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Sky Bet Championship round-up

21 March 2015

Bournemouth jumped back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 home win over automatic promotion rivals Middlesbrough in the lunchtime kick-off.

Eddie Howe's side climbed back into pole position after  producing one of their best performances of the season and remain there after overnight leaders Watford were undone by Richard Chaplow's stoppage-time winner in a 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town.

Yann Kermorgant's penalty gave Bournemouth an early lead against Middlesbrough and Harry Arter crashed home from long range early in the second half. Brett Pitman converted Bournemouth's second penalty in the 74th minute.

Watford drop to second and Middlesbrough third, while Norwich City stayed in contention for a top-two finish with a 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest.

Jonny Howson's strike in first-half stoppage-time gave Norwich the lead at Carrow Road, and Cameron Jerome added a second before Wes Hoolahan converted a 59th-minute penalty.

Chris Burke  later scored a 76th-minute consolation for the visitors.

In the Championship's other lunchtime kick-off, promotion-chasing Brentford dealt Millwall's survival fight another blow by hitting back from two goals down with five minutes remaining at Griffin Park to draw 2-2.

Goals from Lee Gregory and Aiden O'Brien set Millwall on course for their first win in nine matches, but Alex Pritchard converted an 85th-minute penalty after Martyn Woolford's foul on Alan Judge and Moses Odubajo rifled home a stoppage-time equaliser.

Charlton Athletic fell behind to Pavel Pogrebnyak's goal just before half-time against Reading, but  Yoni Buyens' second-half double, the first from the penalty spot, and Simon Church late on helped secure a 3-2 home win. 

Pogrebnyak struck his second deep into time added on, after team-mate Daniel Williams had been sent off.

Gary Madine headed bottom club Blackpool into the lead against Leeds United just before the interval, but Mirco Antenucci equalised for the visitors to ensure a 1-1 draw.

Rotherham United's relegation fears were dealt a blow in a dramatic 3-2 home defeat to derby rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

The Millers led 1-0 after 85 minutes through Ben Pringle, and Caolan Lavery's equaliser was only the start of the story.

Jordan Bowery restored Rotherham's advantage in the 87th minute but Atdhe Nuhiu and Kieran Lee scored in the third and eighth minutes of added time.

Wigan Athletic's Martyn Waghorn also fired a stoppage-time equaliser to cancel out Tom Walker's 70th-minute effort for Bolton Wanderers and seal a 1-1 draw, but the Latics remain without a home win since August.

Eoin Doyle struck his first goal for Cardiff City to give them the lead against Birmingham City and Peter Whittingham sealed a 2-0 victory from the penalty spot.

Matt Kilgallon's first-half own goal secured Brighton & Hove Albion a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town's Nahki Wells missed two second-half penalties against visitors Fulham, who won 2-0 thanks to Alex Kacaniklic and Seko Fofana.  

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