Championship Review - Jan 17th

Last updated : 18 January 2015 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

AFC Bournemouth continue to lead the way after their 2-0 away win at the New York Stadium against Rotherham United. Goals from Elphick on the stroke of half time and Wilson in the 62nd minute helped open up a point gap at top of the table. Rotherham United 21st, AFC Bournemouth 1st.

Ipswich Town returned to the automatic promotion places after they managed to see Millwall off at The Den with a decent 3-1 win. A Hunt brace in the 5th and 14th minutes drew a response from Gueye in the 43rd minute. Any thoughts of a comeback were snuffed out when Parr restored the 2-goal advantage in the 77th minute. Millwall 22nd, Ipswich Town 2nd.

A little East Midlands derby was played at the iPro as Derby County took on near neighbours Nottingham Forest. The Rams took the lead when Lansbury managed to head past his own keeper in the 16th minute. Then in the second period Assombalonga levelled in the 75th minute before an Osborn strike in the 92nd minute ensured that the Forest manager left Derby a relieved man! Derby County 3rd, Nottingham Forest 12th.

Middlesbrough maintained their push for at least a play-off place as they managed to see Huddersfield Town off at The Riverside as a brace from Tomin in the 61st and 94th minutes sealed the points. Middlesbrough 4th, Huddersfield Town 17th.

Brentford recorded back to back wins with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex as Gray scored the only goal of the game in the 29th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 19th, Brentford 5th.

Watford racked up the biggest win in the 2nd tier with a fine 5-0 drubbing of Charlton Athletic at Vicarage Road. Goals from Cathcart (15th min), Deeney (25th min), Ighalo (44th and 58th mins) and Tozser (93rd min) proved to be too much for the Addicks. Watford 6th, Charlton Athletic 16th.

Norwich City survived a scare at Carrow Road as Cardiff City almost came back to nick a point. The Canaries managed to establish a 3-goal lead at the break as Hooper (15th min), Lafferty (25th min) and Jerome on the stroke of half time bagged the goals to see City go in comfortably in front. Revell and Harris bagged two quick goals in the 61st and 64th minutes to make it an interesting end to the game, which didn't result in an equaliser. Norwich City 7th, Cardiff City 13th.

Wolverhampton Wanderers left it late at Molineux to secure the points against Blackpool as Edwards (86th min) and Afobe (90th min) bagged the goals to seal the win. Wolves 8th, Blackpool 24th.

Sheffield Wednesday came unstuck at home as Bolton Wanderers managed to claim the points. Feeney (2nd min) and Pratley (25th min) gave the Trotters a good start before Maguire pulled one back in the 28th min from the penalty spot. It wasn't enough to inspire a comeback for the home side as the visitors held out. Sheffield Wednesday 9th, Bolton Wanderers 14th.

Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers managed to play their local derby out with honours even at the DW Stadium. Evans gave Rovers the lead in the 15th minute, with McClean levelling in the 63rd minute. Wigan Athletic 23rd, Blackburn Rovers 10th.

Birmingham City continued their rise up the table, this time courtesy of a point against Leeds United at Elland Road. Caddis gave the Blues an early lead from the penalty spot in the 8th minute, only to see Murphy level for the home side in the 86th minute. Leeds United 20th, Birmingham City 11th.

Finally in this round up Fulham managed to see Reading off at Craven Cottage woith a 2-1 win. Kacaniklic gave the Cottagers the lead in the 55th minute, with Pogrebnyak levelling 8 minutes later. The winner in the home side came in the 93rd minute when Ruiz bagged the winner. Fulham 15th, Reading 18th.