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Championship MatchDay 10 review

last updated Thursday 03rd October 2019, 1:33 PM


The Championship's MatchDay 10 saw Fulham continue their unbeaten run by cruising to a 4-1 win away at Reading with goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Tom Cairney leaving The Cottagers in a healthy fifth place in the Division. Mitrovic is now joint top goal scorer in the Championship.

Swansea moved to the top of the Championship table with a hard-fought win over Charlton at The Valley leapfrogging West Brom who were beaten 1-0 away at Leeds in their first league defeat of the season, Leeds moved up into second spot in the table and Charlton dropped out of the Playoff zone

Nottingham Forest, who stay third, missed the chance to go top as they were held 1-1 at Blackburn.

Preston missed out on the chance to climb into the automatic promotion places but stretched their unbeaten league run to seven matches after drawing 1-1 at Middlesbrough.

Derby were denied victory late on in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley when former Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow popped up with a goal in stoppage time to earn the lowly hosts a valuable point.

Cardiff extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 3-0 home victory over QPR while Brentford drew 1-1 with Bristol City at Griffin Park.

Barnsley, Stoke and Huddersfield remain rooted in the relegation zone but at least Huddersfield fans should be a bit happier after their first win of the season.

Championship MatchDay 10 Wrap-up ~ Tuesday 1st October 2019


19:45 - Blackburn 1-1 N Forest



Championship MatchDay 10 ~ Results
Tuesday 1st October 2019
K.O.HomeResAwayAtt
19:45Blackburn 1-1N Forest12521
19:45Hull 1-0Sheff Wed11590
19:45Leeds 1-0West Brom34648
19:45Middlesbrough 1-1Preston 17961
19:45Wigan 1-0Birmingham 9244
20.00Reading 1-4Fulham n/a
20.00Stoke 0-1Huddersfield 20372
Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
K.O.HomeResAwayAtt
19:45Barnsley 2-2Derby 13634
19:45Brentford 1-1 Bristol City11433
19:45Cardiff 3-0 QPR 21387
19:45Charlton 1-2Swansea 15741
19:45Luton 1-1Millwall 10049
Results Table Fixtures


Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship to nine games as they battled to a 1-1 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Chances were few and far between in a disjointed first half but the game sprung to life after the break, with Adam Armstrong's opener for Rovers cancelled out two minutes later by Joe Lolley.

The visitors could have returned to the Championship summit with victory had results elsewhere gone their way, but in the end were grateful for a point as the home side finished strongly.

19:45 - Hull 1-0 Sheff Wed




Tom Eaves came off the bench to earn Hull a 1-0 win with his first goal for the club and halt Garry Monk's unbeaten start to life as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

Monk had picked up seven points from his first three Sky Bet Championship games in charge, with a Carabao Cup defeat to Everton the only blemish on his record.

But he was dealt a first league loss in the Wednesday hot seat on Tuesday night, as Eaves clinched the three points for the hosts with a superb 72nd-minute header, having come on for Josh Magennis six minutes earlier.

19:45 - Leeds 1-0 West Brom



Ezgjan Alioski struck the decisive goal as Leeds usurped West Brom at the top of the Sky Bet Championship and ended the Baggies’ unbeaten start to the season, after a 1-0 win at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

The hosts were denied a soft penalty when Kyle Bartley blocked Stuart Dallas' shot inside the first 20 minutes, but they took the lead seven minutes before the break when the unfortunate Bartley deflected Alioski's shot over the line (38).

The result means the unbeaten start for Slaven Bilic's men ends at nine matches; they drop to second after their first defeat, with Marcelo Bielsa's side moving a point above them.

19:45 - Middlesbrough 1-1 Preston




Championship table - after 2nd October 2019
    HOME   AWAY  
  Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Swansea 10 3 1 1 9 5 3 2 0 6 2 8 21
2 Leeds 10 2 2 1 4 3 4 0 1 10 2 9 20
3 West Brom 10 2 2 0 9 6 3 2 1 8 5 6 19
4 N Forest 10 2 1 1 6 3 3 3 0 9 6 6 19
5 Fulham 10 3 1 1 10 3 2 2 1 8 5 10 18
6 Preston 10 4 1 0 13 5 1 2 2 5 6 7 18
7 Bristol City 10 1 2 1 5 5 3 3 0 12 8 4 17
8 Charlton 10 3 1 2 7 5 2 1 1 6 5 3 17
9 Sheff Wed 10 2 1 1 5 3 3 0 3 10 6 6 16
10 Cardiff 10 4 1 0 9 3 0 3 2 5 9 2 16
11 QPR 10 2 1 2 8 9 3 0 2 6 8 -3 16
12 Blackburn 10 2 2 2 6 5 2 0 2 5 6 0 14
13 Hull 10 2 2 2 8 9 1 2 1 6 4 1 13
14 Birmingham 10 2 1 1 5 3 2 0 4 4 10 -4 13
15 Brentford 10 1 3 1 5 3 2 0 3 4 5 1 12
16 Derby 10 1 3 1 6 6 1 3 1 7 9 -2 12
17 Luton 10 1 2 2 7 10 2 0 3 8 8 -3 11
18 Millwall 10 2 1 1 4 3 0 4 2 4 10 -5 11
19 Wigan 10 3 1 1 6 4 0 1 4 3 11 -6 11
20 Middlesbrough 10 2 2 2 5 7 0 2 2 5 7 -4 10
21 Reading 10 1 0 4 6 11 1 2 2 5 5 -5 8
22 Barnsley 10 1 2 3 7 12 0 1 3 0 5 -10 6
23 Huddersfield 10 0 1 4 3 9 1 1 3 6 9 -9 5
24 Stoke 10 0 1 5 6 13 0 1 3 3 8 -12 2
Results Table Fixtures
Preston missed out on a chance to climb into the Sky Bet Championship's top two after Middlesbrough hit back to claim a 1-1 draw at the Riverside.

Boro, closer to the relegation zone than they are to the top six, were the better team for much of the game but couldn't make the most of the chances they created.

It was Preston, during their best spell of the first half, who opened the scoring when Josh Harrop tapped in from close range in the 40th minute.

The lead lasted less than two minutes because Preston full-back Darnell Fisher could only turn Paddy McNair's low cross inside his own net to level things up - and that was how it remained.

19:45 - Wigan
1-0
Birmingham





A late howler from goalkeeper Lee Camp proved costly as Wigan secured a nervy 1-0 victory against Birmingham.

Anthony Pilkington's rather fortunate strike condemned Blues to a third straight defeat.

Latics moved up the table thanks to a third Sky Bet Championship win of the campaign. Wigan piled on the pressure in the opening 10 minutes.

20:00 - Reading 1-4 Fulham




Fulham extended their unbeaten Sky Bet Championship run to five matches with a comfortable 4-1 victory over 10-man Reading.

Captain Tom Cairney gave Fulham an early lead before Reading lost midfielder John Swift to a red card after 20 minutes.

Top marksman Aleksandar Mitrovic stretched the Fulham advantage to 3-0 before the half-hour mark. He pounced twice from close range to take his tally for the season to seven.

Cairney added his second goal, his fifth of the term, in the 67th minute after an error by home goalkeeper Rafael.

Yakou Meite thumped home a 20-yard shot for Reading one minute from time but Fulham won at a canter.

20:00 - Stoke 0-1 Huddersfield



Juninho Bacuna's late winner heaped the pressure on Stoke manager Nathan Jones as his side were beaten 1-0 at home to Huddersfield.

Substitute Bacuna pounced in the 82nd minute to fire home for his first goal since March, and his effort proved enough to secure Huddersfield their first away league win since November 2018.

However, defeat for Stoke sees Jones' failing side rooted to the bottom of the Championship and put his position as manager under more strain.

Championship MatchDay 10 Wrap-up ~ Wednesday 2nd October 2019 


19:45 - Barnsley 2-2 Derby



Cauley Woodrow's injury-time strike earned Barnsley a draw in a pulsating game against Derby at Oakwell.

The Tykes looked to be heading for a third consecutive Championship defeat despite taking an early lead through Aapo Halme's header.

But after the Rams went 2-1 before half-time, Woodrow diverted in Conor Chaplin's strike to secure a point.

Chris Martin's close-range finish had levelled the scores in a frantic start before Tom Huddlestone's penalty put them ahead.

Tom Lawrence, recalled to the starting line-up after the Welsh winger and Mason Bennett were charged with drink driving following a car crash last week, won the spot-kick which the former Tottenham midfielder converted.

However, Woodrow struck in the 94th minute to stop the Rams making it back-to-back wins, getting the final touch as the ball fizzed across goal following a short corner.

19:45 - Brentford 1-1 Bristol City



ristol City scored a late equaliser to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions as they drew at Brentford.

Josh Dasilva's superb curling left-footed effort into the top corner put the Bees ahead with 27 minutes left.

It looked as though Brentford would win back-to-back games for the first time this season until Andreas Weimann's 87th-minute equaliser, the Austrian heading home Jack Hunt's deep cross.

The hosts almost won it in the 90th minute, but David Bentley made the last of several fine saves to tip over Henrik Dalsgaard's deflected cross.

The point sees City move up to seventh in the Championship, a point off the play-off places, while Brentford stay in 15th position.

19:45 - Cardiff 3-0 QPR



Cardiff City maintained their unbeaten home record in the Championship as they proved too powerful and clinical for Queens Park Rangers.

The visitors dominated possession and hit the woodwork twice but Cardiff led through two first half set-piece goals, Sean Morrison heading home before a Marlon Pack tap-in.

A thumping finish by sub Callum Paterson wrapped things up.

The win takes Cardiff to 10th, two points outside the play-offs, while they leapfrog QPR who drop to 11th.

The visitors came into this game with a fine recent record against the Bluebirds, who had beaten the West Londoners only once in their last eight meetings, but Mark Warburton's side wasted too many opportunities and failed to make their possession pay.

By contrast, Cardiff finally found the ruthless touch boss Neil Warnock has called for and were worthy winners despite having less than 30% possession.

19:45 - Charlton 1-2 Swansea



Championship MatchDay 11 ~ Fixtures
Friday 4th October 2019
K.O.HomeAwayTV
19:45Birmingham Middlesbrough Sky
Saturday 5th October 2019
K.O.HomeAwayTV
12:30Fulham Charlton Sky
15:00Bristol CReading
15:00Derby Luton  
15:00Huddersfield Hull  
15:00Millwall Leeds  
15:00N Forest Brentford  
15:00Preston Barnsley  
15:00QPR Blackburn  
15:00Sheff WedWigan     
15:00Swansea Stoke  
15:00West BromCardiff  
Results Table Fixtures
Andre Ayew scored his first Swansea City league goal since May 2016 to send Steve Cooper's team top of the Championship.

The forward's 65th-minute strike sealed a comeback win for the Swans, after Charlton had gone ahead inside two minutes through Jonathan Leko, who drove home from 15 yards with the aid of a deflection.

Yan Dhanda levelled for Swansea with another deflected effort at the end of a bright passing move, before Ayew's close-range effort secured a sixth victory in 10 league games under Cooper.

Charlton could have few complaints as they failed to build on their impressive weekend win over Leeds United.

Lee Bowyer's side are formidable opponents on their own patch, where they were

beaten for only the second time in the league in the last 12 months. But Swansea travelled to London with belief having gone six away second-tier games without defeat and they duly extended that fine sequence.

The Welsh club's American owners, Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, were also present for the first time this season to watch Cooper's side live.

19:45 - Luton 1-1 Millwall



Callum McManaman rescued a point late-on for Luton as they looked to be sliding to defeat at home to Millwall.

Substitute McManaman scored his first goal for Luton since a summer move from Wigan, steering in with his left foot from Luke Bolton's cross with four minutes to go.

Tom Bradshaw's sliding finish after an hour looked to have given Millwall the points.

The Lions should have had a second before McManaman's equaliser but Matt Smith headed wide from a few yards and Bradshaw missed a chance in added time.




























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