Championship: Bamford at the double to leapfrog Leeds over West Brom

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Patrick Bamford’s second-half brace helped send Leeds United come back from two goals down against Millwall and back to the Championship summit, aided by West Brom’s 2-1 loss to Cardiff. Forward Bamford scored in the 48th and 66th minutes either side of Pablo Hernández’s effort as their side recovered from an appalling start in which the visitors were 2-0 up after 23 minutes thanks to Shaun Hutchinson’s fourth-minute goal and a Jed Wallace penalty.

The Baggies, who went into last night’s fixtures top, were undone by Lee Tomlin 14 minutes from time after Charlie Austin had levelled from the spot following Callum Patinson’s opener.

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Nottingham Forest are now two points from the automatic promotion places following a 1-0 victory at Brentford. Joe Lolley’s 14th-minute strike from the edge of the box was heavily deflected and left goalkeeper David Raya helpless.

Bristol City replaced Preston in the final play-off place thanks to victory at Reading. Jamie Paterson’s cool finish proved the difference in a 1-0 win at the Madejski Stadium.

A late Jamal Lowe goal helped Wigan keep their survival hopes alive and earn a surprise 2-1 home victory against Sheffield Wednesday. The visitors had hoped to keep pressure on the play-off places and Jacob Murphy gave them the lead in the 32nd minute. However Kieffer Moore levelled matters 11 minutes into the second half before Lowe’s improvised back-headed effort in the 90th minute.

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