2020-21 Sky Bet Championship: Week 25 Roundup

Norwich City remain top of the Sky Bet Championship following a packed midweek round of fixtures with just one fixture falling foul of Storm Christoph.

Jordan Hugill netted either side of half-time from assists by Todd Cantwell then Max Aarons to collect a brace as Norwich comfortably dispatched Bristol City at Carrow Road in a 2-0 win.

Swansea consequently slipped seven points behind the Canaries in second after their trip to Blackburn Rovers was postponed, owing to a waterlogged pitch caused by Storm Christoph.

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Saman Ghoddos headed in Ivan Toney’s cross to send Brentford third as the Bees edged Luton out in a close encounter, although Toney was dismissed in injury time for a late incident off the ball involving Tom Lockyer who also was shown a red card.

Troy Deeney’s 27th minute penalty sent Watford fourth as the Hornets came through an edgy home clash against Barnsley at Vicarage Road.

Reading sit fifth on goal difference as Lucas Joao scored their opener before assisting Andy Rinomhota’s goal, with John Swift’s free-kick completing a three goal rout of Coventry after Kyle McFadzean’s red card for a foul on Ovie Ejaria.

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Bournemouth suffered a second consecutive 1-0 defeat to slip to sixth as Krystian Bielik struck a 32nd minute tap-in to snatch victory for Derby at Pride Park to lift the Rams out of the relegation zone.

Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield Wednesday slipped to second bottom after their clash against rock-bottom Wycombe at Hillsborough was postponed due to a Coronavirus outbreak.

Rotherham fought back through Matt Crooks and Michael Smith to lead Stoke 2-1 but the Potters dug in with goals from Danny Batth and Nick Powell either side of Crooks’ second, as both teams played out a 3-3 thriller at New York Stadium to leave the Millers sat in the final relegation spot.

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Elsewhere, goals from Britt Assombalonga and George Saville ensured Middlesbrough stay seventh after defeating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground, in which Forest saw Yuri Ribeiro dismissed for a stamp on Saville after Loic Mbe Soh headed in a consolation goal from Joe Lolley’s cross.

Millwall collected their first league win of 2021 after Scott Malone fired in a fourth minute winner to defeat Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium.

Cardiff’s winless run in all competitions extended to six matches after Chris Willock struck a 70th minute winner as QPR left Wales with all three points.

Finally, Scott Sinclair rifled in from Jayson Molumby’s driven pass as Preston defeated Birmingham City at St Andrew’s, in turn rising to tenth in the standings.

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