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ROUND SIX ROUND-UP: THE CHAMPIONSHIP

13 September 2014

Liam Jones looks at the action's that led up to the midweek games

We've a full midweek Championship calendar kicking-off on Tuesday, with ten games being played on the evening and another two the following night. Liam Jones reflects on this past weekend's fixtures as we build towards kick-off.



AT THE TOP


Wolverhampton Wanderers. and Norwich City, this Sunday lunch-time. Stuart Pearce’s team tops the table at this early stage - a point ahead of Derby County continued their unbeaten start to the season with a draw at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest



And though it would be hasty to put too much emphasis on league standings at this point, the early signs have been good for those at the summit.

 


Forest have dropped just four points thus far, a draw against Bolton their 2014/15 record's only other smudge. Norwich have now won four of their last five after an opening day defeat at Molineux - jumping from fourth to second - their best start in 12 years.



was enough to secure all three points for the Addicks on the weekend, taking Bob Peeters’ squad up to fifth place. Watford that hold the other unbeaten record so far this campaign. A penalty in the third minute against top six rivals Charlton AthleticPerhaps surprisingly, it's only



AT THE BOTTOM

 

saw the Latics drop to 16th. Gary Bowyer's Rovers are now up to eighth.Blackburn Rovers 3-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic's drew 1-1 in Saturday's early kick-off, while Leeds United and Birmingham City doubled their points tally. Sheffield Wednesday, whilst Bolton’s draw with Reading will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes - none of the trio are yet to win this term. Blackpool earned their first point on Saturday under ex-Charlton boss Jose Riga, Joe Lewis making some vital stops to grind out a draw. A Glenn Murray brace defeated the Cottagers before Blackman put the game to bed for Fulham and Bolton Wanderers, BlackpoolAt the less enviable end of the table



THE CHARTS


.Wilson and McManaman is currently on four, tied with the two Callums – Kenwyne Jones hit the goal of the weekend with a 35 yard thunderbolt, followed up by a composed penalty to win three points for the team that visit Cardiff City Stadium this evening. City's Grant Leadbitter put Forest ahead in the East Midlands derby, while Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga

five goals on the Championship top-scorer chart this weekend. gor Vetokele’s and ILewis GrabbanTwo more matched

 

Highlights of City's previous Championship game against Norwich City can be viewed below:



Read Tom Phillips' City v Middlesbrough Stat Pack, by CLICKING HERE

tops the disciplinary chart with five yellow cards this term, the subsequent ban meaning he didn’t play this coming weekend. Glenn LoovensMeanwhile, ex-City defender

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