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Watch: Aiden McGeady hits vital winner for relegation-threatened Sunderland
Elsewhere, there was encouraging news for Irish midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes, who celebrated his 19th birthday by making the bench for Aston Villa.

AIDEN MCGEADY SCORED the only goal as Sunderland earned a much-needed 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Championship today.

The victory took Chris Coleman’s side out of the relegation zone, after the Irish international headed home Adam Matthews’ cross on 40 minutes.

Elsewhere in the Championship, there was encouraging news for Irish midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes, who celebrated his 19th birthday by making the bench in Aston Villa’s 1-0 win away to Middlesbrough.

English Championship results on Saturday:

Barnsley 1 Reading 1

Birmingham 1 Leeds United 0

Brentford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Burton 0 Norwich 0

Hull 2 Fulham 2

Ipswich Town 1 Derby County 2

Middlesbrough 0 Aston Villa 1

Nottingham Forest 0 Sunderland 1

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Sheffield United 0 Bolton 1

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Cardiff 0 Preston North End 1

Millwall 1 QPR 0 

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