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Championship MatchDay 07 review

last updated Thursday 16th September 2021, 1:04 PM

Championship MatchDay 07 Wrap-up


Fulham returned to the top of the Championship, at the end of Match Day 7, with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Birmingham at St. Andrew’s. Marco Silva’s side always looked in charge of the contest and two goals in each half backed up a dominant display.

Championship table - 16th September 2021
Home Away
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Fulham 7 2 1 0 6 1 3 0 1 11 4 12 16
2 Bournemouth 7 2 2 0 9 5 2 1 0 4 1 7 15
3 West Brom 7 2 2 0 8 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 15
4 Coventry 7 4 0 0 7 2 1 0 2 1 3 3 15
5 Stoke 7 3 1 0 7 4 1 1 1 3 4 2 14
6 Huddersfield 7 2 0 1 6 5 2 1 1 7 4 4 13
7 QPR 7 1 2 0 5 3 2 1 1 10 7 5 12
8 Blackburn 7 2 1 1 7 5 1 2 0 4 3 3 12
9 Cardiff 7 1 1 1 5 4 2 1 1 6 4 3 11
10 Birmingham 7 1 1 2 3 6 2 1 0 7 1 3 11
11 Middlesbrough 7 1 1 1 5 5 1 2 1 3 3 0 9
12 Bristol C 7 0 3 1 2 3 2 0 1 6 5 0 9
13 Luton 7 1 1 1 3 5 1 2 1 6 6 -2 9
14 Preston 7 2 0 1 5 5 0 2 2 3 5 -2 8
15 Millwall 7 1 1 1 4 4 0 3 1 3 5 -2 7
16 Derby 7 0 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 4 -2 7
17 Barnsley 7 1 1 1 2 2 0 3 1 4 7 -3 7
18 Reading 7 2 1 1 10 8 0 0 3 3 9 -4 7
19 Sheff U 7 1 1 2 9 7 0 2 1 0 4 -2 6
20 Swansea 7 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 5 -4 6
21 Hull 7 0 1 2 0 4 1 1 2 4 5 -5 5
22 Blackpool 7 1 0 3 1 6 0 2 1 4 5 -6 5
23 Peterborough 7 1 1 1 4 4 0 0 4 3 13 -10 4
24 N Forest 7 0 0 4 3 8 0 1 2 2 4 -7 1
Denis Odoi ended a three-year wait for a league goal as his 10th-minute header put the visitors in front, with Aleksander Mitrovic’s 44th-minute penalty doubling Fulham’s advantage. Impressive debutant Nathaniel Chalobah won the spot-kick, and the deadline-day signing from Watford played a key role in the game’s third goal. The 26-year-old former Chelsea youngster cut open the Blues defence with a delightful pass which was finished off in equally clinical style by Harry Wilson in the 54th minute.

Mitrovic, who celebrates his 27th birthday on Thursday, got another early present with his second goal of the game after 83 minutes, before Troy Deeney opened his Birmingham account from the penalty spot with three minutes remaining.

Bournemouth and QPR were two of three teams in the division still yet to lose before the match at the Vitality Stadium, but the visitors made a poor start on the south coast. The centre-back Rob Dickie was easily dispossessed by Jaidon Anthony and the Cherries youngster proceeded to fire home after 12 minutes.

It was 2-0 before the break when Anthony picked out Solanke inside the area and the forward found the net. Sam McCallum pulled one back after the interval for QPR but they could not find an equaliser, with Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers producing a number of saves. The win helped Bournemouth end QPR’s unbeaten record and put them second in the table.

Championship MatchDay 07 ~ Results
Tuesday 14th September 2021
KOHomeResAwayAtt
19:45Bournemouth 2-1 QPR 10495
19:45Blackburn 2-0 Hull 9140
19:45Blackpool 0-3 Huddersfield 11277
19:45Sheff Utd 2-2 Preston 25463
20:00Reading 3-1 Peterborough 11411
20:00West Brom 0-0 Derby 0
Wednesday 15th September 2021
KOHomeResAwayAtt
19:45Birmingham 1-4 Fulham 0
19:45Bristol City 1-1 Luton 16979
19:45Coventry1-0 Cardiff 16372
19:45N. Forest 0-2 Middlesbrough 23830
19:45Stoke1-1 Barnsley 17832
19:45Swansea0-0 Millwall 16007
West Brom remain unbeaten and but with an identical record to Bournemouth after they were held to a goalless draw by Wayne Rooney’s Derby. The Baggies had plenty of chances but could not find a way past Kelle Roos and lost top spot to Fulham.

Coventry are up to fourth and just a point behind Fulham following a 1-0 home victory against Cardiff. Viktor Gyokeres maintained the 10-man Sky Blues’ 100% home record in the Championship. The Swedish forward’s fourth goal of the campaign condemned the Bluebirds to their first away defeat of the season. Fankaty Dabo was shown the first red card of his career as the clock hit 90 minutes for a foul on Marlon Pack.

Mario Vrancic’s first-half penalty miss for Stoke proved costly as 10-man Stoke were held to a 1-1 draw by Barnsley in an ill-tempered clash. The hosts, who had won three of their previous four league games, would have fired themselves into the top two if it was not for a superb Brad Collins save just before the break. After Tommy Smith was sent off late on for the home side, Stoke coaches Dean Holden and Rory Delap, plus Barnsley assistant Joe Laumann were also shown red cards following an ugly touchline melee.

Huddersfield leapfrogged QPR to sit fourth in the table after an excellent 3-0 win at Blackpool. Josh Koroma got the ball rolling for the Terriers with a stunner early into the second half and Matty Pearson and Jonathan Hogg joined him on the scoresheet to make it four victories already this term.

“I was so pleased for Jonathan when he got his goal,” said the Huddersfield manager, Carlos Corberan. “He is so important for the team, and around the club. He helps others around him and when he plays well, that usually ensures the whole team puts in a very positive performance.”

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Championship MatchDay 08 ~ Fixtures
Tuesday 14th September 2021
KOHomeAwayTV
12:30Hull Sheff Utd Sky
15:00Barnsley Blackburn
15:00Cardiff Bournemouth
15:00Derby Stoke
15:00Fulham Reading
15:00Huddersfield N. Forest
15:00Luton Swansea
15:00Middlesbrough Blackpool
15:00Millwall Coventry
15:00Peterborough Birmingham
15:00Preston West Brom
15:00QPR Bristol City
Blackpool have dropped into the bottom three with Peterboroughafter Reading got the better of Peterborough by a 3-1 score to move out of the relegation zone.

John Swift and Tom Dele-Bashiru struck in the space of three second-half minutes and while Nathan Thompson pulled one back for Posh they could not find a leveller and were then hit with a third late on. Dele-Bashiru added a second in stunning fashion with a powerful effort from outside the area to leave Peterborough one off the bottom.

On-loan pair Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez secured a 2-0 win for Middlesbrough at Nottingham Forest to heap more pressure on under-fire home manager Chris Hughton. Forest have now taken just one point from their opening seven Championship matches and a run of 13 league games without a success under Hughton represents the club’s worst run since February 2004. The writing looked on the wall as soon as Slovenia international Sporar, recruited from Sporting Lisbon, opened the scoring in the first half, with Forest having only scored more than one goal once in their last 25 league matches.

Elsewhere Ben Brereton Diaz struck for the fourth time this season to inspire Blackburn to a 2-0 triumph over Hull at Ewood Park. Daniel Ayala made the breakthrough with 61 minutes played before Chile international Brereton Diaz drilled into the corner with aplomb to send Rovers up to seventh.

Sheffield United were denied a second consecutive win after Emil Riis Jakobsen netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Preston a 2-2 draw on the road. Sander Berge looked to have given Slavisa Jokanovic’s side all three points with six minutes left after an opener for the Blades by Morgan Gibbs-White was cancelled out by Daniel Johnson. But Jakobsen atoned for an earlier error when he rifled home in front of the away fans to clinch a point at Bramall Lane.

Luton substitute Danny Hylton extended Bristol City’s home jinx with a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate. The hosts led after 57 minutes when Nathan Baker headed home from Jay Dasilva’s free-kick. But, with 90 minutes on the clock, City goalkeeper Dan Bentley failed to gather the ball at the feet of Carlos Mendes-Gomes, who crossed for Hylton to tap into an unguarded net. It meant the Robins are still without a home win since January, a club-record run of 14 games, 11 of them under boss Nigel Pearson.

Swansea were held to a goalless draw for the second successive Championship home game as Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski proved the Lions’ hero. He made several excellent second-half saves to deny Swansea a first home league win under Russell Martin, with his 90th-minute stop from Liam Walsh’s free-kick the pick of the bunch.
























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