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Sky Bet Championship round-up

4 November 2014

AFC Bournemouth went joint top of the Sky Bet Championship with Middlesbrough after they made it six wins in a row with a routine 2-0 success at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Cherries have been in fine form, hitting Birmingham City for eight in their last outing on the road, and went in front thanks to Andrew Surman's curling effort from 20 yards midway through the second half shortly after the Owls were reduced to 10 men when Royston Drenthe picked up two bookings.

Ryan Fraser then put the game to bed when he finished a quick break just seven minutes later to send his side to the summit.

They go there as a result of Watford losing 2-1 at Birmingham in Gary Rowett's first home match in charge.

Rowett saw his side register a point at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and they enjoyed a good start when Clayton Donaldson slammed home from close range in just the second minute.

Watford's response was swift and they levelled five minutes later through Fernando Forestieri but Donaldson's second in the 89th minute gave Blues just their second home win in 26 games.

Middlesbrough continued their impressive run and climbed into the top two as they brushed Norwich City aside thanks to two goals from Grant Leadbitter in a 4-0 win.

Patrick Bamford put Boro ahead in just the fourth minute before Leadbitter's double either side of half-time, with Yanic Wildschut putting the finishing touches on the win late on.

Derby County ended Huddersfield Town's impressive run of form, winning 3-2 at the iPro Stadium.

Jordan Ibe put the Rams ahead early, only for Harry Bunn to level for Chris Powell's men.

But goals from Johnny Russell on the stroke of half-time and Simon Dawkins 13 minutes from the final whistle keep the Rams on pace among the promotion chasers, despite Mark Hudson's late consolation for Huddersfield.

Millwall came from two goals down with 10 men to earn a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers.

Goals from Shane Duffy and Rudy Gestede, either side of Andy Wilkinson's dismissal, put Blackburn in control, but a rally from the hosts saw them take a point thanks to goals from Lee Martin and Shaun Williams.

Neil Redfearn was denied a first win of his permanent stint as head coach of Leeds United despite watching his side go in front twice through two stunning Alex Mowatt goals.

The talented midfielder thumped a pair of long-distance efforts into the top corner but Johann Berg Gudmundsson's levelled on either occasion to ensure it ended 2-2.

Neil Lennon continued to work the magic touch as his Bolton Wanderers side crushed Cardiff City 3-0 at the Macron Stadium, the same score which Reading saw off Rotherham United - thanks in the main to two goals from Simon Cox.

Ipswich Town were also winners as they inflicted a rare defeat on Wolves, Daryl Murphy's brace sealing a 2-1 win.

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