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EFL Championship Round-Up: Game Week 5

Here is a round-up of all the weekend’s action, from the EFL Championship; GameWeek 5.

Friday Night’s Action

Tigers Run Rampant Over Bolton

Hull City ran riot with a 4-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. Adama Diomande opened the scoring for Hull, 13 minutes in. Then six minutes later, Jarrod Bowen doubled their advantage to make it 2-0. Just before the half hour mark, Kamil Grosicki made it 3-0. Finally, with two minutes to play Bowen grabbed his second and Hull’s fourth, capping off a 4-0 win for Hull.

Villa & Robins Share The Spoils

At Ashton Gate Bristol City settled for a point, against visitors Aston Villa. It took an hour for the game to spring to life, Jamie Paterson scored to give the Robins a 1-0 lead. However their lead lasted only four minutes, thanks to Spurs loanee Josh Onomah scoring a long-range effort, to equalize for Villa. Honors even as the game finished 1-1.

Saturday’s Action

Sunderland’s Woes Continue

Barnsley piled more misery on Simon Grayson, as his Sunderland side lost 3-0 at Oakwell. First-half goals from Ike Ugbo and Harvey Barnes put the Tykes 2-0 up. Then with just over 20 minutes to play, George Moncur scored Barnsley’s third to make it 3-0.

Lions Crush Canaries

It was quite the afternoon for Millwall, as they beat Norwich City 4-0 at The Den. Lee Gregory and George Saville put Millwall 2-0 up before 20 minutes, Jed Wallace added their third minutes before half-time. Then Shaun Hutchinson made it 4-0, with less than 20 minutes to play.

Ipswich Finally Beaten

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Portman Road to Fulham, thus ending the Tractor Boys’ 100% start to the season. Neeskens Kebano put Fulham in-front on the 35th minute. The London side then scored the winning goal, less than six minutes after the restart, Rui Fonte scoring the Cottagers second.

Razor Sharp Blades

Sheffield United recorded another home win, courtesy of a 3-1 win over Derby County. Billy Sharp opened the scoring just four minutes in. On the 39th minute Johnny Russell put the ball into his net, giving United a 2-0 lead. Craig Bryson did get one back for County, however Sharp scored his second, eight minutes into stoppage time.

Blue Birds Continue To Fly

Cardiff City maintained their perfect start this afternoon, defeating Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Welsh capital. Matt Smith did give the visitors the lead on the 15th minute, however City refused to lie down. Junior Hoilett scored against his former employers to make it 1-1 just minutes later. Then on the stroke of half-time Sol Bamba put Cardiff 2-1 in-front.

Leeds March On

In Saturday’s evening kick-off, Leeds United continued their bright start with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest. Kemar Roofe put Leeds in-front on 24th minute. Then with three minutes to play Ezgjan Alioski fired Leeds’ second of the game, as the Yorkshire side ran out 2-0 winners.

Elsewhere Middlesbrough drew 0-0 with Preston North End. In West-London Brentford also played out a 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Burton Albion drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday, finally Reading saw success on their travels with a 2-0 against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

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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