Championship results: Sheffield United go second, Bolton get first win of season and more

Championship results: Sheffield United go second, Bolton get first win of season and more

Sheffield Wednesday were beaten by Bolton Wanderers

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Barnsley 2-2 Middlesbrough

Britt Assombalonga rescued a point for Middlesbrough with his sixth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against Barnsley at Oakwell.

Three goals in a frantic opening nine minutes saw Barnsley lead 2-1, and Assombalonga hauled the visitors level on the hour mark.

Both sides had chances to win in after that, but could not force a fifth goal in the contest.

Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Bottom-of-the-table Bolton earned their first Championship win of the season by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the Macron Stadium.

Sammy Ameobi's first goal of 2017 was Wanderers' first in nine league and cup matches, ending a goal drought of nearly 13 hours – an embarrassing and unwanted club record.

Brentford 1-0 Millwall

Romaine Sawyers' second-half strike settled a hard-fought 1-0 win over London rivals Millwall that landed Brentford their first three-point haul at Griffin Park this season.

But the Bees had goalkeeper Daniel Bentley to thank, with his two world-class stops and a penalty save to deny Lee Gregory.

Fulham 2-2 Preston North End

Denis Odoi scored a 96th-minute equaliser after a dreadful mistake from Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell as Fulham claimed a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage.

Maxwell dropped a long hopeful punt from Fulham's Tim Ream 16 yards out and Odoi poked the loose ball into the empty net seconds away from the end of added time.

In-form Preston still extended their unbeaten run to nine games, but missed the chance to move into the automatic promotion positions ahead of Wolves' match against Aston Villa. It was Fulham's fourth draw in six home games, but they deserved a point for a spirited fight back from two goals down.

Leeds United 0-1 Reading

Vito Mannone saved a stoppage-time penalty to ensure Mo Barrow's goal was enough to end Reading's winless run and inflict a third straight Championship defeat on former club Leeds.

United were handed a lifeline after Samuel Saiz was brought down in the box, but Mannone kept out Pablo Hernandez's weak spot-kick to give the Royals their first win in seven games.

Norwich City 1-1 Hull City

Norwich stretched their unbeaten Championship run to seven matches as an injury-time goal from substitute Nelson Oliveira earned them a 1-1 draw against 10-man Hull at Carrow Road.

The Portuguese striker headed home from the final play of the match to thwart the battling visitors, who had been forced to play the final 40 minutes a man down following the dismissal of key midfielder David Meyler.

The Tigers had gone in front after 29 minutes through a fine finish from Nouha Dicko and defended their advantage in tigerish fashion, but the home side fully deserved their late leveller which made it three successive home draws to go with three successive away wins.

Sheffield United 1-0 Ipswich Town

Sheffield United continued their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Championship leaders Cardiff.

Chris Wilder's team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractors Boys. It was the fifth victory at Bramall Lane for United this season, while the Blues' early-season away woes continued, with the narrow loss their fourth consecutive defeat on the road.

Sunderland 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Aiden McGeady's equalising goal, his first of the season, gave Sunderland a deserved point against QPR at the Stadium of Light.

The Hoops had taken the lead, against the run of play, through an Idrissa Sylla header approaching half time, before McGeady's curling left-foot finish drew the hosts level just after the hour mark.

The Black Cats remain in the bottom three and their winless run extends to six games, but they will have been lifted by a spirited display.