Championship roundup: Norwich and Sheffield United draw after losing leads

• Norwich 2-2 Reading; Birmingham 1-1 Sheffield United
• Aston Villa game at Rotherham features three penalties

Sheffield United’s manager, Chris Wilder, promised to keep his cool after their automatic promotion hopes suffered a blow at Birmingham. The Blades were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw as they missed the chance to climb back into the Championship’s top two on a night when the leaders, Norwich, also drew, in thrilling fashion with Reading.

Birmingham’s captain, Michael Morrison, cancelled out Enda Stevens’ goal to leave the Blades third, a point behind Leeds with five games left. They are seven points adrift of Norwich. Wilder said: “You guys will talk about it, the fans will talk about it, but I won’t. I will just talk about the accumulation of points. I can’t be a rollercoaster myself.

“We have to keep nice and calm, we have some fabulous games ahead. It’s not what we wanted tonight but the players shouldn’t feel down about it. They went for the win.”

Norwich were behind with four minutes left and ahead with two remaining before Reading equalised seven minutes into stoppage time through Andy Rinomhota. Ben Godfrey had equalised Yakou Méïté’s first-half goal late on and two minutes later Christoph Zimmermann made it 2-1 before the final drama.

Rotherham put up a good fight against Aston Villa on a night of three penalties, one of them missed. Rotherham scored from the spot through Will Vaulks after Tammy Abraham had missed one for the visitors. Jonathan Kodja – who had only just came on for Villa – then did what Abraham failed to do and converted his penalty to make it 1-1. Jack Grealish made, and scored, Villa’s winner after Ahmed Elmohamady’s cutback.

Ipswich slipped even closer to relegation when they lost 2-0 at Brentford, who wrapped up their night’s work in eight first-half minutes. Neal Maupay scored the first after 20 minutes and then Ollie Watkins doubled the lead.

Jordy de Wijs gave Hull a last-gasp 2-1 victory against Wigan, who had taken the lead four minutes before the break through Nick Powell. QPR were held 0-0 at Millwall in a game of few chances.