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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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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Championship Round-Up: Charlton halt their 11-game winless run
Feb02

Championship Round-Up: Charlton halt their 11-game winless run

Charlton Athletic are now just one point from safety after an emphatic 4-1 victory at relegation rivals Rotherham. Danish striker Simon Makienok opened the scoring with a simple finish after meeting Zakarya Bergdich’s cross following his mazy run down the left wing, only for Chris Burke to equalise moments later. The Addicks then took the once more when Igor Vetokele rounded off a great counter-attack for Jose Riga’s side, just before...

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Championship Round-up: Hull go top as Middlesbrough lose at home to Forest
Jan25

Championship Round-up: Hull go top as Middlesbrough lose at home to Forest

Hull City went top of the Championship table after a late Abel Hernandez penalty gave them a 1-0 victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Uruguayan scored the game’s only goal with ten minutes left to play from the spot, after Moses Odubajo was brought down by Lasse Vigen Christensen. The Tigers have now won their last four matches and go a point above Middlesbrough at the top of the table. Boro were powerless to resist...

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Championship Preview: Burnley face Derby in promotion clash
Jan22

Championship Preview: Burnley face Derby in promotion clash

Fourth-placed Burnley face third-placed Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday as one promotion contender aims to get one over another. The Clarets, who are a point behind their hosts and five off second-placed Hull, are unbeaten in their last four matches, winning three, and have lost just twice at home all season. Meanwhile, the Rams have failed to win in their last four, losing two, and have dropped out of the top-two. However, after a 0-0...

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