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EFL Championship Round-Up: GameWeek 13

The action does not stop coming from the second-tier! Here is a round-up of all the results from the EFL Championship; GameWeek 13.

Saturday’s Action

Wolves come out on top in thriller

Wolverhampton Wanderers remain leaders, after beating Preston North End 3-2.

Ivan Cavaleiro put Wolves 1-0 up a minute before half-time. Then just before the hour, Leo Bonatini put Wolves 2-0 in-front from the spot. Just four minutes later, Bonatini added his second and Wolves’ third to make it 3-0. However Preston were not dead and buried, Jordan Hugil headed Preston back in the game to make it 3-1. Nine minutes later, Conor Coady scored an own-goal, to make it 3-2. Alan Browne saw red late-on for Preston, as they finished the afternoon on a sour note.

None the less Wolves hung-on, as they remain at the top of the Football League.

Blinding contest at Griffin Park

Brentford denied Sunderland a much needed win, after coming from 3-1 down to snatch a point at Griffin Park.

Nico Yennaris tapped Brentford into the lead in the 8th minute. Just minutes later Lewis Grabban put Sunderland back on level-terms from the spot, as he made it 1-1 in the 13th minute. Bees goalkeeper Daniel Bentley seemingly diverted the ball into his own net, giving Sunderland a 2-1 lead. Into first-half stoppage-time, Grabban scored his second goal of the game to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Two minutes after the restart, Brentford’s revival begun. Florian Jozefzoon pulled the scoreline back to 3-2, with a goal from the Dutchman on the 47th minute. Then in the 87th minute, Neal Maupay snatched a point for the London side, as his goal made it 3-3.

Leeds punish Bristol City

Leeds United beat Bristol City 3-0, in what proved to be a feisty affair.

Samuel Saiz scored a brace within the opening 15 minutes, to give Leeds a 2-0 lead in the first-half. Then in 67th minute Pierre-Michel Lasogga made it 3-0 from a corner.

Both sides went down to ten-men, after both Matty Taylor and Gaetano Berardi were sent-off after clashing.

Villa beat Cottagers

Aston Villa claimed all three-point after beating Fulham 2-1.

John Terry put Villa 1-0 in-front by scoring his first Aston Villa goal. But into first-half stoppage-time, Stefan Johansen put Fulham back on level-terms, making it 1-1.

In the 49th minute, Albert Adomah scored the winner for Villa, making it 2-1.

Blades razor form goes on……

Sheffield United and their great form continued, as they beat Reading 2-1.

Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp put United 2-0 up in the first-half. Roy Beerens pulled one back for the Royals in the 85th minute, to create a nervy end for Chris Wilder’s men.

Sheffield United hung on, to claim another victory.

Rest of Saturday’s Action

Hull City beat Barnsley 1-0, thanks to Frazier Campbell’s 78th minute winner.

Cardiff City beat Middlesbrough 1-0. A late Joe Ralls penalty in the 84th minute decided the game.

Millwall marched to a 2-0 win over Birmingham City. An own-goal from Maxime Colin and a goal from Ryan Tunnicliffe was enough to see the Lions win at home.

Derby County beat ten-man Sheffield Wednesday 2-0. Glenn Loovens was sent-off for fouling Matej Vydra inside the box. Vydra scored the subsequent penalty in the 5th minute. Finally, Bradley Johnson scored with just four minutes to play, making it 2-0 to the Rams. Full Match Report here

Bolton Wanderers drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers. Darren Pratley put the Trotters in-front in the 22nd minute. However Idrissa Sylla snatched a point for the London side, with a 78th minute equalizer.

Nottingham Forest won 2-0 at home to Burton Albion. Two second-half goals from Barrie McKay and Eric Lichaj were enough give Forest all three-points.

Sunday’s Action

Norwich win the East-Anglian derby

In the East-Anglian derby it was Norwich City who claimed the bragging rights, with a 1-0 over Ipswich Town.

Just before the hour, James Maddison scored the decisive goal to give the Canaries the bragging rights, and ultimately another East-Anglian derby victory.

About Aaron Patel

Resident Championship Writer at FootballFaithful.com. Spends his entire life watching Football and shamelessly playing countless hours of Football Manager. Aaron also spends his time playing the beautiful game on Sunday mornings. While not being blessed with any technical ability on the pitch, he *hopefully* makes up for it with his writing. Follow him on Twitter @AaronPatel97.

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