Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Sky Bet Championship round-up

30 August 2014

Saturday 30th August 2014

Nottingham Forest remain on top of the Sky Bet Championship table after a 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday gave them 13 points out of a possible 15 after five matches.

Henri Lansbury's first-half header proved enough to give Stuart Pearce's side another success over the previously unbeaten Owls, who put in a spirited bid to respond but found visiting goalkeeper Karl Darlow in fine form.

Watford stayed just one point behind the early pace-setters thanks to a 4-2 home win over Huddersfield Town, despite having Gabriel Tamas sent off just after the hour mark.

Almen Abdi finally wrapped up victory for the Hornets with his second strike in stoppage time after Troy Deeney and Keith Andrews had also netted, with Harry Bunn and Murray Wallace replying for the visitors.

Wolves are another team on 12 points following a 3-1 defeat of Blackburn Rovers at Molineux, with Bakary Sako bagging a brace after Nouha Dicko's opener for Wanderers, while Jordan Rhodes netted from the penalty spot for Rovers.

Norwich City were denied a fourth straight Championship success, though, when Callum Wilson levelled for Bournemouth after Lewis Grabban had put the Canaries ahead against his old club in a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.

Down at the other end of the table, Fulham picked up their first point of the season in a 1-1 stalemate with Cardiff. Tim Hoogland broke the deadlock for the Cottagers but Kenwyne Jones equalised for City.

However, beleaguered Blackpool still have nothing to show for their efforts this term after going down to a fifth straight loss at Millwall, with Scott McDonald and Scott Malone on target for the Lions before Nile Ranger netted for the Seasiders.

Wigan Athletic were the day's big winners in the second tier, with Callum McManaman hitting a double and Andrew Taylor and Martyn Waghorn also scoring in a 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City at the DW Stadium.

Lewis Dunk slammed in his second goal of the game three minutes into injury time as Brighton & Hove Albion twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at home to Charlton Athletic, with Igor Vetokele bagging a brace for the Addicks.

Stephen Warnock netted the only goal of the game as managerless Leeds United edged out Bolton Wanderers 1-0 at Elland Road, while Simon Cox was the hero as Reading prevailed at Middlesbrough by the same scoreline.

Chris Martin put Derby County ahead at home to Ipswich Town, but Christophe Berra levelled in a 1-1 draw, while Brentford won 2-0 at Rotherham United after Andre Gray opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time and Nick Proschwitz wrapped up the victory in the 97th minute.


Advertisement block