Full-time whistle: Leeds United, Sheffield United and Hull City beat freeze to win, but Sheffield Wednesday crash to heavy defeat

Leeds United beat the festive freeze and leaders QPR to climb up into the Championship promotion places.

On the day when games including Barnsley, Huddersfield, Bradford and Rotherham were frozen off, United beat Rangers 2-0 at Elland Road.

And there were Championship wins for Hull City, 2-0 against Bristol City, and Sheffield United who edged out Swansea City.

In League One, Sheffield Wednesday were humiliated by Exeter City in a 5-1 thrashing.

Championship

Hull City 2 Bristol City 0

Jay Simpson (13, 62) gave Tigers victory.

Leeds United 2 QPR 0

Max Gradel (25) stunned the leaders with first-half goal, before grabbing a second on 70 minutes.

Millwall v Barnsley

POSTPONED

Sheffield United 1 Swansea City 0

Ched Evans (44) grabbed the only goal of the game at Bramall Lane.

League One

Brentford v Huddersfield Town

POSTPONED

Exeter City 5 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Jamie Cureton (29) put City in front before Tommy Miller (31) equalised. Liam Sercombe (58), Scott Golbourne (61) and Cureton (72) fired Exeter ahead, before John O'Flynn (88) added a fifth.

League Two

Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City

POSTPONED

Torquay United v Rotherham United

POSTPONED

Blue Square Bet Premier

Luton Town 0 York City 0

Game abandoned after 55 minutes due to snow.

Results

Barclays Premier League

Blackburn 1-1 West Ham

Sunderland 1-0 Bolton

Npower Championship

Coventry 1-2 Norwich

Derby 1-2 Reading

Hull 2-0 Bristol City

Leeds United 2-0 QPR

Nott'm Forest 3-0 Crystal Palace

Sheff Utd 1-0 Swansea

Npower League One

Exeter 5-1 Sheff Wed

Blue Square Premier

Fleetwood Town 1-1 Newport County

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