Championship Review - Oct 26th
Here's our look at the weekend action around the Championship.
The game of the day came at Turf Moor where Burnley came up again Queens Park Rangers in a battle of the top-2 where the home side came out on top after Ings bagged a brace in the 65th and 88th minutes to secure the points, the latter strike coming from the penalty spot. Burnley 1st, Queens Park Rangers 3rd.
Taking advantage of QPRs slip were Leicester City who bagged maintained their impressive home record with a 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium. Nugent gave the Foxes the lead in the 18th minute, while Pugh levelled for the Cherries 20 minutes later with a stunning strike. The winner came through Vardy in the 64th minute. Leicester City 2nd, AFC Bournemouth 11th.
Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers went head to head at Bloomfield Road as the Lancashire neighbours had to make do with a share of the spoils. An Ince penalty in the 13th minute was cancelled out by a penalty at the other end 8 minutes later, which Rhodes dispatched. Gosling restored the home sides advantage 6 minutes before the break. Both sides were reduced to 10-men as the match came to the boil in the latter stages, which was rounded off when Davies was unfortunate to see the ball deflect off his head and past his own keeper for the leveller. Blackpool 4th, Blackburn Rovers 12th.
Reading were another who had to make do with a point, theirs coming against Millwall at the Medjeski. Morrison gave the Royals the lead in the 9th minute, with 10-man Millwall levelling through Trotter with a 92nd minute penalty. Reading 5th, Millwall 17th.
The surprise result of the day came at Huish Park where Yeovil Town managed to claim their first League win since the opening day of the season. This time their scalp were Nottingham Forest. A brace from Upson (8th & 40th minutes) drew a response from Chalobah in the 42nd minute, only for Webster to have the final say just a minute later to secure a famous win for the Glovers. Yeovil Town 22nd, Nottingham Forest 6th.
Derby County had to be content with a share of the spoils with Birmingham City at Pride Park. Ward gave the Rams the lead in the 39th minute, only to see Novak level in the 66th minute. Derby County 8th, Birmingham City 20th.
Local bragging rights in Yorkshire went to Huddersfield Town in the derby with Leeds United at the John Smiths Stadium. in a ding-dong battle, Smith gave Leeds the advantage in the 2nd minute, only to see the Terriers hit back through Ward (10th min) and an own goal through Lees just after the hour mark. Blackstock levelled in the 73rd minute, with Stead popping up for what proved to be the winner just 4 minutes later for the home side. Huddersfield Town 9th, Leeds United 10th.
Two second half goals at The Reebok couldn't separate Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town as a 65th minute strike from Kamara was cancelled out by a 73rd minute strike from McGoldrick. Bolton Wanderers 21st, Ipswich Town 13th.
Middlesbrough made light work of Doncaster Rovers at The Riverside as the home side ran out comfortable 4-0 winners as goals from Adomah (8th & 35th mins), Kamara (67th min) and Ayala (83rd min) sealed victory. Middlesbrough 15th, Doncaster Rovers 18th.
A relegation 6-pointer was played out at Oakwell as Barnsley and Sheffield Wedensday had to settle for a share of the spoils as a Pedersen strike for the Tykes in the 16th minute was cancelled out by a Fryatt strike on the hour. Barnsley 23rd, Sheffield Wednesday 24th.
The only other game played so far saw Charlton Athletic (19th) play out a 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic (14th) at The Valley.
Brighton & Hove Albion (16th) play Watford (7th) at the Amex on Monday evening.
Source: Cherries MAD
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