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.