Championship round-up

Hull reclaimed second spot after a comprehensive home win, while Peterborough climbed off the bottom of the table thanks to a surprise away victory.

Last Updated: 08/03/13 at 11:03 Post Comment

Gedo: Bagged a brace in 5-2 win for Hull

Gedo: Bagged a brace in 5-2 win for Hull

Hull capitalised on Watford's dropped points at Wolves on Friday night to move back into the automatic promotion places with a 5-2 thrashing of Birmingham.

Doubles from debutant George Boyd (1 & 33), the Egyptian Gedo (11 & 76) and fine strike from captain Robert Koren (49) sealed the points for Steve Bruce's men with Peter Lovenkrands and Chris Burke hitting late consolations for the visitors.

Peterborough provided the shock result of the day, defeating Blackburn 3-2 at Ewood Park.

Posh raced into a early lead thanks to an incredible hat-trick from Dwight Gayle inside the first 30 minutes to silence the home support,

Jordan Rhodes (73) pulled a goal back and debutant David Jones reduced the arrears futher in the closing seconds, but Peterborough held on for the three points.

Bolton made it difficult but snatched a 3-2 victory over Barnsley at Oakwell.

David N'Gog (15) and Jay Spearing (38) had given the Dougie Freedman's men a comfortable half-time lead, but were pegged back after the break thanks to goals from Tomasz Cywka (47) and Chris O'Grady (53). However, Craid Dawson (59) once again was the hero, netting the winner.

Leaders Cardiff suffered their second defeat in three outings as they slumped to a 2-1 loss to out of form Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

Goals from veteran Kieron Dyer (13) and debutant Sammy Ameobi (17) were enough to seal the points for the home side despite a late rally from Cardiff, after Aron Gunnarsson (67) had put his side back in it.

Leicester fell further behind in the race for an automatic promotion spot after losing 1-0 at lowly Ipswich.

David McGoldrick's late goal was enough to seal a vital three points for Mick McCarthy's side, moving them further away from the drop zone.

Burnley recovered from their midweek home defeat to Huddersfield by beating Charlton 1-0 at the Valley.

A long distance strike from Charlie Austin (43), only his second goal of 2013, was enough to snatch victory for The Clarets.

A hat-trick from Leonardo Ulloa kept Brighton's play-off hopes alive by helping his side seal a vital 4-1 victory over Huddersfield at the Amex Stadium.

It looked like we were heading for a draw until the Argentinian striker popped up with a quick-fire double (76 &78) and a David Lopez penalty (81) secured the three points for Gus Poyet's men.

Blackpool were held to a 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road by Bristol City, condemning the away side to the foot of the Championship table.

The frustrating result leaves Paul Ince still looking for his first win as Blackpool boss.

In Saturday's early kick-off Leeds kept their play-off hopes alive with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Millwall.

Former Liverpool man Stephen Warnock netted the winner from the penalty spot, which spared Ross McCormack's blushes, who had earlier had a penalty saved by Millwall stopper David Forde.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company