Brentford’s Sergi Canos celebrates his team’s fifth goal during the Sky Bet Championship game at Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford January 2021

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Swansea defeated Rotherham to close the gap at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to four points when leaders Norwich were held by Middlesbrough – but it was Brentford who stood out when they shot seven at Wycombe

The Canaries were the first to start in the lunch break, but could not take advantage of this as they ended goalless on Carrow Road

Emi Buendia was sent off for the fourth time in his career in Norwich 23 minutes before the end, he got a second yellow card for an unnecessary failure from George Saville

Swansea benefited from extending its unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions with a 3-1 win

Conor Hourihane and Matt Grimes got the Swans under control before the break, and although Freddie Ladapo was 65 Pulled one minute back, Jay Fulton made for the points

But Brentford is only two points behind after a 7-2 win over Wycombe

The teams were tied at half-time when Wychebes Uche Ikpeazu and Admiral Muskwe canceled Ethan Pinnock and Tariqe Fosu’s goals

But Fosu’s second goal put the Bees back in the lead before Ivan Toney scored a brace, and Sergi Canos and Josh Dasilva also scored in the second half

Mick McCarthy is still aiming for his first Cardiff win but was grateful for a point when Kieffer Moore saved a 1-1 draw with Millwall

Moore, who scored a point with a late header against Barnsley mid-week, faced more heroism after Aden Flint’s early own goal brought Millwall under control

But Moore showed up for 19 minutes to make sure the Bluebirds only left the Lions in midfield

Blackburn came within striking distance of the play-off places with a 1-0 win over Luton thanks to Adam Armstrong’s late header.

The Robins were the latest victims of Derby’s departure from troubles when the Rams won 1-0 at Pride Park

An early goal from Colin Kazim-Richards was enough to claim a third straight win under Wayne Rooney and Derby in 22nd place Place five points ahead of Rotherham

Stoke are still looking for their first win in 2021 when Huddersfield drew 1-1

Steven Fletcher scored a penalty against his former club after Pipa gave Huddersfield the lead, but Stoke was reduced to 10 at the break of the first half when Rhys Norrington-Davies saw red for a dangerous tackle

Sheffield Wednesday achieved a fourth home win in a row, defeating Preston 1-0 in Hillsborough thanks to Liam Palmer’s goal in the first half

You are one point behind local rivals Rotherham, but you have 21 Place in Nottingham Forest after Chris Hughton’s side from Barnsley scored a goalless draw

Birmingham’s winless home run has been extended to 10 games as tenants Coventry in St Andrews scored a 1-1 draw

Jeremie Belas penalty in the 17th Minute put Birmingham in the lead, but Coventry 12 minutes later right through Gustavo Hamer




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