The international break is over! That means one thing; the EFL Championship is back! Here is a round-up of all the action from Gameweek 6.
Friday Night’s Action
Derby Thrash Hull City At Pride Park
On Friday night Derby County stormed to a 5-0 win over Hull City. It took less than 15 minutes for Derby to take the lead through a Matej Vydra free-kick. Then 20 minutes later Vydra doubled Derby’s lead to make it 2-0. Four minutes later Curtis Davies scored against his former club, Bradley Johnson then made it 4-0 just before the break. Finally just before the hour, Johnson scored his second and Derby’s fifth. Full match report available.
Leeds stuff Burton
At Elland Road Leeds United beat Burton Albion 5-0. Pierre-Michel Lasogga opened the scoring 20 minutes in. Fifteen minutes later Kalvin Philips doubled Leeds advantage. Then one minute before half-time Pablo Hernandez made it 3-0 from the spot. After half-time on the 54th minute, Kemar Roofe made it 4-0. Finally just before the hour Lasogga grabbed his second and Leeds’ fifth.
Black Cats put to the sword by the Blades
Sunderland and their woes continue following a 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United. Summer signing Clayton Donaldson gave the Blades the lead on the 21st minute. On the 77th minute Donaldson doubled his and United’s tally to make it 2-0. In stoppage time Jack Rodwell grabbed a constellation goal for Sunderland, but it was too late. Check out the Match Report & Player Ratings
Middlesbrough soar at the Macron Stadium
Gary Monk’s Middlesbrough side enjoyed a sound 3-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers. Striker Britt Assombalonga scored on the 13th minute to give Brough the lead. Then on the 71st minute Assombalonga netted his and Brough’s second. Just seven minutes later, Marvin Johson came off the bench to cap-off a 3-0 win for the Teeside club.
The Canaries leave Harry Redknapp feeling Blue
Norwich City inflicted more damage onto Harry Redknapp, following the Canaries 1-0 win over his Birmingham City side. The game’s only goal came in the opening five minutes; Nelson Oliveira on target for the Norfolk side as they held onto to win.
The Owls rule the Forest
Sheffield Wednesday ran-out 3-1 winners over Nottingham Forest. Gary Hooper gave Wednesday the lead on the 23rd minute, however minutes later Forest cancelled out the early opener courtesy of an equalizer from Ben Osborn. Just after the hour Steven Fletcher restored the Owls lead to make it 2-1. On the 70th minute Wednesday sealed the win, Kieran Lee netting the winning goal to make it 3-1.
Rangers record more home success
Queens Park Rangers picked up another home win, following a 2-1 win over visitors Ipswich Town. Two minutes before half-time Jamie Mackie gave the Hoops the lead. Four minutes after half-time Luke Freeman scored to make it 2-0 to Rangers. A minute before the 90 Bersant Celina gave Ipswich a constellation goal, none the less Rangers ran-out 2-1 winners.
Rest Of Saturday’s Action
At Villa Park Aston Villa shared a point with Brentford, following 0-0 draw between the sides.
Bristol City beat Reading 1-0 at the Madjeski stadium, courtesy of a late Aden Flint goal.
Preston North End drew 1-1 with Barnsley at Deepdale.
Finally, Fulham and Cardiff City shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.