23.10.2018 23:56 h

Sheffield United denied Championship top spot in Stoke draw

Sheffield United missed out on the chance to go top of the Championship after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke on Tuesday.

The result left the Blades behind leaders Middlesbrough, who drew 0-0 with Rotherham, on goal difference.

Only the top two sides at the end of the regular season are guaranteed promotion to the Premier League, with the clubs finishing third to sixth heading into the play-offs.

Leon Clarke's first goal of the season midway through the second half appeared to have secured victory for the Blades, but Joe Allen's free-kick two minutes from time salvaged a point for Stoke.

Elsewhere, Boro were held to a goalless draw by Rotherham, who have now drawn four of their last five league games.

Meanwhile Jordan Rhodes scored twice as Norwich recorded back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory at home to Aston Villa, who had taken the lead through James Chester.

Swansea came from behind in a 3-1 win at home to Blackburn.

Charlie Mulgrew's first-half penalty gave Blackburn the lead, but Welsh side Swansea recovered through goalkeeper David Raya's own goal, before Connor Roberts (68) and Bersant Celina (85) were on target for the Swans.

Millwall bounced back to beat Wigan 2-1 and secure their third league win of the season thanks to Steve Morison's late winner.

Queens Park Rangers made it four games unbeaten with a 3-0 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Tomer Hemed and Luke Freeman scored with headers in either half and Nahki Wells added a late third goal.