2020-21 Sky Bet Championship: Week 14 Roundup

Norwich remain atop of the Sky Bet Championship following an eventful weekend packed with goals as the battle for promotion continue to build with changes throughout the table. 

Mario Vrancic gave the Canaries a 27th minute lead from the penalty spot after Coventry goalkeeper, Ben Wilson controversially fouled Przemyslaw Placheta, but the Robins hit back through Maxime Biamou’s 89th minute flick-in to claim a point as Norwich clung onto top spot after results elsewhere swung in their favour.

Bournemouth remain second after Dominic Solanke rescued them a valuable point in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Rotherham after Freddie Ladapo’s brace saw the Millers come from behind to lead following Junior Stanislas’ 20th minute penalty opener for the visitors.

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Watford ran riot as Troy Deeney provided a goal and assist in a riotous 4-1 home win over Preston at Vicarage Road to send the Hornets up to third on virtue of more goals than Swansea of who they share an +8 goal difference, after Conor Roberts’ 43rd minute header proved enough for the Swans to edge past Nottingham Forest in a tricky encounter at the City Ground.

Reading ended a five match winless run as Yakou Meite and Lucas Joao both provided an assist and goal as the Royals defeated Bristol City 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium, sending them into fifth on goal difference and above the Robins who slip to sixth.

Brentford sit seventh after Ivan Toney netted his 12th goal of the season to clinch victory over QPR in the West-London derby after Vitaly Janelt’s opener was cancelled out by Lyndon Dykes, although the visitors finished with ten men after Todd Kane was red carded for a second bookable offence seven minutes from time.

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Down in the relegation zone, Derby remain rooted to the foot of the Championship after Matt Bloomfield rescued third-bottom Wycombe a late point in an early relegation six-pointer, having fallen behind to Duane Holmes’ flicked effort had put the Rams in front at home from Colin Kazim-Richards’ pass.

Sheffield Wednesday remain sat in between Derby and Wycombe within the relegation zone after holding Stoke to a goalless draw at Hillsborough.

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Elsewhere, Harry Wilson assisted twice as Cardiff ran riot in a 4-0 home win over Luton to move seven points clear of the drop zone.

Josh Koroma struck a later winner as Huddersfield edged out Middlesbrough in a five goal thriller at the John Smith Stadium, as Marvin Johnson gave Boro an early lead only for goals from Carel Eiting and Frazier Campbell to turn the first-half around for the Terriers prior to Britt Assombalonga’s late brief penalty equaliser just minutes prior to Koroma’s home winner.

Goals from Adam Armstrong and Sam Gallagher helped Blackburn defeat Barnsley at Ewood Park despite the Tykes nicking a late consolation from Romal Palmer’s 90th minute effort.

Finally, Birmingham held Millwall to a goalless draw at St Andrews’ as the Brummies secured a fifth consecutive draw on the trot.

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