September drawing to a close, we round up another week of EFL Championship action; GameWeek 11.
Fulham Win The West-London Battle
At Loftus Road it was Fulham who won the West-London derby, as they beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1.
Jack Robinson put the ball into his own net, to give Fulham the lead after 41st minute.
Stefan Johansen seemingly wrapped up the game for the Cottagers on the 85th minute, scoring Fulham’s second making it 2-0. Rangers sub Conor Washington scored a constellation goal for QPR late-on.
Blues Mauled By Hull City
Steve Cotterill will have his work cut-out at St.Andrew’s as Birmingham City were battered 6-1 by a ruthless Hull City side.
Frazier Campbell scored the opening goal inside seven-minutes. Then just four minutes later, David Meyler doubled their lead from the spot. Jarrod Bowen made it 3-0 on the 26th minute, as Hull tore Birmingham apart in the first-half, with more onslaught to follow.
Kamil Grosicki made it 4-0 on the 72nd minute followed by a fifth from Markus Henriksen four minutes later. Finally Seb Larsson rounded off the scoring as he made it 6-0. In stoppage-time Sam Gallagher scored a constellation goal for Birmingham, making it 6-1.
Golden Display By Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers put on a terrific away display by defeating Burton Albion 4-0.
Diogo Jota put Wolves in-front inside five minutes. Then six minutes later Romain Saiss doubles Wolves advantage. Four minutes before half-time, Ruben Vinagre made it 3-0 to the visitors.
Just after the hour, Leo Bonatini finished the game off by scoring Wolves’ fourth to make it 4-0.
Barnsley Record First Away Win
Barnsley picked up their first away win of the season, following a 3-1 win away at Millwall.
Five minutes before half-time, Tom Bradshaw scored to give the Tykes the lead. But into first-half stoppage-time, Lee Gregory equalised for Millwall from spot, leveling up the score at 1-1 heading into half-time.
On the stroke of the hour Bradshaw nipped in once again, to restore Barnsley’s lead by scoring his second of the match. On the 83rd minute Mamadou Thiam scored from the spot to make it 3-1 to Barnsley, effectively finishing off Millwall.
Forest Beat The Blades
Nottingham Forest picked up three-points, courtesy of a 2-1 win over Sheffield United. John Lundstram scored inside three minutes to give United an early 1-0 lead. However six minutes later Jason Cummings equalized for Forest to make it 1-1. Then just before half-hour, Kieran Dowell made it 2-1 to Forest.
The Midlands side held on to secure the win over Sheffield United at the City Ground.
Royals Beaten By The Canaries
Reading and their stuttering campaign continued, following a 2-1 home defeat to Norwich City. James Maddison put City in-front just ten minutes in. Liam Moore cancelled out Maddison’s goal, as he equalized for Reading three minutes later.
Not long after the restart Cameron Jerome put Norwich back in-front. Late on Marley Watkins saw a red-card and was subsequently given his marching orders.
Norwich held-on to run-out 2-1 winners.
Ipswich Humbled By Bristol City
Lee Johnson’s Bristol City humbled Ipswich Town 3-1, in what was a brilliant display by the Robins. Two minutes in Josh Brownhill put the Bristol club 1-0 up. On the 31st minute Famara Diedhiou made it 2-0 to the visitors. Four minutes before half-time Martyn Waghorn pulled one back for Ipswich.
Finally with eight minutes to play, Bobby Reid scored City’s third to put the game to bed. City running out 3-1 in Suffolk.
Rest Of Saturday’s Action
Middlesbrough drew 2-2 against Brentford, both sides sharing a point in Teeside on Saturday afternoon.
Pace-setters Cardiff City drew 0-0 against Derby County, perhaps a rarity considering City’s form in-front of goal as of late.
Sunderland temporarily halted their rot, as they drew 2-2 with Preston North End. Simon Grayson should be pleased with his side gaining a point.
Bolton Wanderers misery goes on. The Trotters were beat 1-0 away to Aston Villa. Jonathan Kodjia scored the only goal of the game on the 39th minute, scoring from the spot. Neil Taylor was shown a red-card in second-half stoppage-time.
Wednesday Claim Bragging Rights
Sheffield Wednesday bounced back after defeat to their arch-rivals Sheffield United. The Owls claimed derby bragging rights as they beat Leeds United 3-0.
Gary Hooper put Wednesday ahead on the 25th minute. Hooper then doubled Wednesday’s lead on the 41st minute to make it 2-0 to the Owls.
Kieran Lee then finished off the game, scoring Wednesday’s third on the 82nd minute.