CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Sheffield Wednesday are in an uproar as they beat Cardiff 5-0, while Swansea’s automatic promotion hopes take another hit when they lose a fourth straight match
- Sheffield Wednesday revolted to beat the hopeful players of the play-off Cardiff 5-0
- Swansea’s hopes for promotion were hit with a 1-0 defeat to Preston
- Barnsley continued their surprising play-off push with a 2-1 win over Luton
Struggling Sheffield Wednesday astonished the hopeful play-offs of Cardiff with a 5-0 win over Hillsborough to lift itself off the bottom of the table.
Three of the goals came in the first 23 minutes, with Julian Borner, Callum Paterson and Adam Reach on target.
Jordan Rhodes added a fourth goal in the middle of the second half, before Reach rounded the score with his second.
Sheffield Wednesday beat Cardiff 5-0 after winning just once in their last ten matches
Adam Reach (left) scored twice while Jordan Rhodes, Julian Borner and Callum Paterson were also on target
Wednesday, with just one win in their previous 10 games, had slipped to the foot of the table after Wycombe’s win at Rotherham earlier in the day. Wednesday, six points are out of safety.
Coventry took a big step towards safety by beating Bristol City 3-1 to end their winless three-game run.
Leo Ostigard’s early attack and a penalty in the second half from Matt Godden put Coventry in control before Viktor Gyokeres made sure they got seven points out of the drop zone after Robins forward Nahki Wells pulled one out.
Swansea’s automatic promotion hopes took another hit when they lost 1-0 to Preston
Goal-shy Swansea lost 1-0 to Preston at home. Steve Cooper’s side suffered four consecutive losses without scoring, after a late own goal by Matt Grimes brought the North End to victory.
Daryl Dike’s brace reinforced Barnsley’s surprising play-off push for fifth place as they won 2-1 at Luton to get within a point of the Swans.
American forward Dike lost the chance to claim a hat-trick when Luton goalkeeper Sam Sluga saved his penalty kick before James Collins’ consolation led to a nerve-racking finish.