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Championship MatchDay 11 review

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Championship MatchDay 11 ~ Results
Friday 4th October 2019
19:45Birmingham 2-1Middlesbrough 19703
Saturday 5th October 2019
K.O.Home AwayAtt
12:30Fulham 2-2Charlton 18654
15:00Bristol City1-0Reading 21419
15:00Derby 2-0Luton 27944
15:00Huddersfield 3-0Hull 21702
15:00Millwall 2-1Leeds 16311
15:00N Forest 1-0Brentford 27598
15:00Preston 5-1Barnsley 12431
15:00QPR 4-2Blackburn 13560
15:00Sheff Wed1-0Wigan    22753
15:00Swansea 1-2Stoke 16612
15:00West Brom4-2Cardiff 25140
Results Table Fixtures
In the MatchDay 11 Saturday lunchtime kick-off, Fulham shared an entertaining 2-2 draw with Charlton at Craven Cottage.

Fulham had to fight back level twice through goals by Ivan Cavaleiro and Championship top goal scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic. When everything had calmed down Fulham were 7th in the Championship just three points off top place.

Elsewhere West Brom moved top of the table after a 4-2 win over Cardiff at The Hawthorns.

Nottingham Forest climbed into second place, level on points with West Brom, after a 1-0 home win over Brentford who are now 17th in the Championship.

Preston are now third after extending their unbeaten league run to eight games after beating Barnsley 5-1 at Deepdale.

Bottom club Stoke finally picked up their first win of the Championship season against 4th placed Swansea.

Ten-man Leeds missed out on the chance of going top losing 2-1 to Millwall at The Den and dropping out of the automatic promotion spots.

Huddersfield posted back-to-back league wins as they eased past Hull 3-0 at home and in doing so stepped out of the relegation zone.

QPR ended a two-game losing run by thumping Blackburn 4-2 at Loftus Road and finished up in 9th.

Championship MatchDay 11 Wrap-up ~ Friday 4th October 2019

19:45 - Birmingham 2-1 Middlesbrough  

Teenager Odin Bailey saved Birmingham City's blushes as his late goal earned them a deserved victory over Middlesbrough at St Andrew's.

The 19-year-old headed in from close range a minute from full-time, moments after Daniel Ayala had bundled home an equaliser for Boro.

Blues had dominated for long periods and created numerous chances with only Fran Villalba's first-half strike to show for it.

Defender Ayala looked to have rescued a point for the visitors before Bailey scored his first goal for Blues in just his third league appearance.

A draw would have been cruel on a Birmingham side who had 26 attempts at goal, compared to Boro's five.

Championship MatchDay 11 Wrap-up ~ Saturday 5th October 2019

12:30 - Fulham 2-2 Charlton

Championship MatchDay 12 ~ Fixtures
Friday 18th October 2019
19:45Cardiff Sheff WedSky
Saturday 19th October 2019
12:30Blackburn Huddersfield Sky
15:00Barnsley Swansea  
15:00Brentford Millwall
15:00Charlton Derby  
15:00Hull QPR  
15:00Leeds Birmingham  
15:00Luton Bristol City
15:00Middlesbrough West Brom 
15:00Reading Preston  
15:00Stoke Fulham
Saturday 20th October 2019
14:00Wigan     N Forest Sky
Results Table Fixtures
Fulham twice came from behind to draw a pulsating London derby against Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage.

The Addicks, who have started the season impressively since winning promotion from League One, deservedly led at the break through Conor Gallagher's smart low finish.

The lively Ivan Cavaleiro fired into the top corner after exchanging passes with Bobby Reid to make it 1-1, only for Macauley Bonne's looping header to restore Charlton's advantage 90 seconds later.

But Fulham, much improved in the second half, levelled for a second time when Aleksandar Mitrovic forced the ball home from close range.

Mitrovic, who had earlier diverted Anthony Knockaert's cross against the bar, has now scored eight times in 11 league games and tops the Championship goalscoring charts.

15:00 - Bristol City 1-0 Reading  

Famara Diedhiou scored the only goal as Bristol City stretched their unbeaten run in the Championship to 10 games with an unconvincing victory over Reading.

Diedhiou's diving header from a trademark curling Niclas Eliasson cross was enough to move Lee Johnson's side into the play-off places.

But the Robins had to withstand long periods of heavy Reading pressure after half-time, with George Puscas wasting their best opportunity when he failed to control Ovie Ejaria's ball into the six-yard box.

Before that, Yakou Meite was denied by Daniel Bentley when through on goal, and the home keeper also made a fine save to turn Lucas Boye's late shot around the post.

The Royals have slipped into the relegation zone on goal difference and are now winless in six Championship matches, but this was a much-improved showing from Jose Gomes' men.

15:00 - Derby 2-0 Luton

Tom Lawrence scored in his first appearance at Pride Park since being charged with drink driving as Derby beat Luton in the Championship.

Lawrence was fined six weeks' wages and issued an apology for his part in last month's incident before the game.

The Welsh winger sealed the points for his side with a cross-cum-shot that flew past Luton Town goalkeeper Simon Sluga in the 70th minute.

Lawrence's goal capped a miserable afternoon for Hatters goalkeeper Sluga, who had previously taken his eye off Matty Pearson's 11th-minute back pass to gift Derby the lead.

15:00 - Huddersfield 3-0 Hull

Huddersfield Town recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time since February 2018 as they beat Hull City in the Championship.

Karlan Grant gave the Terriers a 69th-minute lead as he volleyed home Juninho Bacuna's fizzed pass on the turn.

Six minutes later substitute Bacuna, who had come on just before setting up the opener, made the game safe as he placed Adama Diakhaby's pass into the bottom corner.

Elias Kachunga wrapped up the points as he got on the end of Lewis O'Brien's low cross.

Huddersfield, who also won two successive games for the first time since September 2017, climb above Reading and Barnsley to move out of the relegation places, while Hull slip to 16th place.

15:00 - Millwall 2-1 Leeds

Millwall caretaker manager Adam Barrett says his side came through a "whirlwind" off the field to beat 10-man Leeds United.

The Lions saw manager Neil Harris resign on Thursday after four years in charge, but regrouped to beat the Championship promotion favourites.

"It's been a very eventful 48 hours, an absolute whirlwind," Barrett told BBC London.

"To come through it on the back of that with three points, and the performance against a top, top side I'm absolutely delighted for everyone at the football club.

"I thought the lads played some excellent stuff at times and created chances, so I was delighted."

15:00 - N Forest 1-0 Brentford

Championship table - after 5th October 2019
    HOME   AWAY  
  Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 West Brom 11 3 2 0 13 8 3 2 1 8 5 8 22
2 N Forest 11 3 1 1 7 3 3 3 0 9 6 7 22
3 Preston 11 5 1 0 18 6 1 2 2 5 6 11 21
4 Swansea 11 3 1 2 10 7 3 2 0 6 2 7 21
5 Leeds 11 2 2 1 4 3 4 0 2 11 4 8 20
6 Bristol City 11 2 2 1 6 5 3 3 0 12 8 5 20
7 Fulham 11 3 2 1 12 5 2 2 1 8 5 10 19
8 Sheff Wed 11 3 1 1 6 3 3 0 3 10 6 7 19
9 QPR 11 3 1 2 12 11 3 0 2 6 8 -1 19
10 Charlton 11 3 1 2 7 5 2 2 1 8 7 3 18
11 Cardiff 11 4 1 0 9 3 0 3 3 7 13 0 16
12 Birmingham 11 3 1 1 7 4 2 0 4 4 10 -3 16
13 Derby 11 2 3 1 8 6 1 3 1 7 9 0 15
14 Blackburn 11 2 2 2 6 5 2 0 3 7 10 -2 14
15 Millwall 11 3 1 1 6 4 0 4 2 4 10 -4 14
16 Hull 11 2 2 2 8 9 1 2 2 6 7 -2 13
17 Brentford 11 1 3 1 5 3 2 0 4 4 6 0 12
18 Luton 11 1 2 2 7 10 2 0 4 8 10 -5 11
19 Wigan 11 3 1 1 6 4 0 1 5 3 12 -7 11
20 Middlesbrough 11 2 2 2 5 7 0 2 3 6 9 -5 10
21 Huddersfield 11 1 1 4 6 9 1 1 3 6 9 -6 8
22 Reading 11 1 0 4 6 11 1 2 3 5 6 -6 8
23 Barnsley 11 1 2 3 7 12 0 1 4 1 10 -14 6
24 Stoke 11 0 1 5 6 13 1 1 3 5 9 -11 5
Results Table Fixtures
Ben Watson scored a volleyed winner against Brentford to move Nottingham Forest up to second in the Championship table, equal on points with leaders West Brom.

Watson's second goal in as many games at the City Ground again proved decisive, having scored the only goal against Barnsley 14 days earlier.

Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba had ensured it remained goalless at the break, scrambling to adjust his footing to parry a Mathias Jensen free-kick that took a heavy deflection.

Watson, whose goal against the Tykes two weeks earlier was his first for almost three and a half years, was enough to extend the Reds' unbeaten Championship run to 10 games.

Brentford's hope of a late fightback took a heavy blow as they finished the match a man down as Sergi Canos limped off after Thomas Franks made all three of his substitutions.

Sabri Lamouchi's side head into the international break behind only the Baggies on goal difference, having collected 13 points from a possible 15 since the last break in early September.

Brentford's first defeat in four games saw them slip to 17th in the table.

15:00 - Preston 5-1 Barnsley

Daniel Johnson scored twice as Preston moved up to third in the Championship with a convincing home win over struggling Barnsley.

Johnson headed Alex Neil's side in front as they dominated the opening half, only for Cameron McGeehan to grab an equaliser following a corner.

Tom Barkhuizen coolly restored the lead from Johnson's pass, and the latter made it three after Paul Gallagher's ball left him one-on-one with goalkeeper Brad Collins.

Barnsley's inexperienced defence was exposed again as Ben Pearson scored only his second goal in 126 Preston appearances and sub Josh Harrop lobbed the fifth to underline their superiority.

The Lilywhites are now unbeaten in eight league games, while Barnsley have still not won since the opening day of the season and drop to second bottom following Huddersfield's win over Hull.

15:00 - QPR 4-2 Blackburn  

Queens Park Rangers produced an impressive attacking display to see off Blackburn Rovers at Loftus Road.

After a quiet opening half hour, Bright Osayi-Samuel nodded Ryan Manning's left-wing cross into the path of Nahki Wells, who finished calmly to score his seventh goal of the season.

Eberechi Eze slotted past Christian Walton to double Rangers' lead shortly after half-time, but Blackburn pulled themselves back into the game through Bradley Dack's penalty just before the hour mark.

Osayi-Samuel then produced a smart turn and finish following good work from Josh Scowen and substitute Jordan Hugill headed Ryan Manning's fine cross into the far corner to make it 4-1.

Adam Armstrong nodded in a late consolation for Blackburn, but QPR were comfortable winners and move up to ninth.

15:00 - Sheff Wed 1-0 Wigan

Massimo Luongo's second-half goal was enough for Sheffield Wednesday to beat Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

Luongo brought a flat game to life with his 57th-minute strike as he guided home Adam Reach's pull-back from 15 yards out.

Wigan almost levelled 10 minutes later when Kieffer Moore's header was tipped onto the crossbar by Keiren Westwood.

Wednesday could have made the game safe with 16 minutes to go, but Steven Fletcher's close range finish was ruled out for offside after David Marshall had kept out Reach's volley.

The win was Wednesday's third in five league games since Garry Monk took over as manager a month ago and moved them up to eighth in the Championship, a point off the play-off places, while Wigan stay 19th in the table.

15:00 - Swansea 1-2 Stoke

Bottom club Stoke City earned a first Championship win of the season as they came from behind to stun Swansea City and knock them off the top of the table.

The Swans were ahead inside a minute when Andre Ayew tapped home a rebound.

Former Swans midfielder Sam Clucas levelled for the Potters midway through the first half, firing home after keeper Freddie Woodman parried Joe Allen's effort.

Stoke won it in the final moments when substitute Scott Hogan tapped home from close range.

Swansea slip to fourth while Stoke remain bottom, but close the gap on their relegation rivals.

This result, however, will feel significant for Stoke boss Nathan Jones, as his side certainly showed they have not given up on their under-fire manager.

15:00 - West Brom 4-2 Cardiff

West Bromwich Albion moved top of the Championship as they held off a late Cardiff City comeback at The Hawthorns.

First-half goals by Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana, both from outside the area, gave the Baggies a commanding lead at the break.

The Bluebirds thought they had pulled one back through Robert Glatzel only for his header to be ruled offside, and things soon went from bad to worse for City as Charlie Austin raced clear to score the hosts' third.

Substitute Danny Ward scored twice as Cardiff threatened an unlikely late comeback, but Romaine Sawyers added a fourth for Albion in stoppage time to seal the win.

After seven games unbeaten in the Championship, Cardiff travelled to The Hawthorns to face a West Brom team fresh off their first defeat of the season.

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