Cardiff close on Championship leaders

19 October 2010 10:19
Cardiff City moved to within two points of Championship leaders QPR following a 2-1 victory on the road at Coventry City. QPR were held to a goalless draw by a battling Swansea, while the Bluebirds picked up three points courtesy of a Peter Whittingham penalty and 87th minute winner from Jay Bothroyd. Watford are up to third place in the table after they edged out Ipswich Town 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Stephen McGinn and Marvin Sordell were on the mark for the in-form Hornets. Burnley's 3-0 victory over Barnsley resulted in the Clarets moving up to fourth place. Two goals from Chris Eagles - the second from the penalty spot - maintained the upward momentum of Brian Laws' side. Sven-Goran Eriksson secured his first win as Leicester City manager after the Foxes edged out Leeds United 2-1 at Elland Road. Steven Howard and on-loan defender Kyle Naughton were the scorers for the Swede in his second game at the helm. Reading slipped up after going down 1-0 at bottom of the table Bristol City following a first-half winner from Danny Haynes. Portsmouth continue to climb the table after a 1-0 win over Millwall at the New Den was secured courtesy of a second-half penalty from Liam Lawrence. Managerless Middlesbrough failed to respond to Monday's departure of Gordon Strachan after going down 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. They now find themselves level on points with Crystal Palace in the final relegation place after the Eagles were 2-1 winners at Norwich City. Sheffield United edged out Hull City after Mark Yeates settled a tight encounter at the KC Stadium. Derby County and Scunthorpe United got the better of Doncaster Rovers and Preston respectively following 3-2 thrillers.

Source: ESA