Vital View – Championship, 1st October

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The Championship season continued with the latest round of matches played over the weekend.

After a win Huddersfield maintain the lead at the international break, Norwich, Newcastle and Brighton keep up the pressure after they also won. Rotherham, Cardiff and Blackburn remain in the bottom three.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other matches played.


Sat 1 Oct 2016 – Championship
Fulham 1-2 QPR 12:45
Birmingham 1-0 Blackburn 15:00
Brentford 0-0 Wigan 15:00
Bristol City 2-1 Nottm Forest 15:00
Burton 2-0 Cardiff 15:00
Ipswich 0-1 Huddersfield 15:00
Leeds 2-1 Barnsley 15:00
Preston 2-0 Aston Villa 15:00
Reading 1-1 Derby 15:00
Rotherham 0-1 Newcastle 15:00
Sheff Wed 1-2 Brighton 15:00
Wolves 1-2 Norwich 17:30

Huddersfield continued to lead the way; a one-nil win at Portman Road against Ipswich was enough to see the Terriers keep the leadership in the Championship going into the upcoming international break.

QPR left it late to beat Fulham (who missed two penalties) but an 87th-minute winner could prove very important to the R’s as it’ll send them into the break on a positive not after this two-one win at Craven Cottage.

Things aren’t as ‘positive’ for Blackburn though as a one-nil defeat at Birmingham sees the tough start Owen Coyle’s having with Rovers continue with his side very much in the bottom three still following this defeat at St Andrew’s.

After a run of poor results Nottingham Forest’s slide down the table continued when a lead was lost at Bristol City with that two-one win for the Robins seeing Lee Johnson take his side up to fifth.

Burton may well be exceeding expectations this season but Cardiff most definitely aren’t with Nigel Clough’s Brewers recording to two-nil win at the Pirelli Stadium to move them up the table and a good five-points off the relegation places, which is something the Bluebirds occupy with them second bottom.

Garry Monk has overcome a difficult start of his own to take Leeds towards a play-off place now with a two-one win secured over Barnsley, who have dropped off a bit after an impressive start with them in the news this week for the wrong reasons with coach Wright sacked for his involvement in money scandal.

Too many matches have been drawn by Aston Villa this season, they would have taken this at Preston on Saturday but went away from Deepdale with a two-nil defeat, which leaves Villa just two-points off the bottom three now.

Newcastle and Brighton both go into the break with wins at Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday, respectively, which keep both very much on coattails of those ahead of them in this automatic promotion battle. Newcastle’s one-nil win at the Millers keeps them bottom.

Going into the break Norwich are above both of these sides with a two-one win at Wolves seeing the home side at Molineux continue a mixed start to the season, but this win took the Canaries up to second and two-points off Huddersfield.

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