9 Nov 2008

Wolves bare teeth as rivals stumble

8:56 am on 9 November 2008

Wolverhampton's extended their lead at the top of the English Championship to six points with a 2-0 win over Burnley as they hunt for a place in English football's Premier League.

Promotion rivals Birmingham could only muster a 1-1 draw away at lowly Nottingham Forest.

Reading beat Derby 3-0 to draw to within a point of Birmingham in the process.

Sheffield United are fourth after a 2-1 win away at local rivals Barnsley.

QPR moved onto the same points as Cardiff after beating them 1-0 at Loftus Road.

Ipswich kept up their challenge on the play-off places with a 1-0 win away at Blackpool, while Charlton drew 2-2 at Plymouth.

Elsewhere Sheffield Wednesday beat Doncaster 1-0, Crystal Palace beat Coventry 2-0, Norwich drew 2-2 with Preston and Bristol City won 1-0 at Southampton.