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EFL Championship Round-Up: GameWeek 9

Here is a round-up of all the results from Saturday and Sunday’s action GameWeek 9 in the Sky Bet Championship.

Saturday’s Action

Leeds See Off Ipswich

At Elland Road, Leeds United beat Ipswich Town 3-2 to stay top of the Championship. Pierre-Michel Lasogga gave the hosts a 1-0 on the 13th minute. On the half-hour David McGoldrick made it 1-1, however just two minutes later Kalvin Philips put Leeds back in-front. Then on the 67th minute Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski dropped the ball into his own-goal from a corner, putting Leeds 3-1 up. With less than twenty-minutes to play, Joe Garner pulled one back for the visitors.

Sunderland Sunk Once Again

Simon Grayson’s tenure at the Stadium of Light is turning sour, as Sunderland lost 2-1 at home to Cardiff City. Craig Bryson put City 1-0 ahead inside seven-minutes. On the 53rd minute Lynden Gooch fired Sunderland level from the spot. But it was Joe Ralls who scored from the spot for Cardiff on the 73rd minute, to make it 21 and claim all three-points for the Bluebirds.

Brentford Claim First Victory At Hapless Bolton

Brentford won their first game of the season against a winless Bolton Wanderers, the Bees ran-out 3-0 winners. Yoann Barbet gave Brentford a 1-0 lead, minutes before half-time. Nico Yennaris doubled the Bees advantage on the 62nd minute. Finally, Ollie Watkins wrapped the points for Brentford with a goal on the 84th minute.

Wolves Leave It Late, Very Late!

The final ten-minutes at Molineux saw this game spring to life, as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Barnsley 2-1 despite leaving it very late. Bright Enobakhare gave Wolves the lead on the 80th minute, only for Adam Jackson to equalize on in stoppage time, seemingly snatching a point. In the 93rd minute, Alfred N’Diaye won it for Wolves as they held on for a 2-1 win.

Late Show At Craven Cottage

Fulham shall be disappointed that they only managed a point against Middlesbrough today, following their 1-1 draw. Aboubakar Kamara must have thought he won it for Fulham, heading in the opening goal on the 86th minute. However it was not to be, as Cyrus Christie nipped in on the 88th minute to snatch a point for the travelling Teesiders.

Rest of Saturday’s Action

Gary Rowett could only take a point from his former side, with Derby County drawing 1-1 at home to Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz put the Blues ahead on the 64th minute. Then just three-minutes later Sam Winnall scored his first goal for Derby, equalized for the Rams making it 1-1. Full Match Report available 

Aston Villa picked up three-points in the all Midland clash, as they triumph to a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. Albert Adomah put Villa in-front on the 15th minute. Seven-minutes after the restart, Forest striker Daryl Murphy equalized for the visitors. Then on the hour, Conor Hourihane netted a superb free-kick to give Villa all three-points.

Hull City and Reading shared a point on Saturday afternoon. Fraizer Campbell put the Tigers in-front on the 28th minute. But a late goal from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson on the 87th minute, saw the Royals take a point.

Norwich City VS Bristol City, Preston North End VS Millwall & Queens Park Rangers VS Burton Albion, all ended 0-0.

Sunday’s Action

The Blades Claim Bragging Rights In Steel City Derby

The first Steel city derby in five years was a cracker. This time the bragging rights belong to Sheffield United, the Blades won 4-2 against arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday, in a breathtaking affair.

Just three-minutes in, John Fleck put United ahead with a free-kick, then twelve-minutes later Leon Clarke doubled the Blades lead. Moments before half-time Gary Hooper pulled one back for Wednesday, making it 2-1 heading into the break.

After half-time the action did not stop. On the 65th minute Lucas Joao equalized for the Owls putting the game back on level-terms. However just two-minutes later Mark Duffy restored United’s lead, as they now led 3-2. Ten-minutes later Leon Clarke scored his second and United’s fourth, as the Blades won the steel city derby 4-2.

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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