Swansea see off QPR 2-0 in Championship

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Swansea moved into second place in the England's second-tier Championship with a 2-0 win over struggling QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

With Bournemouth's clash against Millwall postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Lions' squad, the Welsh club took advantage with goals either side of halftime.

Ghana international Andre Ayew broke the deadlock a minute before the break with his eighth goal of the season and first in five games.

Jamal Lowe doubled Swansea's lead nine minutes into the second half with his fourth goal in as many games.

Defeat for QPR extended their winless streak to eight matches and left them four points clear of the relegation zone.

Cardiff's Will Vaulks scored from inside his own half but was upstaged by hat-trick hero Sergi Canos as Brentford won 3-2 in south Wales.

Vaulks opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time when he spotted David Raya outside his area and unleashed a stunning strike over the stranded Bees goalkeeper.

Canos levelled for Brentford five minutes into the second half with an excellent effort of his own and he added his second in the 65th minute.

He completed his hat-trick 17 minutes from time and, although Vaulks reduced the deficit three minutes later, the Carabao Cup semi-finalists joined Bournemouth on 38 points after extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games.

Reading bounced back to winning ways by beating Luton 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium while Adam Reach scored a beauty as Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 at Blackburn.

Bristol City snapped a three-game losing streak as they left it late to beat bottom-of-the-table Wycombe 2-1 at Ashton Gate.

Michal Helik struck deep into stoppage time as Barnsley beat Huddersfield 2-1 in the Yorkshire derby at Oakwell.

Chris Hughton and Aitor Karanka were unable to get one over their former clubs as Nottingham Forest and Birmingham drew 0-0 at the City Ground, while Coventry and Stoke also ended goalless at St Andrew's.