In the Championship Swansea moved to second after thrashing Palace 3-0. Leeds kept up the pace after thumping Scunthorpe 4-0. Cardiff and Norwich shared the points with a 1-1 draw leaving them 3rd and 4th respectively. Watford kept up their recent great form with a 3-0 home win over Derby, leaving them one win off third with a game in hand.
It is really hotting up at the top end and the play-off place battle is an 8 horse race currently, with QPR still out ahead for automatic promotion. Not much change at the bottom end with Preston routed to the bottom of the league following a hard fought 1-1 draw with Leicester. There are 7 or 8 sides at the bottom who are going to be involved in the relegation scrap, and historically big sides, so will be an interesting one.
In N-Power League 1 Gus Poyet’s Brighton continue to push for automatic promotion after a good win against Peterborough in Fergie’s first game back in charge. Huddersfield kept the pressure on with a 4-2 win away at Walsall. With Southampton only drawing and MK Dons winning against Tranmere the battle for the play-offs is well and truly on with only 5 points separating 4th to 10th spot. Thing aren’t looking great for Walsall at the bottom, especially as Dagenham & Redbridge picked up a much needed 3 points after a late goal away at Hartlepool.
In N-Power League 2 Aldershot managed to pick up a valuable point away to Bury in Dean Holdsworth’s first game in charge. A win for Wycombe meant they moved up to 2nd in the league behind the high flying Chesterfield who won again against Stevenage at home. With Barnet and Hereford picking up points with a win and draw respectively, Lincoln need to start firing if they are going to avoid relegation this year.