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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.

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