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Sheffield United keep up pressure on the top two as Bristol City surge into the play-off places and Brentford come from behind with five-goal display Sheffield United beat Bolton to keep up pressure on Leeds and Norwich  David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp fired the Blades to victory at Bramall Lane Bristol City moved ahead of Derby and into the play-offs by beating Swansea Brentford stormed back from two goals down to beat Blackburn 5-2 Birmingham City beat Nottingham Forest 2-0; Reading and Aston Vila goalless  Middlesbrough staged late comeback to defeat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 

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Published: 17:59 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 18:00 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Sheffield United kept the pressure on the top two in the Championship courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Bolton at Bramall Lane.

With leaders Leeds facing fellow high-flyers Norwich in the evening kick-off, the Blades knew they could make ground with a win.

And they did just that as David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp netted their 11th and 20th goals of the season respectively to leave struggling Bolton three points from safety.

Billy Sharp celebrates scoring Sheffield United's second goal as they defeated Bolton 2-0

Billy Sharp celebrates scoring Sheffield United's second goal as they defeated Bolton 2-0

Sharp's 20th goal of the season was a header to secure the three points at Bramall Lane

Sharp's 20th goal of the season was a header to secure the three points at Bramall Lane

David McGoldrick had earlier opened the scoring as the Blades boosted their promotion bid

David McGoldrick had earlier opened the scoring as the Blades boosted their promotion bid

Britt Assombalonga fired Middlesbrough to a 3-2 win over fellow promotion rivals West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle netted for the Baggies, who trailed to George Saville's 17th-minute opener.

But Assombalonga, a 65th-minute substitute, made an impact with a brace in the final 15 minutes.

Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring Middlesbrough's winning goal against West Brom

Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring Middlesbrough's winning goal against West Brom

Assombalonga had earlier equalised in a dramatic late turnaround at the The Hawthorns

Assombalonga had earlier equalised in a dramatic late turnaround at the The Hawthorns

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