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Championship Round-Up

18 Aug 2009 19:59:33

Championship Round-Up

// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Cardiff moved top of the Championship and Crystal Palace secured their first win of the season following last weekend's controversy. Middlesbrough picked up their second win in three days, while West Brom got the better of Peterborough after a five-goal thriller at London Road. Michael Chopra helped himself to a hat-trick to inspire Cardiff to a 3-1 win at Plymouth. Crystal Palace shrugged off the controversy of last weekend's defeat to Bristol City with a superb 3-1 win over Roy Keane's Ipswich as Darren Ambrose came back to haunt his old club with two goals. Doncaster ended Coventry's 100 per cent start after holding Chris Coleman's side to a goalless draw at the Keepmoat Stadium. Adam Johnson was the hero for Middlesbrough with both goals in the 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park. Nicky Maynard proved to be the match-winner for Bristol City for the second successive game with the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers. Preston recorded their first win of the campaign with a 3-0 victory at Barnsley to leave the Tykes still looking for their first victory. Watford secured their first three-point haul of the season with an impressive 4-2 win at Nottingham Forest. West Brom survived a stirring comeback from Peterborough to edge out the Championship new boys 3-2 after racing into a 3-0 lead. Sheffield United and Leicester maintained their unbeaten records after a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane. Swansea secured their first point of the campaign after drawing 0-0 with Reading, who are still looking for their first goal of the new season. Blackpool drew for the third time this season after being held to a goalless draw at home to Derby.


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