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Championship wrap: Promotion hopes rise for Palace

6 March 2013 02:41

Crystal Palace edged closer to the automatic promotion places in the Championship with a 4-2 win over Hull City on Tuesday.

A hat-trick from veteran Kevin Phillips helped Palace to the big win at Selhurst Park as Ian Holloway's fourth-placed side moved to within two points of Watford, who are second.

Phillips opened the scoring from the penalty spot in first-half additional time before finding the net twice more shortly after the break.

Jay Simpson pulled a goal back for City, but Manchester United signing Wilfried Zaha restored Palace's three-goal advantage on 77 minutes.

David Meyler's late effort proved nothing more than a consolation as City slipped to third.

Watford took advantage to move into second as a Fernando Forestieri brace saw them to a 2-1 win over lowly Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road.

League leaders Cardiff City are five points clear at the top after they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Derby County.

Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion are clinging onto the final two playoff spots after playing out draws.

Nigel Pearson's Leicester needed a 94th-minute equaliser from Michael Keane to draw 1-1 at home to Leeds United, while Brighton were held to a scoreless draw by Bristol City.

Nottingham Forest continued their revival under manager Billy Davies, making it 13 points from 15 since he returned with a 1-0 win at home to Ipswich Town.

Lewis McGugan scored the only goal of the game at The City Ground after the visitors were reduced to nine men.

A Chris Eagles winner saw Bolton to a 1-0 win over Blackburn, while Wolverhampton climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at Millwall.

Huddersfield Town left it late to overcome Middlesbrough 2-1, with Daniel Ward scoring a late winner, while Burnley and Barnsley drew 1-1.

Peterborough United and Charlton Athletic played out a 2-2 draw, while Blackpool drew 1-1 at Birmingham City in manager Paul Ince's first game in charge.

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Competition
Championship
Date
5 March 2013
Game week
36
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
4 - 2
Venue
Selhurst Park (London)
Attendance
16230

Goals

K. Phillips (PG) 45'+4  
1 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 1
W. Zaha 77'  
4 - 1
4 - 2
90'+2 D. Meyler

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
28
27 90+2'
21
15
8
6
20
16 77'
9 45+4' 52' 53'
17
Coach: I. Holloway
# Player Bookings
34
28
6
5
29
10
27
31 38' 90+2'
37
30
22
Coach: S. Bruce

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
4
7
11
12
18
30
34
# Player Bookings
15
11 73'
17
1
8
23
33

Tuesday 6 December

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +21 40
2 19 +17 39
3 19 +1 34
4 19 +3 32
5 19 +2 31
6 19 +1 31
7 19 +4 30
8 19 -3 30
9 19 +4 29
10 19 +9 28
11 19 +4 27
12 19 +3 25
13 19 +1 25
14 19 +1 25
15 19 +1 25
16 19 -2 24
17 19 -8 23
18 19 -2 22
19 19 -4 22
20 19 -3 21
21 19 -7 20
22 19 -12 19
23 19 -5 18
24 19 -26 7

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