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Sky Bet Championship round-up



Watford hammered Bournemouth 6-1 at Vicarage Road to go top of the Sky Bet Championship table as striker Troy Deeney scored his first career hat-trick. The Hornets went ahead through Gabriele Angella’s 13th minute close range finish but Bournemouth equalized through Lewis Grabban. Watford then hit five goals in the second half Angella got the ball rolling with his second of the game on 53 minutes, Deeney scored his first on 56 minutes via a deflection and then Lewis McGugan scored his first goal for Watford on 66 minutes. Deeney smashed in a 20 yard effort on 88 minutes before completing his hat-trick with a 90th minute penalty after Diego Fabbrini was tripped.


Ipswich Town claimed their first win of the season with a 3-0 win over Millwall at Portman Road. The goals didn’t come until the second half when on 63 minutes Shane Lowry turned Aaron Cresswell’s cross into his own net. Tommy Smith then doubled Ipswich’s lead with a powerful header from Paul Anderson’s cross and then Anderson himself scored with a header with 7 minutes to go.

Derby County claimed a 2-1 win over Brighton leaving new Seagulls manager Oscar Garcia still looking for his first win. Leonardo Ulloa put Brighton ahead with a header from Inigo Calderon’s cross but the lead on lasted 10 minutes through Chris Martin and the striker scored his second of the game which proved to be the winner when he converted Kieron Freeman’s cross.

Burnley came away with all three points from Hillsborough beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1. Two first half goals from Danny Ings and Sam Vokes were enough to claim all three points despite Wednesday scoring with 20 minutes to go through David Prutton’s header.

Paul Ince’s Blackpool side continued their winning start to a season through a fortunate injury-time own goal against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road. In the 94th minute Barnsley defender Scott Wiseman’s failed clearance hit the underside of the crossbar and into the net from Jack Robinson’s long throw into the box.

Darius Henderson scored a late winner as Nottingham Forest snatched a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. An own goal from Yeovil defender Danny Seaborne (though the goal was credited to Birmingham’s Dan Burn) gave Birmingham City a 1-0 win at Huish Park.

Middlesbrough striker Lukas Jutkiewicz scored the only goal of the game as they claimed a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Two sides tipped for promotion met at the Reebok Stadium as Bolton Wanderers played out a 1-1 with Reading. Darren Pratley scored with a header to put Wanderers in front on 14 minutes but Reading striker Nick Blackman scored his first goal for Reading with a penalty to claim a point for the Royals.

Huddersfield Town held Queens Park Rangers to a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium. James Vaughan put the home side ahead with a close range header but QPR equalised just three minutes later through Junior Hoilett.

Leicester City and Leeds United played out a dull 0-0 draw live in front of the Sky cameras on Sunday in a game of few chances at the King Power Stadium.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Sky Bet Championship round-up

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