2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week Five Roundup

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Fulham head into the international break sat at the summit of the 2021-22 Sky Bet Championship following the latest round of fixtures. 

Harry Wilson and Aleksandr Mitrovic provided goals and assists for one another as league leaders, Fulham thrashed fifth-placed Stoke City 3-0 at Craven Cottage, with Bobby Reid netting the Cottagers’ second goal in-between strikes from Wilson and Mitrovic.

West Bromwich Albion remain second on goal difference after Semi Ajayi produced a dramatic 94th minute winner to defeat Peterborough in Saturday Night Football at London Road.

Goals from Lyndon Dykes and Yoann Barbet saw QPR climb to third after defeating Coventry City 2-0 at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in a closely fought contest.

Sorba Thomas provided two assists and a goal as Huddersfield ran riot in a dominant 4-0 home win over Reading, which was capped by Danny Ward’s 68th minute tap-in from Josh Koroma’s cross as the Terriers climbed to fourth.

Bournemouth round out the top six despite finding themselves held to a goalless draw away at Hull as Dominic Solanke was denied a goal on three separate occasions by the Tigers’ Matt Ingram.

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Down in the relegation zone, Nottingham Forest remain bottom of the league despite holding Derby to a 1-1 draw at Pride Park in an East Midlands derby, as Brennan Johnson’s late strike cancelled out Tom Lawrence’s 11th minute opener.

Sheffield United remain second-bottom after finding themselves held to a goalless draw at Luton.

Blackpool sit third-bottom after Shane Lavery’s opener following Callum Connolly’s 14th minute red card failed to prove enough, as Millwall fought back to win 2-1 at The Den after Jed Wallace provided an 63rd minute equaliser before he set up 90th minute winner.

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Elsewhere, Andreas Weimann’s brace helped Bristol City to a 2-1 away win at Cardiff in the Severnside derby, thus ending the Bluebirds’ unbeaten league start to the season.

Goals from Sepp van den Berg, Emil Riis Jacobsen and Ben Whiteman saw Preston fight back to defeat Swansea 3-1at Deepdale, having fallen behind to Joel Piroe’s opener for the Welsh visitors.

Lukas Jutkiewicz’s 33rd minute effort proved enough for Birmingham City to snatch a comeback 1-1 draw at Barnsley, having fallen behind after just six minutes to Callum Styles’ 25-yard strike for the Tykes.

Finally, Jonny Howson cancelled out Sam Gallagher’s opener as Middlesbrough fought back to draw 1-1 at home to Blackburn, despite both teams finishing with ten men after Samy Morsy and Hayden Carter were red carded respectively in the closing minutes.

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