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Championship MatchDay 21 review ~ 21/22

last updated Monday 06th December 2021, 1:00 PM


Championship MatchDay 21 Wrap-up


Championship MatchDay 21 ended with Fulham still firmly placed at the top of the table after an end to end battle with second placed Bournemouth. West Brom won for the first time in five games and ended up in third place albeit six points behind second spot.

There were five home wins, four away wins and three draws with the Sheffield United versus Cardiff game serving up the highest scoring game with five goals in total.

On the diciplinary front refs dished out 40 yellows and one red with the busiest game being Fulham versus Bournemouth with nine yellows, six going to Bournemouth players.

Championship table - 6th December 2021
Home Away
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Fulham 21 7 3 1 24 7 6 2 2 26 10 33 44
2 Bournemouth 21 6 3 1 23 11 6 4 1 14 6 20 43
3 West Brom 21 6 4 0 16 5 4 3 4 13 12 12 37
4 Blackburn 21 7 2 2 24 16 3 4 3 11 11 8 36
5 QPR 21 6 3 2 16 10 4 2 4 17 17 6 35
6 Stoke 21 6 2 2 15 9 4 2 5 11 12 5 34
7 Coventry 21 7 2 2 20 10 2 4 4 8 15 3 33
8 Millwall 21 5 4 2 14 11 2 5 3 9 11 1 30
9 Middlesbrough 21 5 2 4 15 12 3 3 4 9 11 1 29
10 Sheff U 21 4 2 4 15 11 4 3 4 13 17 0 29
11 Huddersfield 21 6 1 3 14 11 2 4 5 10 13 0 29
12 Luton 21 4 3 3 16 12 3 4 4 14 14 4 28
13 N Forest 21 3 3 5 12 15 4 4 2 14 8 3 28
14 Swansea 21 4 4 2 13 8 3 2 6 12 19 -2 27
15 Blackpool 21 4 2 5 7 12 3 4 3 13 13 -5 27
16 Birmingham 21 4 2 4 10 12 3 3 5 10 12 -4 26
17 Bristol C 21 3 5 3 9 10 4 0 6 13 20 -8 26
18 Preston 21 4 4 2 13 11 2 3 6 9 16 -5 25
19 Hull 21 3 2 5 9 12 3 2 6 8 12 -7 22
20 Reading ** 21 4 3 4 16 16 4 0 6 11 17 -6 21
21 Cardiff 21 2 1 8 9 18 4 2 4 14 19 -14 21
22 Peterborough 21 3 4 3 12 10 1 0 10 5 30 -23 16
23 Barnsley 21 2 3 6 8 15 0 4 6 6 17 -18 13
24 Derby * 21 3 5 2 12 11 1 5 5 5 10 -4 1
Results Table Fixtures
Fulham 1 - 1 AFC Bournemouth
Tosin Adarabioyo's first goal for Fulham ensured his side shared the points with Bournemouth in a meeting of the Championship's top two. The defender glanced home substitute Tom Cairney's cross with six minutes remaining to keep his team one point clear in first place. Dominic Solanke had scored his 17th goal of the season six seconds into the second half to put Bournemouth ahead.

But they could not hang on to give manager Scott Parker a winning return to his old club. It is now three successive draws for Marco Silva's Fulham, whereas Bournemouth have won only one of their past six games following a blistering start to the season. However there is an six-point gap between the Cherries and third-placed West Brom.

Coventry City 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion struck two first-half goals as they ended a worrying winless four-game run with victory over Coventry City. On a day when the home fans, in a season's second best crowd of 23,755, were there to commemorate former Sky Blues boss John Sillett, Albion spoiled the wake. In five visits now to this stadium, they have not lost - and Albion's latest win was enough to lift them back up to third, ahead of QPR's home game with Stoke City on Sunday.

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 0 Preston North End
Ben Brereton Diaz's 17th Championship goal of the season clinched victory for Blackburn over Preston in the Lancashire derby as they moved up to fourth in the table. It was the striker's fourth goal in as many matches and Blackburn have now won four of their past five games. The win boosted Rovers' promotion bid, leaving them seven points behind second-placed Bournemouth. They have responded superbly to a humiliating 7-0 home defeat at home against leaders Fulham, taking 12 points from a possible 15 in their five matches since that debacle.

Championship MatchDay 21 ~ Results
Friday 3rd December 2021
KOHomeResAwayAtt
19:45Fulham 1-1 Bournemouth 19020
Saturday 4th December 2021
KOHome Res AwayAtt
12:30Coventry 1-2 West Brom 23755
15:00Barnsley 1-1 Huddersfield 15190
15:00Blackburn 1-0 Preston 18847
15:00Blackpool 0-3 Luton 11366
15:00Bristol City 1-0 Derby 18732
15:00Cardiff 2-3 Sheff Utd 18310
15:00Middlesbrough 1-0 Swansea 18707
15:00Millwall 3-1 Birmingham 14324
15:00N. Forest 2-0 Peterborough 28308
15:00Reading 1-1 Hull 11827
Sunday 5th December 2021
KOHome Res AwayAtt
14:30QPR 0-2 Stoke 13968
Results Table Fixtures
Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Swansea City
saiah Jones' first goal of the season gave Middlesbrough victory against an out-of-sorts Swansea City. After an uneventful first 25 minutes, the game came to life when Jones beat the offside trap to break clear and calmly beat Ben Hamer to open the scoring. Swansea rarely threatened in the first half but were much improved after the break, and Joel Piroe thought he had drawn them level only to see Paddy McNair clear his shot off the line. Victory moves Chris Wilder's Boro above Swansea and up to ninth in the Championship, while back-to-back defeats for the first time this season sees the Swans drop to 12th.

Cardiff City 2 - 3 Sheffield United
Sheffield United came from behind to beat 10-man Cardiff City 3-2. Cardiff forward Mark Harris gave the hosts the lead at the interval, before Bluebirds skipper Sean Morrison was sent off for a foul on Billy Sharp. Sharp put the Blades ahead after Morgan Gibbs-White cracked home a brilliant equaliser from 25-yards. David McGoldrick's goal looked to have made the points safe, but Mark McGuinness' header set up a grandstand finish in the Welsh capital. The win, Sheffield United's first in seven games against Cardiff, lifts the Blades up to 10th in the Championship, while Cardiff's poor home form sees them drop to 21st, one place above the relegation zone.

Barnsley 1 - 1 Huddersfield Town
Poya Asbaghi is still waiting for his first win as Barnsley head coach after his side were held to a 1-1 draw with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield at Oakwell. Lewis O’Brien put Town ahead before Carlton Morris levelled at the end of the first half. Asbaghi said he had “mixed feelings … I am not sitting here being super-happy because you want to win, especially at home, but I think as a coach what is important is to see progress.”

Millwall 3 - 1 Birmingham City
Millwall ended a four-game winless run with a 3-1 home victory over Birmingham. The Lions were two goals up by half-time through goals from Murray Wallace and Tom Bradshaw and, although Troy Deeney’s second-half strike gave the Blues hope, George Evans sealed the points with Millwall’s third 17 minutes from time. The win moved Millwall up to eighth in the table, three points off Coventry in sixth, while Birmingham are 16th after a third defeat in their past five matches.

Championship MatchDay 22 ~ Fixtures
Saturday 11th December 2021
KOHome AwayTV
12:30Huddersfield Coventry SKY
15:00Bournemouth Blackburn
15:00Birmingham Cardiff
15:00Derby Blackpool
15:00Hull Bristol City
15:00Luton Fulham
15:00Peterborough Millwall
15:00Preston Barnsley
15:00Stoke Middlesbrough
15:00Swansea N. Forest
15:00West Brom Reading
Monday 13th December 2021
KOHome AwayTV
19:45Sheff Utd QPR SKY
Results Table Fixtures
Nottingham Forest 2 - 0 Peterborough United
James Garner scored and set up another as Nottingham Forest handed Peterborough their 10th away defeat of the season. The Manchester United loanee turned in Brennan Johnson's cross from close range to break the deadlock 18 minutes from time. Ryan Yates then converted Garner's corner from close range to make sure of the points. Siriki Dembele almost put Posh in front early in the second half when his left-foot shot hit the post, but the visitors' goalless run extended to five matches. Peterborough have picked up just three points on the road in 11 outings and have found the net just once in their last seven league matches.

Bristol City 1 - 0 Derby County
Teenage winger Alex Scott scored the only goal as Bristol City heaped more misery on Derby with a 1-0 victory at Ashton Gate, while Wayne Rooney's side, who are without an away win since 18 August and have scored just five times on the road this season, bossed first-half possession, but failed to trouble home goalkeeper Bentley. Derby have won just one of their past 11 games in the league and remain 20 points from safety, while City's third clean sheet of the season helped them climb to 17th.

Reading 1 - 1 Hull City
Tom Holmes opened his Reading account with a spectacular bicycle kick but it was not enough to secure victory against fellow strugglers Hull. The Royals defender put his side ahead through an eye-catching strike in first-half injury time - the first goal of his senior career. But Tigers forward Mallik Wilks levelled 10 minutes after the restart and the home side could not find a winner, although Andy Carroll and Femi Azeez went close. The point lifts Reading up a place to 20th, five points clear of the bottom three, while Hull remain 19th.

Blackpool 0 - 3 Luton Town
Goals from Sonny Bradley, Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark gave Luton a resounding victory over out-of-form Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Bradley headed home Kai Naismith's corner three minutes before half-time. Adebayo nodded in off the post after keeper Chris Maxwell had misjudged Clark's 54th-minute cross. And Clark added a late third after being teed up by Admiral Muskwe's cut-back. Clark's cool finish capped a fine day for the Hatters, who had failed to score in their previous three away matches. Luton moved up to 12th in the Championship table, while Blackpool drop to 15th and have now gone six matches without a win.

Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Stoke City
Stoke City bounced back from two successive Championship defeats with an impressive win over QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Tyrese Campbell scored the opening goal, slotting home confidently into the bottom corner after running on to Mario Vrancic's defence-splitting pass. Victory for Rangers - who had scored at least once in their previous 31 Championship fixtures - would have put them third in the table, but they could not find a way past Wales keeper Adam Davies. Vrancic sealed Stoke's fourth away win of the season by placing the ball beyond Seny Dieng from 20 yards as the home defence back-pedalled in front of him. The victory lifted the Potters up to sixth in the table, only one point behind

























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