2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week 19 Roundup

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Fulham remain top of the Sky Bet Championship following the latest round of midweek action as two of the top three teams were held to goalless draws. 

Fulham stay top of the table despite being held to a goalless draw at home to rock-bottom Derby County, although Marco Silva’s Cottagers dominated the match with 21 shots to Derby’s four shots.

Bournemouth remain second and missed the chance to reclaim top spot after being held to a 1-1 draw at Millwall, in which Dominic Solanke’s opener for the Cherries was cancelled out by Benik Afobe.

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West Brom remain third despite being held to a goalless draw at Blackpool in an uneventful clash at Bloomfield Road.

Luke Amos’ 81st minute header saw QPR climb to fourth with a narrow 1-0 home win over Huddersfield.

Coventry consequently slipped to fifth after the Sky Blues found themselves held to a goalless draw by former landlords – Birmingham City, although the Brummies finished with ten men after Ryan Woods was red carded for a 82nd minute foul on Ian Maatsen.

Tyreeq Bakinson’s 38th minute volley secured a scrappy victory for Bristol City over sixth-placed Stoke City, although the visitors finished with ten men after Joe Allen was sent off in injury time for a second bookable offence.

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Down in the relegation zone, Barnsley made a disastrous start to home life under Poya Asbaghi as late goals from Olivier Ntcham and Jamie Paterson sealed a 2-0 away victory for Swansea.

Peterborough remain third bottom and two points from safety after suffering a ruthless 4-0 mauling at Blackburn Rovers, as Ben Brereton scored twice whilst Harry Pickering and Darragh Lenihan also found the net.

Reading now sit just above the drop zone after suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United as Jayden Bogle fired in a 57th minute winner, whilst John Fleck suffered a shock collapse but the Blades’ midfielder has since been discharged from hospital following tests.

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Elsewhere, two goals in four minutes from Ched Evans and Emil Riis Jakobsen saw Preston come from behind to stun Middlesbrough 2-1 at The Riverside.

Keane Lewis-Potter’s 15th minute header secured victory for Hull away in Cardiff which saw the Tigers move above Cardiff on goal difference, with both teams sat three points above the relegation zone.

Finally, Elijah Adebayo’s penalty miss proved costly as Luton were held to a goalless draw at Nottingham Forest, after Jack Colback was red carded for a foul on Tom Lockyer from a corner.

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