Sky Bet Championship match highlights & reports: West Brom go top, Stoke beat Swansea & Leeds out of play-off spots after Millwall loss

Stoke celebrate a late winner at Swansea
Stoke celebrate a late winner at Swansea

Stoke may have saved Nathan Jones with a last-minute winner at Swansea, which also enabled West Brom to go top after beating Cardiff, while Millwall beat Leeds.

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Swansea 1-2 Stoke

Scott Hogan's 90th-minute winner gave Stoke their first victory of the season with a 2-1 success over former Sky Bet Championship leaders Swansea.

Nathan Jones watched his side fall behind in the opening minute to Andre Ayew's first Liberty Stadium goal since 2016.

But their spirited fightback will give Jones hope of a revival after former Swansea midfielder Sam Clucas levelled the scores midway through the first half.

It looked like Stoke were going to miss the chance to end their 10-game winless run until Hogan found the back of the net in the final minute of normal time.

West Brom 4-2 Cardiff

West Brom returned to winning ways and went top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-2 win against Cardiff.

Slaven Bilic's promotion chasers led 3-0 until the 75th minute but substitute Danny Ward's double made things nervy for the home fans until Romaine Sawyers scored the Baggies' fourth goal in the third minute of added time.

Charlie Austin also scored his first league goal for West Brom after first-half strikes from Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana.

Albion showed the midweek defeat at Leeds was a blip with their second successive 4-2 home win.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Brentford

Stand-in Nottingham Forest captain Ben Watson scored his second City Ground winner in successive matches as Sabri Lamouchi's side stretched their unbeaten SkyBet Championship run to 10 games with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Watson, deputising as skipper with Michael Dawson sidelined for a second consecutive game with a calf injury, had not scored for three-and-a-half years prior to his strike that beat Barnsley 1-0 at home a fortnight ago.

The midfielder was again the difference against the Bees, scoring a stunning 12-yard volley in the 56th minute to lift Forest up to second in the table, level on points with new leaders West Brom.

Millwall 2-1 Leeds

Millwall began life after Neil Harris by ending their eight-game wait for a Sky Bet Championship victory with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Leeds at The Den.

The Lions, who had first-team coach Adam Barrett in charge following Harris' decision to stand down as manager earlier this week, went in front thanks to Jed Wallace's early penalty, which saw Gaetano Berardi dismissed.

Tom Bradshaw's second goal in two games, and first ever goal at home for the club, then doubled the lead.

Ezgjan Alioski reduced the deficit in the first minute of the second period, but the hosts held on to record their first league victory since August and a ninth win in their last 11 home games against Leeds.

The three points sees the Lions climb up to 15th in the Championship, while Leeds drop out of the automatic promotion spots and are down to fifth.

Bristol City 1-0 Reading

Famara Diedhiou was Bristol City's match-winner in a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win against Reading at Ashton Gate.

The only goal came on 12 minutes when Niclas Eliasson's cross from the right found the big striker unmarked to head home from eight yards.

Victory extended City's unbeaten run to 10 games, but they were pushed all the way by a Reading side unlucky not to take a point on the balance of play.

Fulham 2-2 Charlton

Charlton led twice before eventually being pegged back by Fulham in an exciting 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage - where Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed a share of the spoils for the hosts.

On-loan Chelsea man Conor Gallagher scored against west London rivals Fulham to give Charlton a deserved lead four minutes before half time.

Ivan Cavaleiro levelled for the hosts after 55 minutes, but the Addicks produced an immediate response with Macauley Bonne's header putting them back in front just two minutes later. Mitrovic, though, ensured Fulham got a point when he bagged from close range.

Huddersfield 3-0 Hull City

Huddersfield scored three times in 14 second-half minutes to beat Hull 3-0 and finally end their 540-day wait for a win on a Saturday.

The home side had failed to find a breakthrough following a dominant opening 45 minutes.

But they turned on the style after the break as they found a cutting edge to their play to put a below-par Hull to the sword.

Karlan Grant slotted home after 68 minutes to get the Terriers on their way before sub Juninho Bacuna rifled into the bottom corner six minutes later.

It was game over when Elias Kachunga fired home at the back post with eight minutes to go.

It was the first time Huddersfield have recorded back-to-back league wins since February 2018.

Derby 2-0 Luton

Tom Lawrence was again in the spotlight as he scored Derby's second goal in a 2-0 win over Luton on a dreadful afternoon for goalkeeper Simon Sluga.

The Croatian stopper gifted Derby both goals, completely missing a Matty Pearson back pass before he was beaten at his near post by a Lawrence cross in the second half.

Lawrence, who started his second game following a drink-drive charge, was booed by sections of the home fans although the Wales international was cheered when he scored.

Lawrence was involved in the incident on September 24 in which skipper Richard Keogh suffered a season-ending knee injury and Mason Bennett was also charged with drink-driving.

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Wigan

Sheffield Wednesday's Massimo Luongo marked his first league start for the club with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at home to Wigan.

The Australia international, who joined Wednesday from QPR for a reported £1m fee at the start of the season, was included in the line-up after making a number of appearances as a substitute.

QPR 4-2 Blackburn

QPR returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion, beating Blackburn 4-2 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Nahki Wells' seventh goal of the season put them ahead after half an hour and Ebere Eze doubled their lead early in the second half.

Blackburn were given hope by Bradley Dack's 57th-minute penalty but Bright Osayi-Samuel restored Rangers' two-goal advantage three minutes later.

And substitute Jordan Hugill sealed a resounding Rangers win by heading home Ryan Manning's cross with 13 minutes remaining. Adam Armstrong netted a late consolation for Rovers, who were well beaten.

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