Bristol City are being toasted on Tyneside on this St Patrick’s Day (night).

Starting the evening in the relegation zone, the West Country outfit have absolutely smashed Huddersfield Town.

Bristol City running out 4-0 winners and pulling themselves up to 19th, three places above the drop zone.

In the process they have also done Newcastle United (and Brighton) a massive favour, the top placed duo remaining six points ahead of David Wagner’s third placed club but now having played the same number of games.

How the Championship table now looks on Friday night:

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Saturday sees Newcastle looking to go nine points clear of third and three points clear of Brighton, when they kick off at Birmingham City in a 3pm kick-off.

Brighton then feature in a tough teatime clash, travelling to play (now fifth placed) Leeds United in a game starting at 5.30pm.

By tomorrow night, Huddersfield will once again have a game in hand but Newcastle and/or Brighton will not be worrying too much about that if they are then nine points ahead in the automatic promotion slots with only eight games to play.

Bristol City did the damage on Friday night with two goals in each half, Tomlin and Abraham scoring in the first and then Flint & Cotterill adding a couple more strikes in the second period.

Interesting statistics as Huddersfield dominated possession (62%), the clubs had only two corners (one each) between them and Bristol City scored their four goals from only five efforts on target.

It is going to be a long long international break for Huddersfield to think about where it all went wrong, especially if the two clubs above them take advantage on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Reading moved above Leeds into fourth with a 2-0 win at sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Reading are now 10 points behind both Newcastle and Brighton but have played a game more.

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  • Jimblag23

    Well tonight has thrilled me no end.
    I’m a Bristol boy but toon mad and city have turned ‘uddersfield over.

    Now over to you lads, 3 points against the brum and it’s a great weekend.

  • Kev-82

    Got to take advantage of this, we put ourselves in a great position after those 3 away games in 8 days only to screw up that hard last Saturday. After this Huddersfield result it’s handed us a lifeline to get back to the gap we had with a win tomorrow.

    • Damon Horner

      I know every defeat hits harder than it should but we played a good away side on the form of their season when we have troubles at home and steady but not form brilliant in games then it was always going to be the type of game we’d lose, I don’t think we’ll have a harder one this season and three winnable games are coming up. We’re in a good place!

  • Steve Smith

    A scrappy 1-0 or 2-1 would do me, 9 points clear and a hard enough gane that no complacency creeps in over the international break.

    If we had won last week and went 12 clear tomorrow then I could genuinely have seen us imploding and going on a little slide. Our team seems to perform better when there is less expectancy.

    • Delashio

      Rubbish! How could you ever moan about winning 3 points?? Moron.

  • Delashio

    6 wins left and counting….. bount to end up less than that needed. Im loving this run in and all the twists and turns!

    • Damon Horner

      we should be winning the next three, let’s hope the table is good reading come late night on April 5th.

  • Damon Horner

    Imagine the reaction if that scoreline was against us and not them? still everything to fear from a distant Huddersfield side who get hammered by a team in the relegation zone apparently.

  • gallowgate26

    Three points on the board is always worth more than a game in hand. A game in hand is nice but means nothing until they’ve won it. This just shows that every team will have a blip, Brighton beaten 3-0 at Forest was another. Hopefully Fulham was ours and results improve until the end of the season.