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9.40pm: It’s all gone a bit flat in the final 20 minutes at Craven Cottage, with Bristol City happy to defend against a toothless Fulham side.
Kevin McDonald blazes well over from the edge of the box, which prompts a stampede to the exit door for the home fans.
Meanwhile, Danny Ward makes it 3-1 for to Cardiff against Ipswich.
9.35pm: Harvey Barnes scores the second game in a row for Barnsley, that should wrap up all three points at Burton. The Tykes lead 4-2.
Meanwhile, Sone Aluko has Reading’s third against Nottingham Forest.
9.30pm: Derby have turned it around at Elland Road, and it’s that man Sam Winnall again!
He slots home a penalty after Tom Lawrence was brought down.
The Rams are on course for their fourth-straight win.
Middlesbrough are 3-1 up against Hull, thanks to Grant Leadbitter’s penalty. The Tigers are also down to ten men after Michael Hector sees red.
Reading are also looking good for three points thanks to John Swift’s second of the game against Nottingham Forest.
9.25pm: SCENES! Paddy McNair scores for Sunderland to make it 3-3 against Bolton.
It’s level at Elland Road, Sam Winnall with the equaliser for Derby against Leeds.
Meanwhile, Barnsley are ahead again at the Pirelli Stadium. Joe Williams on target for the Tykes.
9.20pm: Wolves look set to return to winning ways. They’re now two goals to the good thanks to Leo Bonatini’s effort.
Meanwhile, Hull are threatening a comeback against Middlesbrough, and Kamil Grosicki has grabbed a goal back.
9.15pm: Fulham almost grab a goal back as Kevin McDonald forces Frank Fielding into a stop.
Slavisa Jokanovic reacts to the red card by replacing Stefan Johansen with Rafa Soares for his debut.
9.10pm: RED CARD
Fulham are down to 10 men after Aboubakar Kamara sees red for an off-the-ball incident.
Meanwhile, at the Stadium of Light, Karl Henry has fired Bolton ahead at Sunderland.
Simon Grayson’s has 30 minutes to save his job.
9.05pm: Sunderland have been diabolical at the back this season, and their back line has leaked again.
Gary Madine levels the scores for Bolton.
Meanwhile, Joe Bryan forces David Button into a stop after racing down the win with the ball.
Bristol City are after a third.
They get the ball in the back of the net from the resulting corner but it's ruled out.
9.00pm: Sunderland are AHEAD at the Stadium of Light. Lewis Grabban with his second of the night.
Simon Grayson could live to fight another day.
8.55pm: The changes haven't exactly worked, with Bristol City looking menacing.
Jamie Paterson fires over from the edge of the box.
8.50pm: Fulham have made two subs at the break.
Oliver Norwood and Rui Fonte are on for Floyd Ayite and Tomas Kalas.
Something needs to change for the Whites.
Burton 2 Barnsley 2
Cardiff City 1 Ipswich 0
Fulham 0 Bristol City 2
Hull 0 Middlesbrough 2
Leeds 1 Derby 0
Norwich 0 Wolves 1
QPR 1 Sheffield United 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2 Millwall 1
Sunderland 1 Bolton 1
8.35pm: Sheffield Wednesday are back in front at Hillsborough.
Jordan Rhodes, remember him?, has the Owls ahead again. That could be a big goal for Carlos Carvalhal.
There’s been another goal at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland have drawn level against Bolton thanks to Lewis Grabban.
Burton are level again against Barnsley thanks to Lloyd Dyer.
Meanwhile, at Craven Cottage, Fulham are struggling to break down Bristol City, who have thrown everyone behind the ball for the final minutes of the half.
The referee blows the half-time whistle to loud boos from the home fans.
8.30pm: Parity at the Pirelli Stadium didn’t last very long.
Brad Potts fires Barnsley back in front.
Korey Smith doubles Bristol City's lead.
Callum O'Dowda cuts past Tim Ream and gets to the byline, before cutting the ball back for Smith to slot home.
Meanwhile, there has been a HUGE goal in the basement battle.
Sammy Ameobi has fired Bolton ahead against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Is time running out for Simon Grayson?
Elsewhere, Matty Lund has levelled for Burton against Barnsley.
8.20pm: Middlesbrough have doubled their lead at Hull, Britt Assomabalonga with the goal.
Bobby Reid fires Bristol City in front.
Josh Brownhill beats Tim Ream to a Korey Smith ball into the box, cuts it back and Reid is there to nip in and slot home.
8.12pm: If there’s one thing you should know about the Championship, it’s that the standard of refereeing is pretty diabolical.
The referee at Craven Cottage, Scott Duncan, has just missed the most obvious handball of all-time by Bristol City midfielder Marlon Pack.
Meanwhile, Reading have taken the lead after 13 minutes of their late kick-off against Nottingham Forest.
Royals midfielder John Swift on the scoresheet.
A slick bit of play by Stefan Johansen releases Ryan Sessegnon in the box, but his fizzing strike hits the bar.
Fulham immediately win the ball back from the restart, and a poor Bristol City clearance gifts the ball to Sessegnon again but he strikes wide.
Elsewhere, Lloyd Isgrove has fired Barnsley ahead at Burton.
8.05pm: Wolves are ahead at Norwich, thanks to a Willy Boly goal.
It’s been end-to-end stuff here at the Cottage, but there’s yet to be a clear-cut chance.
Fulham’s switch to a three-at-the-back system looks like it could work but Bristol City do look threatening on the break.
8.00pm: The goals are in raining in tonight.
Junior Hoilett has Cardiff leading against Ipswich while Martin Braithwaite has put Middlesbrough in front at Hull.
Sheffield Wednesday’s lead against Millwall didn’t last long, with Tom Elliot levelling the scores.
7.55pm: Bristol City are forced into an early change as right-back Eros Pisano is replaced by Hordur Magnusson.
Meanwhile, Pierre-Michel Lasogga has fired Leeds in front against Derby.
7.53pm: We have our first goals of the night in the Championship.
Adam Reach fires Sheffield Wednesday ahead against Millwall, while Idrissa Sylla has QPR in front against league leaders Sheffield United.
Meanwhile, Callum O'Dowda is inches away from firing Bristol City in front.
7.50pm: Fulham appear to have changed formation for tonight’s game, with Dennis Odoi joining Tomas Kalas and Tim Ream in a back-three, allowing Ryan Fredericks and Ryan Sessegnon to play on the wings.
Stefan Johansen fires an effort just over the bar for Fulham following a well-worked free-kick.
7.45pm: PEEP! We’re underway at Craven Cottage and in eight of the nine other Championship fixtures.
Reading and Nottingham Forest kick off at 8pm.
Joe Bryan has an early effort for Bristol City but it flashes over the bar.
Thomas Christiansen's Leeds host Derby
7.45pm: The teams are out and are about to go through the pre-match formalities.
Bristol City’s players are sporting some nifty purple jackets to protect them from the cold.
7.35pm: The big thing to keep an eye on tonight is Sunderland vs Bolton.
A failure to beat the Trotters will reportedly see Simon Grayson given the boot.
I’ve argued why giving Grayson the boot would be a bad idea but a growing number of Sunderland fans want to see him given the boot.
7.30pm: Elsewhere in the Championship, it is a massive night for Leeds.
They have lost four of their last five games and face Derby, who have won their last three.
A defeat could see them slide out of the top-six, having been top of the table less than a month ago.
But Thomas Christiansen is not concerned by their poor form, and he said: “We are still in the play-offs, a position we all would have signed for until now.
“In this league it is very tough, you know that you make a few mistakes and many times that costs you three points.”
7.25pm: Bristol City head into the game as one of the Championship’s most in-form teams.
They are unbeaten in 12 games, which has launched them to fourth in the table, but their Achilles heel has been a tendency to draw games.
Lee Johnson boasts joint-top scorer Bobby Reid in his team and the converted midfielder could cause big problems for Fulham defenders Tomas Kalas and Tim Ream.
7.20pm: Fulham skipper Tom Cairney has been struggling with an injury this term, and he admits he is “not 100 per cent in perfect condition”.
He scored the last-minute leveller against Bolton and, in his programme notes, says: “I’m not sure the aim was for me to play the full game on Saturday but as we were trailing the gaffer decided to leave me on as we went in search of an equaliser.”
7.15pm: Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says that his side “needs to improve”.
He says: “We need to be more decisive when defending in our own box as well as improving in front of goal.”
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7.10pm: LINE UPS
Fulham have two changes from the 1-1 draw against Bolton.
Stefan Johansen and Denis Odoi come in for Oliver Norwood and Rui Fonte.
Bristol City, who beat Sunderland 2-1 on Saturday, also boast two changes.
Korey Smith and Eros Pisano replace Nathan Baker and Matt Taylor.
Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi; McDonald, Johansen, Cairney; Ayite, Kamara, Sessegnon
Subs: Bettinelli, Soares, Kebano, Fonte, Norwood, Djalo, De La Torre
Bristol City: Fielding; Pisano, Flint, Wright, Bryan; Pack, Smith, Brownhill; Paterson, Reid, O’Dowda
Subs: Steele, Taylor, Eliason, Djuric, Magnusson, Vyner, Leko
7.00pm: Good evening and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of tonight’s Championship action.
I’m at Craven Cottage for Fulham vs Bristol City, but I’ll bring you updates from around the grounds.
An admission to begin with – I completely forgot it was Halloween until I saw tons of people walking down Stevenage Road in fancy dress.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping his side can avoid the sort of scary defending that them dear in Saturday’s draw with Bolton, while Bristol City gaffer Lee Johnson will want hope to frighten the home fans with a win.
There are nine other fixtures in the Championship.
Burton vs Barnsley (7.45pm unless stated)
Cardiff vs Ipswich
Hull vs Middlesbrough
Leeds vs Derby
Norwich vs Wolves
QPR vs Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday vs Millwall
Sunderland vs Bolton
Reading vs Nottingham Forest (8pm)