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Swansea see off Owls

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Swansea moved up to fifth in the Coca-Cola Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Jamaican midfielder Darren Pratley netted both goals for the visitors as he slotted home Gorka Pintado's pass (5) before converting Nathan Dyer's cross (36) to give the Owls the worst possible start to life after Brian Laws.

Paul Hart's first game in charge of QPR ended in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United. Mikele Leigertwood's second-minute strike gave the Rs a great start at Loftus Road but Richard Cresswell tapped in an equaliser just six minutes later.

Substitute Simon Church gave Reading a late equaliser before being sent off as Brian McDermott claimed a deserved point from his first game in charge of the Championship strugglers.

A contentious penalty from Paul Hartley looked set to give Bristol City victory but Church popped up in stoppage time to make it 1-1 and then see red for celebrating with the away fans.

Exodus Geohaghon's first league goal secured Mark Cooper's maiden victory as Peterborough manager - 2-1 against Watford at London Road.

Meanwhile, Freddy Eastwood extended his rich vein of form as he netted the winner as Coventry claimed a 1-0 victory over struggling Plymouth at Home Park, Crystal Palace drew 1-1 at home to Barnsley and on-loan striker Billy Sharp continued his fine form for Doncaster as his goal set them on the way to a 2-0 victory at Derby.

The games between Blackpool and West Brom, Cardiff and Leicester and Scunthorpe and Ipswich all fell foul of the weather.

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