Sacked in the morning
Published : 03 Oct 2013 09:58:25Rss feed
The best chant of Tuesday night in the Championship was undoubtedly that from the Burnley fans singing 'We are top of the league' but the prize for the funniest chant should surely be for the Ipswich fans at Derby. Five penalties for David Nugent
It sorted of backfired on them by the final whistle but when they went 4-1 up at Pride Park they started chanting 'You're getting sacked in the morning' at Steve McClaren who was just about to become the new head coach at Derby on the following day.
McClaren had the last laugh though. He strode into the dressing room at half time, took over from the beleaguered caretaker Darren Wassell, made tactical changes and substitutions and Derby turned things round and earned themselves a point.
Clarets Mad understands that McClaren, who a couple of years had a disastrous spell with Derby's neighbours Forest, returned to the stand rather that finish his cup of coffee on the touchline.
It was good to see us finally get a penalty. It was a shock and maybe Sean Dyche had been asking Nigel Pearson how to go about it. Incredibly Leicester scored from the spot for the sixth time in ten league games this season at Yeovil and that kept them level with us and QPR on 23 points.
David Nugent has now scored five of them with Paul Konchesky getting the other in a recent game against Blackpool. This latest one helped them to a 2-1 win at Yeovil who themselves won a spot kick.
Nugent's five is by far the most penalties scored by any player this season. Four players have scored two. They are Charlie Austin (QPR), Troy Deeney (Watford), Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) and Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn).
A total of 28 penalties have now been scored in the Championship this season. Leicester, with six, have scored the most while Middlesbrough have conceded four, more than any other club.
Leeds haven't scored from the penalty spot but they should have done on Tuesday. They won one when Bournemouth goalkeeper Ryan Allsop brought down Noel Hunt. Allsop was sent off but substitute goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan came on and saved Ross McCormack's penalty.
Bournemouth have hit out strongly at goalkeepers getting sent off in this situation. Goalkeeping coach Neil Moss felt a yellow should have been enough although manager Eddie Howe has confirmed they will not be appealing the red card.
Someone asked on the message board just ahead of our game at Doncaster whether we were the only Championship club not to have been awarded a penalty this season. Leeds, as we now know have missed one but besides them none of Birmingham, Bolton, Brighton, Doncaster, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday have scored a penalty this season.
Birmingham were another to miss one on Tuesday. Jesse Lingard was the culprit here but he did score right at the end of their game, one they won 4-0 against Millwall.
Watford, with 20 goals, are the league's highest scorers right now. We are in second place with 19. QPR have conceded the least number of goals. Only twice have they had a goal scored against them and again we are in second place having conceded just six goals.
We're also in second place in the clean sheet chart too behind QPR. Tuesday's game was our fifth clean sheet in ten league games this season. For comparison our fifth clean sheet last season came at Hull in our 18th league game and eventually we went on to keep a total of twelve throughout the season.
Tuesday's results saw Blackpool back in the top six at the expense of Reading while down at the bottom Yeovil are back in the bottom three with Sheffield Wednesday having climbed out on goal difference. The bottom four clubs all have five points.
Finally, praise was heaped on those Middlesbrough supporters who watched their home draw against Huddersfield on Tuesday. Just 12,793 turned up, the lowest ever attendance for a league game at the Riverside.
Mowbray said: "I think the people who are coming to the games at the moment are what I would call true Boro fans. They are going to be here through thick and thin and I can only thank them for their support."
The ground would have looked relatively full compared to our first ever game there when just 5,059 saw us go out of the FA Cup against Darlington.
The results and stats from Tuesday are below along with the leading goalscorers, each club's red and yellow card count, the highest and lowest attendances and this weekend's fixtures, the last before the next international break.The Results Tuesday 1st October BARNSLEY 1 READING 1 DERBY 4 IPSWICH 4 BIRMINGHAM 4 MILLWALL 0 DONCASTER 0 BURNLEY 2 BLACKBURN 1 WATFORD 0 LEEDS 2 BOURNEMOUTH 1 BLACKPOOL 0 BOLTON 0 MIDDLESBROUGH 1 HUDDERSFIELD 1 BRIGHTON 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 YEOVIL 1 LEICESTER 2 CHARLTON 1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1
The Stats Biggest Win BIRMINGHAM 4-0 v MILLWALL (home) Total Goals Scored 29 (16 home - 13 away) Player Scoring Most Goals 2 - CRAIG BRYSON (DERBY) v IPSWICHDARYL MURPHY (IPSWICH) v DERBYDAVID MURPHY (BIRMINGHAM) v MILLWALL Highest Attendance 25,725 - BRIGHTON v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Lowest Attendance 6,476 - YEOVIL v LEICESTER Total Yellow Cards 36 Total Red Cards 1 Most Cards in a Game BRIGHTON v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (7Y) Ref: KEITH STROUD
Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 9 JORDAN RHODES (BLACKBURN) - includes 2 penaltiesJAMES VAUGHAN (HUDDERSFIELD) - including 1 penalty 7 SAM VOKES (BURNLEY) - includes 1 penalty 6 CRAIG BRYSON (DERBY)TROY DEENEY (WATFORD) - includes 2 penaltiesLEWIS GRABBAN (BOURNEMOUTH)DANNY INGS (BURNLEY)DAVID NUGENT (LEICESTER) - includes 5 penalties 5 JESSE LINGARD (BIRMINGHAM)DAVID MCGOLDRICK (IPSWICH)CHRIS O'GRADY (BARNSLEY) - includes 1 penaltyANDY REID (NOTTINGHAM FOREST) 4 TOM INCE (BLACKPOOL) - including 1 penaltyADAM LE FONDRE (READING) - includes 1 penaltyLEWIS McGUGAN (WATFORD) - includes 1 penaltyROSS McCORMACK (LEEDS)JOHNNY RUSSELL (DERBY) - includes 1 penaltyLEO ULLOA (BRIGHTON) 3 CHARLIE AUSTIN (QPR) - includes 2 penaltiesALEX BAPTISTE (BOLTON)DANNY GUTHRIE (READING)DARIUS HENDERSON (NOTTINGHAM FOREST)YANN KERMOGANT (CHARLTON) -includes 1 penaltyFEDERICO MACHEDA (DONCASTER)SHAUN MALONEY (WIGAN) - includes 1 penaltyCHRIS MARTIN (DERBY)DARYL MURPHY (IPSWICH)BRETT PITMAN (BOURNEMOUTH) - includes 2 penalties
Hat Tricks Date Player & Game 10/08/13 3: TROY DEENEY - WATFORD v BOURNEMOUTH (home) 24/08/13 3: JAMES VAUGHAN - HUDDERSFIELD v BOURNEMOUTH (home) 14/09/13 3: CRAIG BRYSON - DERBY v MILLWALL (away) 21/09/13 4: JESSE LINGARD - BIRMINGHAM v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (home)
Disciplinary Record (League and Cup) Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R League Total League Total BARNSLEY 12 2 12 2 IPSWICH 14 0 15 0 BIRMINGHAM 20 0 27 0 LEEDS 12 1 15 1 BLACKBURN 17 1 19 2 LEICESTER 11 1 12 1 BLACKPOOL 20 2 21 2 MIDDLESBROUGH 14 2 14 2 BOLTON 20 1 20 1 MILLWALL 14 1 15 1 BOURNEMOUTH 17 2 19 2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 21 0 27 0 BRIGHTON 20 2 21 2 QPR 14 0 15 0 BURNLEY 16 1 20 1 READING 17 1 21 1 CHARLTON 12 1 15 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 19 0 19 1 DERBY 21 2 25 2 WATFORD 19 0 24 0 DONCASTER 19 1 20 1 WIGAN 7 1 11 1 HUDDERSFIELD 13 0 17 0 YEOVIL 13 1 20 1
Highest and Lowest Attendances Highest Lowest Att Fixture Att Fixture 33,432 LEEDS v BRIGHTON (03/08) 6,476 YEOVIL v LEICESTER (01/10) 28,276 NOTTINGHAM FOREST v DERBY (28/09) 7,047 YEOVIL v DERBY (24/08) 26,804 BRIGHTON v MILLWALL (31/08) 6,769 DONCASTER v BOURNEMOUTH (31/08) 26,465 LEEDS v BURNLEY (21/09) 7,305 YEOVIL v READING (31/08) 26,319 BRIGHTON v BOLTON (21/09) 7,574 BOURNEMOUTH v BARNSLEY (17/09) 26,238 BRIGHTON v DERBY (10/08) 7,836 DONCASTER v BURNLEY (01/10) 26,007 BRIGHTON v BURNLEY (24/08) 8,415 MILLWALL v BLACKPOOL (17/09) 25,725 BRIGHTON v SHEFF WED (01/10) 8,707 DONCASTER v BLACKBURN (16/08) 25,535 NOTTM FOREST v HUDDERSFIELD (03/08) 8,717 YEOVIL v BIRMINGHAM (10/08) 23,766 LEEDS v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (17/08) 9,002 DONCASTER v BLACKPOOL (03/08)
The Next Fixtures Saturday 5th October BIRMINGHAM v BOLTON (12:15) DONCASTER v LEICESTER BOURNEMOUTH v MILLWALL HUDDERSFIELD v WATFORD BRIGHTON v NOTTINGHAM FOREST (17:30) MIDDLESBROUGH v YEOVIL BURNLEY v READING QPR v BARNSLEY CHARLTON v BLACKPOOL SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v IPSWICH DERBY v LEEDS Sunday 6th October WIGAN v BLACKBURN
Source: Clarets Mad
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