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Glenn Murray's brace helped keep Crystal Palace top of the Championship
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Glenn Murray's brace helped keep Crystal Palace top of the Championship

Crystal Palace remain top of the npower Championship thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Derby at Selhurst Park.

Glenn Murray scored twice with Andre Moritz also beat Rams keeper Adam Legzdins as Palace won their fifth successive league game.

The victory keeps them two points ahead of Cardiff in second place, who leapfrogged Middlesbrough thanks to their 1-0 win over Tony Mowbray's side at the Cardiff City Stadium with Matthew Connolly on target.

Sone Aluko scored twice as Hull remain in fourth place after they held on to beat Birmingham 3-2 at St Andrew's.

Davuid Nugent scored a brace of his own as Leicester thumped Ipswich 6-0 at the King Power Stadium to stay in sixth place, while the Blues remained in the bottom three.

Elsewhere, Brighton leapfrogged Huddersfield into sixth place with a 2-1 win at the John Smith's Stadium and Bristol City remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table after they drew 1-1 against Blackpool.

Watford continued their run of good form as they beat 10-man Wolves 2-1 at Vicarage Road and Miguel Llera's headed own goal was the only difference as Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at the City Ground.

Bolton and Barnsley played out a 1-1 draw at the Reebok, with Kevin Davies' first-half score for Bolton cancelled out by namesake Craig Davies midway through the second period.

Charlton beat 10-man Burnley 1-0 thanks to Danny Haynes' goal after Burnley keeper Lee Grant saved Johnnie Jackson's early penalty at Turf Moor.

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