Football

Tigers in sight of play-offs

Tigers in sight of play-offs (©PAphotos)
Tigers in sight of play-offs (©PAphotos).

Hull have the npower Championship play-offs in their sights after securing a 1-0 victory at Coventry to set a new club record for unbeaten away league matches.

Aaron Mclean's 33rd-minute finish was the bright point of a scrappy clash at the Ricoh Arena that extended the Tigers' unbeaten away streak to 14 games, beating the previous record set during the 1948-49 season.

Elsewhere, Leeds were held to a goalless draw at Elland Road by Paul Jewell's Ipswich, while neither Portsmouth nor Middlesbrough managed to break the deadlock at Fratton Park.

Nottingham Forest's clash with Doncaster also ended goalless, but Millwall had no such problems finding the back of the net.

Paul Robinson scored a second-half double as the Lions ended Burnley's three-match winning run and secured their first npower Championship away victory in 10 attempts.

There was still time for Andros Townsend to claim a late third for the visitors, who were good value for their victory after an outstanding second-half display.

Finally, Sheffield United's chances of avoiding relegation were dealt a further blow as they were beaten 3-0 at Watford after going down to nine men before half-time.

Manager Micky Adams recalled striker Darius Henderson and midfielder Lee Williamson to his starting XI against their former club but was left to regret his decision as the former Hornets pairing both saw red in the space of six minutes.

Striker Danny Graham had already put the home side ahead after some dreadful defending gifted him his 23rd goal of the season and second-half goals from Martin Taylor and Ross Jenkins made sure.

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Doncaster Rovers
Portsmouth
Ipswich Town
Darius Henderson
Watford
Football
Ross Jenkins
Millwall
Paul Robinson
Championship
Andros Townsend
Aaron Mclean
Danny Graham
Lee Williamson
Nottingham Forest
Martin Taylor
Sheffield United
Middlesbrough
Hull City
Leeds United
Coventry City
Paul Robinson

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