Championship round-up: Reading and Fulham are frozen by the mist

The reading of the Championship match with Fulham was abandoned at half time with the score at 0-0, due to the fog.

The referee, James Linington, had twice consulted the Reading and Fulham officials during the first half, when the conditions began to worsen.

Ironically, much of the fog had cleared during the interval, and the second half seemed to take place.

However, an announcement, said that the conditions on the outside of the stadium had deteriorated and that the game had been abandoned.

It was Fulham who made the better start to the action that was possible and left-back Scott Malone ventured forward to send a low drive skidding wide.

With the fog getting worse in the 35th minute, especially in one of the ends, Linington spoke to the Reading of Jaap Stam and Fulham of Slavisa Jokanovic.

Linington ruled that the conditions were fit to continue, but four minutes later, he returned to Jokanovic. However, again, the game resumed.

Button saved well from Callum Harriott in the first half stoppage time, but the game never became much more.

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An excellent overhead kick by Brett Pitman gave Ipswich Town a valuable 2-1 victory as the City of Bristol, the fight continued in the Sky Bet Championship.

The City striker brilliantly seized an 88-minute winner, a Ipswich ultimately deserved after finishing the game on top.

Went into half time a goal ahead thanks to Kevin Bru is the business end, but the City of Bristol, struck again when Tammy Abraham scored his 12th goal in 24 league games after a defensive mix that involves the Ipswich goalkeeper, Bartosz Bialkowski, and defender Christophe Berra.

It was left to Pitman to steal the show and relieve some of the pressure that had been mounting on the manager Mick McCarthy.

The winner came in the 88th minute in fantastic fashion after Tom Lawrence published by Freddie Sears from the right and his perfect cross was a brilliant load of Pitman to give Frank Fielding no chance.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s home match against Cardiff City was suspended due to thick fog.

Chris Hughton’s Seagulls side would have secured first place at the end of 2016 with a win, but the postponement meant Newcastle had the opportunity to return to the top of the table.

The dense fog on the south coast of put the game in doubt and, less than two hours before the time of kick-off, Brighton issued a statement saying: “The party has been suspended after consultation between match officials and both clubs.”