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Blackpool 2 Crystal Palace 2

Was it a fair result? The Seasiders were woeful in the first half after conceding two awful goals but their total dominance in the second meant that home supporters felt they should have won this game easily in the end.

Did the visitors play well? Palace looked a tight unit in the first half and because the Pool defence was absent they were able to launch attacks at ease. But as soon as Pool upped the pressure they looked poor. Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni was lucky to escape a booking after his deliberate time-wasting attempts in the second half beggared belief. (Peter Gillatt, blackpool-mad.co.uk)



Bristol City 2 Newcastle United 2

Was it a fair result? I thought we were much the better team. Even in the first half Bristol City were simply hoofing the ball up to the other end and hoping their strikers could do something with it. The first goal was due to a mistake by Steve Harper and the second was admittedly a great strike if a bit freakish.

Who was the star man? It was a close call between Jonas Gutierrez and Andy Carroll. Wayne Routledge was good as well but I thought Danny Guthrie's passing was sloppy. (bahiano, Newcastle fan).

Cardiff City 3 Watford 1

Can Cardiff reach the play-offs? If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago I'd have laughed but maybe we've got over our blip. Without being great we picked up three points against Watford and that's back-to-back wins at a vital point in the season. (E55, Cardiff fan)

Are Hornets fans worried? We are by no means safe but I'd be much more concerned if we weren't playing well enough to turn a few of these defeats into draws at the very least. Having said that, we are beginning to run out of games and must be a little concerned. (Taylor_made, Watford fan)



Doncaster Rovers 1 Sheffield United 1

Did Rovers miss Billy Sharp? He is a strong, tenacious player who holds the ball and brings others into the game and he was sorely missed. We would have edged out the Blades if he was playing. It beggars belief that they think he is not good enough for them. (Owen, Doncaster fan)

What's wrong with the Blades? The first half was poor because of Kevin Blackwell and the second half was good because of the players. As Blackwell is such a poor manager there's no way he could have had any influence on the impressive second half. (GC88, Sheffield United fan)



Ipswich Town 1 Barnsley 0

Did Ipswich deserve the win? I thought we started well and played some fine attacking football. We could easily have been 3-0 up at half-time but I'd love to know what happened at half-time because we were all over the place in the second half and were hanging on at the end.

What next for Ipswich? At the end of the day three points is three points and we're now eight clear of relegation. We should be safe but another victory against Plymouth tomorrow would be most welcome. (Tracrtorboy1, Ipswich fan).

Leicester City 2 Coventry City 2

Can the Foxes finish in the top two? We're not quite good enough for automatic promotion as this result shows but I'd certainly fancy us in the lottery of the play-offs. Nigel Pearson has instilled a never-say-die spirit in the camp and nobody will want to play us. (Filbert78, Leicester fan)

Happy with the point? Talk about a game of two halves. We were off the pace and second best in the first but whatever Chris Coleman said at half-time really did the trick. We might have nicked all three points on another day. (Westy, Coventry fan)



Middlesbrough 1 Reading 1

What next for Boro? A desperately disappointing season's drifting to a conclusion with nothing to play for in the last eight games. Yet again the atmosphere inside the ground was flat and to be honest I can't wait for it all to end so that we can start afresh in August.

How good were the visitors? They shaded the game and you could see why they've been on such a good run recently. Quite how they've spent most of the season near the foot of the table is beyond me. (thornabytom, Boro fan).

Nottingham Forest 1 Peterborough United 0

Did Forest deserve to win? After such a poor recent run the only thing that mattered was to win the three points and we managed that, just. It certainly wasn't a great performance and you could see the lack of confidence in the team but a win's a win.

Who was the star man? It says much for our display that Lee Camp was our stand-out performer. He made several fine saves with the second-half stop that denied Dominic Green from grabbing an equaliser being particularly outstanding. (kennyshair, Forest fan).



QPR 1 Swansea City 1

What next for QPR? We may only be six points clear of the relegation zone but there's no way we'll go down with Neil Warnock in charge. Swansea were the better side but we showed great character to battle back into the game and rescue a point from a match we'd have lost earlier in the season.

How good were the visitors? They played some neat stuff at times as you'd expect with Paulo Sousa in charge. But they lack a regular scorer and that's why we'll be playing them again next season. (ealing eddie, QPR fan).

Scunthorpe United 2 Plymouth Argyle 1

Was it a fair result? Well we edged the first half, but were so much worse in the second that we can't complain about losing. Even our efforts to get a late equaliser, humping a long ball up to substitute Rory Fallon, were mind-numbing in plan and execution.

Is this it for Argyle? Every defeat brings this question, but things are far from being mathematically over. One thing's for sure, if we carry on where we left off in this match it will be League One football for us come August. (EverGreen09, Plymouth fan).



Sheffield Wednesday 0 Derby County 0

Was it a fair result? A draw was probably about right, although Wednesday finished the game much stronger and Derby seemed content with a point. Despite the Owls having some good chances in the first half, Derby probably shaded it in terms of overall play.

Who was the star man? Young centre-back Mark Beevers had an assured game. When he broke into the team a couple of years ago he looked certain to go to the top level but lost his place and form under Brian Laws. Alan Irvine now seems to be giving him a run in the side and he is once again starting to show what he is capable of. (Chris Morris, owls-mad.co.uk)



West Bromwich 3 Preston North End 2

Was it a fair result? After a whirlwind start the Baggies sat back which made for a nervy finish. Defensive errors gifted Preston both their goals but, although we weren't at our best after the break, Andy Lonergan was by far the busier keeper.

Who was Albion's star man? Graham Dorrans by a country mile, he exudes Premier League class. We'll do well to hold on to him and, after that performance, the question is how much he'll be sold for and to which top-four club. He's easily the best player outside the top flight. (Iain Bate, westbromwichalbion-mad.co.uk).

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