Rotherham blunt Sheffield United's promotion push

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London, Nov 8, 2022 (AFP) - Rotherham blunted Sheffield United's bid for promotion to the Premier League as Ben Wiles clinched a 1-0 win over the Blades at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

Despite missing six players due to injury, Rotherham won at Bramall Lane for the first time since 1980 thanks to Wiles' composed finish.

It was a disappointing result for the Championship promotion chasers after their statement win over Burnley at the weekend.

United stay in third place, three points behind leaders Burnley.

Nathan Jones' likely farewell match as Luton boss ended in a 2-0 defeat at his former club Stoke City.

Jones has received permission to speak to Southampton to become Ralph Hasenhuttl's successor at the Premier League strugglers.

His first game as Saints manager would be at Liverpool on Saturday if he agrees terms.

Nick Powell's second goal of the campaign and an own goal by Town captain Tom Lockyer left Jones frustrated in his Luton swansong and eased the pressure on Stoke boss Alex Neil.

Watford are up to fifth place after a 2-0 win over Reading as Joao Pedro netted twice at Vicarage Road.

Josh Ruffels scored his first two Huddersfield goals as the Championship's bottom team came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road.

Lyndon Dykes, making his 100th QPR appearance, put the hosts ahead after just 90 seconds.

But Ruffels struck twice to hand sixth-placed QPR, who were recently top of the table, a third defeat in their past four matches.

Gustavo Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres were on target as Coventry secured their third successive win as they beat Wigan 2-0 at the CBS Arena.

Troy Deeney rescued a point for Birmingham after Matt Grimes looked like inspiring Swansea to a comeback win in a 2-2 draw at St Andrew's.

Deeney equalised in the 89th minute after Scott Hogan put Blues ahead in the first half.

Hogan's ninth goal of the season was cancelled out by Olivier Ntcham before Grimes put Swansea ahead on the stroke of half-time.

Two goals in as many second-half minutes from Regan Slater earned Liam Rosenior his first win as Hull boss as they came from behind to win 3-2 at Cardiff.

Rotherham blunt Sheffield United's promotion push
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