Huddersfield boost automatic promotion hopes with narrow win over Reading

Huddersfield boost automatic promotion hopes with narrow win over Reading

Huddersfield boosted their hopes of automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night.

Philip Billing's goal eight minutes from time earned victory for the Terriers.

Rajiv van La Parra missed a first-half penalty but Billing pounced to secure Huddersfield's sixth straight league win.

David Wagner's men are now four points behind second-placed Brighton.

The Royals stay fourth, but are four points behind Huddersfield having played a game more.

Sheffield Wednesday missed the opportunity to consolidate a place in the play-off places, losing 2-1 to Brentford at Hillsborough.

The sixth-placed Owls were seeking a fifth win in a row to move 10 points clear of seventh-placed Norwich.

But John Egan and Harlee Dean scored first-half headers and Fernando Forestieri's strike was not enough.

Matt Smith and Conor Washington scored as QPR beat relegation-threatened Wigan 2-1. The Latics' reply was a penalty from Omar Bogle.

Derby and Burton shared a goalless draw in a local derby.

Burton remain two places above Wigan, but increased their points advantage to five.

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