Championship roundup: Leeds go top after West Brom fluff lines against Derby

first_img11Birmingham14320 14Sheff Wed14-319 Share on Facebook Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who move above Middlesbrough and Sheffield United on goal difference, took the lead after 22 minutes when Pablo Hernández arced an inch-perfect cross from the right to find Kemar Roofe, who timed his leap superbly to head home his fifth goal of the season. Midway through the second half a short corner routine resulted in Liam Cooper finding space to sidefoot powerfully in from the edge of the area to double his side’s lead.Leeds also leapfrog West Brom, who fluffed the chance to go top after slumping to a 4-1 home defeat against Derby County, who move up one place into fifth. Two early goals at the Hawthorns left Darren Moore’s side too much to do. In the 10th minute Derby pressed their opponents into a mistake while trying to play out from the back – Jack Marriott reacted well to intercept Jay Rodriguez’s attempted backpass before finishing coolly.Within five minutes, neat interplay from Frank Lampard’s side on the break gave Tom Lawrence space on the left of the home area, and his curling drive was always moving away from Sam Johnstone’s despairing dive. In the second half Harry Wilson struck a fine left-footed effort from 20 yards and Scott Malone added a fourth before Rodriguez scored a late consolation.Preston North End climbed out of the bottom three with a 4-3 win against Brentford which they initially led 3-0 after 23 minutes. Nottingham Forest won 3-0 at Bolton thanks to goals from Joe Lolley, and two from Lewis Grabban, who also missed a penalty. Bristol City’s Famara Diédhiou struck deep into stoppage time for a 1-0 win against Hull City, who stay second-bottom. 23Hull14-109 10Swansea14420 Championship PosTeamPGDPts Leeds United West Bromwich Albion Brentford 7Nottm Forest14622 Ipswich Town 9Blackburn14-221 22Reading14-412 2Middlesbrough14926 Leeds United are top of a tightening Championship table after a dominant 2-0 win over bottom club Ipswich Town at Elland Road. 8Bristol City14422 20Millwall14-713 5Derby14624 16Aston Villa14018 17Stoke14-217 Reuse this content 21Rotherham14-1013 Share on Messenger 12Wigan14-220 15Brentford14418 24Ipswich14-119 Read more Topics 13QPR14-520 Preston North End Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest 19Preston North End14-513 6Norwich14224 4West Brom141024 18Bolton14-816 Share via Email Share on Twitter Paul Hurst looks for a lifeline to pull Tractor Boys out of a deep rut 1Leeds141426 3Sheff Utd14726 Derby Countylast_img

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