The Championship continued on Wednesday evening with promotion contenders Aston Villa and Sheffield United facing away contests at Rotherham United and Birmingham City respectively. Conor Hourihane started with Glenn Whelan on the ‘Villians’ substitute bench as they secured a two one victory despite being reduced to ten men after thirty four minutes and falling behind following a penalty kick. The ‘Blades’ included John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick in their starting eleven with Aston Villa loanee Scott Hogan on their substitute bench and it was Stevens who put them in front with a stunning strike on thirty eight minutes. Their joy was short lived however as the hosts equalised four minutes later and that was how the contest ended. Alan Judge, who has just signed an extended contract with Ipswich Town, started in their two nil defeat at Brentford which leaves them on the brink of relegation to the First Division. Millwall included Derby County loanee Alex Pearce in their starting eleven with Aiden O’Brien a late substitute and Shaun Williams unused on the substitute bench for the scoreless draw with visitors Queens Park Rangers who included Ryan Manning in their starting eleven.