Goals of the week come at Deepdale

11 November 2010 02:50
QPR and Cardiff pulled a further point clear at the top after draws against Portsmouth and Reading, coupled with third place Swansea losing at home to Bristol City, but both draws ended in great controversy. Both of the top two grabbed late equalisers, QPR's as late as stoppage time, leaving the home sides furious at the decisions. On Tuesday, QPR were wrongly awarded a penalty that was converted by former Pompey player Tommy Smith and last night Cardiff's 77th minute equaliser from Jay Bothroyd did not cross the line.That's how it goes at the top of the league and Preston will be bemoaning the luck that cost them the game against Barnsley, the sort of luck you get at the bottom of the league. They took an early lead before Adam Hammill scored yet another screamer of a goal for Barnsley (that's the Yorkshire outfit not us) before winning it a minute from time with the most bizarre of goals.A goal kick taken short by Andy Lonergan to Sean St. Ledger undid them as St. Ledger's return back pass was woefully short. In stepped to take the ball round the goalkeeper and all three points for the visitors.Lonergan was valued at £20 million by Darren Ferguson in the summer and more recently a £4 million value has been placed on St. Ledger. They reckon Wade's goal at Wembley was the £60 million goal; this one was the £24 million goal.Preston are next to bottom now with Palace still bottom only on goal difference after their win against Watford. Hull have now joined them in the bottom three.Hull have just been taken over this week whilst down on the south coast at Pompey it looks almost certain that Balram Chainrai is trying to sell Portsmouth. What a joke that club is.The results, next fixtures, midweek stats, leading scorers and each club's disciplinary records are shown below.Tuesday 9th NovemberBurnley 1 Doncaster 1Nottingham Forest 2 Coventry 1Crystal Palace 3 Watford 2Portsmouth 1 QPR 1Ipswich 0 Derby 2Preston 1 Barnsley 2Leeds 2 Hull 2Scunthorpe 0 Middlesbrough 2Millwall 1 Norwich 1.Wednesday 10th NovemberLeicester 2 Sheffield United 2Swansea 0 Bristol City 1Reading 1 Cardiff 1.The Weekend StatsBiggest winDerby 2-0 v Ipswich (away)Middlesbrough 2-0 v Scunthorpe (away)Total goals scored32 (14 home - 18 away)Player scoring most goals2Kris Commons (Derby)Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace)Mark Yeates (Sheffield United)Highest Attendance24,906 - Leeds v HullLowest Attendance5,475 - Scunthorpe v MiddlesbroughTotal Yellow Cards38Total Red Cards3Most cards in a gameScunthorpe v Middlesbrough (7Y) - Kevin WrightThe leading scorers (league only)11Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff)9Kris Commons (Derby) - includes 1 penalty8Chris Iwelumo (Burnley)Jamie Mackie (QPR)Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) - includes 1 penalty7Danny Graham (Watford)Jon Parkin (Preston)Scott Sinclair (Swansea)6Adam Hammill (Barnsley)Andy King (Leicester)Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth) - includes 4 penaltiesSteve Morison (Millwall) - includes 1 penaltyBilly Sharp (Doncaster) - includes 3 penaltiesDavide Somma (Leeds)Marvin Sordell (Watford)Adel Taarabt (QPR) - includes 4 penalties5Luciano Becchio (Leeds)Kris Boyd (Middlesbrough)James Coppinger (Doncaster)Chris Eagles (Burnley) - includes 3 penaltiesHeidar Helguson (QPR) - includes 3 penaltiesJonny Howson (Leeds)Jason Scotland (Ipswich)Jonathan Stead (Bristol City)Hat Tricks (league only)11th Sep3 - Chris Iwelumo - BURNLEY v Preston14th Sep3 - James Coppinger - DONCASTER v Norwich14th Sep3 - James Vaughan - CRYSTAL PALACE v Portsmouth28th Sep3 - Jon Parkin - Leeds v PRESTON30th Oct3 - Jonny Howson - Scunthorpe v LEEDSDisciplinary Record (all domestic games)ClubYRClubYRBarnsley260Middlesbrough261Bristol City191Millwall272Burnley354Norwich221Cardiff181Nottingham Forest220Coventry261Portsmouth252Crystal Palace254Preston403Derby270QPR282Doncaster201Reading273Hull331Scunthorpe181Ipswich252Sheffield United232Leeds282Swansea381Leicester212Watford180The Next FixturesFriday 12th NovemberPreston v Hull.Saturday 13th NovemberBurnley v WatfordMillwall v Sheffield UnitedCrystal Palace v CoventryNottingham Forest v QPRIpswich v BarnsleyPortsmouth v DoncasterLeeds v Bristol CityReading v NorwichLeicester v DerbyScunthorpe v CardiffSunday 14th NovemberSwansea v Middlesbrough.