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Sky Bet Championship round-up

20 September 2014

We take a look at the weekend action in the Sky Bet Championship

Following this week's dismissal of Felix Magath, basement dwellers Fulham continued to struggle in the Sky Bet Championship as they went down 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers.

The Cottagers had Shaun Hutchinson sent off in first-half stoppage time and Rovers took advantage when Jordan Rhodes netted just before the hour mark to leave the home team with only one point from eight matches.

Cardiff City fared better in their first game since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-2 draw at Derby County, although the Bluebirds let it slip after leading through goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Peter Whittingham. Jordon Ibe and Craig Bryson replied for the Rams.

Nottingham Forest stayed on top of the table thanks to a goalless stalemate at Millwall, as Norwich City also had to settle for a point after a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City at Carrow Road.

Strikes from Callum Reilly and Demarai Gray put the Blues in control at the break, but a brace from Cameron Jerome helped the Canaries to fight back in the second period.

Substitute Craig Cathcart, making his first appearance of the season, netted late on as Watford came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Bournemouth, who had led through Harry Arter.

That result allowed Wolves to move up to third with a 1-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers at Molineux, with Nouha Dicko netting the crucial goal just before half-time and Bolton's Owen Garvan missing a second-half penalty.

Middlesbrough are also on the rise following a 4-0 thrashing of Brentford at the Riverside, with Grant Leadbitter, Albert Adomah, Patrick Bamford and Kike on target for the hosts, who also had Dean Whitehead dismissed.

Leeds also had a player sent off when Gaetano Berardi saw red, but United had already wrapped up a 3-0 Yorkshire derby win over Huddersfield, with Rodolph Austin, Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara scoring at Elland Road.

Stevie May struck late on as Sheffield Wednesday edged out Reading 1-0 at Hillsbrough, on-loan Glenn Murray missing a penalty for the Royals.

Rotherham United and Charlton Athletic shared the spoils in a 1-1 stalemate and Brighton and Blackpool drew 0-0.

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