Tonight, it is time to update the Championship. Talking about the Weekend Action, the Midweek Action and the News of the League.
Weekend Results – In Brief
Shining performances in the weekend games:
- Leeds bouncing back in the second half
- Ipswich back to winning ways.
- Brentford forcing the game to Brighton
- Cardiff losing – things not looking good
Birmingham 1 – Leeds 1
Huddersfield 1 – Middlesbrough 2
Ipswich 2 – Millwall 0
Bournemouth 1 – Rotherham 1
Brentford 3 – Brighton 2
Cardiff 2 – Norwich 4
Charlton 1 – Watford 0
Blackburn 3 – Wigan 1
Blackpool 0 Wolves 0
Bolton 0 – Sheffield Wednesday 0
Reading 3 – Fulham 0
Nottingham Forest 1 – Derby 1
Blackpool 0 – Watford 1
Watford climb to second with having to secure the points with a second half penalty. Watford Coach Oscar Garcia is still not present after chest pains.
Birmingham 0 – Sheffield Wednesday 2
Wednesday have bought well in the transfer window with Stevie May scoring the opening goal in this game. The positive play of Wednesday shined through, with more chances and more corners.
Charlton 1 – Wolves 1
Close fought and scrappy game, Wolves had 10 more corners but only managed to get 5 shots on target.
Cardiff 0 – Middlesbrough 1
Kike goal after 95 seconds means likely that was the final straw for Solskjaer’s Cardiff managerial job. The stats were pretty even but that does not mean points.
Brentford 0 – Norwich 3
Norwich continue to shine through with great performances, new promoted Brentford had chances but could not capitalise on them.
Bournemouth 1 – Leeds 3
Bournemouth took the lead but with second half tactical changes – Leeds for the second match in a row, clawed back to get some points.
Huddersfield 0 – Wigan 0
First signs say Chris Powell has set up a good foundation defensively. Chris Powell got his first point for Huddersfield with the first clean sheet of the season.
Ipswich 2 – Brighton 0
Ipswich are on a role, beating Millwall on Saturday and now beating Brighton. Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich now up to 9th would be a outside contender to playoff hopes.
Reading 3 – Millwall 2
Reading’s third successive win shows fortunes are changing, hopefully to push back up the table. Millwall meanwhile, are on a bad run of 1 win in 5.
Bolton 3 – Rotherham 2
With pressure mounting on Bolton Manager, he be happy to see some of that pressure relaxed with a goal ridden game win. Joe Mason a loanee from Cardiff provided the difference.
Blackburn 2 – Derby 3
McClaren’s Derby side move up to seventh with a great first away win of the season.
Nottingham Forest 5 – Fulham 3
Fulham did their best to keep up with Forest. 2-1 to Forest, then 3-2 to Fulham and the game finished 5-3 to Forest. Good game to see, with a outstanding performance from Assombalonga to get the hat trick.
Movers and Shakers – News of the League
Leeds – No New Manager/Coach – Redfearn doing well.
Leeds still don’t have a coach or a manager, with Redfearn doing well – Leeds don’t seem rushed to find a new top man. Ex-Argentina Boss Sarbella and other high profile managers have been linked.
Fulham – Have they turned a corner?
From the midweek performance against Forest, signs do look like Fulham maybe about to turn the corner with their performances.
With everyone beating everyone – not many frontrunners for this year yet….