Championship roundup: Burnley, Sheffield United boost promotion bids, Norwich City, West Brom lose ground

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Championship roundup: Burnley, Sheffield United boost promotion bids

Burnley have taken one other step in direction of the Championship title with a dominant 3-1 victory at Hull City on Wednesday evening.

With Manchester City to return within the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday night, Vincent Kompany and his facet may have had one eye on the showdown with the Premier League giants.

As an alternative, they cruised to the three factors on the MKM Stadium, Nathan Tella netting a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to 17 targets earlier than Ozan Tufan scored a comfort in added-on time.

Additional up the North-East, Sheffield United additionally took benefit of Middlesbrough being held by Stoke City on Tuesday to document a comeback 2-1 success at Sunderland.

Regardless of falling behind to a Edouard Michut efforts, the Blades battled again via targets from James McAtee and Tommy Doyle to re-establish management of second spot.

Whereas Burnley are actually 19 factors away from third-placed Boro within the standings with 9 matches left, Sheffield United are again to holding a six-point lead within the race for the runners-up spot.

Blackburn Rovers had been additionally notable winners on Wednesday evening as they posted a 2-1 victory over Studying at Ewood Park.

Ben Brereton Diaz and Ryan Hedges netted both facet of Cesare Casadei‘s second-half equaliser to open up a five-point lead within the race for a playoff spot.

Luton City joined Blackburn in registering a potentially-pivotal triumph come the top of the season as they edged out Bristol City.

Carlton Morris‘s fourth-minute strike proved to be the distinction because the Hatters, who stay two factors forward of Blackburn, are actually only one level adrift of Middlesbrough.

In the meantime, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion each misplaced ground on the highest six as they had been held to 1-1 attracts at golf equipment battling relegation.

Gabriel Sara had given the Canaries the lead at Huddersfield City, however an personal purpose from Grant Hanley earned the Terriers a much-needed share of the spoils.

West Brom had been forward at Cardiff City via an early Daryl Dike strike, just for Sory Kaba to attain an equaliser which moved the Bluebirds 4 factors away from the underside three.

Because of this, Norwich and West Brom are 4 and 5 factors behind the highest six with 4 groups in shut proximity beneath them.