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EFL Championship Round-Up: GameWeek 16

Here is all the action over the weekend from the EFL Championship; GameWeek 16.

Friday’s Action

Wolves extend lead at the top

Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their lead at the top to four points, following their 2-0 win over Fulham.

Romain Saiss headed Wolves in-front on the 9th minute. Then on the 26th minute, Leo Bonatini scored his sixth league goal of the season to double the home side’s lead and ultimately seal off the game for the Midlands side. Check out the match analysis

Saturday’s Action

Bluebirds see red in defeat

Bristol City beat Cardiff City 2-1, in what a feisty affair at lunchtime, as Cardiff striker Omar Bogle saw red.

In the 20th minute Callum O’Dowda put the Robins 1-0 up. Then four minutes before half-time Omar Bogle equalized for Cardiff to make it 1-1 going into half-time.

On the 55th minute goal-scorer Bogle saw a straight red, reducing the visitors to 10 men. 11 minutes later, Robins defender Aden Flint scored the winning goal, to give Bristol City a 2-1 win.

Bolton surprise Norwich

Bolton Wanderers recorded their second home win of the season, as the Trotters beat Norwich City 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.

On the 35th minute Gary Madine put Wanderers in-front with a goal. Then just five minutes later, Adam Armstrong doubled Bolton’s lead to make it 2-0.

In second-half stoppage time, Murphy pulled one back for the visitors, however Bolton hung-on to secure three-points.

Hull’s thrashed at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United beat Yorkshire rivals Hull City 4-1, following a wonderful second-half performance.

Kamil Grosicki gave Hull the lead on the 29th minute, as the visitors looked comfortable in the opening 45.

However the Tigers comfort soon vanished in the second-half. On the 53rd minute Leon Clarke leveled the score, as he made it 1-1. Then on the 76th minute Clarke doubled the Blades’ lead as he made it 2-1. Four minutes later he secure his hattrick with another goal. Finally on the 88th minute, Clarke scored his and United’s fourth, as the Blades capped off a 4-1 battering.

Tykes sing the blues for Birmingham

Barnsley won 2-0 at home to Birmingham City.

Just two minutes in when Tom Bradshaw put the Tykes 1-0 up, as he scored his eighth goal of the season.

On the 68th minute, Zeki Fryers doubled Barnsley’s lead and secured the three-points for the home side.

Bees sting Leeds United

At Griffin Park, Brentford beat Leeds United 3-1.

Neal Maupay gave the Bees the lead on the 22nd minute, as the home side took a 1-0 lead into half-time.

Ollie Watkins missed a penalty for Brentford, which came back to haunt them as Ezgjan Alioski headed in the equalizing goal for Leeds on the 67th minute. Yoann Barbet’s free-kick restored Brentford’s lead, as he made it 2-1. Then in stoppage time, Ryan Woods wrapped up the three points for the Bees, as he made it 3-1.

Royals run riot at Pride Park

Reading won 4-2 against Derby County at Pride Park, in what was a potentially important win for Jaap Stam.

Liam Moore gave Reading a 1-0 lead on the 9th minute. Four minutes later Sone Aluko doubled Reading’s lead to make it 2-0.

Nine minutes after half-time, Roy Beerens made it 3-0 to Reading. On the 71st minute Johnny Russell pulled one back for the Rams. Modou Barrow restored the Royals three-goal led, as he scored on the 75th minute. In stoppage time Chris Martin scored a constellation goal for Derby, finishing off the game at 4-2 to Reading. Check out our Match Report

Rest of Saturday’s Action

Nottingham Forest took apart Queens Park Rangers in a 4-0 win at the City Ground.

At Portman Road Ipswich Town stormed to a 3-0 win over Preston North End.

Burton Albion won their first away game of the season, courtesy of a 1-0 against 10-men Millwall at The Den.

Sheffield Wednesday beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park.

Sunday’s Action

Middlesbrough won the Tees-Wear derby after beating bottom of the table Sunderland 1-0.

Marcus Tavernier scored the game’s only goal on the 6th minute to Middlesbrough the win.

That win sees Middlesbrough climb into the play-offs, as they sit 5th. On the other hand, Sunderland are now rooted to the foot of the Championship.

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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