Wayne Bridge’s Brighton and Hove Albion came up against Jeremy Helan’s Sheffield Wednesday in a match with significance at both ends of the Championship table.
Brighton still harbour promotion aspirations, while Sheffield Wednesday were out to continue their push after escaping the relegation zone and looking up the table for the first time this season.
It was to be Wednesday’s day as the Owls ran out 3-1 winners over the Seagulls, with Helan featuring for 82 minutes and Bridge playing the full 90.
Goals from Lita, Pugh and Antonio settled a hot-tempered encounter where Ashley Barnes saw red for Gus Poyet’s side after a kick on Kieran Lee.
Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Brighton highlights.
City and Northern Ireland defender Ryan McGivern helped keep Hibernian’s dreams of cup glory alive, playing 90 minutes of their 1-0 Scottish Cup fifth round win over Aberdeen.
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen highlights.
Meanwhile, Roque Santa Cruz’s Malaga continued to stutter in La Liga after their incredible start, drawing 1-1 at home to Real Zaragoza.
Santa Cruz played the first 69 minutes of the clash at La Rosaleda before being withdrawn for former Arsenal striker Julio Baptista.
EDS flyer Adam Drury came off the bench as a 23rd minute substitute for Burton Albion in their 1-1 draw against relegation threatened Wimbledon.
Wimbledon 1-1 Burton Albion highlights.
Elsewhere, Omar Elabdellaoui got life at Eintracht Braunschweig off to a winning start, playing 90 minutes of the 2-1 2.Bundesliga win over Paderborn to stay at the top of the table.
City’s only deadline day capture Godsway Donyoh gave an interview in English with the Djurgardens website after completing a year-loan loan deal to the Allsvenskan side where he talked about the differences between the English and Swedish game.
Watch Godsway Donyoh interview.
Luca Scapuzzi, Reece Wabara and Alex Nimely all took no part in the action for Varese, Blackpool and Crystal Palace respectively.