2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week Two Roundup

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Fulham climbed to the top of the Sky Bet Championship following a hectic second matchweek featuring several movements throughout the table. 

Bobby Reid provided a hat-trick of assists as Fulham ran riot in a 5-1 away win at Huddersfield  to go top, as Ivan Cavaleiro netted a late brace and Harry Wilson was dismissed, following a 72nd minute retaliation of a foul from Levi Colwill.

Goals from Chris Willock, Lyndon Dykes and Rob Dickie saw QPR thrash initial league leaders, Hull away at the KCOM Stadium to seal a 3-0 victory and go second, as the Tigers saw George Moncur red-carded for a 71st minute foul on Dominic Ball.

Cardiff went third after second-half goals from Leander Bacuna and Kieffer Moore wrapped up a scrappy victory at Blackpool.

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West Brom survived a late fightback from Luton through Harry Cornick and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu to cling on for a 3-2 home victory, as Callum Robinson produced a goal and assist for the hosts as Karlan Grant netted his first goal at The Hawthorns in a West Brom shirt.

Bournemouth overcame a red card for David Brooks who had put the Cherries ahead initially at Nottingham Forest, with Phillip Billing netting the winner just moments earlier, after their first half lead was cancelled out by Scott McKenna as Forest ultimately fell to second-bottom behind Huddersfield.

Ben Brereton’s 76th minute header saw Blackburn fight from behind to snatch a point at Millwall and go sixth, after Jed Wallace had volleyed the Lions in front 12 minutes earlier from close range.

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Middlesbrough sit just outside of the top six after Matt Crooks struck a 70th minute winner from Uche Ikpeazu’s assist in a 2-1 home win over Bristol City, after Ikpeazu’s opener for the hosts had been cancelled out by Andy King’s 60th minute header.

Stoke and Birmingham sit eighth and tenth after Michael O’Neill’s Potters were held to a goalless draw at St Andrew’s Stadium.

Dominik Frieser fired a 39th minute winner from Romal Palmer’s pass as Barnsley defeated Coventry 1-0 at Oakwell to go ninth, despite Brad Collins proving the Tykes’ hero after he saved an injury time penalty from Viktor Gyokeres after a foul on Jamie Allen.

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Elsewhere, Peterborough lifted themselves out of the relegation zone after Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele struck injury-time goals in a comeback 2-1 win over Derby at London Road, having fallen behind to a 77th minute opener from Jack Stretton’s strike.

Sheffield Utd too escaped the bottom three despite finding themselves held 0-0 at Swansea in Saturday Night Football, as both teams collected their first point of the season.

Finally, Preston occupy rock-bottom position after John Swift produced a 69th minute winner for Reading after Daniel Johnson’s penalty had cancelled out Femi Azeez’s opener for the Royals.

3 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

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