Brighton & Hove Albion clawed back ground at the top of England's Championship with a 2-0 victory at bottom club Rotherham United as leaders Newcastle United were held to a 0-0 draw by Reading on Tuesday.

Second-half goals from Anthony Knockaert and substitute Solly March kept second-placed Brighton on Newcastle's coat tails, reducing the deficit at the summit to three points with 10 games remaining.

Newcastle were stifled by promotion-chasing Reading as Rafa Benitez's side created the better chances but failed to break down a cautious Royals side who defended in numbers.

Third-placed Huddersfield are nine points off the top after they beat Aston Villa 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Tommy Smith.

Leeds United, fourth in the second-tier standings, conceded an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to draw 1-1 with playoff-chasing Fulham.

Leeds took the lead with an own goal from Tim Reim, but were pegged back at the death when Tom Cairney found the net for the hosts.