In another typically competitive Championship gameweek, only two teams managed to win by two goals or more. Additionally, only two of the 12 Championship fixtures in question exceeded two goals in the game.
Bournemouth, Barnsley and Norwich All Star in Latest Championship Gameweek
Cherries Beat Royals in Rampant Second-Half Display
Veljko Paunovic would have certainly welcomed the two-week break, after three consecutive losses going into the international games. And, it looked like that break had worked wonders when the Royals raced into a 2-0 lead at the break.
The 4-2 defeat means that Reading have now lost four in a row, and is quite a contrast to their start where they won seven of their first eight, conceding a single goal. The victory for Bournemouth, sees them move into the automatic positions and just a point off table-toppers, Norwich City.
Late Goals See Tykes Beat Struggling Forest
It is fair to say that Forest have improved under Chris Hughton, but a 2-0 defeat to Barnsley is once again a backwards step for the club.
Callum Styles and Cauley Woodrow scored in the 85th and 88th minute respectively to ensure victory over the struggling club. In fact, the margin could have quite possibly been a lot more than just the two, with the Tykes hitting the woodwork three times throughout the duration of the 90 minutes.
The defeat leaves Nottingham Forest in 20th position, just four points above the dreaded drop zone, whilst a recently revitalised Barnsley, move up to 13th.
Canaries Edge Middlesbrough to Top Table in Latest Championship Gameweek
Norwich City have certainly reacted well to their dismal end to last season that saw them lose every game post-lockdown. A Teemu Pukki penalty earned his Norwich side all three points against a Boro side, who had not lost since the opening game of the season.
20 minutes prior to the eventual winner, Middlesbrough had a chance from the spot-kick themselves. However, Marcus Tavernier slipped as he approached the ball, and despite scoring, his effort was disallowed as he touched the ball with both feet.
The 1-0 victory for Norwich sees the Norfolk club move to the top of the league, whilst Middlesbrough drop to 8th.
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