Championship has a Desmond as unbeaten runs end
It looked as though a well know South African Archbishop had inspired Saturday's Championship results as the scores came through with what appeared to be one 2-2 draw after another. Four 2-2 draws
In truth it was just four, although two more ended with away teams winning 3-2 courtesy of late goals, and none much later than the one that hoisted Bristol City out of the relegation zone.
They looked to be heading for another defeat at struggling Sheffield Wednesday but equalised four minutes from time with their second penalty of the game and won it two minutes later with an Albert Adomah goal.
Wednesday did get what they thought was an equaliser but referee Andre Marriner ruled it out because one of the home players was arguing with him over a penalty that hadn't been given. Marriner tried to claim he'd been pushed by Miguel Llera yet took no action against him.
That's no points at all from their last seven games. Dave Jones has looked to have been on borrowed time for weeks, more so given that Milan Mandaric is the owner of the club and had a reputation for moving managers. It's eight points from 18 games now and they are squeezed between bottom club Peterborough and Barnsley in the bottom three.
Millwall took their unbeaten run of thirteen games to Ipswich. The visiting fans abused home manager Mick McCarthy but he had the last laugh as Ipswich turned the tables and beat Millwall 3-0.
The other club on a good run were the Udinese franchise at Watford. They too so it come to an end. It was just seven games for them but it ended at the hands of Hull who won 2-1 at Vicarage Road.
Watford cling onto a play off place, ahead of Millwall on goal difference. Also in there are Middlesbrough, Hull and Leicester with Cardiff and Crystal Palace still leading the way.
There was fun at the end at Palace with an altercation between the Blackpool bench and the new Palace manager. There was fun too as Cardiff won 4-1 away at Blackburn on Friday.
I watched the West Ham v Liverpool game on Sunday when such as Glenn Johnson and Joe Cole showed some respect when they scored against a former club. No such thing when Craig Bellamy scored at Ewood in this easy win for the league leaders. There were no chickens on display this time though.
The weekend results are below along with the usual stats.The Results Friday 7th December Blackburn Rovers 1 Cardiff City 4 Saturday 8th December Charlton Athletic 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Nottingham Forest 2 Burnley 0 Crystal Palace 2 Blackpool 2 Peterborough United 2 Middlesbrough 3 Derby County 3 Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Bristol City 3 Huddersfield Town 2 Bolton Wanderers 2 Watford 1 Hull City 2 Ipswich Town 3 Millwall 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Birmingham City 0 Leicester City 2 Barnsley 2
The Stats Biggest Win Cardiff City 4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (away)Ipswich Town 3-0 v Millwall (home) Total Goals Scored 44 (23 home - 21 away) Player Scoring Most Goals2 DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town)Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United)Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough) Highest Attendance 25,034 - Derby County v Leeds United Lowest Attendance 6,612 - Peterborough United v Middlesbrough Total Yellow Cards 46 Total Red Cards 0 Most Cards in a Game Crystal Palace v Blackpool (8Y) Ref: Keith Stroud
Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 18 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 2 penaltiesGlenn Murray (Crystal Palace) - includes 7 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 penaltiesTheo 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)Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough)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 25 1 28 2 Huddersfield Town 38 3 39 3 Birmingham City 24 2 26 2 Hull City 23 0 23 1 Blackburn Rovers 25 0 25 0 Ipswich Town 30 0 30 0 Blackpool 30 0 30 0 Leeds United 36 2 41 2 Bolton Wanderers 40 1 42 1 Leicester City 22 1 22 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 1 29 1 Middlesbrough 27 0 30 0 Bristol City 28 0 30 0 Millwall 37 1 39 1 Burnley 37 1 43 1 Nottingham Forest 34 3 34 3 Cardiff City 34 2 36 2 Peterborough United 34 0 35 0 Charlton Athletic 32 0 32 0 Sheffield Wednesday 38 1 41 1 Crystal Palace 30 1 34 1 Watford 37 4 38 4 Derby County 24 1 25 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) 26,598 Sheffield Wed v Bolton Wanderers (22/09) 6,348 Peterborough Utd v Huddersfield Town(23/10) 26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 6,612 Peterborough Utd v Middlesbrough (08/12) 26,455 Brighton & Hove Albion v Bolton Wand (24/11) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09) 26,402 Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United (02/11) 8,195 Barnsley v Crystal Palace (23/10) 26,293 Brighton & HA v Middlesbrough (20/10) 8,227 Barnsley v Cardiff City (24/11) 26,185 Charlton Athletic v Barnsley (20/10) 8,319 Barnsley v Peterborough United (02/10)
The Next Fixtures Saturday 15th December Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday (17:20) Burnley v Watford Birmingham City v Crystal Palace Cardiff City v Peterborough United Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers Hull City v Huddersfield Town (12:30) Bolton Wanderers v Charlton Athletic Leeds United v Ipswich Town Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest Middlesbrough v Wolverhampton Wanderers Bristol City v Derby County Millwall v Leicester City
Source: Clarets Mad
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