Championship roundup: Burnley march on, Sheffield United fight back to win | Championship
Nathan Tella’s hat-trick ensured Burnley continued their march back towards the Premier League as the Championship leaders eased to victory at Hull. Vincent Kompany’s side require just three more wins to secure promotion after a 3-1 win at the MKM Stadium.
An even first half ended with the visitors in front when Tella struck, before a volley and a smart finish wrapped up the victory, Ozan Tufan hitting a late consolation for Hull.
Sheffield United remain a distant 13 points adrift in second spot after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Sunderland. A cool finish from the Paris Saint-Germain loanee Edouard Michut opened the scoring at the Stadium of Light.
United would rally, though, James McAtee steering home an equaliser in first-half stoppage time before Tommy Doyle’s free-kick sealed a comeback win on the hour.
Luton’s own promotion hopes remain intact after they secured a 1-0 victory at home to mid-table Bristol City.
The hosts needed just four minutes to score the game’s only goal to make it three wins in a row for Rob Edwards’s side. Carlton Morris headed home a fine Cody Drameh cross to settle the contest in favour of Luton, who close to within a point of third-place Middlesbrough.
Blackburn moved up to fifth, two points behind Luton, after seeing off 10-man Reading 2-1 at Ewood Park. A late Ryan Hedges winner proved decisive after Cesare Casadei’s first senior goal had levelled Ben Brereton Díaz’s opener, while Reading’s defeat was compounded by a red card for Mamadou Loum five minutes before the end.
Huddersfield moved off the foot of the table as they frustrated their former manager David Wagner and his playoff hopefuls Norwich. Gabriel Sara put the visitors ahead but Huddersfield, who rarely threatened, earned a 1-1 draw through a Grant Hanley own goal, while Arsenal loanee Marquinhos was sent off late on for Norwich.
Cardiff moved a point further clear of the relegation places with a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom after Sory Kaba’s equaliser cancelled out Daryl Dike’s opener for Albion.