Championship round-up: Huddersfield Town regain top spot as Aston Villa slip up

28 Sep

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United

Huddersfield maintained their place at the top of the Championship thanks to a hard fought 2-1 win over Rotheram United.

Elias Kachunga opened the scoring for the hosts before Danny Ward equalised for Alan Stubbs’side 10 minutes before the half time interval.

But Huddersfield claimed all three points thanks to Nakhi Wells to continue their encouraging start to the season.


Barnsley 1-1 Aston Villa

Sam Winnall scored a dramatic late equaliser to earn Barnsley a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Oakwell.

Villa’s Jordan Ayew opened the scoring with his first goal of the campaign in the 61st minute before Winnall, a second-half substitute, headed home in the 89th minute.

It means Villa have now drawn their last five league games while the Tykes ended a run of two successive defeats.


Wigan Athletic 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

An 89th-minute strike from Will Grigg gave Wigan a 2-1 win over Wolves to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

Grigg had been surprisingly left on the bench by boss Gary Caldwell, who had handed Adam Le Fondre his first start since his summer move.

However, the move paid immediate dividends with Le Fondre opening the scoring with only six minutes gone, tapping home Max Power’s cross.

Wolves came back into it impressively and more than deserved their equaliser just after the half-hour mark through Prince Oniangue.

The game looked like it was going to end all square with neither side looking able to break through.

But Wigan had other ideas and, with Grigg sent on for the last half-hour, managed to secure a first win in eight games.


Bristol City 1-0 Leeds United

Leeds boss Garry Monk was sent to the stands as his side went down to a 1-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Marlon Pack netted the only goal after 59 minutes, robbing Stuart Dallas near the halfway line and then running onto Lee Tomlin’s pass before shooting past Robert Green.

It was all too much for Monk, who was dismissed from the dug-out in the closing minutes for remarks made to the fourth official.


Brentford 4-1 Reading

Ruthless Brentford moved into fourth place in the table with an emphatic 4-1 demolition of in-form Reading.

Goals from Josh Clarke, Lasse Vibe, Maxime Colin and Scott Hogan put Jaap Stam’s side to the sword.

Brentford were two up at the break and stretched their lead on 58 minutes before Yann Kermogant gave the Royals brief hope from the penalty spot five minutes later.

But leading scorer Hogan’s seventh goal of the season put the seal on a scintillating free-passing display that saw Reading chasing shadows for long spells.


Full results:

Barnsley 1 – 1 Aston Villa

Birmingham City 2 – 2 Preston North End

Blackburn Rovers 0 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Brentford 4 – 1 Reading

Bristol City 1 – 0 Leeds United

Burton Albion 1 – 1 Queens Park Rangers

Cardiff City 0 – 2 Derby County

Huddersfield Town 2 – 1 Rotherham United

Ipswich Town 0 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Nottingham Forest 1 – 1 Fulham

Wigan Athletic 2 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers


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