Nottingham Forest, Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday all starred in the latest second-tier game-week and headline the Championship review matchday 40.
Nottingham Forest, Wycombe Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday Star in Latest Championship Review Matchday 40
Nottingham Forest Seemingly Eliminate Relegation Concerns With QPR Victory
Alex Mighten opened the scoring in the 44th minute, tapping home from Sammy Ameobi‘s cross. The lead was doubled 18 minutes into the second half when Lewis Grabban found the top corner with a powerful effort from just outside the area. James Garner made it three in the 69th minute when his free-kick looped straight over Seny Dieng in the QPR goal. Lyndon Dykes pulled a goal back in the third minute of injury time, but a classy Forest performance was rewarded with a valuable victory.
The win over QPR helped bridge a 13-point gap from Rotherham United in 22nd place, whilst the R’s remain in 12th place and will be preparing for next season.
Chairboys Convincingly Sweep Rotherham Aside
Admiral Muskwe fired the visitors into the lead in the second minute, after he had latched onto a misplaced Rotherham header before coolly slotting past Viktor Johansson in the Millers’ goal. Jason McCarthy extended the Chairboys’ lead in the 24th minute, with his deflected effort wrong-footing Johansson. The three points were secured in the 83rd minute when David Wheeler calmly slotted past the Rotherham goalkeeper.
Wycombe sit eight points from safety and whilst it still seems unlikely, Ainsworth’s men will battle until the possibility dies. For the Millers, they now find themselves six points from Birmingham City in 21st, but still possess four games in hand on the Blues.
Wednesday Stun Cardiff to Boost Their Survival Hopes and Headline Championship Review Matchday 40
Julian Borner opened the scoring for the hosts in the fourth minute, heading home from Barry Bannan‘s corner kick. In the 20th minute, Callum Paterson finished off a well-worked Wednesday move with a brilliant volley to double the lead, before Adam Reach’s free-kick made it three just a couple of minutes later. Jordan Rhodes added a fourth 20 minutes into the second half when he found the bottom corner after an inch-perfect counter-attacking move. Reach made it five and completed the scoring in the 69th minute to stun their play-off chasing opponents and bolster their chances of staying in the division.
Sheffield Wednesday sit six points off safety, but will now have confidence going into the remainder of the season, whilst Cardiff’s gap from the top six is now eight points.