Championship Finals: Another good night for the Irish as Michael Obafemi double gives Swansea a belated win


Swansea are back from a weekend loss to Blackpool to beat bottom-placed Peterborough 3-2 in the Sky Bet Championship.

His game passed two field tests after heavy rain saturated the surface of Weston Homes Stadium.

But the competition was only a wet game after Ireland international Michael Obafemi put Swansea ahead shortly after half-time.

Obafemi’s compatriot Sammie Szmodics equalized before Jack Marriott put Posh ahead.

But Obafemi was there at the right time and at the right time to volley in his second goal of the night after Cyrus Christie’s header from Jamie Paterson’s cross hit the near post in the 71st minute.

Joel Piroe then scored his 17th goal of the season in stoppage time to seal the victory.

Huddersfield’s hopes of automatic promotion were dealt a blow with a 0-2 defeat to Millwall.

Benik Afobe scored both goals for the Lions of Form as Gary Rowett’s side advanced to the playoffs.

The Lions advanced within two points of the top six after extending their unbeaten run to eight games and going five games without conceding a goal in the process.

They also ended the Terriers’ 17-game winless streak – which has lasted since November – and leaves them still three points behind second-placed Bournemouth, having played three more games.

Luton reached the playoffs with a 4-0 thrashing of Preston.

Luke Berry hit both sides in Fred Onyedinma’s effort as the Hatters comfortably took the lead.

Berry gave Luton the lead in the ninth minute from Elijah Adebayo’s misguided effort before Onyedinma pulled in a James Bree cross in the far corner.

Luton hit three goals just before breaking Berry’s rough connection, and Preston’s Bambo Diaby completed the scoring by shoving the ball into his net.

The result is Luton’s seventh win in their last 10 matches and is six points clear of Bournemouth.

Nottingham Forest staged a superb comeback in the second half to beat QPR 3-1 at the City Ground.

QPR led Andre Gray but goals from Djed Spence, Ryan Yates and Brennan Johnson sent Forest up to eighth and Rangers to sixth.

Sheffield United drew Blackpool 0-0, while Hull ruined Coventry’s play-off spot with a 2-0 win.

Richie Smallwood and Ryan Longman scored first-half goals for the Tigers.

Cardiff fought back to beat Stoke 2-1 after Lewis Baker’s third goal in as many games gave the Potters the lead.

The Bluebirds scored twice in four minutes just before the break with Tommy Doyle’s second goal leveling for Cardiff before Jordan Hugill scored the winning goal. Championship Finals: Another good night for the Irish as Michael Obafemi double gives Swansea a belated win

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