Sky Bet Championship round-up

My Championship Round-up from Football League World

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In this weekend’s key games in the Championship Burnley and Queens Park Rangers both secured wins to pull clear at the top, Leicester City suffered a shock defeat at Doncaster Rovers and Bolton Wanderers finally took their first victory of the season.

Reading’s six-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt at Turf Moor, slipping to a 2-1 defeat against league leaders Burnley. Danny Ings scored his 11th goal of the season to put Sean Dyche’s men in front, and Sam Vokes’ strike ten minutes from time looked to have sealed a fifth successive league win. However, Jason Shackell’s unfortunate own goal two minutes later set up a nervy finale, but Reading couldn’t force an equaliser and the defeat sees them slip to seventh in the table. Burnley have surprised everyone after being one of the favourites for relegation during pre-season, but it remains to be seen whether they can…

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Sky Bet Championship round-up

My Championship round-up from Football League World

Football League World

With Queens Park Rangers not playing, Burnley took full advantage to move to the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Doncaster Rovers. Leicester City moved to third with another victory, while Derby County came from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with Ipswich Town in the first game since the sacking of Nigel Clough.

Burnley secured their fifth successive league win with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers. Sam Vokes scored a penalty at the end of the first half after he was fouled by Rob Jones, who later saw a Kieran Trippier cross deflect off him and into the goal with only a few minutes remaining. In-form Federico Macheda had the best chances for Doncaster but he couldn’t find the back of the net, and the defeat means his side have slipped to 18th in the table.


Leicester City joined Burnley and QPR on 23 points…

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Ipswich turning Portman Road into a fortress again

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After a frustrating first month of the new season, Ipswich Town have taken maximum points from their home games in September and now sit in ninth, five points outside the play-off places.

Ipswich started the month with two winnable home games against Middlesbrough and Yeovil Town. They fell behind against Middlesbrough thanks to an Albert Adomah volley and were second-best for most of the first half, but the game turned when David McGoldrick struck from 25 yards about then minutes before the break. A Luke Chambers header and another from McGoldrick at the death earned a well-deserved win.


The midweek fixture against Yeovil was expected to be an easier match, but Mick McCarthy rightly warned against complacency in the lead-up to the game. Joel Grant gave the visitors a shock lead just before the break, but early second-half goals from Daryl Murphy and Aaron Cresswell turned the match around. Ipswich…

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