In the latest round of the championship, Leicester easily secured a victory while Rotherham managed to salvage a point.

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Leicester increased their advantage in the Championship to 10 points by defeating struggling Huddersfield 4-1. Tom Cannon netted two goals and Ricardo Pereira and Stephy Mavididi also contributed to the scoreline, further solidifying Enzo Maresca’s team’s unstoppable progress towards earning promotion back to the Premier League.

Ipswich’s closest competition drew for the second time in a row with a score of 0-0 against a 10-man Stoke team. Stoke’s Jordan Thompson received a second yellow card and was sent off in the middle of the second half.

Southampton and Norwich tied with one point each, as Josh Sargent equalized Adam Armstrong’s goal in the 70th minute. This outcome enabled Leeds to narrow the gap to four points with their 3-0 victory against Birmingham at Elland Road. In the first half, Dan James assisted Patrick Bamford for the first goal and scored the second one during stoppage time. Crysencio Summerville added another goal in the second half, putting pressure on Wayne Rooney, the manager of the visiting team.

West Brom maintains their position as fifth in the standings despite being defeated by a 55th-minute goal from Liam Cullen at Swansea. Meanwhile, Sunderland, who are vying for a spot in the playoffs, secured a 2-0 victory over Preston with a remarkable goal from Alex Pritchard and the first goal for the club from Nazariy Rusyn in the lunchtime match at the Stadium of Light.

Tom Eaves scored a late goal to tie the match 2-2 for the last-place team, Rotherham, against Blackburn at Ewood Park. In another close game, Shaun Hutchinson secured a 1-0 victory for Millwall against Bristol City with his goal in the second minute of stoppage time.

At the Riverside Stadium, Coventry won against Middlesbrough with a score of 3-1. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto scored twice for the visiting team, after they fell behind due to Josh Coburn’s goal in the first half.

The most exciting match of the day took place at Home Park, as Plymouth and Watford kicked off the new year with a thrilling six-goal game. Finn Azaz and Morgan Whittaker scored for Plymouth, putting them ahead 2-1 after an early goal from Edo Kayembe. Ryan Hardie then regained the lead for the home team, following a fantastic equalizer from Ismaël Koné in the first half.

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Shortly before the 60-minute mark, Ryan Andrews scored to tie the game at 3-3. Despite efforts from both teams, a winning goal was not found. Cardiff climbed to ninth place with a 2-1 victory against struggling QPR. Perry Ng secured the winning goal in the 74th minute, after Paul Smyth had equalized Dimitrios Goutas’ opening goal.

Sheffield Wednesday maintained their improved performance as they won 3-1 against 10-man Hull in the late kick-off. Marvin Johnson, Djeidi Gassama, and Josh Windass scored in the second half to secure victory for the home team against their Yorkshire opponents. Hull’s Tyler Morton was sent off in the first half. The win moves Wednesday up to 22nd place and puts them three points away from safety.


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