Championship Review - Aug 23rd

Last updated : 25 August 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Nottingham Forest remain top of the table with a convincing 4-0 win over Reading at the City Grounnd. Antonio bagged a brace in the 17th and 47th minutes with Fryatt (53rd min) and Assombalonga (64th min) wrapping up the win. Nottingham Forest 1st, Reading 19th.

Watford climbed in to second spot with a 4-1 win over Leeds United at Vicarage Road. Forestieri opened the scoring n the 20th minute only to see team mate Tamas level for the visitors as he put past his own keeper in the 32nd minute. After the break goals from Deeney (58th min pen), Forestieri (67th min) and Tozser (91st min). Watford 2nd, Leeds United 21st.

In the big game of the day Norwich City bagged local bragging rights in East Anglia as they managed to grab a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Grabban scored the only goal of the game in the 24th minute. Ipswich Town 17th, Norwich City 3rd.

Wolverhampton Wanderers left it very late against Cardiff City to claim the win at Molineux. A Hudson own goal in the 91st minute proved enough for the home side to win. Wolves 4th, Cardiff City 8th.

Charlton Athletic left it late to grab an equaliser against Huddersfield Town at the John Smiths Stadium after Wells had given the Terriers the lead in the 50th minute. Vetokele levelled in the 92nd minute to snatch a last gasp leveller. Huddersfield Town 20th, Charlton Athletic 5th.

Sheffield Wednesday were made to work for their victory at The Riverside against Middlesbrough after Nuhiu put the Owls ahead in the 6th minute. May doubled the advantage just before the break. After the break Nuhiu put the result pretty much beyond doubt with his second in the 57th minute. Leadbitter pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute, and then set up a grandstand finish in the 91st minute with his second penalty of the match. It wasn't enough to inspire a late leveller. Middlesbrough 12th, Sheffield Wednesday 6th.

Hapless Fulham were taken to the cleaners at the iPro Stadium as Derby County ran riot with  5-1 win. Ward got the Rams off the mark in the 23rd minute, with Parker levelling in the 54th minute. But that's as good as it got for the Cottagers. Goals from Bryson (59th min), Martin (61st & 87th mins) and Dawkins (88th min) completed the rout! Derby County 7th, Fulham 24th.

After a good start to the season, Millwall slipped to defeat at home to Roitherham United as Pringle scored the only goal of the game in the 49th minute. Millwall 9th, Rotherham United 14th.

Blackburn Rovers managed to hold on against AFC Bournemouth at Ewood Park after the Cherries shipped 3-goals in 11 first half minutes as Rhodes (13th min), Hanley (21st min) and Gestede (24th min) threatened to rattle up a criket score. The Cherries managed to hit back through a Pitman penalty in the 81st minute and Cook (90th min), but it wasn't enough to inspire an equaliser. Blackburn Rovers 11th, AFC Bournemouth 12th.

Brighton & Hove Albion managed to collect their second win of the season with a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers at The Amex despite Mills putting the Trotters ahead in the 25th minute. Mackail-Smith levelled in the 37th minute with Teixeira bagging the winner in the 64th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 13th, Bolton Wanderers 22nd.

Brentford managed to claim a point against Birmingham City at Griffin Park despite being reduced to 10-men in the 15th minute when Craig saw red. Caddis stepped up to score the resulting penalty. Odubajo levelled with 11 minutes to go. Brentford 15th, Birmingham City 16th.

The remaining match was played out at the DW Stadium as Wigan Athletic edged Blackpool out with a Magem goal in the 35th minute. Wigan Athletic 18th, Blackpool 23rd.