Championship Review - Aug 30th

Last updated : 31 August 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Nottingham Forest maintained ther lead at the top with a single goal win over Sheffield Wednesday as Lansbury scored the all important goal in the 37th minute to keep Forrest on top of the pile. Sheffield Wednesday 10th, Nottingham Forest 1st.

Watford are hot on the heels of Forest as their maintained the pressure with a fine 4-2 win over Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road. Deeney got the Hornets off the mark in the 15th minute with Bunn levelling just after the break. Abdi restored the home sides advantage in the 54th minute with Wallace pegging the home side back in he 63rd minute. The pendulum seemed to swing in the Terriers favour when Tamas was sent off in the 65th minute, but it was the home side who worked it in their favur when Andrews (68th min) and a late strike from Abdi (94th min) ensured that the points remained at home. Watford 2nd, Huddersfield Town 21st.

Wolves seem to be making light work of the step up from League One with a fine 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Molineux. Dicko got the home side off the markin the 12th minute, with Sako doubling the advantage just after the half hour. A Rhodes penalty reduced the arrears in the 59th minute only to see Sako bag what proved to be the winner in the 68th minute. Wolves 3rd, Blackburn Rovers 14th.

Norwich City saw points slip at home against AFC Bournemouth even though Grabban gave the home side the lead in the 15th minute. Both sides eventually settled for a point a piece when Wilson levelled on the stroke of half time. Norwich City 4th, AFC Bournemouth 11th.

Millwall managed to bounce back in to the top 6, while piling more misery on hapless Blackpool at The Den. McDonald and Malone gave the Lions a 2-goal cushion with strikes in the 33rd and 51st minutes. A consolation strike from Ranger in the 71st minute was as much as the Tangerines could muster. Millwall 5th, Blackpool 24th.

Not to be outdone are near neighbours, Charlton Athletic who complete the top-6 following a 2-2 draw at The AMEX against Brighton & Hove Albion. A Ventokele brace (4th and 75th mins) was match with a Dunk brace (67th and 93rd mins) to ensure a share of the spoils. Brighton & Hove Albion 13th, Charlton Athletic 6th.

Derby County were held by Ipswich Town at the iPro Stadium as Martin strike in the 13th minute for the Rams was cancelled out by a 52nd minute strike for the TractorBoys from Berra. Derby County 7th, Ipswich Town 19th.

Brentford managed to hoist themselves up to touching distance of the play-off places with a 2-0 win over fellow new boys Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. Gray scored in first half stoppage time while Proschwitz did the same in second half stoppage time. Rotherham United 17th, Brentford 8th.

Fulham, managed to get off the mark, but were held at home by Cardiff City at Craven Cottage. Hoogland gave the home side the lead mid way through the first half, but any hopes of a first win were dashed when Jones levelled 10-minutes in to the second half for the Bluebirds. Fulham 23rd, Cardiff City 9th.

Wigan Athletic blew Birmingham City away quited convincinly at the DW Stadium as McManaman (9th & 45+1 mins), Taylor (39th min), and Waghorn (78th min) scored the goals to secure the points. Wigan Athletic 12th, Birmingham City 20th.

Reading managed to put one over on Middlesbrough at The Riverside as Cox bagged the only goal of the game in the 7th minute. Middlesbrough 16th, Reading 15th.

Managerless Leeds United recorded a rare win as Warnock scored the only goal in the 17th minute at Elland Road to secure the points against Bolton Wanderers. Leeds United 18th, Bolton Wanderers 22nd.