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Sky Bet Championship round-up

18 October 2014

Neil Lennon made an immediate impact as Bolton Wanderers boss as the Trotters climbed off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table with a 1-0 win at Birmingham City.

Matt Mills put the visitors ahead on 20 minutes and they held on for victory despite a late missed penalty by substitute Craig Davies, with the Blues having goalkeeper Darren Randolph sent off in that incident.

Russell Slade also enjoyed a dream start to his Cardiff City reign as Federico Macheda and Peter Whittingham netted in a 2-1 defeat of Nottingham Forest, who slipped to their first defeat of the season despite pulling one back through Britt Assombalonga.

Fulham caretaker manager Kit Symons boosted his hopes of securing that position on a permanent basis with a 1-0 defeat of Norwich City at Craven Cottage, with Sean Kavanagh striking the crucial goal on 22 minutes.

Those last two results allowed Watford to power to the top of the table with a 3-0 triumph at Sheffield Wednesday as Odion Ighalo, Almen Abdi and Matej Vydra hit the net.

Derby County are up to second after crushing Reading by the same scoreline at Madejski Stadium, with Chris Martin bagging a brace and Jordon Ibe also on target.

Middlesbrough are alongside the Rams, a point off the pace, thanks to a 2-1 success at Brighton & Hove Albion, with Lee Tomlin and Albert Adomah putting the visitors in control before Gordon Greer pulled one back late on.

Blackpool are the new basement dwellers following a 4-2 defeat at Huddersfield Town, with Harry Bunn bagging a brace for the Terriers in between goals for Grant Holt and Jacob Butterfield, while Tony McMahon and Donervon Daniels replied for the struggling Seasiders.

Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers shared the spoils in a six-goal thriller at The Den after strikes by Danny Blath, Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Bakary Sako had put Wanderers 3-0 ahead.

Lee Gregory pulled one back for the Lions before Ricardo Fuller hit a double and the hosts survived having Shaun Williams sent off deep into time added on.

There was also late drama at Portman Road, where Ipswich Town went ahead through David McGoldrick but Blackburn Rovers recovered from having Matthew Kilgallon dismissed to level three minutes into stoppage time through Ben Marshall for a 1-1 draw.

Callum Wilson struck after just three minutes as Bournemouth beat Charlton Athletic 1-0, but there were no goals in the game between Wigan Athletic and Brentford.

On Friday, Rotherham United came from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1 at the New York Stadium.

Mirco Antenucci put the visitors ahead on the half-hour mark with a neat finish but the Millers hit back in the second period with goals from Alex Revell - his first league goal of the season - and substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris.

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