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Cardiff City 0 Plymouth Argyle 1

Did Argyle deserve their win?

The teams were evenly matched but, all things considered, Argyle earned this. It was our best performance for months, in a high-pressure game, with a depleted team. We only had two recognised defenders on the pitch as Darcy Blake couldn't play against his parent club.

On the way up?

I'm not that excited yet, although the signs were good. The interesting question now is whether Paul Mariner will stick with stand-ins such as Luke Summerfield and Karl Duguid, who filled in at the back. (GreenXmas001, Plymouth fan).

Coventry City 1 Doncaster Rovers 0

Have City turned the corner?

Well that's three wins in a row which has at least lifted us out of immediate relegation danger and taken the pressure off Chris Coleman, at least for a few weeks. However, we still flatter to deceive and there's a lack of quality in key areas all over the pitch.

Was it a fair result?

Definitely. We hit the woodwork four times and missed a penalty but still needed a late spot-kick to finally claim all three points. Rovers certainly didn't look like a team that had won their last four games. (houchenshead, Coventry fan)

Crystal Palace 3 Ipswich Town 1

What next for Ipswich?

For all Roy Keane's talk of still making the play-offs there's absolutely no chance. We've got to make sure we're not still in the bottom six come Easter and I'm not convinced that will be the case. We'd gone 10 games unbeaten before this one, but seven of those were draws.

Did Jon Stead deserve to see red?

He had to go as his studs were up when he hacked Freddie Sears down. The red mist came down after he'd been felled by Claude Davis seconds earlier. (itfc89, Ipswich fan)

Derby County 0 Blackpool 2

How poor were Derby?

It was the first time I've ever left a game at half-time but we were horrendous, absolutely dire. What's going on? I keep defending Nigel Clough as he's having to run the club on a minuscule budget but the 30,000 loyal home fans deserve much better.

What's next for the Rams?

The rumours suggest more players will be leaving the club next month as the board try to balance the books. But at this rate we're going to be a financially stable League One club! (derbyboyz, Derby fan)

Leicester City 2 Sheffield United 1

Can Leicester win promotion?

I still doubt it but considering where we were just over 18 months ago I'll take a top-six spot in the Championship just now. The race for the play-offs is wide open this season and there's no reason why we can't reach them, particularly if we can keep beating other teams that will be up there, like Sheffield United. (filbert fox, Leicester fan)

What next for United?

We've got good players who are putting in the effort but the manager is hopeless tactically. Blackwell out! (Tearstain, Sheffield United fan)

Middlesbrough 3 Scunthorpe United 0

What was the turning point?

Scunthorpe never recovered from Cliff Byrne's early red card for a professional foul on Jérémie Aliadière. It meant it was a rare stroll in the park at the Riverside for Boro from then on with Gordon Strachan finally seeing his team win on Teesside.

What next for Boro?

We've lost six at home and nine overall and we're only halfway through the season but the play-offs are still amazingly only four points away. The top six is still far from out of the question (Ayresome86, Boro fan)

QPR 2 Bristol City 1

Are the home fans happy?

Not at all. Despite winning they still couldn't wait to start booing Paul Hart. It was our first win in seven matches, but they were quick to vent their anger when Hart brought on defenders Matt Connolly and Gary Borrowdale when we were hanging on to the three points in the last few minutes.

What next for Rangers?

Ipswich Town away on Monday but on current form don't put your money on Hart still being in charge when the game kicks off!

(pete_brickley, QPR fan)

Reading 1 Swansea City 1

Was it a fair result?

To be honest we were lucky to escape with a draw. Swansea were definitely the best side in the first half and we'd have been behind but for Gylfi Sigurdsson's superb free-kick just before the break. But the conditions were the real winners as both teams struggled to keep their footing on a tricky pitch.

Why can't Reading win at home?

It's definitely a psychological thing now but with Liverpool and Newcastle United the next visitors to the Madejski, that run is about to end. (royalbob, Reading fan)

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle United 2

What was the turning point?

Having not scored for over 10 hours it was important that we didn't let our good start to the game go to waste and the early goal gave the team renewed confidence. It was Luke Varney's first goal since October too, so perhaps he could be turning a corner.

Who was the star man?

James O'Connor stood out in our midfield. In recent weeks the team has been criticised for a lack of fight but he put himself about and certainly got under the skin of Kevin Nolan. He also set up our first goal as well as scoring the second. (Chris Morris, owls-mad)

Watford 0 Nottingham Forest 0

What was the referee like?

It was Andy D'Urso and he was dreadful! Deep into stoppage time, Tom Cleverley's shot was destined for the back of the net when it was clearly blocked by Nicky Shorey's arm. Incredibly D'Urso waved away the protests, which continued after the final whistle.

Was it a fair result?

Until the final quarter it was a drab affairbut we should have put an end to Forest's incredible unbeaten away record as Don Cowie also hit the woodwork. (harryhornet, Watford fan).

West Bromwich 2 Peterborough United 0

Was it a fair result?

After a poor first half, Albion showed their true quality with a tremendous second-half showing. I'm sure Roberto Di Matteo had serious words with his players at half-time as we were a different side after the break. Apart from Dean Kiely's late save we controlled most of the game.

What next for Albion?

We've got to build on this result by picking up another victory against Scunthorpe. With Newcastle, Cardiff and Forest all dropping points, hopefully we can create another gap between ourselves and the chasing pack. (Iain Bate wba-mad.co.uk)



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