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Championship Match Day 17 review

last updated Wednesday 27th November 2019, 12:09 PM

Championship MatchDay 17 ended with West Brom snatching a dramatic 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday and maintaining their two-point lead at the top of the Championship

Championship MatchDay 17 ~ Results
Friday 22nd November 2019
19:45Fulham 2-1QPR 18320
Saturday 23rd November 2019
12:30Charlton 2-2Cardiff 16011
15:00Blackburn 3-2Barnsley 13781
15:00Brentford 1-0Reading 11892
15:00Bristol City 0-0N Forest 23573
15:00Derby 1-0Preston 27417
15:00Huddersfield 1-1Birmingham 22573
15:00Luton 1-2Leeds 10068
15:00Stoke 2-1Wigan    22530
15:00Swansea 0-1Millwall 16840
12:00West Brom 2-1Sheff Wed25566
Sunday 24th November 2019
20:00Middlesbrough 2-2Hull 18593
Results Table Fixtures
Leeds left it late to snatch a 2-1 win at struggling Luton which helped them climb back into the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places, it had looked like Luton would end their run of four straight defeats.

French striker Aboubakar Kamara, whose career at Craven Cottage looked over last term, scored his first goals of the season firing Fulham to a 2-1 derby victory over west London rivals QPR. Victory moved Scott Parker’s side up to fourth in the Championship to boost their bid for an instant return to the top flight.

Nottingham Forest held out with 10 men for more than half an hour to earn a goalless draw at Bristol City. The result dented both club's promotion efforts with Bristol City falling out of the Play Off Zone while Forest remain in the Zone only by goal difference.

Millwall snatched a 1-0 victory over Swansea who dropped into . The new Millwall manager has now claimed 10 points from five matches since taking over in October which has moved the club up to 10th just five points off the Playoffs.

Brentford are within striking distance of the play-offs after a 1-0 victory over Reading. The result saw Brentford just two points below Fulham while Reading slipped to 18th four points above the relegation zone

Martyn Waghorn came off the bench to score the goal that secured a 1-0 victory for Derby over Preston. The result saw Derby jump up to 11th just five points off the PlayOff zone.

Gerhard Struber's first game in charge of Barnsley ended in a defeat by Blackburn despite Cauley Woodrow's seventh of the season lookeing to have secured a much-needed point but Barnsley's defence once again fell apart. Barnsley remain at the foot of the table after stretching their winless run to 16, while Blackburn put some well-needed space between themselves and the bottom three.

Danny Batth's first league goal for two years and substitute Mame Diouf's injury-time winner saw Stoke snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Wigan. Stoke remain in the relegation zone but just by goal difference.

Championship MatchDay 17 Wrap-up
Friday 22nd November 2019

19:45Fulham 2-1QPR 18,320

Stand-in striker Aboubakar Kamara scored twice as Fulham overcame Queens Park Rangers to move up to fourth in
Championship MatchDay 18 ~ Fixtures
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Home AwayAtt
19:45Cardiff Stoke Sky
19:45Fulham Derby Sky
19:45Huddersfield Swansea Sky
19:45Luton Charlton Sky
19:45Millwall Wigan  Sky
20:00Reading Leeds Sky
Wednesday 27th November 2019
19:45Blackburn Brentford Sky
19:45Hull Preston Sky
19:45Middlesbrough Barnsley Sky
19:45QPR N Forest Sky
19:45Sheff WedBirmingham Sky
20:00West BromBristol CitySky
Results Table Fixtures

Kamara, brought in to replace suspended top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, coolly took his chances after Rangers stunned the hosts with an early goal.

The Frenchman's double ensured Scott Parker's side triumphed for just the second time without the league's leading scorer among the goals this season.

Mark Warburton's QPR, who have conceded the second most goals in the Championship, remain the only club in England's top four divisions yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Their third defeat in a five-game winless run leaves them 10th in the table, but they can slip as low as 15th if a number of sides below them win over the weekend.

Championship MatchDay 17 Wrap-up
Saturday 23rd November 2019

12:30Charlton 2-2Cardiff 16,011

Cardiff City came from two goals down to salvage a point at Charlton Athletic in Neil Harris' first game in charge of the Bluebirds.

Harris marked his first game by handing starts to forwards Gary Madine and Callum Paterson, but it was the Addicks youngsters who made the difference in the first half.

The result leaves Charlton without a win in five games as the number of injury problems facing Lee Bowyer continues to mount.

Cardiff will be encouraged by the second-half performance under new manager Harris but the defensive frailties which have been an issue all season were once again evident at The Valley.

15:00Blackburn 3-2Barnsley 13,781

Bradley Dack scored twice as Blackburn Rovers spoiled Gerhard Struber's first match as Barnsley head coach with victory over the Championship's bottom club.

Struber made five changes, giving starts to fellow Austrians Radlinger and forward Patrick Schmidt up front, while Darragh Lenihan returned for Blackburn after missing almost two months with a knee injury.

Barnsley showed encouraging signs for their new boss going forward, but a worrying tendency to give the ball away in their own half again cost them dear, with misplaced passes leading to the first two Rovers goals.

Blackburn move up a place to 17th, with Barnsley now four points adrift at the bottom - and five from safety.

15:00Brentford 1-0Reading 11,892

Ollie Watkins headed his 11th goal of the season as Brentford secured a narrow win over Reading.

There were early yellow cards for Reading's Andy Yiadom and Brentford's Pontus Jansson in an even opening at Griffin Park.

The victory saw Brentford move up to eighth in the Championship and put an end to Reading's four-match unbeaten run.

15:00Bristol City 0-0N Forest 23,573

Bristol City failed to find a winner against 10-man Nottingham Forest as the promotion rivals shared a goalless draw.

The visitors were a man down for the final 34 minutes after Ryan Yates was given a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Hungary midfielder Adam Nagy.

Bristol City's unbeaten run stretched to five games with their third draw in that spell, but they remain unbeaten at Ashton Gate since losing to Leeds United on the opening weekend of the season.

Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Ryan Yates sent off but Forest hold on - BBC Sport

15:00Derby 1-0Preston 27,417

Substitute Martyn Waghorn grabbed the only goal as Derby County beat high-flying Preston North End to earn a fifth successive home win.

Derby created the better opportunities throughout and should have had more to show for it than the striker's fifth goal of the season.

Preston, who dropped a place to third in the Championship table following Leeds United's win over Luton, were below par in the first period but improved after the interval.

15:00Huddersfield 1-1Birmingham 22,573

Marc Roberts' header cancelled out Fraizer Campbell's opener as Birmingham City earned a point at Huddersfield.

The draw left Huddersfield three points above the relegation zone, with Birmingham 14th in the table.

15:00Luton 1-2Leeds 10,068

Leeds moved up to second in the Championship as Matt Pearson's late own goal condemned Luton to a fifth successive league defeat.

The decisive moment in a tight game arrived just into added time when Pearson put Mateusz Klich's cross into his own net after a touch from Patrick Bamford.

The win sees Leeds extend their unbeaten run to six games and leapfrog Preston North End in the table.

The Hatters should have left with a point, though, with Dan Potts heading a gilt-edged chance wide from the final passage of play before Luton slumped to another loss.

15:00Stoke 2-1Wigan    22,530

Stoke City struck in stoppage time to win Michael O'Neill's first home game in charge after coming from behind against out-of-form Wigan Athletic.

Substitute Mame Biram Diouf netted his first goal of the campaign, turning home Tom Ince's ball to move the hosts just one point behind the Latics in the table.

Stoke's win lifted them above Middlesbrough to 22nd in the table and level on points with Luton Town, while Wigan's poor run stretched to four losses in five games without a win.

15:00Swansea 0-1Millwall 16,840

Millwall continued their revival under new manager Gary Rowett as Jed Wallace's fine free-kick secured victory at high-flying Swansea City.

A third win from Rowett's first four games in charge lifts Millwall up to 10th in the Championship table, four points adrift of the play-off places.

Swansea now occupy the last of those spots, dropping down from fourth after a fourth defeat from their past six home fixtures.

12:00West Brom 2-1Sheff Wed25,566

Substitute Charlie Austin's 88th-minute penalty earned West Bromwich Albion victory over Sheffield Wednesday to ensure that they stayed top of the Championship by two points while Wednesday, dropped a place to ninth in the table.

The Owls started brightly only to trail after 10 minutes when Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu ran through and coolly slotted the ball home for his fourth goal in six matches.

Wolves old boy Steven Fletcher's second-half spot-kick, after Filip Krovinovic was caught in possession and fouled Kieran Lee, looked to have a secured a deserved point for the Owls.

But the Baggies pushed forward in the latter stages and Austin kept his cool to earn a 10th league win of the season following Owls keeper Keiren Westwood's foul on Matheus Pereira.

Championship MatchDay 17 Wrap-up
 Sunday 24th November 2019

20:00Middlesbrough 2-2Hull 18,593

Two Jarrod Bowen goals in four minutes saw Hull City come back to draw at 10-
Championship table - after 24th November 2019
    HOME   AWAY  
  Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 West Brom 17 4 4 0 19 13 6 2 1 12 5 13 36
2 Leeds 17 5 2 1 9 4 5 2 2 14 6 13 34
3 Preston 17 7 2 0 25 10 2 2 4 6 8 13 31
4 Fulham 17 5 2 2 17 11 3 3 2 9 7 8 29
5 N Forest 16 4 1 2 9 5 4 4 1 11 8 7 29
6 Swansea 17 4 1 4 11 11 4 4 0 11 6 5 29
7 Bristol C 17 3 4 1 10 8 4 4 1 15 13 4 29
8 Brentford 17 3 3 2 9 6 5 0 4 13 7 9 27
9 Sheff Wed 17 4 3 1 9 5 3 1 5 13 11 6 25
10 Millwall 17 5 2 1 12 7 1 4 4 8 15 -2 24
11 Derby 17 5 3 1 12 6 1 3 4 7 15 -2 24
12 QPR 17 3 3 3 17 18 4 0 4 10 14 -5 24
13 Charlton 17 4 2 3 12 8 2 3 3 12 13 3 23
14 Hull 17 3 2 4 12 13 3 3 2 13 10 2 23
15 Birmingham 17 5 1 2 10 6 2 1 6 7 16 -5 23
16 Cardiff 17 5 2 1 14 7 0 5 4 11 18 0 22
17 Blackburn 17 4 3 2 13 10 2 0 6 10 16 -3 21
18 Reading 16 4 0 4 12 12 1 3 4 7 9 -2 18
19 Huddersfield 17 2 3 4 9 11 2 2 4 10 14 -6 17
20 Wigan 17 4 1 3 8 9 0 2 7 6 17 -12 15
21 Middlesbrough 17 2 4 3 7 10 0 4 4 8 13 -8 14
22 Luton 17 2 2 4 12 14 2 0 7 11 18 -9 14
23 Stoke 17 2 1 6 10 16 2 1 5 9 14 -11 14
24 Barnsley 17 1 4 4 12 19 0 2 6 6 17 -18 9
Results Table Fixtures
man Middlesbrough and maintain the pressure on Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate.

The hosts seemed destined for their first win in 10 games until Marvin Johnson's straight red card for a reckless lunge on Eric Lichaj while Boro led 2-0.

The point moves Woodgate's side out of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference, with Grant McCann's Hull up to 14th.

The last time Boro went 10 games without a win outside the top flight was in January-March 1985, and Woodgate's side welcome bottom club Barnsley to the Riverside on Wednesday in what could be a pivotal match.

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