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Alamy Stock Photo Swansea City's Michael Obafemi (centre) celebrates after scoring.
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Obafemi continues superb end to season, Irish youngster on target for Derby
Eiran Cashin rewarded Wayne Rooney’s faith in him.

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Michael Obafemi continued his superb second half of the season in the Championship today.

The striker registered his 12th goal of the season and 11th since the turn of the year, but it proved immaterial, as Swansea were beaten 5-1 by promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest.

Fellow Irish internationals Ryan Manning and Cyrus Christie also started for the Welsh side, with the latter unfortunately scoring an own goal to give the hosts the lead.

Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney’s already-relegated Derby picked up a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Blackpool.

Irish underage international Eiran Cashin scored the Rams’ second goal, while Jason Knight, Louie Watson and Festy Ebosele also started for the visitors.

Richard Keogh and CJ Hamilton were part of Blackpool’s starting XI.

English Championship results on Saturday:

Barnsley 1 Preston 3

Blackburn 0 Bournemouth 3

Blackpool 0 Derby 2

Bristol City 5 Hull 0

Cardiff 1 Birmingham 1

Coventry 1 Huddersfield 2

Middlesbrough 3 Stoke 1

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Millwall 3 Peterborough 0

Nottingham Forest 5 Swansea 1

Reading 0 West Brom 1

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Played Friday

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sheffield United 3

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