Championship Review - Jan 28th

Last updated : 29 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Leicester City go marching on at the top of the table as they managed to bag 3-points at St Andrews against Birmingham City. Dyer (24th min) and Vardy (83rd min) seemed to seal the points up, but a late goal from Lovenkrands in the 90th minute set up an interesting final few minutes in stoppage time, but it wasn't enough. Birmingham City 17th, Leicester City 1st.

Queens Park Rangers are hot on the tails of the Foxes as they managed to claim victory over Bolton Wanderers at Loftus Road. Austin and Henry gave the home side a 2-goal cushion with goals in the 41st and 50th minutes. Spearing pulled one back for the Trotters with 5 minutes left. Queens Park Rangers 2nd, Bolton Wanderers 18th.

Having led the Championship for a long period, Burnley are slowing falling away having seen a dip in form. They were held at Turf Moor by a play-off chansing Brighton & Hove Albion side in a 0-0 draw. Burnley 3rd, Brighton & Hove Albion 8th.

Derby County were made to work for their home win against Yeovil Town at the iPro Stadium, especially as the Glovers established a 2-goal lead through Lundstram (25th min) and Miller (34th min) to give the strugglers hope at the break. To their credit, the home side hit back through Bamford (50th min) and then two late goals from Bryson (87th min) and Martin (95th min) sealed what at one point, seemed like an improbable win. Derby County 4th, Yeovil Town 24th.

Reading bagged a convincing win over Blackpool at the Madj Stad, who continue to be in free fall, and heading towards a relegation dog-fight. A 5-1 win for the Royals come through goals for Le Fondre (7th, 17th & 67th min), Pogrrebnyak (52nd min) and Robson-Kanu (82nd min), which left Davies the task of bagging the consolation in the 65th minute. Reading 6th, Blackpool 15th.

Two quick fire goals cancelled Leeds United and Ipswich Town out at Elland Road. McGoldrick gave Town the lead in the 57th minute, with a McCormack penalty 5 minutes later ensuring that the points were eventually shared. Leeds United 12th, Ipswich Town 7th.

Play-off chasing Blackburn Rovers dropped 2-points in their quest for end of season honours as they drew 2-2 with Barnsley at Oakwell. Proschwitz gave the Tykes the lead in the 29th minute, with Cairney and Gestede turning the game around with goals in the 36th and 44th minutes. The spoils were shared when an O'Grady penalty in the 69th minute. Barnsley 23rd, Blackburn Rovers 9th.

Bouyed by their positive FA Cup performance at the weekend, AFC Bournemouth kicked on from there with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at Dean Court. Grabban put the Cherries ahead in the 55th minute from the penalty spot, only for Woods to level 4 minutes later. Rantie bagged his first goal at home for the Cherries to seal the points in the 72nd minute. AFC Bournemouth 14th, Huddersfield Town 13th.

Doncaster Rovers have given themselves a bit of day light from the relegation places following a crucial 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic at the Keepmoat. Goals from Meite (26th min), Brown (36th min penalty) and Duffy (67th min) sealed a massive 3-points for the home side as they look to avoid the drop. Doncaster Rovers 19th, Charlton Athletic 22nd.

Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday are just keeping their heads above water as the two stugglers managed to forge a 1-1 draw between them at The Den. Coke gave The Owls the lead in the 69th minute, with Campbell levelling 11 minutes later. Both sides were reduced to 10-men when Coke Lowry were sent off for fighting. Millwall 21st, Sheffield Wednesday 20th.

The only other game played on Tuesday evening say Middlesbrough (10th) draw 0-0 with Wigan Athletic (11th) at The Riverside.

The match between Nottingham Forest (5th) and Watford (16th) was shifted to Thursday evening for the benefit of Sky Sports cameras.