2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week 22 Roundup

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Fulham remain top of the Sky Bet Championship following the latest round of action as the top two both failed to pick up wins.

Aleksandr Mitrovic’s 19th minute rebound tap-in saw league leaders, Fulham claim a 1-1 draw after Luton came from behind through Elijah Adebayo’s 62nd minute header from James Bree’s free-kick.

Bournemouth missed the chance to go top and instead slipped two points behind in second following a 2-0 home defeat to fourth-placed Blackburn, as Ben Pearson accidentally deflected Ben Brereton’s shot into his own net before Jan Paul van Hecke headed in to seal victory for the visitors.

West Brom consequently moved three points behind the Cherries in third as Callum Robinson fired in from Karlan Grant’s 62nd minute pass to defeat Reading 1-0 at The Hawthorns.

QPR sit fifth after their visit to Sheffield United was postponed due to a Coronavirus outbreak amongst Mark Warburton’s Hoops.

Stoke City round out the top six after being held to a goalless draw at home by Middlesbrough, in which both teams only managed one shot on target apiece.

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Down in the relegation zone, Derby moved to within 17 points of safety as Luke Plange fired in a 51st minute rebound winner from Kamil Jozwiak’s shot to beat Blackpool.

Barnsley remain second-bottom after their winless run extended to six matches following Daniel Johnson’s 78th minute winner for Preston under new manager, Ryan Lowe after Alan Browne’s opener was cancelled out by Cauley Woodrow.

Peterborough ended their seven match winless run through Danny McNamara’s own goal and a strike from Jonson Clarke-Harris in a comeback 2-1 home victory against Millwall, which moved the Posh to within two points of safety.

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Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to one defeat in their last 15 matches as Lewis Grabban and Brennan Johnson both provided a goal and assist apiece in a 4-1 away win at Swansea.

Matty James’ injury-time strike saw Bristol City come from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw at Hull after the Tigers had twice gone ahead through Ryan Longman and George Honeyman.

Second-half goals from Kieffer Moore and Mark McGuiness saw Cardiff City come from behind to draw 2-2 at Birmingham City, after the Blues had taken a two goal lead at half-time through Troy Deeney and Ivan Sunjic.

Finally, Matty Godden’s injury-time effort saw Coventry rescue a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield after Danny Ward’s 20-yard strike fired the Terriers ahead in the 17th minute.

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