Championship goals, round-up: Birmingham lose Rooney’s first home game

25 October 2023 0 By Total Football News

Wayne Rooney's Birmingham were booed off after his first home game in charge ended in a 2-0 defeat to Hull in the Championship.

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The Tigers, managed by Rooney's former assistant Liam Rosenior, ended a four-match winless run to hand Rooney a second successive loss since replacing John Eustace at St Andrew's.

Liam Delap picked off a poor backpass from Emmanuel Longelo to give the visitors a 12th-minute lead and Jaden Philogene's long-range strike settled the contest with 16 minutes left.

Ipswich showed few signs of rustiness as they kept the pressure on leaders Leicester with a 1-0 win at Bristol City.

Nathan Broadhead's first-half goal earned Kieran McKenna's side a 10th victory in 12 league games as they played their first fixture since October 7.

Patrick Bamford missed a penalty before Pascal Struijk scored an own goal as Leeds' three-match winning run was halted by a 1-0 defeat at Stoke.

Struijk's 80th-minute own goal came five minutes after Bamford blazed over the crossbar from 12 yards.

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But Leeds remained third as Preston and Southampton drew 2-2.

Kyle Walker-Peters brilliantly put the Saints into a 33rd-minute lead when he cut in from the right to curl a left-footed effort into the far corner.

Preston turned the game around inside the first 10 minutes of the second half as substitute Milutin Osmajic volleyed in an equaliser from the edge of the box before setting up Brad Potts to make it 2-1.

But Ched Evans put through his own net in the sixth minute of added time as Preston's winless run reached six games.

Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu was involved in a dramatic late equaliser at Deepdale as his header deflected off Ched Evans and into the net

Sheffield Wednesday's winless start to the season continued as they were swept aside 3-0 by fellow strugglers Plymouth.

Mustapha Bundu's 44th-minute free-kick put Argyle ahead and Morgan Whittaker pounced on a defensive error to make it 2-0 at half-time.

An unmarked Ryan Hardie then swept home a third in the 76th minute to emphatically end their four-match winless run.

Rotherham recorded just their second win of the campaign and a first clean sheet as Lee Peltier's second-half header and Oliver Rathbone's stoppage-time strike saw off Coventry 2-0.

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