A weekend full of goals. These are the games from the Championship – 23rd August.
Blackburn 3 – Bournemouth 2
This game was one sided but by different teams in both halves. Blackburn showed class in the first half with 3 goals in 25 mins, showing why Jordan Rhodes is wanted by Hull. Bournemouth rallied in the second half with two goals late on.
Brentford 1 – Birmingham 1
Brentford’s game should of ended with Tony Craig getting sent off, it did not. Birmingham took the lead in the 16th min and left Brentford with only 10 men on the field for the rest of the game. The pressure built on Birmingham to keep the lead and then Substitute Moses Odubajo provided the goal of the game, when he raced the length of Birmingham’s half and chipped it over the keeper in stylish fashion.
Brighton 2 – Bolton 1
Brighton had a comeback to claim the points against winless Bolton. Hard work is the name of the game with Craig Mackail-Smith creating chances, and Joao Teixeira scored the winner on his home debut.
Derby 5 – Fulham 1
Tension is gaining stream with Fulham losing heavily against Derby. Derby have put their marker down being the team to beat performance wise. Magath after the game admitted he has to bring in new players to change what is happening.
Huddersfield 1 – Charlton 1
Another game where the red card did not impact the result in the usual way. Huddersfield lost Murray Wallace before half time but was the first team to score. Charlton show that they belong in this division remaining unbeaten, but not beating a 10 man team puts question marks up.
Ipswich 0 – Norwich 1
Ipswich showed fight and a late onslaught of possession and chances but Norwich put up a strong defense. Norwich show they are likely to go straight back up but Ipswich showed allot in performance and heart.
Middlesbrough 2 – Sheffield Wednesday 3
Another game with a failed comeback from 3 – 0. Sheffield was winning 3-0 until in the last 20 mins leading to a cracking finish. The Middlesbrough manager after the game, said to the press that he believes some of his players have attitudes that disappoint him.
Millwall 0 – Rotherham 1
Rotherham are showing heart and determinations with these performances, Millwall meanwhile look to have hit the wall. Millwall will be looking to make changes to get straight back to the good stuff.
Nottingham Forest 4 – Reading 0
Stuart Pearce is doing good at Nottingham Forest. Forest beat a dimishing Reading side, who are currently redeveloping their side for their next push. Reading played a completely new midfield with them all not having a start until today. Reading have a lot of work to do.
Watford 4 – Leeds 1
The battle of the Italian teams. Watford showed they are further up the ladder than Leeds with them showing they are promotion Contenders. Meanwhile, Leeds show they are rebuilding with (At the time of writing) about to sign player number 12 in this transfer window.
Wigan 1 – Blackpool 0
Blackpool are stuck in a rut still with their limited squad, their manager admits this is one big challenge for them. Wigan look like a good outside shot for promotion.
Wolves 1 – Cardiff 0
This back and forth game led to a extremely close finish. The own goal by Mark Hudson in stoppage time led to Wolves getting the points.
Results mean Nottingham Forest sit top on 10 points with Watford, Norwich and Wolves sitting on 9 points. At the bottom end of the table facing relegation if things do not improve, are Blackpool and Fulham on 0 points and Bolton sitting on 1 point.
League Cup action midweek so a mini break until after the Weekend again for Championship Results.