Championship round-up: Bolton relegated to League One by rampant Derby

9 Apr

Derby 4-1 Bolton Wanderers

The Trotters were finally put out of their misery and relegated to League One by a rampant Derby side who boosted their promotion hopes.

Jonny Russell hit a brace and assisted for Tom Ince and Jacob Butterfield as the hosts dominated, while a Zac Clough penalty did at least give travelling Bolton fans something to cheer at the iPro Stadium.

Burnley 1-0 Leeds United

A first minute goal from Scott Arfield was all it took for the Clarets to seal victory against the Whites at Turf Moor.

The result keeps Sean Dyche’s men top of the Championship and heading for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Bristol City 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday

The Robins fired themselves ten points clear of the relegation zone as they thrashed The Owls, who are play-off hopefuls.

Two goals in three minutes early on gave Lee Johnson’s side a good lead before penalties from Lee Tomlin and Jonathan Kodjia put them 4-0 up.

Wednesday did eventually get themselves onto the scoresheet but it was due to a Richard O’Donnell own goal.

Fulham 2-1 Cardiff City

The Cottagers edged themselves towards safety in the Championship thanks to a late goal against the Bluebirds.

A vital goal from Scott Parker had equalised for the hosts after Lex Immers opened the scoring for the visitors.

But Emerson Hyndman was on hand to give the Cottagers a late win as he struck in added time.

Huddersfield 2-2 Hull City

The Tigers’ grabbed a late goal at the Galpharm Stadium to hand them a share of the spoils as they battled the Terriers.

Harry Maguire’s own goal on 90 minutes had looked like giving the hosts all three points after Jamie Paterson and Abel Hernandez had traded goals.

But Steve Bruce’s men struck in added time through Adama Diomande to claim a draw.

Ipswich 1-3 Brentford

Mick McCarthy’s play-off chasing Tractor Boy’s fell to defeat against the mid-table Bees at Portman Road.

Sam Saunders put the visitors 1-0 up before Ipswich’s Luke Hyam saw red for a second bookable offence.

Lasse Vibe’s double made the score 3-0 before Liam Feeney notched a consolation strike.

Middlesbrough 1-0 Preston

At the Riverside it only took a first-half Albert Adomah strike to seal the win as they remain a point behind Championship table-toppers Burnley.

MK Dons 0-4 Rotherham

The Millers’ stunning turnaround under Neil Warnock continued as they thrashed third from bottom MK Dons.

Matt Derbyshire and Leon Best, from the penalty spot, had them 2-0 up at the break, while Kirk Broadfoot and Richard Smallwood struck two more goals in the second half to make sure of the win and put Warnock’s side nine points clear of danger.

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Charlton

The Super Hoops dented the Addicks’ survival hopes as Abdenasser El Khayati hit his first goal for the club since a move from Burton in the last transfer window.

Jordan Cousins had cancelled out Matt Phillips’ opener at Loftus Road but the Dutchman struck at the death to condemn Charlton to another defeat.

Reading 0-2 Birmingham

Early goals from Clayton Donaldson and Ryan Shotton were all it took for the Blues to ease past the Royals as they remain within touching distance of the play-off spots.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Blackburn

Meanwhile, there was nothing to separate the two sides at Molineux with both teams comfortable in mid-table.


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