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Saints win 8-goal thriller, extend unbeaten league run to 25 games

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Southampton extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to 25 games with a thrilling 5-3 win against struggling Huddersfield on Saturday.

Russell Martin's side trailed 2-0 and 3-2 as Sorba Thomas, David Kasumu and Alex Matos scored for managerless Huddersfield at St Mary's.

But Joe Rothwell's brace sparked Southampton's stirring fightback.

A Tom Lees own-goal and later strikes from Sekou Mara and Samuel Edozie kept Southampton in second place in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League

Southampton are one point ahead of Leeds, who beat bottom of the table Rotherham 3-0 at Elland Road.

Patrick Bamford bagged the first goal for Daniel Farke's team before Crysencio Summerville extended his tally for the season to 15 with a double.

Runaway leaders Leicester won 2-1 at Watford to move a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League.

Patson Daka put Leicester ahead with an 11th minute penalty and Ricardo Pereira added their second after the break.

Emmanuel Dennis pulled one back for Watford but the hosts couldn't complete their comeback attempt.

Leicester are 11 points clear of second placed Southampton with 15 games to play.

Ipswich have dropped out of the top two in recent weeks after their promotion push was dented again as West Bromwich Albion drew 2-2 at Portman Road.

Omari Hutchinson's stoppage-time goal rescued a point for fourth placed Ipswich, who trailed to Tom Fellows' opener and then John Swift's strike after Nathan Broadhead's equaliser.

John Eustace's first game in charge of Blackburn produced a 3-1 win over Stoke at Ewood Park.

Tyrhys Dolan scored twice and Sammie Szmodics also netted for his 22nd goal this term.

Swansea got their first win under Luke Williams as Liam Cullen's 11th-minute strike sealed a 1-0 win at play-off chasing Hull.

Goals from Emil Riis and Ben Whiteman gave Preston a 2-0 win at Cardiff, while Sunderland beat Plymouth 3-1.

Third bottom QPR moved a point closer to safety after a 2-2 draw with Norwich.

Jason Knight and Matty James scored to earn Bristol City a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough.

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