Eddie Nketiah waved goodbye to Leeds United last night

Leeds United and West Brom show classy mutual respect, Bristol City chief blasts 'misinterpreted' red card, Middlesbrough man breaks duck - Championship winners and losers

While the Championship two top of Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion stays cemented for now, the play-off and relegation picture continues to keep sides.

Here, we round-up the winners and losers from an action-packed New Year's Day fixture list in the second-tier. Click through the pages to see who shone and struggled:​

Despite the eye-catching 5-2 scoreline in favour of Stoke City, the afternoon was overshadowed as James McClean was subjected to sectarian abuse. Terriers boss Danny Cowley wants whoever was involved to be duly punished.

1. L: Huddersfield Town

Despite the eye-catching 5-2 scoreline in favour of Stoke City, the afternoon was overshadowed as James McClean was subjected to sectarian abuse. Terriers boss Danny Cowley wants whoever was involved to be duly punished.
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Boro extended their winning run to four games with yet another big away scalp at Preston North End. It was an afternoon of celebration all round after Rudy Gestede netted his first goal since February 2018.

2. W: Middlesbrough

Boro extended their winning run to four games with yet another big away scalp at Preston North End. It was an afternoon of celebration all round after Rudy Gestede netted his first goal since February 2018.
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Unsurprisingly, an apologetic Neil Harris was left livid by the Bluebirds shock 6-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers and instantly threatened to sell players in January that do not meet his demands.

3. L: Cardiff City

Unsurprisingly, an apologetic Neil Harris was left livid by the Bluebirds shock 6-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers and instantly threatened to sell players in January that do not meet his demands.
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Grant McCann launched an astonishing attack on Sheffield Wednesday after his 1-0 win at Hillsborough with Hull, claiming the hospitality wasnt very good due to car parking issues and allegedly arguing with stewards.

4. W: Hull City

Grant McCann launched an astonishing attack on Sheffield Wednesday after his 1-0 win at Hillsborough with Hull, claiming the hospitality wasnt very good due to car parking issues and allegedly arguing with stewards.
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