Championship round-up: Burnley up to second, while Derby come from behind to defeat Brentford

22 Feb

Bolton 1-1 QPR


The Trotters were handed a small boost in their bid to escape the Championship relegation zone as they drew 1-1 with their mid-table opponents at the Macron.

Zach Clough had opened the scoring for Bolton as he bent home a strike after 68 minutes but Matt Phillips levelled in added time to ensure the Super Hoops earned a share of the spoils from the match.

Brentford 1-3 Derby

The Bees saw their play-off hopes dented as Derby came from behind to claim victory and boost their automatic promotion hopes.

Alan Judge put the hosts ahead as he ran from his own half before burying the ball beyond Scott Carson after 52 minutes.

But goals from Jeff Hendrick, Cyrus Christie and Chris Martin helped the Rams turn the match around and send them above Sheffield Wednesday into fifth spot.

Burnley 2-0 Rotherham

A first-half penalty from Sam Vokes and a late Scott Arfield effort were all it took for the Clarets to defeat the Millers and send themselves up to second place.

Fulham 3-0 Charlton

The Addicks drop to the bottom of the table after being beaten 3-0 by their London rivals at Craven Cottage.

Midfielder Tom Crainey netted two superb strikes which sandwiched a Michael Madl header from a corner.

Huddersfield 1-0 Wolves

Nakhi Wells’ goal 11 minutes from time sent the Terriers further away from trouble as their opponents’ promotion hopes fade.

The 25-year-old powered home a cross from ten yards and moved his team up to 15th in the division.

MK Dons 0-2 Bristol City

Jonathan Kodjia’s 10th and 11th league goals of the season gave the Robins a vital victory in their hunt for Championship survival.

The Frenchman tucked home a Lee Tomlin cross at the back post on the stroke of half-time and then guided home a Joe Bryan cross in the second period.

Preston 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

North End star Joe Garner’s back post header was enough to see them defeat the Owls at Deepdale.

After Wednesday saw Fernando Forestieri sent off for two dives, the 27-year-old nodded home with 73 minutes on the clock.

The win keeps Preston in the hunt for a spot in the play-offs, while Carlos Carvalhal’s side drop a place to sixth.

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