Football League: Leeds slip to third as Swansea leave Pulis on the brink

  • Sheffield United return to second after in Championship
  • Luton held in League Two as Sunderland win late

Sheffield United seized on Leeds United’s slip-up to regain second with six games to play. Leeds slid to third, a point behind Chris Wilder’s side, after coming unstuck at Birmingham City, who ended a five-match losing streak, with Che Adams’s 22nd goal of the season the only goal of the game. David McGoldrick, a free transfer last summer, came up with the goods to inflict back-to-back defeats on Preston.

In the chasing pack, it was another fruitful day for Aston Villa, who left it late to snatch victory at Sheffield Wednesday, with stoppage-time goals by Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham ensuring a sixth consecutive victory. Derby scored three goals at Griffin Park – Harry Wilson striking twice – but Said Benrahma earned Brentford a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw. After the game the Metropolitan police said a male seated in the home end was arrested for a racially aggravated offence against a Derby player, confirmed by Frank Lampard to be Duane Holmes.

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