Leicester and QPR both win

  • Last Updated: January 28 2014, 23:11 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the Sky Bet Championship, including wins for the top two Leicester and QPR.

Charlie Austin scored in QPR's win over Bolton
Charlie Austin scored in QPR's win over Bolton

Leicester made it eight wins in a row with a 2-1 success at Birmingham to remain eight points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 63
2 QPR 55
3 Burnley 52
4 Derby 51
5 N Forest 44
6 Reading 44
7 Ipswich 40
8 Brighton 40
9 Blackburn 39
10 Middlesbro' 37
11 Wigan 37
12 Leeds 36
13 Huddersfld 34
14 Bournemth 34
15 Blackpool 33
16 Watford 31
17 Birmingham 29
18 Bolton 28
19 Doncaster 28
20 Sheff Wed 27
21 Millwall 26
22 Charlton 24
23 Barnsley 21
24 Yeovil 20

Lloyd Dyer put the Foxes in front in the 24th minute and that remained the only goal of the evening until Jamie Vardy and Peter Lovenkrands exchanged efforts in the closing minutes.

Lovenkrands' came too late to invite late drama and Leicester stay comfortably ahead of QPR, who beat Bolton, in the standings.

Harry Redknapp's side were also 2-1 winners, Charlie Austin and Karl Henry giving them a two-goal cushion either side of half-time before Jay Spearing grabbed a consolation.

Former leaders Burnley lost ground on the automatic promotion places with a goalless draw at home to Brighton.

Derby are within a point of the Clarets in fourth, but only after a rousing comeback against bottom side Yeovil.

The relegation battlers took a surprise two-goal lead courtesy of John Lundstram and Ishmael Miller, but Steve McClaren's Rams scored three unanswered goals in the second half, including two in the last three minutes.

On-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford scored for the third game in a row to the ball rolling Craig Bryson (87) and Chris Martin (90) finished the job in a 3-2 win.

Ten days after their 7-1 demolition of Bolton, Reading enjoyed a 5-1 win over managerless Blackpool.

Adam le Fondre claimed a hat-trick, with Pavel Pogrebnyak and Hal Robson-Kanu also on target to keep the Royals in the play-off places.

Struggling Charlton suffered a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster, having lost Lawrie Wilson to a 35th-minute red card.

Chris Brown scored the resulting penalty, in between strikes from Abdoulaye Meite and Mark Duffy, taking Rovers four points above the drop zone.

The mid-table clash between Bournemouth and Huddersfield at Dean Court saw the home side come out 2-1 ahead.

All three goals came after the interval, with Lewis Grabban's penalty and Tokelo Rantie's winner counting against Calum Woods' 55th-minute effort.

Sheffield Wednesday substitute Giles Coke scored and saw red as the Owls drew 1-1 at Millwall.

Shane Lowry was also dismissed for the hosts, who had on-loan DJ Campbell to thank for their equaliser.

Leeds ended a five-game losing sequence with a 1-1 home draw against Ipswich.

A sixth consecutive defeat looked on the cards when David McGoldrick put the Tractor Boys in front in the 57th minute, but a Ross McCormack penalty five minutes later restored parity.

Team Score Team
Reading 5 - 1 Blackpool
Burnley 0 - 0 Brighton
Leeds 1 - 1 Ipswich
Barnsley 2 - 2 Blackburn
Birmingham 1 - 2 Leicester
Derby 3 - 2 Yeovil
Middlesbro 0 - 0 Wigan
QPR 2 - 1 Bolton
Millwall 1 - 1 Sheff Wed
Doncaster 3 - 0 Charlton
Bournemth 2 - 1 Huddersfld

Barnsley and Blackburn contested an entertaining 2-2 draw at Oakwell, Nick Proschwitz putting the Tykes ahead on debut.

Tom Cairney and Rudy Gestede ensured Rovers went into the break in front, but Chris O'Grady earned Barnsley a point from the penalty spot.

Middlesbrough and Wigan fought out a goalless draw in the remaining match.


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