sport news Championship round-up: Sheffield United go third with victory at Wigan

Championship round-up: Sheffield United go third with victory at Wigan as West Brom are beaten by Blackburn Sheffield United have gone just two points behind second-placed Norwich David McGoldrick, Mark Duffy and Billy Sharp secured 3-0 win at Wigan West Brom drop down to fourth after suffering a 2-1 defeat by Blackburn 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 19:06 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 19:07 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Sheffield United moved up to third in the Championship, two points behind second-placed Norwich, after they won 3-0 at Wigan.

David McGoldrick put the Blades in front on 40 minutes.

Mark Duffy added a second in the 48th minute, with Billy Sharp scoring a third on 54 minutes.

Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp celebrates netting the third goal against Wigan

Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp celebrates netting the third goal against Wigan

West Brom drop to fourth, a point behind Sheffield United, after they went down 2-1 at Blackburn.

Charlie Mulgrew scored direct from a corner to put Rovers ahead on 52 minutes, and Bradley Dack fired in another five minutes later.

Jay Rodriguez pulled a goal back for the Baggies from the penalty spot on 63 minutes.

West Brom finished with 10 men after substitute Jake Livermore was dismissed for violent conduct. 

At the other end of the table, bottom club Ipswich lost 3-2 at home against Millwall.

Teenager Jack Lankester put Town in front after just two minutes with his first senior goal.

The Blades have put pressure on Norwich, moving two points behind the team in second

The Blades have put pressure on Norwich, moving two points behind the team in second

Shane Ferguson equalised with a penalty on the hour and Lions defender Jake Cooper gave them the lead on 68 minutes.

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