Ex-Clarets among the goals this week
The Championship's top five clubs, namely Blackburn, Blackpool, Brighton, Hull and Cardiff, all won again in midweek to retain their places in the table. Nathan Delfouneso scored twice for Blackpool
Blackpool were the biggest winners in this, the second midweek fixture list of the season, beating Middlesbrough 4-1 at Bloomfield Road and two of their goals came from Nathan Delfouneso, his first for the club following his season long loan move from Aston Villa.
He wasn't the only player to have donned the claret and blue to score a Championship goal this week. In the same game, Middlesbrough's consolation was scored by Andre Bikey (formerly known as Andre Bikey and Andre Amougou) although he was also guilty of giving away a penalty in his second game for his new club.
Chris Eagles was on the mark for Bolton. They lost at Birmingham but would have won had manager Owen Coyle been refereeing the game rather than Carl Boyeson. Well, that's what Coyle said as he claimed this was the third time his side had been robbed of wins because of poor decisions, the others being against Burnley and Hull.
Back to the former Clarets and Pete Whittingham was on the mark again for Cardiff, this time with the opener in a 2-0 win at Millwall. Finally, on Tuesday, Andy Gray scored his first goal for Leeds, and that's some achievement given he made his debut for them back in the mid 1990s.
He's returned there this season having been released by Barnsley. Now 34, he scored a late goal against Hull at Elland Road but it was only a consolation as they went down 3-2.
There was just one more and it was as predictable as going dark at night. When David Nugent plays against Burnley there is more than an even chance he'll net. He did just that in the second minute of the second half last night. That's two for Preston, two for Portsmouth and now two for Leicester.
One game of real note was that between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield at Hillsborough where referee Graham Salisbury had a busy night. There were no less than 53 yellow and three red cards in the midweek games with ten of those cards coming in this game.
A red card each, five yellows for Wednesday and three for Huddersfield, two penalties awarded to Huddersfield with one missed. It was a game Simon Grayson described as eventful and he'll be happy as it takes them into the top six. In a week for ex-Clarets, it only needed a goal from Alan Lee when he came on as a sub for the last few minutes.
The midweek results and stats are below along with the leading goalscorers (which now shows our second against Peterborough as a Charlie Austin goal), each club's disciplinary record, the highest and lowest attendances and this weekend's games which will be played over four days.The Results Tuesday 18th September Birmingham City 2 Bolton Wanderers 1 Leeds United 2 Hull City 3 Blackburn Rovers 2 Barnsley 1 Millwall 0 Cardiff City 2 Blackpool 4 Middlesbrough 1 Peterborough United 1 Bristol City 2 Crystal Palace 1 Nottingham Forest 1 Watford 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Derby County 3 Charlton Athletic 2 Wednesday 19th September Ipswich Town 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1 Huddersfield Town 3 Leicester City 2 Burnley 1
The Stats Biggest Win Blackpool 4-1 v Middlesbrough (home) Total Goals Scored 38 (18 home - 20 away)
Player Scoring Most Goals2Sam Baldock (Bristol City)Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool)Jamie Ward (Derby County) Highest Attendance 25,230 - Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town Lowest Attendance 5,435 - Peterborough United v Bristol City Total Yellow Cards 53 Total Red Cards 3 Most Cards in a Game Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town (8Y 2R) Ref: Graham Salisbury
Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 6 Tom Ince (Blackpool)Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion) - includes 1 penalty 5 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 1 penaltyLuciano Becchio (Leeds United) - includes 1 penaltyJermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) - 2 with Huddersfield TownPete Whittingham (Cardiff City) - includes 2 penalties 4 Sam Baldock (Bristol City)Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers)Nuno Gomes (Blackburn Rovers) 3 Craig Davies (Barnsley) - includes 1 penaltyKagiso Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace)Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City)Marlon King (Birmingham City) - includes 2 penaltiesMatej Vydra (Watford)Jamie Ward (Derby County) - includes 1 penaltyMartyn Woolford (Bristol City)
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
Disciplinary Record (League and Cup) Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R League Total League Total Barnsley 9 1 12 2 Huddersfield Town 12 1 13 1 Birmingham City 5 0 7 0 Hull City 6 0 6 1 Blackburn Rovers 8 0 8 0 Ipswich Town 4 0 4 0 Blackpool 6 0 6 0 Leeds United 13 0 15 0 Bolton Wanderers 13 0 15 0 Leicester City 9 0 9 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 0 11 0 Middlesbrough 11 0 11 0 Bristol City 7 0 9 0 Millwall 11 0 13 0 Burnley 6 0 10 0 Nottingham Forest 17 1 17 1 Cardiff City 7 0 9 0 Peterborough United 13 0 15 0 Charlton Athletic 9 0 9 0 Sheffield Wednesday 16 1 18 1 Crystal Palace 10 0 14 0 Watford 11 0 12 0 Derby County 5 0 6 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 0 7 0
Highest and Lowest Attendances Highest Lowest Att Fixture Att Fixture 27,437 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (18/08) 5,435 Peterborough United v Bristol City (18/09) 26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 6,188 Peterborough United v Millwall (21/08) 25,518 Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City (21/08) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09) 25,379 Sheffield Wed v Birmingham City (21/08) 9,295 Millwall v Cardiff City (18/09) 25,230 Sheffield Wed v Huddersfield Town (19/09) 9,576 Millwall v Middlesbrough (01/09) 24,752 Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall (25/08) 10,432 Peterborough United v Leeds United (25/08) 24,594 Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnsley (25/08) 10,979 Burnley v Peterborough United (15/09) 24,411 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers (01/09) 11,010 Millwall v Blackpool (18/08) 24,400 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley (21/08) 11,022 Watford v Birmingham City (25/08) 23,863 Leicester City v Peterborough United (18/08) 11,413 Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion (01/09)
The Week's Fixtures Friday 21st September Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough Saturday 22nd September Birmingham City v Barnsley (17:20) Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion Crystal Palace v Cardiff City Peterborough United v Wolverhamton Wand Derby County v Burnley Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers Ipswich v Charlton Athletic Watford v Bristol City Leeds United v Nottingham Forest Sunday 23rd September Leicester City v Hull City Monday 24th September Blackpool v Huddersfield Town
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