Championship Review - Oct 25th

Last updated : 28 October 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Normally in our round up we start at the top and work down the placings. Not in this round up! We start with an absolutely remarkable result at St Andrews which saw Birmingham City completely mullered at home by a rampant AFC Bournemouth who wiped the floor with a record breaking 8-0 away win. The goals started as early as the 3rd minute when Pitman fired home. Any thoughts of a comeback were made that bit more difficult when Edgar saw red for a professional foul. But before the flood gates opened the crowd had to wait until the 35th minute before Wilson doubled the Cherries advantage. Ritchie lobbed the keeper in the 40th minute to effectively end the contest. City missed a penalty in the 52nd minute, and with it any chances of a come back, which were snuffed out when Pugh bagged a brace in the 63rd and 69th minutes. Rantie scored from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute, Pugh grabbing his hat trick in the 84th minute. Rantie completed rout with an 86th goal. The defeat was the heaviest fo Birmingham City; the win was the biggest ever in the League for the Cherries; and was the biggest away win in the second tier since 1923!! Birmingham City 23rd, AFC Bournemouth 4th.

Derby County remain top of the pile despite a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic at the iPro, despite Eustace giving the Rams the lead on the stroke of half time. McClean bagged the goals (69th and 83rd mins) to claim victory. Derby County 1st, Wigan Athletic 19th.

Watford are only behind Derby County on goal difference as the Hornets had to come from behind for a point at the Riverside against Middlesbrough. Martinez put the home side ahead with Deeney levelling in the 61st minute. Middlesbrough 5th, Watford 2nd.

Wolves are only behind the top 2 on goal difference even though they managed to win away at Leeds United at Elland Road despite Antenucci giving the home side the lead in the 18th minute. Henry (66th min) and Clarke (85th min) bagged the goals to lift Wolves to within touching distance of the automatic places. Leeds United 18th, Wolves 3rd.

Nottingham Forest, for their early seaon start have slipped a bit and are now outside of the play-off places for the time being despite taking the lead at home against Blackburn Rovers when Fryatt put the home side ahead in the 37th minute. Rovers claimed the points in an 11 minute blitz after the break when Baptiste (66th min), Gestede (75th min) and Rhodes (77th min) bagged the goals to claim 3-points. Nottingham Forest 7th, Blackburn Rovers 8th.

Fulham's recent improvement continued at Craven Cottage where they managed to see Charlton Athletic off with a 3-0 win. Parker opened the scoring in the 6th minute, with Rodallega bagging a brace in the 12th and 89th minutes to seal victory. Fulham 20th, Charlton Athletic 9th.

Ipswich Town had to settle for a share of the spoils against Huddersfield Town at Portman Road despite taking a 2-goal lead through Smith (21st min) and Berra (55th min). The Terriers hit back through a brace from Wells in the 70th min (pen) and 82nd min. Ipswich Town 10th. Huddersfield Town 17th.

Millwall dented the recent upturn in form for Cardiff City at The Den as a solitary Shittu goal in the 54th minute proved to be enough to claim the points. Millwall 15th, Cardiff City 11th.

Bolton Wanderers managed to see Brentford off at the Macron Stadium with a decent 3-1 win. Danns gave the Trotters the lead in the 61st minute, with Davies extending the lead in the 76th minute. Toral pulled one back for the Bees in the 83rd minute, but it wasn't enough to inspire a come back as Davies scored his second in the 96th minute. Bolton Wanderers 22nd, Brentford 13th.

Reading managed to salvage something from a bad week as they managed to breeze past Blackpool at the Madj Stad. Goals from Murray (23rd min), Clarke (og 69th min) and a Blackman 94th min pen sealed the points. Reading 14th, Blackpool 24th.

Brighton & Hove Albion and Rotherham United had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Amex. Bennett gave the home side the lead on the stroke of half time, with Revell levelling 3 minutes after the restart. Brighton & Hove Albion  21st, Rotherham United 16th.

The only other game saw Sheffield Wednesday (12th) draw 0-0 with Norwich City (6th).