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EFL Championship Round-Up: GameWeek 14

Here is a round-up of all the action from GameWeek 14, from the EFL Championship.

Friday’s Action

Sheffield United go top of the league

On Friday, Sheffield United beat Leeds United in the Yorkshire derby, to go top of the Football League. The Blades won 2-1 at Elland Road.

Just two minutes in and Billy Sharp made it 1-0 to Sheffield United. Just after half and hour, Kalvin Philips made it all sqaure at 1-1. Then with ten minutes to play, David Brooks scored the winner for the Blades, making it 2-1.

Saturday’s Action

QPR finally win

Queens Park Rangers beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at Loftus Road.

Conor Washington scored the opening goal in the 41st minute. However two minutes later Leo Bonatini equalized for the travelling Midlands side. With ten minutes to play, Matt Smith came off the bench and scored the winner for Rangers.

Sunderland’s search for a win goes on

Another defeat for Sunderland sees their search for an illusive win go on. The Black Cats were beaten 2-1 at home against Bristol City.

Bobby Reid made it 1-0 to City just before half and hour. But before half-time, Lewis Grabban scored the equalizer from the spot. In the 73rd minute Milan Djuric scored the winning goal for the Robins, as the game finished 2-1.

Fulham leave it late

At Craven Cottage, Fulham left it late to snatch a point from Bolton Wanderers, as the two sides drew 1-1.

Sammy Ameobi opened the scoring to put Wanderers 1-0 up, on the 28th minute. Then, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Tom Cairney rescued a point for the Cottagers, with a 94th minute equalizer.

Brentford win in five goal thriller

At Deepdale, Brentford won 3-2 against Preston North End in a five goal thriller.

Nico Yennaris headed Brentford into a 1-0 lead on the 25th minute. Four minutes before half-time, Sean Maguire equalized for Preston, as the teams went in all square at the break.

On the 56th minute Romaine Sawyers restored Brentford’s lead, as he made it 2-1. Once again Preston equalized, this time Tom Barkhuizen made it 2-2. Then moments later, Ollie Watkins scored the winner for the Bees, as he scored to make it 3-2.

Rams overcome the Canaries

At Carrow Road, Derby County beat Norwich City 2-1.

Just before half-time, David Nugent put the Rams 1-0 up. On the 71st minute, Timm Klose pulled the score level as he made it 1-1. Then with less than ten minutes to play, Sam Winnall scored the winner as he made it 2-1 to Gary Rowett’s men.

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Rest of Saturday’s action

Cardiff City drew 0-0 with Millwall at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Sheffield Wednesday were held to a 1-1 with Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, Adam Reach opened the scoring before Harvey Barnes equalised for the Reds.

Nottingham Forest won 3-2 away at Hull City, Kieran Dowell scored a hattrick for Forest, as Hector and Bowen got on the score-sheet for City.

Ipswich Town came from behind to beat Burton Albion 2-1. Ben Turner put the Brewers in-front, but Martyn Waghorn and Bersant Celina scored to give the Tractors Boys all three-points.

Middlesbrough piled more misery onto Reading, as they won 2-0. Leadbitter and Assombalonga scored goals either side of half-time.

Sunday’s Action

In the Second City derby, Birmingham City drew 0-0 with arch-rivals Aston Villa.

Both sides had their chances but failed to score. This result sees Villa remain in the play-off, as Birmingham sit just above the relegation-zone.

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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