority when I say that. (Jamie Furness, sheffieldunited-mad).



Swansea city 1 Derby County 0

Are you happy with Swansea's form?

We're unbeaten in 11 games, up to third place in the table and I'll be the first to admit I was too hasty in judging Paulo Sousa. He's got the players performing for him and might go on to eclipse the achievements of Roberto Martinez. (DyingSwan, Swansea fan)

What's wrong with Derby?

We huffed and puffed to the halfway line and brought pressure on ourselves by giving the ball away cheaply. All the tactics in the world cannot be utilised unless the players get the basics right. (johngee, Derby fan)



Watford 3 Scunthorpe United 0

Who deserves the Watford credit?

Malky Mackay is a managerial genius as he's taken a group of raw lads and mixed them with some astute loan signings from top Premier League clubs. I was fully expecting a relegation battle but we've got to be dark horses for the play-offs now. (thevicarofvicaragerd, Watford fan)

What next for Scunthorpe?

I hate to put the white flag up but we're just not good enough for the Championship. Unless Nigel Adkins can get a few new players in during January then I fear we'll be down by Easter. (MsPacMan, Scunthorpe fan)



West Bromwich 4 Bristol City 1

Who was the man of the match?

There were a number of candidates for Albion. Jonas Olsson and Abdoulaye Meite were solid in defence, Gonzalo Jara was superb in the middle while Simon Cox worked his socks off for the goals. However Jerome Thomas' trickery and wing-wizardry left City's defence chasing shadows on a number of occasions.

Happy with the performance?

Roberto Di Matteo's men again excelled in all areas with Scott Carson unfortunate not to keep a clean sheet courtesy of Paul Hartley's excellent free-kick. (Iain Bate, wba-mad.co.uk)

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