Championship Review - Feb 20/21

Last updated : 22 February 2015 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Derby County return to the of the table, but were made to work for their points against Sheffield Wednesday at the iPro Stadium as McGugan gave the Owls the lead in the 20th minute. Buxton levelled in the 47th minute with Keane restoring the Owls advantage in the 55th minute. Buxton levelled matters for a third time in the 68th minute leaving Bent to score the winner, from the penalty spot, in the 77th minute. Derby County 1st, Sheffield Wednesday 12th.

Middlesbrough slumped to home defeat to Leeds United as Mowatt scored the only goal of the game in the 3rd minute. Middlesbrough 2nd, Leeds United 11th.

Brentford boosted their play-off chances as they managed to see AFC Bournemouth off a Griffin Park with a decent 3-1 win. Douglas got the Bees off the mark in the 9th minute, with Pugh levelling on the half hour. Pritchard scored from a free kick on the stroke of half time, with Long making the result safe in the 93rd minute. Brentford 7th, AFC Bournemouth 3rd.

Ipswich Town came a cropper against Reading at Portman Road as a solitary Mackie goal in the 14th minute proved to be enough. Ipswich Town 4th, Reading 13th.

Play-Off rivals, Watford and Norwich City went head-to-head at Vicarage Road with the Canaries coming out on top. Goals from Grabban (65th min pen and 85th min) and Jerome (70th min) sealed the points. Watford 6th, Norwich City 5th.

Wolves maintained their claim for a place in the play-offs they managed to see Rotherham United off with a comfortable 5-0 win at Molineux. Goals from Afobe (21st and 63rd mins), Dicko (28th min), Edwards (74th min) and Sako (80th min) proved to be more than enough to seal victory. Wolves 8th, Rotherham United 21st.

Nottingham Forest seem to be back on track, even if their chances of making the play-offs are slender to say the very least as they managed to see Bolton Wanderers off with a comfortable win at The City Ground. Burke got the home side of the mark with a strike in the 8th minute, with Antonio doubling the advantage in the 17th minute, Le Fondre pulled one back from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time, but wasn't enough as Lansbury (65th min pen) and Burke (68th min) proved to be more than enough . Nottingham Forest 9th, Bolton Wanderers 18th.

If Blackburn Rovers had any ambitions of play-offs, then they'll need to do much better when it comes to playing the likes of Blackpool on their own patch. Rhodes got the home side off the mark in the 14th minute, with Hall levelling 3 minutes before the break. Blackburn Rovers 10th, Blackpool 24th.

Charlton Athletic eased any relegation fears they might have had with a 3-0 win over struggling Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. Goals from Bulot (17th min), Vetokele (45+2 mins) and Eagles (88th min) proved to be more than enough to seal victory. Wigan Athletic 23rd, Charlton Athletic 14th.

Brighton & Hove Albion managed to cling on to 3-oh-so-vital-points at The AMEX against Birmingham City. Teixeira gave the Seagulls the lead in the 8th minute, with Donaldson levelling in the 13th minute, Calderon and Teixeira gave the home side a 2-goal cushion with goals in the 50th and 58th minutes. Thomas reduced the deficit in the 76th minute only to see Calderon restore the 2-goal cushion in the 85th minute. Novak reduced the arrears in the 92nd minute, but couldn't inspire his colleagues in to claiming an unlikely point, Brighton & Hove Albion 20th, Birmingham City 15th.

The games between Huddersfield Town (16th) and Cardiff City (17th) and Millwall (22nd) and Fulham (19th) both finished 0-0.