Date: 15th September 2016 at 7:58am
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Cardiff’s Championship season continued with a defeat against Preston at Deepdale on Tuesday.

A third successive defeat, in a poor season to date for Cardiff, was suffered as Preston moved out of the bottom three after a three-nil win over the Bluebirds who are now outside of the relegation zone on goal-difference alone.

Preston eventually made the breakthrough when a mistake from Wilson saw Clarke scored with half time approaching. That lead was doubled before the break when Robinson beat the Cardiff ‘keeper again.

Second half improvement was seen but the damage was done with Preston rounding off the win on 88-minutes when Hugill added the third for the home side to see Cardiff in 21st place and Trollope feeling the pressure.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other matches played.

Results

Tue 13 Sep 2016 – Championship
Brighton 1-0 Huddersfield 19:45
Derby 0-1 Ipswich 19:45
Fulham 1-1 Burton 19:45
Leeds 2-1 Blackburn 19:45
Norwich 2-1 Wigan 19:45
Preston 3-0 Cardiff 19:45
QPR 0-6 Newcastle 19:45
Sheff Wed 3-2 Bristol City 19:45
Wolves 0-4 Barnsley 19:45
Reading 0-0 Birmingham 20:00

Wed 14 Sep 2016 – Championship
Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford 19:45
Rotherham 2-2 Nottm Forest 19:45

After successive defeats Brighton returned to winning ways with a one-nil win at Huddersfield, who still lead the table despite this defeat that saw and unbeaten run going into this match ended at the Amex Stadium.

This slip up saw Newcastle close the gap at the top to a point with an emphatic six-nil win at Loftus Road against QPR.

Derby’s start hasn’t been at all what would have been expected under Nigel Pearson with another loss suffered, this time Ipswich went away from the iPro with the points after a one-nil win.

Struggling Leeds and Blackburn met at Elland Road with the home side collecting the points, a two-one defeat for Rovers leaves them without a win under Owen Coyle in the Championship with Cardiff’s own struggles continuing with Preston running out three-nil winners at Deepdale.

Barnsley have been a real surprise package since coming up from League 1 via the play-offs last season with that impressive form continuing with a four-nil win secured over Wolves at Molineux.

The match on Wednesday both ended in draws, Aston Villa held at Villa Park by Brentford who equalised late on with a late Nottingham Forest comeback looking to have won them the points at Rotherham before the Millers’ 10-men earned a point in a two-all drawn.

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