2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week 17 Roundup

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Bournemouth remain top of Sky Bet Championship entering November’s international break, following a packed round which saw one manager step down.

Bournemouth bounced back from a shock midweek home defeat to thrash Swansea 4-0 through braces from Dominic Solanke and Jaidon Anthony to stay top of the table.

Fulham remain two points behind the Cherries in second place after Aleksandr Mitrovic struck a 74th minute headed winner to beat Peterborough at London Road.

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West Bromwich Albion remain third after Grady Diangana rescued a point for the Baggies in a 1-1 draw at home to Middlesbrough, with Boro manager – Neil Warnock consequently stepping down as manager via ‘mutual consent’.

Matty Godden’s brace saw ten-man Coventry fight from behind twice to snatch an eventual 3-2 home win over Bristol City, as Mark Robins’ Sky Blues stay fourth.

Jacob Brown’s 34th minute strike from Romaine Sawyers’ cross saw Stoke narrowly defeat Luton away at Kenilworth Road to climb to fifth.

QPR round out the top six after finding themselves held to a 1-1 draw at Blackpool after initially taking the lead through Chris Willock, only for Gary Madine’s penalty to rescue the Tangerines a point.

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Down in the relegation zone, goals from George Honeyman and Keane Lewis-Potter saw Hull move above Barnsley into 22nd with a 2-0 win at Oakwell.

Derby remain rock-bottom as Festy Ebosele’s opener was cancelled out by Scott Malone in a 1-1 draw at Millwall, although Wayne Rooney’s Rams finished with ten men after Nathan Byrne was red carded in the 64th minute.

Cardiff moved three points clear of the bottom three as Kieffer Moore’s second-half brace saw the Bluebirds come from behind to beat Huddersfield 2-1 at home.

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Elsewhere, Ian Poveda provided an assist and goal as Blackburn Rovers recovered from a conceded second minute opener to thrash Sheffield United 3-1 at Ewood Park.

Jahmari Clarke’s second-half brace in 12 minutes saw Reading fight back from behind to defeat Birmingham City 2-1 at St Andrew’s Stadium, after the match had been delayed 30 minutes due to technical issues with the turnstiles.

Finally, Lewis Grabban’s brace and Jack Colback’s volleyed effort saw Nottingham Forest thrash Preston 3-0 at City Ground.

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