Championship round-up: Neil Warnock’s Rotherham move out of drop zone, Brighton enter top two, Bristol City THRASH Bolton

21 Mar

Burnley were denied the chance to move six points clear at the top of the Championship as Wolves equalised in stoppage time to draw 1-1.


Sam Vokes’ second-half strike looked to have set the Clarets on their way to victory, but Danny Batth met Nathan Byrne’s cross to net that vital leveller after 92 minutes.

Brighton moved back into second place as they were victorious at MK Dons.

Substitute Tomer Hemed scored a spot-kick soon after break, to send the Seagulls’ 7,000 travelling fans into raptures. The Israeli soon doubled his tally before Antony Kay pulled one back for MK. Kyle McFadzean saw red for an alleged elbow on Hemed and Carl Baker missed a stoppage-time penalty, as Karl Robinson’s side drop into the bottom three.

Bolton look certain for the drop as they began life without Neil Lennon with an emphatic 6-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Lee Johnson’s Robins took a comfortable lead in at the break, thanks to Aaron Wilbraham and Lee Tomlin. Stoke City loanee Peter Odemwingie added a third on his first start for the club, then the foodgates opened as Scott Wagstaff, Jonathan Kodjia and Joe Bryan completed the scoring. The result leaves the Trotters 13 points from safety.

Neil Warnock’s bid to steer Rotherham away from the Championship drop was once again boosted as the Millers were 1-0 winners on the road at Ipswich.

Leon Best’s first-half strike moves them out of the bottom three and they are now unbeaten in five league matches.

Huddersfield came from behind to convincingly win the West Yorkshire derby at Leeds 4-1. 

Nahki Wells missed a penalty for the Terriers before Stuart Dallas gave the home side the lead. Mark Hudson put Town back on level terms before Harry Bunn, Karim Matmour and Wells scored for David Wagner’s men, as the Whites missed the chance to win four in a row.

Charlton failed to extend their unbeaten run to four matches as they were hammered 3-0 at Sheffield Wednesday.

All three goals came in the second half, thanks to game-changing substitutions from Carlos Carvalhal. Tom Lees, Fernando Forestieri were on the score sheet before El-Hadji Ba put into his own net.

Ten-man Blackburn snatched a late victory at Brentford. Grant Hanley was sent off before Shane Duffy scored four minutes from time.

Birmingham came from behind to draw 1-1 with Fulham, while Preston vs QPR and Reading vs Cardiff also ended in the same scoreline. 

Results in full

Birmingham 1-1 Fulham

Brentford 0-1 Blackburn

Bristol City 6-0 Bolton

Burnley 1-1 Wolves

Ipswich 0-1 Rotherham

Leeds 1-4 Huddersfield

MK Dons 1-2 Brighton 

Preston 1-1 QPR

Reading 1-1 Cardiff

Sheff Wed 3-0 Charlton

Earlier on Saturday, Derby beat Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby, where Harry Redknapp played a key part – taking the Rams’ half-time team talk. Click here for the report.

While on Friday, Middlesbrough returned to winning ways under Aitor Karanka, beating automatic promotion rivals Hull City 1-0. Click here for more

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