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Sky Bet Championship Review: January 25

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With the fourth round of the FA Cup in full swing, there were just four matches in the Sky Bet Championship – here’s what happened.

Leicester City 2-0 Middlesbrough

De Laet celebrates Leicester's second goal

De Laet celebrates Leicester’s second goal

Leicester increased their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to eight points at the King Power stadium.

Jamie Vardy and Richie De Laet were on target for Nigel Pearson’s side, while David Nugent had a penalty saved by Shay Given.

The Foxes sit at the summit with 60 points, while Aitor Karanka’s men are down to tenth on 36.

Ipswich Town 2-0 Reading

Ipswich are up to seventh with 39 points, just two behind Reading after their first win of 2014.

Goals from Daryl Murphy and Paul Anderson secured the victory for Mick McCarthy’s men at Portman Road, and moved them to within a place of Nigel Adkins’ side who stay sixth.

Blackpool 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Manager-less Blackpool ended a run of five straight defeats with a point at Bloomfield Road.

Barry Ferguson took charge and saw his side take the lead through Middlesbrough loanee Andy Halliday, before Billy Sharp equalised for Paul Dickov’s men.

The Tangerines stay 14th with 33 points, and Donny are up to 20th on 25.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Derby County

Derby stay fourth with 48 points after Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford produced another great strike for Steve McClaren’s men.

Rudy Gustede gave Rovers the lead at Ewood Park, as Gary Bowyer’s side drop to ninth on 38 points.


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