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Championship wrap: Cardiff stay on track

Created on 22 Dec., 2012 7:05 PM GMT

Cardiff retained top spot in the Championship after Craig Bellamy's strike helped them see off Leicester 1-0 on Saturday.

Hosts Leicester threatened throughout but were denied by the woodwork and David Marshall's fine goalkeeping.

From a swift Cardiff counter attack Bellamy lost his marker and rifled home the only goal of the game on 25 minutes.

Andy King went close to equalising for Leicester but Cardiff held on for the three points.

Luciano Becchio scored in either half as Leeds came from a goal down to defeat promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough 2-1.

The win moved Neil Warnock's side within two points of the play-off places.

Peterborough survived a late Bolton rally and eight stoppage minutes to win a nine-goal thriller 5-4.

Martin Petrov and Benik Afobe scored for Bolton in the final 10 minute to set up a grandstand finish but last-placed Peterborough were good enough to hold on.

Watford kept in touch with the promotion contenders after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0.

Birmingham drew 2-2 with Burnley, Barnsley edged Millwall 2-1, Ipswich shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Charlton.

Blackburn's clash with Brighton was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

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