2022-23 Sky Bet Championship: Week Six Roundup

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Reading moved top of the Sky Bet Championship in a dramatic round full of goals and movement in the table. 

New signing, Naby Sarr produced a 14th minute headed winner from Tom Ince’s free-kick as Reading scraped a win away to Millwall, which sent the Royals top of the Championship for the first time since November 2020.

Sheffield United consequently slipped to second after Oli McBurnie’s second-half volley cancelled out Carlton Morris’ header in a 1-1 draw at Luton in Friday Night Football.

Oscar Estupinan’s hat-trick saw Hull go third in the table following a dramatic five goal thriller at home against Coventry City, as Matty Godden netted twice for the rock-bottom Sky Blues.

Josh Sargent’s 76th minute winner saw Norwich snatch a narrow away win at Sunderland to lift Dean Smith’s Canaries up to fourth, as they won on the road for the first time since January 2022.

Richard Wood’s brace saw Rotherham defeat Birmingham City 2-0 at New York Stadium to go fifth and preserve their unbeaten league record so far this season.

A brace and assist from Josh Brownhill saw Burnley thrash Wigan 5-1 at DW Stadium in a North-West derby despite Will Keane briefly reducing the Clarets’ deficit, as Vincent Kompany’s men climbed to sixth.

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Down in the relegation zone, Huddersfield remain second-bottom after Tino Anjorin’s first-half brace had been cancelled out Jed Wallace’s double in a 2-2 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion.

First-half goals from Riley McGree and Matt Crooks saw Middlesbrough clinch a 2-1 win at home to Swansea, which dropped the ten-men Swans into the bottom three despite Joel Piroe’s 79th minute penalty before Ben Cabango was red carded.

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Elsewhere, Albert Adomah struck a 70th minute winner for QPR in a dramatic 3-2 thriller away at Watford after Ilias Chair and Chris Willock saw goals cancelled out by Ken Sema and Joao Pedro, as Watford twice fought from behind to level.

Theo Corbeanu came on from the bench to snatch Blackpool a 90th minute equaliser in a 3-3 draw at home to Bristol City, after having twice led until Marvin Ekpiteta deflected Nakhi Wells’ 70th minute header into his own net.

Lewis Baker’s curled 27th minute winner saw Stoke defeat Blackburn at Ewood Park in their first match since Michael O’Neill was sacked.

Finally, Preston kept remain unbeaten without conceding after being held to a goalless draw at Cardiff.

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