Cardiff crash at Boro


Cardiff failed to close the gap on Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat away at Middlesbrough.

The Bluebirds remain four points behind Neil Warnock's men after a 40th minute penalty from Julio Arca was just enough to earn struggling Boro all three points at the Riverside Stadium.

In the come back of the day Leeds United moved to fourth spot in the Championship as they defeat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Goals from Easton and Jay Rodriquez had put the Clarets in control at the break but Leeds came fighting back to take the win thanks to goals from Max Gradel, Luciano Becchio and Jonny Howson.

Leicester were rampant at home to Doncaster as they ran out 5-1 winners. The visitors were 1-0 up at the break thanks to a goal from Billy Sharp in the 6th minute but goals from Paul Gallagher, Richie Wellens, Kyle Naughton, Martyn Waghhorn and Darius Vassell after the restart completed the rout.

Barnsley won the South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United 1-0 thanks to a goal from Hugo Colace on 37 minutes and reports suggest it could be Gary Speed's last game in charge of the Blades as he is being lined up to take the Wales Job.

Play-off hopefulls Derby slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at Bristol City as Brett Pitman got a brace for the Robins, while Coventry remain in the top six despite a goalless draw away at Reading.

Norwich also stuttered going down 2-0 at home to Portsmouth as Dave Kitson and Greg Halford got the goals for the visitors.

And finally Preston gave their survival hopes a boost as a goal by Iain Hume in the 5oth minute earned them a 1-0 home win over Ipswich Town.

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