2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 27 Roundup

After making way for FA Cup action last weekend, the Sky Bet Championship returned in style with a change at the league summit. 

Leeds entered the weekend on top but were defeated at home by Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield Wednesday after Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu both struck late on for the Owls who climbed to sixth.

West Brom therefore went top by a single point despite twice blowing the lead to draw 2-2 at Charlton

Kenneth Zohore put the Baggies with a rebound shot from his solo effort before Josh Davison quickly restored parity, heading in Naby Sarr’s headed down pass from a cross by Conor Gallagher.

Hal Robson-Kanu slotted in from Matt Phillips’ low 46th minute cross to put the visitors back in front, until Sam Johnston bundled Tom Lockyer’s header into his own net to once again pull the Addicks level in an eventual draw.

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Brentford stay third after thrashing QPR 3-1 in what is likely to be the last West London derby at Griffin Park.

Ivan Cavaleiro marked his permanent move to Fulham with a stunning strike to defeat Hull, leaving the Cottagers sat fourth and seven points off second-placed Leeds.

Nottingham Forest stay fifth after a crazy finish at the Madejski Stadium in which Ben Watson put them ahead with a 96th minute strike, only for Tobias Figueiredo to poke Jordan Obita’s cross into his own net to gift Reading a point.

Swansea slipped to seventh after being held to a goalless draw by Cardiff in the Welsh derby. 

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Down in the relegation zone, Luton remain rock-bottom after strikes from Lukasz Jutkiewicz and Gary Gardner secured Birmingham City victory, despite James Collins’ penalty briefly reducing the deficit and Harlee Dean’s sending off for the Brummies.

Wigan slid to second-bottom after late goals from Jamie Paterson and Famara Diedhiou handed Bristol City all three points at the DW Stadium.

Barnsley occupy the final Play-Off spot after tap-ins from Alex Mowatt and Conor Chaplin gave the Tykes a huge win, despite Lewis O’Brien’s powerful strike halving the Terriers’ deficit.

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Elsewhere, Middlesbrough were twice pegged back at home to Derby after Duane Holmes’ injury time strike earned the Rams a valuable point.

Blackburn and Preston shared the spoils in an entertaining Lancashire derby, with Adam Armstrong’s third minute solo strike cancelled out by a thunderous volley from Josh Harrop.

Finally, Millwall were held to a goalless away draw by Stoke in a scrappy encounter.

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