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Championship Matchday 16 Review

last updated Tuesday 07th November 2017, 6:47 PM
Championship Matchday 16 Review

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Friday 3th November 2017
12:00 Wolves 2-0 Fulham
Saturday 4th November 2017
12:00 Bristol C. 2-1 Cardiff
15:00 Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Wed
15:00 Barnsley 2-0 Birmingham
15:00 Bolton 2-1 Norwich
15:00 Derby 2-4 Reading
15:00 Ipswich 3-0 Preston
15:00 Millwall 0-1 Burton
15:00 N. Forest 4-0 QPR
15:00 Sheff Utd 4-1 Hull
17:30 Brentford 3-1 Leeds
Sunday 5th November 2017
12:15 Middlesbro 1-0 S'land
At the top of the table Wolves cemented their top spot with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Friday while Sheffield United were able to take second spot with a win against Hull City and by leave of the defeat of Cardiff City at Bristol City.

So Wolves now lead the way on 35 points, with Sheffield United on 33 and Cardiff on 31.

Elsewhere Reading managed back to back wins with a thumping 4-2 away win at in-form Derby, Brentford continued a fine run of form with a home win against Leeds and QPR got thumped 4-0 away at Nottingham Forest.

At the bottom of the table Burton climbed out of the relegation zonewith a win at Millwall and Birmingham took their place after defeat at Barnsley.

Bolton continued to fight for survival with a win against Norwich and Sunderland tried harder in their game away at Middlesbrough on Sunday but still lost again and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Matchday 16 table

Friday 3th November 2017

Wolves 2-0 Fulham
Wolves extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham on Friday evening.

Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini, who netted for the sixth league game in a row, both headed home from set-pieces in the first half at Molineux as Nuno Espirito Santo's side moved four points clear of Cardiff in second ahead of the rest of the weekend's action.

For Fulham, though, it was another frustrating night as they lost their second game in a row, and they're now without a win in five as they remain 16th in the table.

Saturday 4th November 2017

Bristol C. 2-1 Cardiff

Centre-back Aden Flint headed a 66th-minute winner to give Bristol City a 2-1 victory over Cardiff in a thrilling Severnside derby at Ashton Gate.

The hosts took a 20th-minute lead but Cardiff replied four minutes before the break The visitors were reduced to 10 men on 55 minutes when Bogle was shown a red card by referee Mike Jones for a late challenge on Marlon Pack

Seven minutes later Bristol were back in front and confirmed themselves as genuine candidates for automatic promotion this season.

Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday tore up the form book to claim a shock 2-1 Championship win over Aston Villa and record only their second away victory of the season.

Adam Reach set the visitors on their way with the opening goal after only 19 seconds and fellow former Middlesbrough man Jordan Rhodes made it two before the break.

Chris Samba's last-minute reply was too little, too late for Villa, who also lost John Terry to injury.

Steve Bruce's side went into the game with six wins from their previous eight games, but never recovered from their nightmare start.

Barnsley 2-0 Birmingham

Harvey Barnes shone again for Barnsley as they continued their improved form by beating struggling Birmingham 2-0 at Oakwell.

The Tykes headed into the game on the back of a morale-boosting midweek victory over Burton, and Tom Bradshaw struck early on after good work from Barnes to pick up where they had left off.

The visitors rarely posed a serious threat and Zeki Fryers condemned them to their second 2-0 defeat in four days, after a loss to Brentford on Wednesday, with a well-taken free-kick.

Barnsley's convincing win moves them up to 16th place in the Sky Bet Championship. The outcome leaves Birmingham still without an away win since the final game of last season, without a goal in their last four games, and sitting in the relegation zone.

Bolton 2-1 Norwich

Improving Bolton, unbeaten in October, kicked off November with a 2-1 Skybet Championship victory over Norwich at the Macron Stadium.

Strikers Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong struck in the last 10 minutes of the opening period to make it five games without defeat for Phil Parkinson's Trotters.

Wanderers, who had thrown away six points in their previous three games, remain in the relegation zone. However, nine points from a possible 15 have lifted them off bottom before Sunderland's game against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Derby 2-4 Reading

Reading tore up the form book and Derby's hopes of a fifth consecutive win when they claimed a shock 4-2 victory at Pride Park.

The Championship strugglers were always in control after Liam Moore and Sone Aluko scored in the opening 13 minutes and Roy Beerens made it three before Johnny Russell pulled one back.

Modou Barrow scored a fourth and although Chris Martin replied in the 90th minute, Reading had done enough.

Ipswich 3-0 Preston

Ipswich climbed to seventh in the Championship table after condemning Preston to a fourth straight defeat in the Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road.

A direct free-kick by Martyn Waghorn in first-half stoppage time, a David McGoldrick header and a wonder strike by Bersant Celina ensured victory for the hosts.

Millwall 0-1 Burton

Marvin Sordell's second goal of the season saw Burton Albion beat 10-man Millwall 1-0 to record their first away win in the Championship since April.

A poor contest turned when Millwall winger Jed Wallace was shown a contentious red card on the hour for a foul on Tom Flanagan on the halfway line.

The mood of an angry home crowd soured on 70 minutes when Sordell netted with Burton's first shot of the match, which proved sufficient to bring Nigel Clough's side out of the bottom three.

N. Forest 4-0 QPR

QPR's nightmare run at the City Ground was maintained in emphatic fashion as Nottingham Forest romped to a 4-0 success - ensuring an unwanted Football League record for Ian Holloway's men.

The Hoops have never won at Forest - and never looked likely to - as Mark Warburton's men cruised to a victory inspired by two goals from Tyler Walker and a rampaging performance from Barrie McKay.

QPR have now failed to win in 34 visits to the City Ground - including 29 games in the league, which is now officially the worst run of form of any Football League side at any one venue, eclipsing Grimsby who have failed to win in 28 visits to Blackburn Rovers.

Sheff Utd 4-1 Hull City

Leon Clarke scored four goals as high-flying Sheffield United came from behind to beat Hull 4-1 in the Sky Bet Championship at Bramall Lane.

Kamil Grosicki had given the visitors the lead in the 29th minute but four second-half goals from Clarke saw the Blades to victory.

Brentford 3-1 Leeds United

Leeds continued their slump down the Sky Bet Championship table as Brentford won 3-1 at Griffin Park in a game defined by goalkeeping mistakes.

Leeds 'keeper Andy Lonergan dropped the ball straight at the feet of Neil Maupay to give the Brentford striker a simple finish, before Ollie Watkins failed to double the home side's lead from the penalty spot just before half-time.

Brentford 'keeper Daniel Bentley committed a howler to allow Egzijan Alioski to equalise for Leeds midway through the second half before the hosts won it with two late goals, the first a low free-kick from Yoann Barbet followed by a late drive from Ryan Woods.

The result was Leeds' seventh defeat in nine games and leaves them mired in mid-table while Brentford climb into the top half.

Sunday 5th November 2017

Middlesbro 1-0 S'land

Marcus Tavernier's early strike decided the Tees–Wear derby as Middlesbrough beat Sunderland 1-0 to move into the Championship play-off spots.

The 18-year-old winger was handed his first home start by Garry Monk, and he repaid the faith shown in him by meeting Martin Braithwaite's cross inside the first six minutes to break the deadlock.

Sunderland caretaker managers Robbie Stockdale and Billy McKinlay will have been encouraged by their side's response to the early setback, but they should have taken the lead prior to Tavernier's opener as Darren Randolph saved superbly from Lewis Grabban.

Randolph was then called upon to deny Didier Ndong and Billy Jones in the opening 15 minutes, but despite enjoying plenty of possession, the Black Cats rarely threatened a second-half equaliser.

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