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Match Roundups

Sky Bet Championship round-up

26 December 2014

Goals from Brett Pitman and Harry Arter gave Bournemouth a 2-0 win over Fulham and maintained their position as Sky Bet Championship leaders on Boxing Day.

The Cherries dictated the game and with better finishing - Pitman missed a second-half penalty - would have won by a wider margin.

Ipswich Town continued their charge for a top-two finish with an emphatic 4-2 victory at in-form Brentford.

A brace from Daryl Murphy and goals from Paul Anderson and Tommy Smith saw off an out-of-sorts Bees side, with Sam Saunders' brace adding some respectability to the score.

Norwich City hammered Millwall 6-1 - the Canaries going ahead through Steven Whittaker and Cameron Jerome before Bradley Johnson bagged a brace.

Gary Hooper's double then rubbed further salt in the Londoners' wounds, while Jermaine Easter netted a consolation goal.

Middlesbrough recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over 10-man Nottingham Forest to stay fourth.

George Friend, Jelle Vossen and Grant Leadbitter found the net for the Teessiders in the second half, with Forest's Kelvin Wilson sent off at 1-0.

Goals from Jordon Ibe, Chris Martin, Craig Forsyth and Johnny Russell gave Derby County an impressive 4-0 win at Birmingham City which saw the Rams leap into third.

Inigo Calderon hit a 90th-minute equaliser to give managerless Brighton & Hove Albion a 2-2 draw against Reading at the Amex Stadium.

Glenn Murray scored twice against his former club, but the Seagulls dominated after Jake Forster-Caskey found the net.

There was also late drama at Rotherham United, who scored twice in the last three minutes to draw 2-2 against Huddersfield Town, while a Johann Gudmundsson stunner two minutes from time earned 10-man Charlton Athletic a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City.

Chris Maguire's penalty gave Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 win against bottom club Blackpool, Emile Heskey scored on his Bolton Wanderers debut as they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the Lancashire derby, while an own goal from Liam Cooper and a belter from James McClean gave Wigan Athletic a 2-0 victory at Leeds United.

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