Flying Foxes tame Tykes

  • Last Updated: March 11 2014, 22:29 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the Sky Bet Championship, including Leicester's victory over Barnsley.

Leicester celebrate against Barnsley
Leicester celebrate against Barnsley

Leicester regained their eight-point lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship thanks to a 3-0 win over struggling Barnsley.

Burnley had cut the gap to five with their derby win over Blackburn at the weekend but Jamie Vardy opened the scoring after 21 minutes at Oakwell and Danny Drinkwater doubled the lead 13 minutes after the break.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 77
2 Burnley 69
3 Derby 62
4 QPR 60
5 N Forest 56
6 Reading 55
7 Brighton 53
8 Wigan 52
9 Ipswich 51
10 Blackburn 46
11 Watford 45
12 Middlesbro' 44
13 Leeds 44
14 Huddersfld 43
15 Bournemth 42
16 Bolton 40
17 Sheff Wed 39
18 Blackpool 38
19 Birmingham 36
20 Doncaster 36
21 Millwall 31
22 Yeovil 29
23 Barnsley 29
24 Charlton 27

Vardy then added a third as the Foxes eased to a victory which left the Tykes in the relegation zone.

QPR's inconsistent form continued as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at Brighton.

It had looked destined to be goalless for a long time but Leonardo Ulloa scored 13 minutes from time and Stephen Ward added a second as Brighton moved within two points of the play-offs.

Third-placed Derby also lost ground on the leaders as they were held to a goalless draw at home against Bolton.

Darius Henderson's goal 10 minutes from time stopped Nottingham Forest from slipping to a fourth consecutive defeat at the Riverside.

Mustapha Carayol had netted eight minutes after the break to hand Middlesbrough the lead but Henderson spared Forest's blushes and kept the Reds in fifth.

Doncaster picked up a vital three points in their battle to avoid the drop as they beat 10-man Watford 2-1.

Mathias Ranegie was sent off after 19 minutes for Watford and Chris Brown opened the scoring for Rovers just five minutes later.

Ikechi Anya netted an equaliser for the Hornets midway through the second half but Billy Sharp grabbed a 90th-minute winner for the home side.

Yeovil sit seven points behind Paul Dickov's men in the relegation zone after a 1-0 loss to Ipswich.

The Glovers were unbeaten in their last five but never looked like getting an equaliser after Christophe Berra fired the Tractor Boys ahead in the 40th minute.

Towering substitute Matt Smith showed some overdue spark for Leeds but Reading inflicted a damaging 4-2 defeat on Brian McDermott's under-achievers.

Leeds looked out for the count and in danger of a particularly heavy defeat, trailing 4-0 early in the second half after another abysmal performance, but Smith's arrival sparked them into life as he and Rudi Austin struck to restore some pride.

Ricardo Fuller's first-half header ended Blackpool's remarkable 101-day wait for a win as Millwall boss Ian Holloway endured another unhappy Bloomfield Road return.

Striker Fuller's 14th-minute goal gave the hosts a 1-0 triumph and lifted the gloom which has engulfed the Seasiders since their last victory on November 30.

It also ensured caretaker boss Barry Ferguson won for the first time ever as a manager, against the man who brought him to Blackpool as a player in the summer of 2011.

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