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REVIEW ~ Championship MatchDay 18

last updated Monday 22nd November 2021, 11:40 AM

Championship MatchDay 18 Wrap-up


Championship MatchDay 18 saw Fulham win again, for the seventh game on the trot, and claim top spot in the Championship as Bournemouth were beaten away at bottom club Derby.

Fulham 4 - 1 Barnsley
Marco Silva hailed Fulham’s consistency as they swept back to the top of the Championship with a seventh straight win, beating Barnsley 4-1 at Craven Cottage. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 21st goal of the season and strikes from Fabio Carvalho, Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson ensured Silva’s side moved ahead of Bournemouth, who play Derby on Sunday.

“It was fantastic performance,” said Silva. “And of course it’s good to be top. But really we want to look at the table before the last day of the competition – it’s not something we talk about on a daily basis. But if you are getting the results, it reflects.”
Championship table - 22nd November 2021
Home Away
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Fulham 18 7 1 1 23 6 6 1 2 25 9 33 41
2 Bournemouth 18 6 2 1 21 9 6 2 1 12 4 20 40
3 West Brom 18 6 3 0 16 5 3 2 4 11 11 11 32
4 Stoke 18 6 2 1 15 8 3 2 4 9 11 5 31
5 Coventry 18 7 1 1 19 8 2 3 4 6 13 4 31
6 QPR 18 5 3 1 15 8 3 2 4 15 16 6 29
7 Huddersfield 18 6 1 2 13 9 2 3 4 9 11 2 28
8 Blackburn 18 5 2 2 19 16 2 4 3 10 11 2 27
9 Millwall 18 4 3 2 10 9 2 5 2 8 9 0 26
10 Blackpool 18 4 1 4 7 9 3 4 2 13 12 -1 26
11 Luton 18 4 3 2 15 10 2 3 4 11 14 2 24
12 Swansea 18 4 4 1 11 5 2 2 5 10 18 -2 24
13 N Forest 18 2 2 5 10 15 4 3 2 14 8 1 23
14 Middlesbrough 18 4 2 3 13 10 2 3 4 7 10 0 23
15 Birmingham 18 3 2 4 9 12 3 2 4 9 9 -3 22
16 Preston 18 4 3 2 12 10 1 3 5 7 14 -5 21
17 Sheff U 18 3 2 4 13 11 2 3 4 9 15 -4 20
18 Bristol C 18 1 5 3 7 10 4 0 5 13 18 -8 20
19 Cardiff 18 2 1 6 7 14 3 2 4 12 18 -13 18
20 Reading 18 4 2 3 15 14 3 0 6 8 15 -6 17
21 Hull 18 2 2 5 7 11 2 1 6 6 11 -9 15
22 Peterborough 18 3 3 3 12 10 1 0 8 5 24 -17 15
23 Barnsley 18 2 2 5 7 12 0 3 6 6 17 -16 11
24 Derby 18 3 5 1 11 9 1 4 4 5 9 -2 0
Results Table Fixtures

Derby County 3 - 2 AFC Bournemouth
Tom Lawrence's second-half double saw bottom-of-the-table Derby County beat second-placed Bournemouth 3-2. The hosts took the lead through Jason Knight's 13th-minute header, only for Bournemouth to go in ahead at half-time after goals from Jaidon Anthony (19) and Dominic Solanke (38).

However, two goals in seven second-half minutes from Lawrence, the second from the penalty spot, gave Wayne Rooney's side a vital victory that saw them wipe out their 21-point deduction and move up to zero points in the table, while Bournemouth stay second, now a point behind leaders Fulham.

Huddersfield Town 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
Ten-man West Brom gave up more ground on the division’s top two, now 9 poinst behind top placed Fulham, as they sunk to their fourth straight away defeat, 1-0 at Huddersfield. Danel Sinani’s sixth-minute strike proved enough for the home side, while the Baggies had Jake Livermore sent off in the second half for a high tackle.

Championship MatchDay 18 ~ Results
Friday 19th October 2021
KOHome Res AwayTV
19:45QPR 2-0 Luton 15062
Saturday 20th October 2021
KOHome Res AwayAtt
12:30Sheff Utd 0-0 Coventry 28075
15:00Bristol City 1-1 Blackburn 18347
15:00Fulham 4-1 Barnsley 0
15:00Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom 17297
15:00Hull 2-0 Birmingham 12409
15:00Middlesbrough 1-1 Millwall 20845
15:00Preston 1-2 Cardiff 10749
15:00Reading 1-1 N. Forest 14907
15:00Stoke 2-0 Peterborough 21285
15:00Swansea 1-1 Blackpool 16886
Sunday 21st October 2021
KOHome Res AwayAtt
12:00Derby 3-2 Bournemouth 0
Results Table Fixtures
Stoke City 2 - 0 Peterborough United
Goals from Mario Vrancic and Tyrese Campbell saw Stoke boost their play-off push, moving up to fourth place, with a 2-0 win over Peterborough, although the win was tainted by Sam Surridge’s sending-off in injury time.

Sheffield United 0 - 0 Coventry City Slavisa Jokanovic said he could understand fans’ frustrations after Sheffield United were held to a goalless draw at home to Coventry. The Blades’ first shot on target came in the 81st minute, and was not enough to trouble Simon Moore. Coventry dropped a place to fifth in the Championship table.

Queens Park Rangers 2 - 0 Luton Town
QPR strengthened their grip on a Sky Bet Championship play-off place after an entertaining 2-0 win over Luton on Friday night. Chris Willock gave Mark Warburton's side the lead with a cool finish after a thrilling start at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (10) and Charlie Austin made sure of the three points when he stooped to head in shortly after half-time (55). QPR stay in sixth spot a couple of points clear of seventh placed Huddersfield while Luton stay in 11th, five points outside the play-off places.

Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Millwall
Matt Crooks headed an early opener but Chris Wilder was unable to deliver a win in his first match in charge of Middlesbrough, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Millwall. The Lions levelled through Sol Bamba’s own goal in the 27th minute as Boro endured their fourth straight game without a win.

Championship MatchDay 19 ~ Fixtures
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
KOHomeAwayTV
19:45Blackpool West Brom Sky
19:45Coventry Birmingham Sky
19:45Middlesbrough Preston Sky
19:45N. Forest Luton Sky
20:00Reading Sheff Utd Sky
Wednesday 24th November 2021
KOHomeAwayTV
19:45Barnsley Swansea Sky
19:45Blackburn Peterborough Sky
19:45Bristol City Stoke Sky
19:45Cardiff Hull Sky
19:45Fulham Derby Sky
19:45Millwall Bournemouth Sky
19:45QPR Huddersfield Sky
Results Table Fixtures
Preston North End 1 - 2 Cardiff City
Steve Morison had better luck in his first game since being confirmed as Cardiff’s new permanent manager, as the Bluebirds came from behind to win 2-1 at Preston. Sean Maguire put the hosts in front after just two minutes but Mark McGuinness equalised at the start of the second half before James Collins nodded a 66th-minute winner.

“The second 45 minutes we played better, we created more,” said Jokanovic. “But we needed to do it from the start. In the first-half we were too nervous and weren’t comfortable. I can understand the crowd, I must encourage my players, I must push them and make sure they trust themselves.”

Hull City 2 - 0 Birmingham City
That result helped Hull climb out of the bottom three in place of Posh as they won 2-0 against 10-man Birmingham. George Honeyman gave the Tigers the lead before Gary Gardner was sent off shortly before half-time following an off-the-ball incident. Mallik Wilks struck Hull’s second in the 57th minute to make it two wins in a row for Gavin McCann’s men.

Bristol City 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City’s bid to return to winning ways was denied by a late Ben Brereton Díaz equaliser for Blackburn at Ashton Gate. Callum O’Dowda had put the home side in front in the 34th minute but the visitors fought back to seal a 1-1 draw. Winger Ian Poveda, on loan at Blackburn from Leeds, was taken to hospital afterwards due to what Tony Mowbray feared was ligament damage: “He was in a lot of discomfort.”

Reading 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Reading reacted positively to their EFL points deduction with a hard-earned 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest. Forest went in front early on through an excellent strike from Philip Zinckernagel and although the Royals dominated much of the opening half, they failed to find an equaliser. In a mostly even second period, Reading levelled in the 64th minute when centre-back Scott Dann drove home from a corner.

Reading were deducted six points on Wednesday for breaching the EFL's Profitability and Sustainability limit for the period from 2017 to 2021 by almost £19m. It dropped them from 16th to 20th in the Sky Bet Championship, four points off the relegation zone.

Swansea City 1 - 1 Blackpool
Keshi Anderson's late equaliser secured Blackpool a 1-1 Championship draw against Swansea in south Wales. This was an evenly-contested match for the most part with a first-half goal from Joel Piroe putting Swansea ahead, but a late effort from Anderson meant the Welsh club had to settle for a draw.


























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