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Catch up on the Sky Bet Championship weekend action

8 November 2021

The Sky Bet Championship delivered late drama, bumper victories and even more goals this weekend, as the League that never fails to disappoint was at its very best.

We take a look at how it all went down…


Bournemouth bounced back in spectacular style against Swansea City, as the Cherries struck in the second-half to seal an emphatic 4-0 victory. Dominic Solanke and Jaidon Anthony each grabbed a brace, with Scott Parker’s men retaining their lead at the top of the Championship standings.

However, Fulham kept the pressure on the League leaders. The second-placed Cottagers overcame Peterborough United as match-winner Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the 20-goal mark in a 1-0 win away from home.

Neil Warnock’s tenure as Middlesbrough manager ended with a point against high-flyers West Bromwich Albion. The Teessiders held the Baggies to a draw as the long-serving boss, who broke the record for the most games managed in English football earlier in the week, vacated the hot-seat, to be replaced by Chris Wilder.

Elsewhere, Hull City came out on top against Barnsley in the Yorkshire derby. Grant McCann’s men cruised to a 2-0 win over the Reds, as the 22nd-placed Tigers leapfrogged their cross-county rivals.

Cardiff City pulled away from the bottom three, edging Huddersfield Town at the weekend. Kieffer Moore popped up with a 93rd minute winner in a slender 2-1 victory for the Bluebirds.

Reduced to 10 men and 2-1 down with 15 minutes left on the watch, Coventry City ran out 3-2 winners over Bristol City, where there was more late weekend drama. Matt Godden was the hero as the forward found a way through deep into stoppage time to notch the winner for Mark Robins’ men.

Our featured 3pm kick-off of the weekend brought more goals as Jacob Brown’s strike proved to be the difference between Luton Town and Stoke City, as the Potters recorded a 1-0 victory at Kenilworth Road.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest secured maximum points against Preston North End in a 3-0 win at the City Ground, courtesy of Lewis Grabban and Jack Colback.

Millwall and Derby County shared the spoils in a 1-1 stalemate. Festy Ebosele opened the scoring for the Rams on the stroke of half-time, only for Scott Malone to respond for the hosts just moments later.

And Reading’s 2-1 triumph over Birmingham City ended a run of four straight defeats for the Royals.

Finally, Queens Park Rangers and Blackpool rounded reached an impasse in the evening kick-off. Chris Willock broke the deadlock for the Hoops in the first-half, but Gary Madine struck at the opposite side of the break to rescue a point.

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