Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night
Feb12

Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night

Both Hull City and Burnley have the opportunity to top the Championship standings this weekend as current league leaders Middlesbrough don’t play until Monday night when they visit Leeds United (19:45). Aitor Karanka’s men, who despite having not won a league outing since January 12, are one point clear of their nearest rivals Hull in second after £9m New Year signing Jordan Rhodes salvaged an all-important precious point...

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Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders
Feb12

Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders

The Championship is renowned for being the league where anything can happen… And where it usually does! The competitive nature of the division was demonstrated last season, when outsiders AFC Bournemouth were crowned champions after only managing to secure the title and promotion on the final day of the campaign. With only a third of the season remaining there are still no clear title contenders, no runaway winners and no...

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Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough go back on top after draw with MK Dons
Feb10

Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough go back on top after draw with MK Dons

Middlesbrough leapfrogged Hull to go back to the top of the Championship, but they failed to collect all three points after being held 1-1 away by MK Dons. The relegation-threatened Dons took an early lead courtesy of Dean Bowditch and appeared to be heading for a valuable win until a late goal earned Boro a point. New signing Jordan Rhodes came off the bench to net his first goal for the club and lift Aitor Karanka’s side a...

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Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders

Middlesbrough (Current Position: 1st) The team who start the final third of the season in first place are Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough. They are one point clear of second placed Hull City and have a game in hand over most teams in the division. The side from the Riverside Stadium have been inside the top six since September and have lost just twice in ten games. Karanka’s side started the season as favourites and after losing the...

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Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom
Feb08

Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom

Middlesbrough missed the chance to go top of the Championship on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Blackburn. The hosts are now level on 56 points with Hull City, but had to come from behind to rescue a point. New signing Jordi Gomez, on loan from Sunderland, put Rovers ahead on his debut with a terrific 20-yard strike with just 20 minutes left to play which looked to have sealed an unlikely victory for the visitors. Until David Nugent...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash
Feb05

Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash

Championship leaders Hull City visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon looking for their fifth consecutive league win against third-placed Burnley. Back-to-back victories over QPR, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Fulham have propelled the Tigers to the top of the table, with Steve Bruce’s side establishing a slender one-point gap over runners-up Middlesbrough due to their short blip. Hull could hand a debut to midfielder Nick...

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