Victories for Burnley and QPR

A review of Saturday's action in the Sky Bet Championship, including wins for leaders Burnley and QPR.

Last Updated: 05/10/13 at 20:04 Post Comment

Charlie Austin netted both goals for QPR

Charlie Austin netted both goals for QPR

A review of Saturday's action in the Sky Bet Championship, including wins for Burnley and QPR.

Burnley retained their place at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-1 win over Reading at Turf Moor.

Clarets striker Danny Ings scored his 11th goal of the season in all competitions in the 21st minute, firing in from Kieran Trippier's pass.

The hosts extended their advantage through Sam Vokes' eighth goal of the campaign in the 80th minute and while Jason Shackell's own-goal two minutes later made for a nervy finale, the home side managed to hold on.

Second-placed QPR remain level on points with the leaders with a game in hand following their 2-0 win over rock-bottom Barnsley at Loftus Road.

Former Burnley man Charlie Austin netted both goals, his first strike coming in the 66th minute and his second, a penalty, in the 87th.

Third-placed Leicester lost ground on the top two, having been beaten 1-0 at Doncaster.

An own-goal from Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the 17th minute proved decisive, leaving them three points off the top two having played the same amount of games as Burnley.

In the late game, Henri Lansbury scored twice to help 10-man Nottingham Forest stretch their unbeaten league run to six games with a 3-1 victory at Brighton which also saw them move up to fourth.

Lansbury levelled the scores just after half-time, with Forest going in at the interval trailing to Andrew Crofts' header just after the half hour mark.

Two goals in three minutes put Forest in the driving seat, with Lansbury slotting home from the spot almost immediately after Darius Henderson had given them the lead before Nathaniel Chalobah was sent off in the 67th minute as Forest finished the match with 10 men.

Back to the 1500 BST action, Watford surged into the play-off places after winning 2-1 at Huddersfield, the away side coming from behind with goals from Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil following Daniel Ward's opener.

Bolton moved out of the relegation zone after securing a 2-1 victory at Birmingham in the day's early kick-off - their first league win of the season.

Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns scored for the visitors before Nikola Zigic's reply.

That sent Sheffield Wednesday into the bottom three and the Owls, still looking for their maiden victory of the campaign, stayed there after drawing 1-1 at home with Ipswich, falling behind early on to a Paul Anderson goal that was swiftly cancelled out by Michail Antonio's leveller.

The other side in the relegation zone are Yeovil, who were thumped 4-1 at Middlesbrough.

The visitors led through an early Liam Davis goal, but Grant Leadbitter soon equalised and when his penalty was saved, Albert Adomah stabbed home. Jacob Butterfield and Kei Kamara added goals after the break.

Derby, with Steve McClaren in charge for the first time, beat Leeds 3-1 at home.

The Rams went 2-0 up through Chris Martin and Johnny Russell and after Jason Pearce pulled a goal back, Will Hughes wrapped up the victory.

Bournemouth staged an impressive comeback at home against Millwall, running out 5-2 winners.

The Lions had a two-goal advantage inside the first 10 minutes through Martyn Waghorn and Liam Trotter, but Ryan Fraser made it 2-1 just before half-time and five minutes after the break, Steve Cook drew things level with a header.

That was the first of three goals in nine minutes as Harry Arter put Bournemouth in front and Lewis Grabban then converted a penalty - awarded for a handball by Alan Dunne, who was sent off - before Brett Pitman tucked away another spot-kick in stoppage time.

Elsewhere, Blackpool drew 0-0 at Charlton.


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Crystal Palace to name their new manager in the next few hours

Steve Clarke has been ruled out as a candidate to take charge of Crystal Palace, who are set to name their new manager.

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria claims he was forced out of Real Madrid

Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has claimed he never wanted to leave Real Madrid.

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby interests Hamburg

Hamburg director Dietmar Beiersdorfer has confirmed the club’s interest in Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby.

Mail Box

Well, This Isn't Going That Well Is It?

Plenty of fall out from Manchester United's shambolic 4-0 League Cup defeat, plus thoughts on Van Persie, Arsenal strikers, Benik Afobe, Celtic and Astroturf...

Not Getting Carried Away On Spurs... But

A couple of Spurs fans have broken rank to admit that they are bloody excited about things down the Lane. Plus Glen Johnson, Arsene on strikers and Moreno...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property