Bruce Lee cheat argument and League turns upside down in Wales
The Championship was turned very much on its head on Saturday when bottom of the league Peterborough travelled to top of the league Cardiff and returned home with all three points. Alan Lee accused of being a cheat
This was, without doubt, Saturday's coupon buster, the banker home win that went wrong for the league leaders who had not dropped a single point all season at the Cardiff City Stadium. That was ten wins out of ten with 21 goals scored and just five conceded.
No one in their right mind would have backed Peterborough, probably not even that wonderful trio who run their club - Darragh McAnthony, Barry Fry and Darren Ferguson - but goals from Michael Bostwick and Dwight Gayle, who is on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge secured the points.
It would have taken them off the bottom of the league too had next to bottom Sheffield Wednesday not won. They and Barnsley, the other club currently in the relegation positions, met at Oakwell but it was Wednesday, with just their second away win of the season, who came out on top.
That was some sort of relief for Wednesday who had lost each of their previous seven games and good luck to Charlton who play them this coming Saturday. When Wednesday have won previously this season they've made it two out of two by winning the next one.
So the bottom three don't change and neither do the top two. Crystal Palace remain second after drawing at Birmingham and that's made things a lot closer with both Middlesbrough and Hull now only a point behind the second place club.
Hull beat Huddersfield but it wasn't an afternoon without controversy. It might not have had a Shawcross v Fellaini bout but it did have a Bruce Lee type battle.
Bruce was both Hull manager Steve and his son Alex whilst Lee was former Claret Alan Lee. It was reported that Lee struck Alex Bruce in the face with his forearm, that Bruce reacted after the final whistle by pushing Lee in the chest that saw the Huddersfield striker go down and the Hull defender sent off by referee Howard Webb.
Dad Steve wasn't happy. "We are appealing his red, you can understand why. I knew there must have been something in it for him to react like that.
"I thought it was cowardly by Alan Lee. I thought more of him. I have had a pint of Guinness with him, I have played his guitar and I thought more of him. Cheat is the right word for him, I don't use that word lightly but that's the right word for him. He's 15-and-a-half-stone and he went down like that."
Lee himself said: "I put my arm up to protect myself, but if I caught him it was his fault. Why was he trying to run across me? I'm not trying to close him down. I will probably get punished by the FA - it's me isn't it? It will definitely be my fault."
Millwall have sneaked back in to the top six at the expense of Watford. As we held the Italian franchise to a draw, Millwall beat Leicester who are in fifth place and make up the play off positions with the other three.
It's all so tight in the table and it is good to be able to see our local rivals Blackburn below us. Agent Berg engineered a 2-0 defeat at Blackpool, this coming just days after the big news that Colin Hendry had been promoted from first team coach to assistant reserve team coach. Shabby Shebby didn't feel the need for a crisis meeting this week.
The results, stats, leading goalscorers (and well done to Palace's Glenn Murray for being the first to reach twenty league goals this season), the disciplinary records, the highest and lowest attendances and the next fixtures can all be found below.The Results Saturday 15th December Barnsley 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1 Burnley 1 Watford 1 Birmingham City 2 Crystal Palace 2 Cardiff City 1 Peterborough United 2 Blackpool 2 Blackburn Rovers 0 Hull City 2 Huddersfield Town 0 Bolton Wanderers 2 Charlton Athletic 0 Leeds United 2 Ipswich Town 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Nottingham Forest 0 Middlesbrough 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Bristol City 0 Derby County 2 Millwall 1 Leicester City 0
The Stats Biggest Win Blackpool 2-0 v Blackburn Rovers (home)Bolton Wanderers 2-0 v Charlton Athletic (home)Derby County 2-0 v Bristol City (away)Hull City 2-0 v Huddersfield Town (home)Leeds United 2-0 v Ipswich Town (home)Middlesbrough 2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) Total Goals Scored 23 (15 home - 8 away) Player Scoring Most Goals2 Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace)David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) Highest Attendance 26,684 - Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Lowest Attendance 10,189 - Millwall v Leicester City Total Yellow Cards 38 Total Red Cards 1 Most Cards in a Game Cardiff City v Peterborough United (8Y) Ref: David Coote
Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 20 Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) - includes 7 penalties 19 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 3 penalties 13 Tom Ince (Blackpool) - includes 3 penaltiesJordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) - 2 with Huddersfield Town 12 Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) - includes 4 penaltiesMarlon King (Birmingham City) - includes 3 penalties 11 David Nugent (Leicester City) - includes 1 penalty 10 Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion) - includes 2 penalties 9 Troy Deeney (Watford) 8 Sone Aluko (Hull City)DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town)Craig Davies (Barnsley) - includes 1 penaltySteven Davies (Bristol City) - includes 2 penaltiesScott McDonald (Middlesbrough)Theo Robinson (Derby County)Matej Vydra (Watford) - includes 1 penaltyChris Wood (Millwall) 7 Sam Baldock (Bristol City) - includes 3 penaltiesChris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers)Heidar Helguson (Cardiff City)Darius Henderson (Millwall)Pete Whittingham (Cardiff City) - includes 3 penalties
Hat Tricks Date Player & Game 01/09/12 3: Pete Whittingham - CARDIFF CITY v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15/09/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Peterborough United 22/09/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Cardiff City 22/09/12 4: Craig Davies - Birmingham City v BARNSLEY 23/09/12 3: David Nugent - LEICESTER CITY v Hull City 29/09/12 3: Emile Sinclair - Hull City v PETERBOROUGH UNITED 02/10/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Sheffield Wednesday 23/10/12 3: Marlon King - Millwall v BIRMINGHAM CITY 06/11/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Ipswich Town 17/11/12 3: Jordan Rhodes - Peterborough United v BLACKBURN ROVERS
Disciplinary Record (League and Cup) Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R League Total League Total Barnsley 27 1 30 2 Huddersfield Town 39 3 40 3 Birmingham City 26 2 28 2 Hull City 25 1 25 2 Blackburn Rovers 26 0 26 0 Ipswich Town 30 0 30 0 Blackpool 30 0 30 0 Leeds United 37 2 42 2 Bolton Wanderers 41 1 43 1 Leicester City 25 1 25 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 1 29 1 Middlesbrough 28 0 33 0 Bristol City 29 0 31 0 Millwall 39 1 41 1 Burnley 38 1 44 1 Nottingham Forest 36 3 36 3 Cardiff City 38 2 40 2 Peterborough United 38 0 39 0 Charlton Athletic 34 0 34 0 Sheffield Wednesday 41 1 44 1 Crystal Palace 31 1 35 1 Watford 39 4 40 4 Derby County 26 1 27 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 1 21 1
Highest and Lowest Attendances Highest Lowest Att Fixture Att Fixture 28,707 Nottingham Forest v Derby County (30/09) 5,435 Peterborough United v Bristol City (18/09) 28,582 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United (19/10) 5,633 Peterborough United v Blackpool (01/12) 28,229 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday (09/11) 5,997 Peterborough Utd v Blackburn Rovers (17/11) 27,437 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (18/08) 6,188 Peterborough United v Millwall (21/08) 26,684 Brighton & HA v Nottingham Forest (15/12) 6,348 Peterborough Utd v Huddersfield Town(23/10) 26,598 Sheffield Wed v Bolton Wanderers (22/09) 6,612 Peterborough Utd v Middlesbrough (08/12) 26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09) 26,455 Brighton & Hove Albion v Bolton Wand (24/11) 8,195 Barnsley v Crystal Palace (23/10) 26,402 Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United (02/11) 8,227 Barnsley v Cardiff City (24/11) 26,293 Brighton & HA v Middlesbrough (20/10) 8,319 Barnsley v Peterborough United (02/10)
The Next Fixtures Tuesday 18th December Brighton & Hove Albion v Millwall Friday 21st December Blackpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers Derby County v Hull City Saturday 22nd December Birmingham City v Burnley Leicester City v Cardiff City Blackburn Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion Millwall v Barnsley Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town (17:20) Peterborough United v Bolton Wanderers Ipswich Town v Bristol City Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic Leeds United v Middlesbrough Watford v Nottingham Forest
Source: Clarets Mad
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