2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 41 Roundup

Leeds United continue to march toward automatic promotion with just five rounds left as the promotion and relegation races continue to twist and turn. 

First half goals from Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips had Leeds in control at Blackburn, who reduced their deficit just three minutes after the restart through Adam Armstrong’s free-kick before Mateusz Klich fired in Leeds’ winner on rebound. 

West Brom however remain a point behind after battering Hull 4-2 in a dominant display at The Hawthorns, despite having Ahmed Hegazi sent off late on for a second yellow card following a foul on Mallik Wilks. 

Said Benrahma netted a hatrick as Brentford ended Wigan’s nine match unbeaten run. 

Brentford remain five points behind the Baggies despite Said Benrahma producing a hatrick, as the Bees defeated Wigan in a dominant display at Griffin Park. 

Fulham climbed to fourth after Josh Onomah’s 95th minute strike downed Birmingham, after Forest had earlier been held by Derby to a 1-1 draw in the East Midlands derby. 

Cardiff round out the top six after Danny Ward fired in a late winner from Lee Tomlin’s through ball to beat Bristol City in the Severnside derby, which cost Bristol City’s Lee Johnson his job as he was sacked just hours later. 

Yakou Meite scored four goals as Reading crushed Luton at Kenilworth Road to dent the Hatters’ survival hopes. (Image credit: Luton Town FC)

Down in the relegation zone, Luton remain bottom after falling to a crushing five goal home loss against Reading, in which Yakou Meite scored four goals as the Royals moved eight points clear of the drop. 

Barnsley also tasted a tough defeat as Tyrese Campbell’s brace in between goals from Sam Vokes and Tom Ince secured victory for Stoke who are two points above the drop. 

Middlesbrough slid into the relegation zone as a consequence after losing at home to QPR, in which former Boro striker – Jordan Hugill fired in the West Londoners’ winner.

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Elsewhere, early second half strikes from Rhian Brewster and Andre Ayew helped Swansea defeat Sheffield Wednesday, despite Atdhe Nuhiu’s injury-time consolation for the Owls. 

Jake Cooper sent Millwall ninth after his rebound effort clinched victory over Charlton in a South London derby clash at The Valley. 

Finally, Huddersfield held Preston to a goalless draw to boost their survival hopes whilst denting Preston’s play-off ambitions. 

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