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07 Nov 2012 16:05:38

Palace are new leaders after beating bottom of the league

I've thoroughly enjoyed myself today. It's always good to beat Leeds and it's always good to get one over on Neil Warnock. To get both at once really does make it very special.

I've a few friends who live in the Leeds area, and a couple more next door in Bradford. I'm sure they've had a particularly good time today, getting that rare opportunity to gloat.

While we were winning last night, the other 22 teams in the Championship were all playing and I'm sure the one result that has grabbed everyone's attention was Charlton's 5-4 home win against previous league leaders Cardiff.

It was more astonishing given that Cardiff were a goal up in four minutes and doubled that lead midway through the first half. By half time Charlton had drawn level and just over 40 minutes after Cardiff's second they'd scored a further three and led 5-2.

Only two stoppage time goals made the scoreline look anything like respectable for the Welsh club. They got four against us ten days earlier; this time they certainly weren't celebrating. Apparently Cardiff were playing really well at 2-0 but manager Malky Mackay lamented: "To give five goals away is unforgivable."

The goals were flowing south of the river in London and Crystal Palace took full opportunity to take over at the top of the league when they went nap against bottom of the league Ipswich. For the second time in four days Glenn Murray was amongst the goals but for the second time in four days he missed a penalty.

Even so, he still completed his hat trick (including two more penalties) and he's only four goals behind Charlie Austin now. Six of those goals have come from the spot. Add the three penalties he's missed this season and he'd have been right on Charlie's heels.

Those three teams - Charlton, Crystal Palace and Cardiff - scored 14 goals between them but no other Championship side were able to find the net more than twice.

The top six remain unchanged other than shuffling positions with Palace now top ahead of Middlesbrough. The bottom three also remain unchanged.

Sean Dyche's second win, and he's become the first Burnley manager since Jimmy Mullen to win his first two games in charge, has seen us move up to 10th in the table and we are now only one point behind the bottom play off place. It just shows what 12 points in five games can do.

The results and stats are below as are the leading goalscorers, each club's disciplinary record, the highest and lowest attendances and the weekend fixtures.

Note that Luciano Becchio's goals total has gone down from nine to eight. The goal at Brighton last Friday has now been credited to Michael Brown.

The Results Tuesday 6th November Birmingham City 2 Bristol City 0 Derby County 2 Barnsley 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 Leicester City 0 Huddersfield Town 2 Blackburn Rovers 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Peterborough United 0 Hull City 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Burnley 1 Leeds United 0 Nottingham Forest 0 Middlesbrough 0 Charlton Athletic 5 Cardiff City 4 Sheffield Wednesday 0 Blackpool 2 Crystal Palace 5 Ipswich Town 0 Watford 0 Millwall 0

 

The Stats Biggest Win Crystal Palace 5-0 v Ipswich Town (home) Total Goals Scored 29 (20 home - 9 away) Player Scoring Most Goals 3 - Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) Highest Attendance 23,703 - Brighton & Hove Albion v Peterborough United Lowest Attendance 11,293 - Watford v Millwall Total Yellow Cards 35 Total Red Cards 0 Most Cards in a Game Charlton Athletic v Cardiff City (7Y) Ref: Keith Stroud

 

Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 17 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 2 penalties 13 Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) - includes 6 penalties 8 Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) - includes 3 penaltiesTom Ince (Blackpool) - includes 1 penaltyCraig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion) - includes 2 penaltiesJordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) - 2 with Huddersfield Town 7 Craig Davies (Barnsley) - includes 1 penaltyDarius Henderson (Millwall)Marlon King (Birmingham City) - includes 2 penaltiesPete Whittingham (Cardiff City) - includes 3 penalties 6 Sone Aluko (Hull City)Steven Davies (Bristol City) - includes 1 penaltyChris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers)David Nugent (Leicester City)Theo Robinson (Derby County) - includes 1 penaltyLiam Trotter (Millwall) - includes 1 penaltyChris Wood (Millwall) 5

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) - includes 1 penaltyGeorge Boyd (Peterborough United)Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - includes 1 penaltyHeidar Helguson (Cardiff City)Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)Jay Simpson (Hull City)Matej Vydra (Watford) - includes 1 penalty

 

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

 

Disciplinary Record (League and Cup) Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R   League   Total   League  Total  Barnsley 20 1 23 2 Huddersfield Town 25 2 26 2 Birmingham City 15 2 17 2 Hull City 12 0 12 1 Blackburn Rovers 20 0 20 0 Ipswich Town 22 0 22 0 Blackpool 19 0 19 0 Leeds United 27 0 32 0 Bolton Wanderers 31 1 33 1 Leicester City 17 1 17 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 0 23 0 Middlesbrough 21 0 24 0 Bristol City 20 0 22 0 Millwall 28 1 30 1 Burnley 26 0 32 0 Nottingham Forest 29 3 29 3 Cardiff City 22 0 24 0 Peterborough United 29 0 30 0 Charlton Athletic 25 0 25 0 Sheffield Wednesday 28 1 31 1 Crystal Palace 20 1 24 1 Watford 29 4 30 4 Derby County 12 1 13 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 0 18 0

 

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) 6,188 Peterborough United v Millwall (21/08) 27,437 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (18/08) 6,348 Peterborough Utd v Huddersfield Town(23/10) 26,598 Sheffield Wed v Bolton Wanderers (22/09) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09) 26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 8,195 Barnsley v Crystal Palace (23/10) 26,293 Brighton & HA v Middlesbrough (20/10) 8,319 Barnsley v Peterborough United (02/10) 26,185 Charlton Athletic v Barnsley (20/10) 8,427 Peterborough Utd v Derby County (29/10) 26,121 Brighton & HA v Birmingham City (29/09) 8,571 Barnsley v Ipswich Town (29/09) 25,726 Leicester City v Brighton & HA (23/10) 9,258 Millwall v Birmingham City (23/10) 25,518 Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City (21/08) 9,280 Peterborough Utd v Wolves (22/09)

 

The Next Fixtures Friday 9th November Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday   Saturday 10th November Barnsley v Huddersfield Town Leeds United v Watford Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City Leicester City v Nottingham Forest (12:45) Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers Millwall v Derby County Cardiff City v Hull City Peterborough United v Crystal Palace Ipswich Town v Burnley Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion Sunday 11th November Bristol City v Charlton Athletic  

Source: Clarets Mad


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