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CHAMPIONSHIP MIDWEEK ROUND-UP

18 September 2014

There was excitement aplenty for the neutrals, with 38 goals netted in this past round of mid-week Championship fixtures.

 

on Wednesday evening who thrice replied through Hugo Rodallega and a Ross McCormack brace to draw level. The Cottagers then dramatically took the lead before finally succumbing, Britt Assombalonga hitting three including a penalty to take him to the top of the Championship goal scoring charts; the victory leaves Forest at the league summit.Fulham form has fast become the Division’s highest standard, Stuart Pearce’s side putting five past Nottingham Forest’s

 

at Ewood Park. The home side had stormed up to eighth on the weekend, though despite Rudy Gestede's late strike to bring the game back to 3-2, Rovers couldn't find the equaliser. Derby now up to seventh.Blackburn Rovers faced off against Derby CountyMeanwhile, Cardiff City’s forthcoming weekend opponents


at Bloomfield Road by a solitary goal on Tuesday. The result sees the Hornets recover from their defeat at the hands of Charlton on Saturday - a blip which came after three straight wins. They now sit third in the table, first to fifth each separated by a point.Blackpool team valiantly pulled through to beat WatfordDespite health concerns surrounding the currently hospital-bound Oscar Garcia, his

 

3-2 to stay in the mix at this early stage, whileMillwall overcame Reading earlier effort to draw 1-1 - the point sustaining the Addicks’ unbeaten record this year. Charlton Athletic’s found a reply to WolvesIn other news, (on loan City striker). The 23-year-old equalised with his right on the hour mark, headed a second past Andy Lonergan on 80 minutes and then secured his side's 3-2 victory four minutes later.Rotherham United out of the relegation zone in less than 25 minutes at the Reebok against Bolton WanderersJoe Mason scored a perfect hat-trick to pull

 

form sees their slide continue, now in search of their first win in six.Birmingham City’sFulham remain rooted to the bottom accompanied by Blackpool, both sides still stuck on a point. all came away victorious from their respective fixtures.Leeds United and Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday


CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (16/17th SEPTEMBER)


Birmingham City 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday


Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Derby County

Blackpool 0-1 Watford


Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Rotherham United

Bournemouth 1-3 Leeds United

Brentford 0-3 Norwich City

Cardiff City 0-1 Middlesbrough

Charlton Athletic 1-1 Wolves

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Ipswich Town 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion


Nottingham Forest 5-3 Fulham

 Reading 3-2 Millwall


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