Owls stun leaders; QPR win

  • Last Updated: December 3 2013, 22:28 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's Sky Bet Championship action, as Leicester lost at Sheffield Wednesday and QPR beat Bournemouth.

  • Sheffield Wednesday celebrate against Leicester
  • QPR joined Leicester at the top with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth 
  • Burnley are now down to third after a 0-0 draw with Watford 

Managerless Sheffield Wednesday shocked Sky Bet Championship leaders Leicester as two goals from Connor Wickham handed them a 2-1 win at Hillsborough.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 38
2 QPR 38
3 Burnley 36
4 Reading 31
5 Blackpool 31
6 Derby 28
7 N Forest 28
8 Ipswich 26
9 Leeds 26
10 Huddersfld 26
11 Brighton 25
12 Watford 24
13 Blackburn 23
14 Wigan 22
15 Doncaster 20
16 Middlesbro' 19
17 Birmingham 19
18 Bolton 19
19 Bournemth 19
20 Millwall 18
21 Charlton 17
22 Yeovil 15
23 Sheff Wed 14
24 Barnsley 14

The Owls sacked Dave Jones on Sunday after just one win in all competitions so far this season but caretaker boss Stuart Gray managed to stop the rot after three consecutive losses.

Anthony Knockaert gave City the lead after just three minutes but Wickham equalised six minutes later and then scored the winner with a shot across goal that could well have been intended as a cross.

QPR moved level with Leicester at the summit thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Charlie Austin netted his fifth goal in as many games at Loftus Road just before the half hour and Junior Hoilett doubled the lead in the second half.

Substitute Matt Phillips then scored a beauty in the second half after beating three men to seal the win.

Burnley were held to a goalless draw by Watford to slip to third while at the other end of the table Barnsley and Yeovil matched Wednesday on a good night for the bottom three.

Paddy McCourt had the managerless Tykes ahead against Brighton when he embarked on a jinking run and, after playing a neat one-two with Marcus Tudgay, slotted past Tomasz Kuszczak 10 minutes before the break.

It was 2-0 five minutes after the break through Jacob Mellis before a Matt Upson header from a corner halved the deficit but Barnsley - who parted company with David Flitcroft at the weekend and had Micky Mellon in caretaker charge - held on.

There was a dramatic finish at Huish Park as Blackpool had three men sent off at the death in a 1-0 defeat to the Glovers.

John Lundstram scored the only goal after 21 minutes before Kirk Broadfoot was sent off in the 90th minute for a second bookable offence.

Ricardo Fuller was then given his marching orders after an off-the-ball clash before Gary MacKenzie was handed a second yellow card to leave Paul Ince's side with eight men.

Ipswich beat Blackburn 3-1 at Portman Road with Luke Hyam firing the home side ahead after just four minutes but Jordan Rhodes levelled things up for Rovers after half an hour.

Team Score Team
Reading 1 - 0 Charlton
Bolton 0 - 1 Huddersfld
Ipswich 3 - 1 Blackburn
Burnley 0 - 0 Watford
Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Leicester
QPR 3 - 0 Bournemth
Millwall 2 - 2 N Forest
Yeovil 1 - 0 Blackpool
Birmingham 1 - 1 Doncaster
Brighton 1 - 2 Barnsley

Town started the second half in similar fashion to the first with Carlos Edwards regaining the lead in the 48th minute and an error from Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean allowed Frank Nouble to score four minutes from time.

There were also four goals at the New Den as Millwall drew 2-2 with Nottingham Forest.

Millwall took the lead after eight minutes through Steve Morison but Andy Reid grabbed one back for the visitors eight minutes before the interval.

Martyn Woolford gave the Lions their lead back early in the second half, although it was not to last for long with Nathaniel Chalobah heading home a corner to level things back up.

An emphatic finish from Lee Novak saw Birmingham take a 29th-minute lead against Doncaster but Rovers substitute David Cotterill lashed home a long range effort in a 1-1 draw.

Fourth-placed Reading claimed a 1-0 win over Charlton thanks to Billy Sharp who scored the only goal in the 13th minute to leave the Addicks just two points above the drop zone.

Huddersfield were also 1-0 winners over Bolton as Oliver Norwood hit a stunning 71st-minute strike.


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