The Championship continued on Saturday

International retiree Wes Hoolihan, a late substitute, and his Norwich City colleagues put a spanner in the promotion hopes of visitors Aston Villa and their starting duo of Conor Hourihane and Scott Hogan with a three one victory in their 12.30pm Championship engagement at Carrow Road. Brentford duo John Egan and Alan Judge were both in the starting eleven for their one nil victory over visitors Ipswich Town. Former Ireland U21 coach Paul Clement, now in charge at Reading, included Liam Kelly in his starting eleven for the one nil victory over visitors Preston North End who had Greg Cunningham and Alan Browne in their starting eleven while Sean Maguire was a second half substitute. Callum O’Dowda returned to the Bristol City starting eleven following his lengthy injury absence while their hosts Millwall included Shaun Williams in midfield as the ‘Lions’ secured a two nil victory. Alex Pearce again started ahead of Richard Keogh for Derby County and he opened the scoring against visitors Bolton Wanderers after six minutes as the ‘Rams’ ran nout three nil victors. Former Limerick defender Paudie O’Connor made his Leeds United debut in their one all draw at home to Sunderland who included John O’Shea, Marc Wilson and Aiden McGeady in their starting eleven.