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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Championship

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# In trouble
97th-minute equaliser deals major blow to survival hopes of Barry-Murphy's Rochdale
A 3-3 draw with AFC Wimbledon leaves the Irishman’s side teetering on the brink of League One.
# five-goal thriller
13th goal of the season for James Collins kickstarts remarkable Luton Town comeback
They came from 2-0 down to take all three points at Bristol City.
# Championship wrap
Watford earn instant promotion to Premier League, Rooney's Derby left deep in relegation trouble
Elsewhere, Alan Browne scored the winning goal of Preston’s victory over Coventry as Mick McCarthy left Wycombe needing a miracle to avoid the drop.
# Wrap
Bournemouth consolidate Championship play-off spot as Reading's promotion hopes suffer blow
Elsewhere, Wycombe kept their slim survival hopes alive with a do-or-die win against Bristol City.
# On the up
Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again
Dan Gosling hit the winner at Carrow Road.
# Championship
Derby's relegation concerns deepen, Mick McCarthy's Cardiff draw at Reading
Wayne Rooney’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn.
# around the grounds
Irish duo start as Swansea go third in the Championship and Sunderland promotion hopes dented
Another win for Conor Hourihane and Ryan Manning tonight.
# Championship
Hourihane assist helps Swansea regain form and Norwich on the verge of Premier League return
A 3-0 win today for Swansea against Millwall.
# Championship
Mick McCarthy's Cardiff team stunned by five-goal defeat to Sheffield Wednesday
Three of the goals came in the first 23 minutes.
# Championship
First start for Irish U21 international for table-toppers Norwich and second-placed Watford win again
Norwich were pegged back for a late draw by Preston but the top Championship two are still in the driving seat.
# Wrap
Norwich restore lead at top of Championship as Sunderland continue push for promotion in League One
The Canaries sit 10 points clear at the top of the table.
# Championship
Sunderland end 48-year Wembley hoodoo with McGeady assist for only goal of the game
The Owls are seven points from safety.
# Irish Abroad
'I will cherish being able to play with guys I had looked up to for a long time'
22-year-old Irish wing Angus Kernohan is now playing with Ealing in the English Championship.
# Captain Fantastic
Ireland international the matchwinner for Liverpool in important victory at Crystal Palace
Reds skipper Niamh Fahey was on target on another busy day for the Irish across the water.
# Championship
Norwich 10 points clear at the top, Watford and Swansea both win in Premier League promotion push
The 1-0 win at Vicarage Road moved the home team into the top two.
# far from pedestrian
Norwich win top-of-table clash to close in on instant Premier League return
The Canaries are now 10 points clear at the top.
# Flying High
10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side
Cardiff have taken 24 points from Mick McCarthy’s 10 games in charge.
# EFL Wrap
Unhappy Derby County return for Richard Keogh in Huddersfield defeat
Meanwhile, Norwich City stretched their lead at the top of the Championship.
# Championship
Norwich and Swansea win in promotion chase, setback for Brentford and Sunderland going to Wembley
Aiden McGeady and Ireland U21 international Anthony Scully were in opposition in the Papa John’s Trophy semi-final.
# judge and jury
Referee squares up to Alan Judge in Ipswich draw
The Irish international was involved in a bizarre confrontation tonight.
# Wrap
Four assists for Aiden McGeady in Sunderland win
The Irish international set up all of his side’s goals, but it was a much quieter day for the Irish players in the Championship.
# the summit
Late brace sees Brentford go top and extend unbeaten run to 21 league games
Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney grabbed the crucial goals to ensure a 3-1 win over Reading.
Winning debut for Long, first Cardiff victory for McCarthy and Collins hits the net
A round-up of today’s Championship action.
# loan star
Conor Hourihane: 'I love playing football, your career is too short to be sitting around'
The Ireland midfielder scored his third goal in as many games last night for new club Swansea City.
# surprise
Substitute Adomah hits late winner as QPR stun promotion-chasers Watford
Charlie Austin had earlier cancelled out Troy Deeney’s penalty opener for the Hornets.
# Irish Eyes
Hourihane scores in second straight game for new club while 38-year-old Hoolahan also finds target
And Aiden McGeady grabbed himself a goal for Sunderland.
# arise Jason Knight
In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight
Still a week shy of his 20th birthday, one of Irish football’s brightest prospects is attracting significant Premier League interest.
# championship matters
Hourihane grabs Swansea equaliser on league debut while McCarthy's reign opens with draw
A great start to life at Swansea for Conor Hourihane.
Deeney ensures Watford beat Stoke to close gap on promotion places
The talismanic skipper scored from the spot and provided the assist for Ismaila Sarr against James McClean’s Stoke.
# Irish Abroad
'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.
# Wrap
Molumby shines in Preston win, Keogh makes immediate debut for Huddersfield
It was a busy night in England’s second-tier.
# Making his bow
League debut for Irish U21 international McNamara as Millwall hold high-flying Bournemouth
Elsewhere, QPR were 2-0 winners away to Luton Town.
# On the Move
Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby completes loan move to Championship
The Waterford native has joined Preston until the end of the season.
# Matchwinner
Irish international Alan Browne strikes late to end Rooney's unbeaten start with Derby
The Preston skipper was central to all the action in a dramatic 1-0 win.
# grant opportunity
Irish U21 international Danny Grant leaves Bohs for Huddersfield Town
The PFAI Young Player of the Year has signed a contract running to 2023 with the Championship club.
# Tier Two
Norwich stride clear at top of the Championship
Keiren Westwood was the pick of the Irish players, keeping a clean sheet in what proved to be Tony Pulis’ first win as Sheffield Wednesday manager.
# championship matters
Irish contingent to the fore as Preston extend Bristol City’s losing run
Daniel Johnson’s first-half penalty inflicted a third straight loss on the Robins, with Sean Maguire and Alan Browne impressing.
# Out of luck
Irish international Collins has penalty disallowed in bizarre circumstances in Luton defeat
Collins had a spot kick goal ruled out for a double movement.
# Football League
Stanislas scores again as Bournemouth go top with narrow win over struggling Wycombe
It was a relatively quiet evening for Irish players in the Football League but Bournemouth are sitting pretty in the Championship.
# Wrap
Christie nabs assist in defeat to leaders Norwich while O'Dowda plays role in Bristol win
There were six Championship games down for decision this evening.