Championship leaders Norwich City required a stoppage-time goal from Teemu Pukki to see off 10-man Bolton Wanderers and retain top spot.

Bolton's fightback from two goals down looked to have been enough to help Leeds United, who beat QPR, move into pole position, but Pukki was on hand to seal a last-gasp win.

Middlesbrough failed to return to winning ways as they were held to a draw by Blackburn Rovers, while Derby County moved into third place by beating Wigan Athletic.

Swansea City, meanwhile, survived a scare from Brentford as they ended a three-match losing streak with a 3-2 victory.


All seemed well for Norwich when Marco Stiepermann put them 2-0 up with just under an hour played at Carrow Road – Mario Vrancic having opened the scoring in the first half.

But Sammy Ameobi's response four minutes later halved the deficit and, in remarkable circumstances, struggling Bolton hauled themselves level when Mark Beevers prodded home two minutes from time.

However, there would be more drama, with Ameobi receiving his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card and Norwich were quick to profit.

Pukki got the winner, keeping his composure in the 93rd minute to tuck in after Bolton's defence scrambled at a cross, and ensuring Daniel Farke's side remain top.


Leeds looked set to be going top until Pukki's late winner for Norwich, with Marcelo Bielsa's side having claimed a fourth straight win by beating QPR.

Kemar Roofe netted both of Leeds' goals, scoring on the stroke of half-time before doubling his tally from the spot early in the second half.

It was not smooth sailing for Bielsa's men, however, with Nahki Wells having put QPR ahead against the run of play midway through the first half at Elland Road.

Leeds are now on 42 points, five clear of third-placed Derby, who beat 10-man Wigan thanks to Jack Marriott's header.


Wayne Routledge set the tone for an exciting encounter at Griffin Park, opening the scoring with just 25 seconds on the clock.

Chris Mepham's own-goal and a Leroy Fer strike had Swansea 3-0 by the 27th minute, but Thomas Frank's side pulled one back through Ollie Watkins before the interval.

Said Benrahma's effort set up a grandstand finish, though there would be no late dram as Swansea held firm to claim just a second win in six games.


Middlesbrough were hammered 3-0 by Aston Villa at the Riverside Stadium in midweek, and their struggles on home turf continued as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Blackburn.

Muhamed Besic's foul on the edge of Boro's box and subsequent red card handed Blackburn the initiative, with Charlie Mulgrew curling in the resulting free-kick.

But Tony Pulis' side fought back – substitute Britt Assombalonga on target to secure a share of the spoils.

Holders Chelsea will begin their FA Cup defence with a home tie against Nottingham Forest, while Arsenal could face non-league opposition in the third round.

The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley in May thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty, in what proved to be Antonio Conte's last game as head coach.

Championship Forest were 4-2 winners over Arsenal in the third round last season and Unai Emery's men could have a venture into the unknown if Solihull Moors of the National League can overcome League One Blackpool in a second-round replay.

Premier League leaders Manchester City, who were knocked out by Wigan Athletic in the fifth round last season, entertain Rotherham United.

City's neighbours United are also at home to Championship strugglers in the form of Reading.

Liverpool will travel to Wolves in one of only two all-Premier League ties, with Bournemouth hosting Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tottenham, still seeking their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino, face a trip to Merseyside against either Southport of the National League North or League Two Tranmere Rovers.

Ties will take place between January 4-7.

FA Cup third round – draw in full

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff City
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City
Fulham v Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham United
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham v Birmingham City
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea City

Norwich City reclaimed top spot in the Championship after battling back to beat Rotherham United 3-1 at Carrow Road. 

Daniel Farke's side responded well to the setback of Leeds United's earlier win at Sheffield United and an 11th-minute goal from Rotherham's Richard Towell to claim all three points. 

Nottingham Forest and Derby County boosted their play-off ambitions, while Birmingham City overtook Stoke City thanks to a late equaliser from Reading. 

At the other end of the table, Hull City claimed a hugely important win away from home, but things continue to look bleak for Ipswich Town. 


Leeds' late winner at Sheffield United and Towell's close-range finish left Norwich fans feeling fairly anxious at half-time.

However, Todd Cantwell finished from Teemu Pukki's set-up to restore parity with his first goal for the club, and the scorer turned provider when he sent Max Aarons through to make it 2-1.

Pukki buried a third to ensure Norwich go back to the top, a point above Leeds, while Rotherham slip to 20th in the table.

Sheffield United's day was made worse by Nottingham Forest's 2-0 win over Ipswich, which puts Aitor Karanka's side fifth and leaves the Tractor Boys seven points from safety.


Stoke looked to be heading for three points after Benik Afobe and Tom Ince overturned Marc McNulty's opener for Reading, but Modou Barrow made it 2-2 in the fourth minute of injury time to deny Gary Rowett's side. 

Birmingham, meanwhile, climbed into eighth in the table after goals from Maikel Kieftenbeld, Jacques Maghoma and Che Adams secured an impressive 3-0 win over Preston North End, who saw their nine-game unbeaten run in the league come to an end. 

Derby held on to a 2-1 win over Swansea City to move level on points with Sheffield United, while Blackburn Rovers stayed in the top-six hunt after Danny Graham's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday.


Queens Park Rangers saw their recent resurgence come to an end when they were shocked by Hull in a five-goal thriller at Loftus Road.

Steve McClaren's side had only lost one of their last nine, but two goals from Jarrod Bowen helped the visitors to a 3-2 victory that puts two points between them and the relegation zone.

Bolton Wanderers held Wigan to a 1-1 draw that had looked set to lift them out of the bottom three until Reading's late leveller, although only Christian Doidge's goal-line clearance stopped Lee Evans from giving the visitors the win in the dying moments.

Leeds United moved back to the top of the Championship as Pablo Hernandez sealed a 1-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield United.

Hernandez struck eight minutes from time after a moment to forget for Blades goalkeeper Dean Henderson, settling a feisty all-Yorkshire affair.

Billy Sharp spurned the hosts' best chance of the first half, heading into the turf and over the bar from close range, although his fellow Sheffield United forward David McGoldrick was fortunate a stamping challenge on Mateusz Klich went unpunished.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell endured some nervy moments in the Leeds goal but opposite number Henderson erred decisively when he touched John Egan's overhit backpass straight to Jack Clarke, who picked out Hernandez to sidefoot into an unguarded net.

There was still time for Sheffield United substitute Conor Washington to hook a shot against the crossbar in stoppage time but Leeds held on – Marcelo Bielsa's side moving two points ahead of Norwich City at the summit.

Their nearest rivals entertain Rotherham United later on Saturday, with Sheffield United five points back in fifth.

Leeds United took advantage of slip ups from Middlesbrough and leaders Norwich City to move within touching distance of the top of the Championship on Tuesday.

Stuart Dallas scored the only goal of the game as Marcelo Bielsa's men moved up into second with a win over Reading, who saw a late penalty saved by Bailey Peacock-Farrell, while Boro and Norwich drew at Preston North End and Hull City respectively.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United came out on top in a five-goal thriller against Brentford, and QPR rescued a late draw at Rotherham United.

Elsewhere, Sheffield Wednesday overcame struggling Bolton Wanderers 1-0.

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If not for a horror injury to Jamal Blackman, Peacock-Farrell's place in Leeds' first-team could have been under threat, with Bielsa having reportedly been close to dropping the goalkeeper.

However, the Northern Ireland youngster proved his worth late on to secure Leeds the points from an attritional contest at Elland Road.

Dallas' tap-in put the home side ahead on the hour, but Barry Douglas's foul on Josh Sims handed struggling Reading a lifeline.

But an equaliser was not forthcoming for Paul Clement's side, Marc McNulty seeing his low strike kept out by Peacock-Farrell as Leeds moved up into second.


After a run of just one win in five games, Sheffield United got themselves back on track by overcoming Brentford in a frantic 3-2 victory at Griffin Park.

Three goals in the space of nine first-half minutes set the tone for an enthralling encounter – Neal Maupay putting the Bees ahead and Ezri Konsa's own-goal restoring parity after John Lundstrum had hit the bar.

Oliver Norwood added a second for the visitors soon after and, although John Fleck's own-goal hauled Brentford level, Leon Clarke was on hand to win it 18 minutes from time.

United are now up to fourth, three points adrift of leaders Norwich.


Norwich's six-match winning run in the Championship came to an end on Tuesday, as were held to a goalless draw at lowly Hull.

Tom Trybull had Norwich's best chance, heading over from close range late on, with Hull now six points clear of bottom club Ipswich Town.

The draw did not see Norwich lose their place at the top, however, with Middlesbrough dropping out of the automatic promotion places after failing to better Preston, although Tony Pulis' side are now unbeaten in seven matches.


QPR twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Rotherham United and keep themselves within touching distance of the play-off spots.

The visitors had two penalty shouts denied as they chased an equaliser, which eventually came when Luke Freeman's diving header found the net in stoppage time.

It was Joe Lumley who would be the hero for Steve McClaren's side – who have now lost just once in nine games – though, as he pulled off a fantastic save to deny Jamie Proctor a sensational winner.

Norwich City maintained their position at the Championship summit with a crushing 4-1 win away at Swansea City, while Leeds United remain three points behind them after beating Bristol City 2-0 at Elland Road.

Daniel Farke's side were in imperious form at the Liberty Stadium, securing a sixth straight win thanks to an own goal from Mike van der Hoorn and strikes from Emiliano Buendia, Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki.

Leeds made light work of 10-man Bristol City thanks to goals from Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez to remain on the Canaries' coattails, although they could be leapfrogged into second by Middlesbrough if they overcome Brentford in the late kick-off.

Derby County, meanwhile, kept up their promotion push with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End thumped Blackburn Rovers 4-1 and Hull City fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest.


Farke's side were ruthless against Swansea, racing into a 3-0 lead after just 37 minutes.

Van der Hoorn's own goal set them on their way before Buendia's cool finish and Stiepermann's tap-in put the game to bed before half-time.

Daniel James pulled one back for Graham Potter's side, but Pukki had the final say, adding a fourth on the hour mark.


Leeds bounced back from their 4-1 defeat to West Brom before the international break with a routine win over Bristol City.

They did not have it all their own way, though, and only made the breakthrough after Josh Brownhill was dismissed 10 minutes into the second half for a second bookable offence.

The Yorkshire side took full advantage of Brownhill's recklessness, scoring through Roofe and Hernandez to keep up the pressure on Norwich.


Jack Marriott scored his sixth goal in eight games as Frank Lampard's side came from behind to see off struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls – who have not won at home since August – went in front thanks to Adam Reach's goal, but Derby stormed back to erase the memory of their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa a fortnight ago.

Harry Wilson pulled them level in the 29th minute before Marriott sealed all three points six minutes later.

In the day's other games, Rotherham United and Sheffield United drew 2-2 – as did Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers – Millwall and Bolton Wanderers played out a 1-1 result and Wigan Athletic were held to a goalless draw by Reading.

Manchester United and Leeds United will renew their rivalry in Australia next year, their first meeting in nearly eight years.

The fixture was confirmed on Tuesday – hours after both clubs removed their initial announcements – with Perth's Optus Stadium hosting the clash on July 17.

It will be the first time they have gone head-to-head since September 2011, when Manchester United won 3-0 at Elland Road in the EFL Cup.

The bitter rivals enjoyed regular clashes around the turn of the century but have only met twice since 2004 after Leeds tumbled down the divisions.

In Leeds' statement, managing director Angus Kinnear said: "A lot of hard work behind the scenes has gone into making this possible and I'm sure it will be a great success.

"The game against long-standing rivals Manchester United…will be a fantastic part of our centenary season and is expected to attract thousands of visitors."

Leeds United lost ground at the top of the Championship as West Brom ran riot in the second half to earn a 4-1 win at The Hawthorns.

With Norwich City having beaten Millwall 4-3 earlier on Saturday to go three points clear at the top, Marcelo Bielsa's side required victory to move into pole position.

But it was West Brom who deservedly took the spoils from an action-packed encounter, Darren Moore's side – who had hit the woodwork through Jay Rodriguez in the first half – carving Leeds' defence open at will after the interval.

Hal Robson-Kanu got the rout started, slotting home at the culmination of a slick counter-attack after Leeds' Kemar Roofe had a penalty appeal turned down at the other end.

Harvey Barnes squandered a brilliant opportunity to double the hosts' lead shortly after, but the Baggies had their second when Bailey Peacock-Farrell failed to deal with Matt Phillips' speculative effort.

Barnes made up for his earlier miss in the 82nd minute, racing clear before lifting a delicate lob over Peacock-Farrell, who was beaten again a moment later when Dwight Gayle rounded off a brilliant West Brom performance with a clever back-heel, although Pablo Hernandez did head in a stoppage-time consolation.

The victory ends West Brom's four-match winless streak, lifting them up into fifth, while Leeds sit in third.

Leeds United are top of the Championship thanks to a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic handed to them by an error from goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Kemar Roofe's controversial equaliser salvaged a point for Leeds United as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in the Championship. 

Derby County stormed to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns as Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship.

Leeds United surrendered top spot in the Championship on Saturday after being held by Brentford.

Marcelo Bielsa's side managed only a 1-1 draw in the early kick-off, allowing West Brom and Sheffield United to climb above them at the summit of the table. 

Glenn Whelan missed a late penalty as Aston Villa shared the points in a remarkable 3-3 draw with Preston North End in the Championship, piling the pressure on Steve Bruce.

Adam Reach and Mateusz Klich scored stunning goals as Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United shared an entertaining 1-1 draw at Hillsborough on Friday. 

Leeds United's eight-game unbeaten run came to a juddering halt on Saturday after former manager Garry Monk guided Birmingham City to a 2-1 upset at Elland Road. 

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