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Championship Review - Oct 5th
Here's our look at the action around the Champtionship going in to the second International Break of the season.
Burnley maintained their place at the top of the Championship as they managed to hold on to a slender lead against Reading at Turf Moor. Ings gave the Clarets the lead midway through the first half, with strike partner Vokes doubling the lead with 10 minutes to go. The Royals forced an own goal out of Shakell in the 82nd minute, but it wasn't enough to inspire an equaliser. Burnley 1st, Reading 7th.
Queens Park Rangers are hot on their heels at the top after they claimed a 2-0 win over struggling Barnsley at Loftus Road. A brace from Austin in the 66th and 87th minutes, the latter from the penalty spot, was enough to claim the points. Queens Park Rangers 2nd, Barnsley 24th.
Leicester City lost ground on the leading 2 as they slipped to a single goal defeat to Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat. A Schmeichel own goal was enough for Donny to claim victory in the 17th minute. Doncaster Rovers 16th, Leicester City 3rd.
Nottingham Forest had to come from behind to claim victory at The Amex against Brighton & Hove Albion as the Seagulls took the lead through Crofts just after the half hour mark. Forest hit back to claim the win through Lansbury (46th min), Henderson (60th min) and another from Lansbury (62nd min), which came from the penalty spot. Brighton & Hove Albion 14th, Nottingham Forest 4th.
Watford managed to take advantage of slips elsewhere to jump in to the play-off places with a 2-1 away win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smiths Stadium after Ward gave the Terriers the lead in the 17th minute. Forestieri levelled a minutes later with Pudil scoring what proved to be the winner 2 minutes before the break. Huddersfield Town 12th, Watford 5th.
AFC Bournemouth and Millwall served up a 7-goal thriller at Dean Court. From the start, the Lions raced in to a 2-goal lead as Waghorn and Trotter had the Cherries fearing that they were in for a 3rd straight defeat with goals in the 6th and 10th minutes. The come back started with a Fraser strike just before the break, and then completed in 9 second half minutes as Cook (50th min), Arter (55th min) and a Grabban penalty (59th min) turned the game around. Pitman put the result beyond doubt with a penalty of his own in the 94th minute. AFC Bournemouth 8th, Millwall 18th.
Derby County managed to follow up on their remarkable midweek 4-4 draw with their first home of the season as Leeds United were seen off 3-1 at Pride Park. Quick goals from Martin and Russell in the 20th and 23rd minutes drew a response from Pearce on the stroke of half time. Hughes wrapped up victory with a 78th minute strike. Derby County 10th, Leeds United 13th.
Still looking for any win, home or away, are Sheffield Wednesday who had to settle for a 6th draw of the season as they played out a 1-1 with Ipswich Town at Hillsborough. Anderson gave the Tractorboys the lead in the 12th minute, with Antonio levelling matters 2 minutes later. Sheffield Wednesday 22nd, Ipswich Town 11th.
Middlesbrough managed to claim their first home win of the season with a comfortable 4-1 win over Yeovil Town at The Riverside even though the home fans might have feared the worse when Davis gave the Glovers a 4th minute lead. The points eventually remained on home territory as goals from Leadbitter (8th min), Adomah (24th min), Butterfield (50th min) and Kamara (74th min) sealed victory. Middlesbrough 15th, Yeovil Town 23rd.
On the theme of first wins, Bolton Wanderers finally managed to get off the mark with any win, with theirs coming courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Birmingham City at St Andrews. Beckford and Danns gave the Trotters a 2-goal lead with strikes in the 12th and 64th minutes. A Zigic strike gave the home side hope, but it wasn't enough to inspire an equaliser. Birmingham City 19th, Bolton Wanderers 20th.
The only other game played on Saturday saw Charlton Athletic (21st) draw 0-0 with Blackpool (6th) at The Valley.
Wigan Athletic (17th) play Blackburn Rovers (9th) on Sunday.
Source: Cherries MAD
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