Championship wrap: Jedinak shines in Villa victory

Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has shown his versatility by starring in central defence as Aston Villa beat Cardiff City in the Championship on Wednesday morning (AEST).

With John Terry unavailable for the Villans, Jedinak played the full 90 minutes at the back and was a rock as the home side prevailed 1-0.

In a tight affair at Villa Park, it took an 85th-minute screamer from Jack Grealish to give Steve Bruce’s men all three points.

Grealish produced an arrowed effort from 25 yards out, with the ball dropping in off the frame of Neil Etheridge’s goal.

It was another huge result for Villa, who closing in on a spot in the play-offs sitting comfortably in fourth spot on the Championship table.

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Also looking likely to be involved in the fight for promotion to the Premier League is Tim Cahill and James Meredith’s Millwall.

The Lions moved into the top six thanks to their 2-0 win at strugglers Bolton.

James Meredith put in another full shift for Neil Harris’ side, who were victorious thanks to goals in each half to Tom Elliott and Lee Gregory.

Cahill came off the bench with four minutes left as Millwall increased their unbeaten run in the league to a staggering 16 games.

Elsewhere, Jackson Irvine’s return to his former club Burton Albion was a successful one as his Hull City ran out 5-0 winners at the Pirelli Stadium.

Irvine, who was Albion’s player of the season in 2016/17, played a full match for the Tigers who backed up their 4-0 win over QPR on the weekend with another big haul.

Polish international Kamil Grosicki was the star, finishing with a brace, while Harry Wilson, David Meyler and Will Keane also got on the scoresheet.

Bailey Wright missed Bristol City’s crucial 3-1 win over Birmingham City, while Massimo Luongo also didn’t feature as QPR were too strong for Sheffield Wednesday, winning 4-2.