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Breaking News ! Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE commentary of tonight’s Championship action. League leaders Leeds United can extend the gap over West Brom to six points of they beat Luton Town at Elland Road, while Fulham will look to bounce back from their thumping by Marcelo Bielsa’s side as they take on QPR in a West London derby. Elsewhere, Millwall take on Swansea City, Brentford travel to Reading, Charlton are at Cardiff, while Barnsley host Blackburn and Stoke City travel to Wigan. We’ll bring you the key build-up and news from the London clubs, and all the scores and results this evening. Bowyer: Charlton can't relax Mitrovic ban makes Fulham’s task even tougher Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2020-06-30T16:31:44.000Z QPR vs Fulham (6.30pm)Team newsQPR XI: Kelly; Kane, Kakay, Cameron, Barbet; Manning, Amos, Ball; Eze, Hugill, Osayi-Samuel.Subs: Lumley, Shodipo, Oteh, Chair, Rangel, Masterson, Bettache, Gubbins, Clarke.Fulham XI: Rodak; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Christie; Cairney, Arter, Reed; Cavaleiro, De Cordova-Reid, Knockaert. Subs: Bettinelli, McDonald, Johansen, Le Marchand, Bryan, Onomah, De La Torre, Sessegnon, Jasper. 2020-06-30T16:31:36.653Z Millwall 1-0 Swansea | 28 minsDan Kilpatrick at The Den"Swansea inches from an equaliser through Brewster but Jake Cooper is back to shin the forward's effort off the line. Cracking defending. Millwall boss Gary Rowett is urging his side to keep pressing the visitors." 2020-06-30T16:27:10.430Z Millwall 1-0 Swansea | 21 minsDan Kilpatrick at The Den"Millwall lead through Mason Bennett's thumping close-range finish but the winger owes his first goal for The Lions to Mahlon Romeo. The full-back won possession with a brilliant tackle in the centre circle and Millwall sprung forward, Bennett eventually converting Jed Wallace's cutback." Advertisement GOAL! 2020-06-30T16:23:38.616Z GOAL! Milwall 1-0 Swansea | Mason Bennett 21'Brilliant work from Jed Wallace down the right, who squares it to Bennett and he finishes emphatically from close range.His first goal for Millwall! 2020-06-30T16:15:50.000Z Cardiff City vs Charlton Athletic (6pm)Cardiff XI: Smithies; Sanderson, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett; Bacuna, Pack, Ralls; Mendez-Laing, Glatzel, Adomah.Subs: Etheridge, Flint, Bamba, Smith, Vaulks, Whyte, Tomli, Hoilett, Paterson.Charlton XI: Phillips, Sarr, Lockyer, Pearce, Doughty, Lapslie, Field, Forster-Caskey, Cullen, Green, Aneke.Subs: Purrington, Jonathan Williams, Amos, Bonne, Morgan, Davison, Oshilaja, Pratley, McGeady. 2020-06-30T16:14:11.530Z Millwall 0-0 Swansea | 7 minsDan Kilpatrick at The Den"Millwall centre-half Shaun Hutchinson is lucky to still be on the pitch after clipping the heels of Rhian Brewster, who was threatening to break free. Just a booking for the Lions captain before Yan Dhanda forces Bartosz Bialkowski into a double-handed punch from the subsequent free-kick." Advertisement ES COVERAGE 2020-06-30T16:07:29.000Z Reading vs Brentford (6pm)Malik Ouzia: "Bryan Mbeumo looked sharp when he came on against West Brom last week so no surprise to see him\ come into the starting line-up as they only change to the side that (eventually) started that game. It’s no reflection on Tariqe Fosu, mind, who impressed in his two starts in the Frenchman’s place but drops to the bench." 2020-06-30T16:03:41.000Z Reading vs Brentford (6pm)Team newsReading XI: Rafael; Gunter, Morrison, Moore; Olise, Obita, Rinomhota, Swift, Ejaria; Baldock, Meite.Subs: Walker, McCleary, McIntyre, Blackett, Masikas, Adam, Pele, Osho, Puscas.Brentford XI: Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock Henry; Norgaard, Marcondes, DaSilva; Mbuemo, Watkins, Benrahma. Subs: Daniels, Mokotjo, Valencia, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier, Fosu, Baptiste, Zamburek, Roersley. KICK OFF 2020-06-30T16:01:05.780Z KICK OFFMillwall vs SwanseaWe're underway at The Den!The two teams gathered together before kick-off to remember Christian Mbulu, who died last month at the age of just 23. Photo: Getty Advertisement 2020-06-30T15:56:22.893Z Reading vs Brentford (6pm)Brentford will feel they have a decent chance of catching West Brom with just five points separating the two teams heading into the final six games of the season.Slaven Bilic's side have hit a roadblock since the restart while the Bees have been in fine form, overcoming the Baggies 1-0 last time out and beating Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage.Coming up against a Reading side whose form is indifferent at best, Thomas Frank will know his side will be in contention for a top-two finish should they come away from the Madejski Stadium with three points tonight. ES COVERAGE 2020-06-30T15:48:23.030Z Millwall vs Swansea (5pm)Dan Kilpatrick at the Den"There's royalty at the Den this afternoon, with an image of the Queen (wearing a Millwall shirt, of course) among the cardboard cutouts in the lower tier of the Dockers Stand."On a more sombre note, the hosts are warming up in t-shirts reading 'In memory of Christian Mbulu' – a tribute to their former player who died suddenly in May." Photo: Getty 2020-06-30T15:31:52.060Z QPR vs Fulham (6.30pm KO)We've got teams fighting for promotion as well as those battling to save themselves from the agony of relegation.And to top it off, QPR welcome Fulham to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium tonight in a west London derby. Photo: GettyThe hosts are all but safe from the drop and 10 points adrift from the play-off places, but they will not need any motivation in helping to deny Scott Parker's side a shot at automatic promotion to the Premier League.
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How to watch Millwall vs SwanseaThe game will be shown live on Sky Sports' Football and Sky Sports Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.For more information on Tuesday's other games, visit the EFL's iFollow site.
Swansea team newsStarting XI: Woodman; Naughton, Wilmot, Cabango, Bidwell, Byers, Grimes, Dhanda, Gallagher, Ayew, Brewster.Subs: Mulder, Guehi, Roberts, Fulton, Celina, Kalulu, Dyer, Routledge, Cullen.
Millwall team newsStarting XI: Bialkowski; Wallace, Hutchinson, Cooper, Williams; Wallace, Bradshaw, Ferguson, Romeo; Woods, Bennett.Subs: Steele, Pierce, Mitchell, Molumby, Thompson, Skalak, Mahoney, Smith, Leonard.
The race for automatic promotion is heating up, but Millwall and Swansea both stand a chance of making a play-offs heading into the final seven games.Team news will be arriving shortly for the 5pm kick-off.
Tonight’s Championship fixtures5pm: Millwall vs Swansea6pm: Barnsley vs Blackburn6pm: Cardiff City vs Charlton6pm: Reading vs Brentford6.30pm: QPR vs Fulham7.45pm: Leeds United vs Luton Town7.45pm: Wigan vs Stoke City
Reading vs BrentfordBrentford have replaced Fulham as the likeliest side to gatecrash the top two, following up the 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage with a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Brom.They can close the gap to two points and pile the pressure on the second-placed Baggies with another win at Reading tonight, before Slaven Bilic’s side travel to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow. Led by Watkins and winger Said Benrahma, Frank’s side have been lethal on the counter-attack since the restart and will hope to benefit from the absence of banned Reading defender Matt Miazga tonight.
Mitrovic ban makes Fulham’s task even tougherAleksandar Mitrovic’s three-match ban capped a disastrous 10 days for Fulham since the Championship restart.The division’s joint-top scorer will miss tonight’s short trip to QPR and the games against Birmingham and Nottingham Forest after admitting violent conduct for an off-the-ball elbow on Ben White in Fulham’s 3-0 defeat at Elland Road on Saturday.Photo: Getty ImagesThe Cottagers have failed to convert possession into penetration in defeats to promotion rivals Brentford and Leeds, and the loss of Mitrovic, who has scored 23 League goals this season, will only further dampen their firepower against mid-table QPR, who have the third worst defence in the division.Fulham’s other talisman, captain Tom Cairney, has been anonymous since the restart, while all five goals conceded have come from attacks down their left flank in nightmarish outings for full-back Joe Bryan. From eyeing a late surge into the top two, Scott Parker’s side are bracing themselves for a play-off scrap, but neither the manager nor his players look equipped for an immediate return to the top flight.Faced with studious dug-out opponents, Parker has appeared short of tactical nous. Both Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Leeds’s Marcelo Bielsa changed the games against Fulham with substitutions, while Parker’s own replacements have failed to make an impact, save from Neeskens Kebano earning a red card for two bookable offences on Saturday. The winger will also miss tonight’s derby at Loftus Road.Parker has at times been reticent to talk up Mitrovic this season, claiming the Serbian still had a “young mentality” after he scored a stoppage-time winner moments after missing a penalty in a 1-0 win over Swansea in February.In seemed an odd description of a 25-year-old who has already played in the Champions League and Premier League, but Mitrovic’s recklessness at the weekend pointed to an immaturity that seems likely to cost his team — and possibly him the Golden Boot, with Brentford Ollie Watkins joining him at the top of the scoring charts on Saturday.
Bowyer: Charlton can't relaxLee Bowyer has warned Charlton are not out of the woods yet in their battle to stay in the Championship, writes Giuseppe Muro.Back-to-back 1-0 wins since the restart has lifted the Addicks up to 18th, but they are still only three points above the relegation zone.GettyCharlton are in action at play-off hopefuls Cardiff tonight and boss Bowyer (said: “We are not out of it yet, we have to keep fighting until the end. I do not let the players relax and let them think that is it. Just because you have had a good performance, it does not mean everything is rosy.“We have got a lot of teams around us and you have to be at it every day. That is in training too, because if you come off it in training, it will show in matches.“They are a good group and they want to work hard, but I will be reminding them that we need to go again because there are three points at stake tonight.”
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Tonight’s Championship fixtures
5pm: Millwall vs Swansea
6pm: Barnsley vs Blackburn
6pm: Cardiff City vs Charlton
6pm: Reading vs Brentford
6.30pm: QPR vs Fulham
7.45pm: Leeds United vs Luton Town
7.45pm: Wigan vs Stoke City
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