Championship round-up: Wolves extend lead despite Sunderland draw
Nigel Adkins gets off to winning start as Hull beat Brentford
Hull City’s Kamil Grosicki is congratulated by team-mate David Meyler after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford at KCOM Stadium. Photograph: Ashley Allen/Getty Images
Wolves extended their lead at the top of the Championship to five points despite drawing 0-0 with 10-man Sunderland at Molineux.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could not take full advantage of Cardiff’s inactivity this weekend, with the Bluebirds travelling to Reading on Monday night, after failing to score at home for the first time this season.
Sunderland, who were forced to play 28 minutes with 10 men after Lee Cattermole received two yellow cards in the space of 54 seconds, remain one point adrift of safety.
Derby moved up to fourth with a 3-0 victory at struggling Barnsley.
Gary Rowett’s side leapfrogged Aston Villa after Millwall battled hard for a goalless draw at Villa Park.
Kemar Roofe netted a hat-trick to give Leeds a 3-1 victory at struggling QPR, who netted a late consolation through Pawel Wszolek at Loftus Road.
Birmingham, Bolton and Burton all remain in relegation trouble after losing on Saturday.
Sheyi Ojo’s 14th-minute effort gave Fulham a 1-0 victory over Birmingham, who missed a late penalty through Jeremie Boga at Craven Cottage, while Bolton were beaten 3-2 by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Will Buckley cancelled out Barrie McKay’s early opener to level things up at half-time before Forest sealed the points courtesy of goals from Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton, meaning Worrall’s own goal at the death was nothing more than a consolation.
Lucas Akins netted for Nigel Clough’s strugglers at the death but they are two points adrift of fourth-bottom Bolton.