The Championship continued on Tuesday evening with Aston Villa and Preston North End playing out a one all draw at Villa Park. Conor Hourihane and Scott Hogan started for the hosts with Glenn Whelan an unused substitute while Alan Browne and Greg Cunningham started for the visitors with Daryl Horgan a late substitute. Bolton Wanderers heaped further misery on beleaguered Sunderland with a one nil victory at the Macron Stadium where John O’Shea started and Aiden McGeady was a sixty third minute substitute for the visitors. John Egan started and Alan Judge was a seventieth minute substitute for Brentford who crushed visitors Birmingham City by five goals to nil at Griffin Park. Darren Randolph was in action for Middlesbrough who defeated visitors Hull City and Will Keane by three goals to one while Nottingham Forest and Reading played out a one all draw at the City Ground with Liam Kelly included in the travelling ‘Royals’ starting eleven. Sheffield United had Enda Stevens in their side for the two one Bramall Lane victory over Queens Park Rangers.