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Doncaster claim back-to-back League wins with victory over Northampton

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Doncaster earned consecutive Sky Bet League One wins for the first time this season as they comfortably saw off struggling Northampton at the Keepmoat.Veteran midfielder James Coppinger marked his return from injury with a goal before Niall Mason scored his second penalty in as many games to give Rovers a cushion at half time. Andy Butler made sure of the three points just after the hour mark.B...Full Story »

Rotherham brush aside Bury to move up to eighth

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Rotherham continued their fine festive form by winning 3-0 at rock-bottom Bury to go eighth in League One.The Shakers looked set for a third straight defeat after early goals by David Ball and Rotherham captain Lee Frecklington.Will Vaulks then fired home after 83 minutes to make it 10 points from 12 for the Millers, who are now two points outside the play-off places.The visitors went in front ...Full Story »

Blackburn see off sorry Rochdale to close gap on top two

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Blackburn Rovers made it three League One wins on the bounce at home with a 2-0 victory over struggling Rochdale.A dour opening was ended in the 35th minute through a Kgosi Ntlhe own goal and Charlie Mulgrew's emphatic 42nd-minute penalty doubled their lead to move Rovers to within a point of second-placed Shrewsbury.Both sides struggled in a quiet opening half-hour and the first real bit of qu...Full Story »

Sheffield United back into Championship play-off places with win over Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Sheffield United moved back into the Sky Bet Championship play-off positions after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them breeze to a 3-0 victory over lowly Sunderland at Bramall Lane.John Lundstram put the Blades on the way to a first win in seven games in the 36th minute when he slotted home a cross at the far post from Mark Duffy, who tormented the Black Cats all afternoon.Richard S...Full Story »

Sheff Wed begin life under caretaker boss Lee Bullen with big win at Forest

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Sheffield Wednesday claimed a seventh straight Championship victory over Nottingham Forest as they responded to the departure of Carlos Carvalhal with a 3-0 success at the City Ground.Mark Warburton's side had been in good form at home - winning five of their previous six games here - but their awful run against the Owls was maintained as they failed to find their killer touch, and Wednesday ru...Full Story »

Tigers take a point at home to high-flying Derby

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Hull and high-flying Derby battled out a gritty 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw at the KCom Stadium.Nigel Adkins' Tigers impressed overall against a Derby outfit who saw their four-match winning streak halted.The hosts made a quickfire start to the game. Following a precise Matej Vydra cross, David Nugent cracked in an early effort which Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor did well to keep out.At the ...Full Story »

Cardiff slip out of promotion places after first home defeat of season

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Cardiff dropped out of the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places after Fulham inflicted a 4-2 defeat on Neil Warnock's side.Floyd Ayite crossed for Tim Ream to put the visitors 1-0 ahead in the first-half before he got on the scoresheet to double the lead in the second half.A spectacular strike from returning Bluebirds striker Kenneth Zohore looked to have sparked a comeback.But Ryan ...Full Story »

Kemar Roofe fires winner as promotion hopefuls Leeds battle back to beat Burton

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Leeds stunned Burton with two goals in three second-half minutes to keep their Sky Bet Championship play-off push firmly on track.In a fast-paced Boxing Day clash, Leeds came out 2-1 winners at the Pirelli Stadium thanks to strikes from Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe.Trailing to Tom Naylor's second goal in as many games, Thomas Christiansen's men needed a big second-half performance and Hernan...Full Story »

West Brom's winless run continues in Everton stalemate

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Wasteful West Brom extended their winless run to 18 games after failing to find a way through against Everton Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson missed golden chances as the Baggies were held to a goalless draw at The Hawthorns, with boss Alan Pardew still looking for his first win after six attempts. They will go half a season without a Premier League victory if they fail to beat Arsenal at hom...Full Story »

Watford end barren run as Marco Silva's Hornets fend off Foxes

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PA

Watford came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 and seal a first Premier League victory in seven games. A tap-in from Molla Wague and an own goal from Kasper Schmeichel cancelled out Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's opener. The victory was a first for Marco Silva's side since a 3-0 success at Newcastle on November 25. The game got off to a spiky start with a flurry of early bookings dished out...Full Story »

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