Championship Review - Sept 14th
Here's our look at the weekend action around the Championship as the table begins to show who is likely to succeed come May.
Table toppers Blackpool headed to their seaside rivals at Dean Court to establish their best start to a season as the Tangerines managed to edge AFC Bournemouth with a 2-1 win on the south coast. Fuller gave the visitors the lead in the 7th minute, which was cancelled out by Grabban just 5 minutes later. The winner came in the 48th minute when Bishop bagged the all important goal. Despite having Robinson sent off for a second bookable offence, the Lancashire side held on for the win. AFC Bournemouth 9th, Blackpool 1st.
Tucked in behind the Tangerines are Queens Park Rangers who managed to edge out Birmingham City at Loftus Road. Austin bagged the only goal of the game in the 49th minute. Queens Park Rangers 2nd, Birmingham City 20th.
Nottingham Forest lead the chase on the top-2 as they managed to edge Barnsley at the City Ground with a 3-2 win. Cox gave Forest the lead in the 18th minute, with an O'Grady penalty cancelling out the early lead. An Etuhu own goal made sure that Forest went in ahead at the break. Cywka levelled matters in the 69th minute only to see Henderson grab the winner with 6 minutes left on the clock. Nottingham Forest 3rd, Barnsley 22nd.
Leicester City managed to see off Wigan Athletic at the King Power Stadium as goals from Moore (15th min) and a Nugent penalty (81st min) sealed the points against one of the pre-season favourites. Leicester City 4th, Wigan Athletic 12th.
A big local derby was played out at Turf Moor as Burnley and Blackburn Rovers came face to face. Stanislas gave the home side the lead in the 76th minute only to see Rhodes level for Rovers with 5 minutes left on the clock. Burnley 5th, Blackburn Rovers 10th.
Leeds United slipped in to the play-off place with a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at The Reebok Stadium. A solitary strike from Varney in the 6th minute was enough to claim the points. Bolton Wanderers 23rd, Leeds United 6th.
Millwall's woes continue, this time from Derby County who inflicted 5-1 defeat on the SE Londoners. Buxton got the rout under way in the 9th minute, with Bryson doubling the advantage just before the break, who went on to complete his hat trick with goals in the 57th and 81st minutes. Despite a Waghorn strike in the 75th minute, it was too little too late as Bennett completed the scoring with an 87th minute strike. Millwall 24th, Derby County 7th.
Watford were held by Charlton Athletic at Vicarage Road as Kermorgant gave the Addicks the lead in the 47th minute from the penalty spot. A point was salvaged through Pudil in the 71st minute. Watford 8th, Charlton Athletic 17th.
Ipswich Town had to come from behing at Portman Road against Middlesbrough to claim their win after Adomah gave the visitors the lead in the 12th minute. Goals from McGoldrick (34th & 92nd mins) and Chambers (57th min) were more than enough for the points. Ipswich Town 14th, Middlesbrough 16th.
Sheffield Wednesday and Yeovil Town battled out a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough. Nuhiu gave the Owls the lead in the 25th minute, which was cancelled out by Ralls in the 64th minute. Sheffield Wednesday 19th, Yeovil Town 21st.
The game between Huddersfield Town (11th) and Doncaster Rovers (18th) at the John Smiths Stadium finished goalless.
Reading play Brighton & Hove Albion at the Madjeski Stadium on Sunday.
Source: Cherries MAD
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