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Championship round-up

25 August 2012

Blackpool remain the only side in the npower Championship to boast a 100% record after a brilliant 6-0 dismantling of Ipswich Town.

From the moment Aaron Cresswell put through his own goal, Ian Hollloway's men were always in control and Gary Taylor-Fletcher made it two before the break.

Tom Ince added to his burgeoning reputation with another brace, before Craig Cathcart and Nouha Dicko finished things off.

Sheffield Wednesday remain on their tails, albeit with two points less, after a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Millwall.

Jermaine Johnson had given them the lead, only for James Henry and Liam Trotter to turn things around.

But central defender Miguel Llera scored two goals - the last of which came with 53 seconds left - to win it.

Leeds won their 500th away game in league competition at Peterborough United, with Luciano Becchio scoring a goal in each half to tee-up a 2-1 win for Neil Warnock's men.

Michael Bostwick responded for Posh, but they had no further answers and remain without a win this season.

At Blackburn Rovers, manager Steve Kean continued to defy the critics as his men moved to seven points from a possible nine with a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Nuno Gomes scored his first goal for the club to put them ahead and, although Jamie Vardy leveled, they won it through Morten Gamst Pedersen.

Brighton & Hove Albion cashed in against Barnsley to record their first npower Championship win of the season, seeing off the Yorkshire side 5-1.

Ashley Barnes scored twice, as did Craig Mackail-Smith, while Wayne Bridge scored from 35-yards as Craig Davies' penalty was left worthless for the Tykes.

In-demand striker Jordan Rhodes scored his second goal in as many games for Huddersfield Town as they recorded their first win back in the second tier, with the Scotland international adding to Joel Lynch's opener as Burnley were beaten 2-0.

Bristol City remain unbeaten after stunning Cardiff City 4-2 at Ashton Gate.

Despite scoring four in midweek, Derek McInnes' men were widely expected to find the going harder against the Bluebirds, but a Martyn Woolford brace, a goal from Stephen Pearson and a debut strike from Sam Baldock did the trick.

Joe Mason and Heidar Helguson scored for Cardiff.

Middlesbrough also backed up their midweek win as they saw off winless Crystal Palace 2-1 at the Riverside.

Seb Hines put them ahead and, by the time Jermaine Easter netted from the spot for the Eagles, Merouane Zemmama had already won it.

At Molineux, Theo Robinson scored with the last kick of the game as Derby County held Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 - Kevin Doyle had put the home side ahead, while Charlton Athletic drew 0-0 with Hull City.


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