Championship results: Barnsley strike late to earn point against Derby, Swansea go top with win at Charlton, Cardiff dominate QPR

Tom Lawrence returned to the Derby starting XI just over a week after he was charged with drink-driving as the Rams were denied victory late on in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley.

Lawrence, as well as Mason Bennett, missed Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Birmingham at Pride Park but were back in the fold at Oakwell, where Aapo Halme gave Barnsley a 13th-minute lead.

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Derby were denied a win against Barnsley

Chris Martin’s third goal in as many matches pulled the Rams level after 34 minutes, before Tom Huddlestone netted from the spot in the closing stages of the half.

But Cauley Woodrow popped up with the winner in stoppage time to earn the lowly hosts a valuable point in their hunt to stay in the division.

Swansea moved to the top of the Championship table with a hard-fought win over Charlton at The Valley.

After Jonathan Leko’s snapshot had given Lee Bowyer’s men an early lead, the Swans came back strongly and equalised through Yan Dhanda on 17 minutes.

Andre Ayew then netted the winner midway through the second period, poking in after a flick-on by Joe Rodon from Matt Grimes’ corner.

Cardiff extended their unbeaten run to seven Championship games with a 3-0 home victory over QPR.

Sean Morrison and Marlon Pack both opened their accounts for the season before half-time, the latter’s first goal since his summer move from Bristol City.

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Cardiff secured a dominant victory over QPR

Substitute Callum Paterson sealed the Bluebirds’ win with a sweet strike after 72 minutes.

Neil Warnock’s side have struggled to find the winning consistency – with four draws in their previous six matches – that underpinned their Championship promotion campaign two years ago.

Here are all the results from a dramatic night of Championship action…

Barnsley 2-2 Derby

Brentford 1-1 Bristol City

Cardiff 3-0 QPR

Charlton 1-2 Swansea

Luton 1-1 Millwall

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