Championship Review - Jan 18th

Last updated : 19 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Will there be any stopping Leicester City reach the promised land of the Premiership? They're looking good for a return to the top flight following a 1-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. The winner came from Nugent who poked the ball home in the 87th minute to condemn the home side to a 7th game without victory. Leeds United 12th, Leicester City 1st.

Leading the chase for a return to the top-flight are Queens Park Rangers who managed to claim a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at Loftus Road. Austin gave the home side the lead in the 55th minute, with new-boy Wells levelling in the 68th minute. Austin secured the winner in the 79th minute. Queens Park Rangers 2nd, Huddersfield Town 13th.

Burnley slipped out of the automatic promotion places having been pegged back by a much improved Sheffield Wednesday side in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. Vokes gave the Clarets the lead just before the break with Macguire levelling right on the stroke of half time. Burnley 3rd, Sheffield Wednesday 19th.

Derby County managed to get to winning ways with a slender 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the iPro Stadium. Bamford bagged the only goal of the game in the 76th minute. Derby County 4th, Brighton & Hove Albion 7th.

After their recent blip, Nottingham Forest are well and truely back on track being safely secured in the play-off places, their cause helped with a decent 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, who were kept at arms length from the top-6. A brace of penalties from Lansbury in the 15th and 34th minute set Forest on their way, but were pegged back by Marshall in the 37th minutes. The win was completed when Paterson got his name on the scoresheet in the 72nd minute, with the points well and truly secured with a Reid strike in the 95th minute. Nottingham Forest 5th, Blackburn Rovers 8th.

Reading simply blew Bolton Wanderers away at the Madjeski Stadium as the Royals ran away with a comprehensive 7-1 win! A first half hat trick from Le Fondre in the 12th, 28th and 33rd minutes was added to before the break with a Pogrebnyak penalty in the 41st minute. Further goals from Gorkss (60th min), Akpan (74th min) and Blackman (78th min) only drew a response from Ngog in the 88th minute. Reading 6th, Bolton Wanderers 18th.

Middlesbrough continue to make stead progress towards the play-off places, with their cause helped with a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Riverside. The only goal came from Ledesma in the 16th minute. Middlesbrough 9th, Charlton Athletic 21st.

Just for a change, there was some good news for Millwall fans to celebrate as a solitary Fredericks goal in the 40th minute sealed the points against Ipswich Town at The Den. Millwall 20th, Ipswich Town 10th.

On a good day for sides at the wrong end of the table, Doncaster Rovers helped their cause with a decent 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic at The Keepmoat. Goals from Brown (7th min), Coppinger (52nd min) and a second from Brown, this time a 69th minute penalty sealed 3-vital points for Donny. Doncaster Rovers 22nd, Wigan Athletic 11th.

Barnsley helped their cause at the foot of the table as they claimed a 2-0 win over Blackpool, who are in free fall at the moment. A brace from O'Grady either side of half time sealed a much needed win, even if the result kept them at the foot of the table. Barnsley 24th, Blackpool 14th.

AFC Bournemouth and Watford played out a 1-1 draw at Dean Court. Angella gave the Hornets the lead on the stroke of half time, with Grabban levelling from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute. AFC Bournemouth 16th, Watford 15th.

Finally, rounding off the trio of wins for sides at the bottom are Yeovil Town who recorded just their 5th win of the season as a brace from Hayter (12th and 19th mins) sealed their win against Birmingham City at St Andrews. Birmingham City 17th, Yeovil Town 23rd.