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: Ipswich Town join the play-off party after late win
Feb03

Championship Round-Up: Ipswich Town join the play-off party after late win

Ipswich Town joined the Championship’s play-off party after a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Reading at Portman Road saw Mick McCarthy’s men gatecrash the top six. After a goalless first half; Ryan Fraser put the Tractor Boys ahead, only for Gareth McCleary to equalise from the penalty spot. But Brett Pitman proved to be the hero for McCarthy’s men as his eighth league goal of the season earned the hosts all three points...

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Williamson has the credentials, but stick with Batth as Wolves’ captain
Feb02

Williamson has the credentials, but stick with Batth as Wolves’ captain

After a lot of patience; and some considerable impatience, Wolves fans will be thankful that the club followed up the signings of Michal Zyro and Aaron Collins earlier in the transfer window. In the past week; promising defender Hakeem Odoffin arrived from Barnet and Joe Mason signed from Cardiff City for a seven figure fee. Defender Mike Williamson also arrived at Molineux, following a successful loan spell in the West Midlands at...

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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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