Royals Snatch It
Bristol City's Championship season continued with a one-nil against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday with a late goal seeing the New Year start with this setback.
A (what would have been a good) point looked to be coming Bristol City's way with a goalless draw on until Nick Blackman scored in injury-time as he converted a Danny Williams pass to shatter City.
There weren't too many chances for Bristol City, Luke Freeman going closest but even his effort wasn't on target whereas Reading's Matej Vydra had the best chances for Reading before Blackman's winner, with him also missing a chance before this.
These were the other results.
Friday 1st January 2016
Brighton 0-1 Wolves
QPR 1-2 Hull
Saturday 2nd January 2016
Birmingham 2-1 Brentford
Bolton 0-2 Huddersfield
Burnley 0-0 Ipswich
Cardiff 1-0 Blackburn
Charlton 1-1 Nottm Forest
Fulham 0-1 Sheff Wed
Leeds 1-1 MK Dons
Middlesbrough 2-0 Derby
Preston 2-1 Rotherham
Reading 0-1 Bristol City
Not the start to the year Brighton wanted, with the way the last ended carrying on into the New Year with a one-nil defeat to Wolves at the Amex Stadium meaning the promotion bid took another setback.
Brentford also suffered a blow to their play-off hopes too with a late defeat at St Andrew's meaning Birmingham won two-one to keep their play-off bid going whereas the battle of the top two ended with Middlesbrough remaining firm favourites for the title with a two-one win over Derby at the Riverside Stadium.
The relegation battling sides, Bolton and Rotherham were beaten by Huddersfield and Preston, respectively, to leave them starting 2016 very much in trouble with Charlton collecting what could prove to be a crucial point from a one-one draw at the Valley with Nottingham Forest.
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