Category: Report

10 April 2021 0

Norwich beat Derby to move to cusp of PL

By Total Football News

Norwich took another step closer to promotion when a Kieran Dowell free-kick secured a 1-0 win at Derby who are still looking over their shoulders.

The Championship leaders were dominant in the first half but had some anxious moments in the second as Derby fought back strongly and came close to snatching a point.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul made two good saves in the space of a minute but almost gifted …

9 April 2021 0

Sarr double edges Watford closer to PL return

By Total Football News

Watford strengthened their bid for automatic promotion and an immediate return to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Reading at Vicarage Road.

Xisco Munoz's Hornets started on the front foot and made the breakthrough when Ismaila Sarr chopped the ball onto his left foot and curled past goalkeeper Rafael (12), with the Senegalese doubling his tally with aplomb less than two minutes later (14).

Reading responded surprisingly well …

6 April 2021 0

Norwich thrash Huddersfield 7-0 as PL return nears

By Total Football News

Teemu Pukki scored a hat-trick as Championship leaders Norwich turned on the style to thrash Huddersfield 7-0 at Carrow Road and move to within touching distance of an immediate return to the Premier League.

The Canaries now need just five points from their remaining six fixtures to be certain of promotion, and could go up as early as Saturday if they win at Derby and other results go their way.…

6 April 2021 0

Brentford held again as top-two hopes slip further away

By Total Football News

Brentford's faltering promotion push suffered another setback as Birmingham boosted their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes with a hard-earned point in a 0-0 draw.

The Bees squandered a string of clear-cut chances, with a lack of clinical finishing, quality with the final ball and some brilliant stops from Blues goalkeeper Neil Etheridge costing them dear.

Jonathan Leko could have won it for the visitors with a six-on-four counter-attack and cross-shot …

5 April 2021 0

Sheff Wed thrash Cardiff to boost survival hopes

By Total Football News

Sheffield Wednesday gave their Sky Bet Championship survival fight a huge boost with a stunning 5-0 win against Cardiff, who have seen their play-off hopes fade.

Wednesday were the league's lowest scorers and had slipped to the bottom of the Championship table before kick-off, following Wycombe's win against Rotherham earlier in the day. But they responded in sensational fashion and completed their first league double over Cardiff since the …

5 April 2021 0

Bennett scores late to seal Millwall win

By Total Football News

Mason Bennett's sixth goal of the season secured Millwall's 2-1 win at Stoke in the Sky Bet Championship.

Bennett was the beneficiary of Danny Batth's slip as he tapped in Jed Wallace's pass after 71 minutes.

Earlier, Jacob Brown had cancelled out Murray Wallace's opener at the bet365 Stadium.

The Lions' victory made it a hat-trick of wins on the bounce as they remained within touching distance of the play-offs.…

5 April 2021 0

Bournemouth ease past Blackburn

By Total Football News

Bournemouth kept the pressure on the Championship's top six with a 2-0 win at out-of-sorts Blackburn.

A goal in either half did the damage for the Cherries - Philip Billing lashing home his third in four games to break the deadlock before a composed finish from Arnaut Danjuma in the 75th minute calmed any nerves after an underwhelming second half.

It was a vital result after wins for Barnsley and …

3 April 2021 0

Brentford held away at Huddersfield

By Total Football News

Brentford missed the chance to cut the gap to second-placed Watford to seven points as they were forced to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.

The hosts were gifted the lead early on, when a mix-up in the Bees' defence allowed Lewis O'Brien to roll in the opener (7), but Thomas Frank's men levelled shortly after the restart through Mads Bech Sorensen (50).

Leading Championship scorer …

2 April 2021 0

Late Hogan pen helps Birmingham sink Swansea

By Total Football News

Birmingham missed one penalty in the first half and scored another in the 91st minute to beat Swansea 1-0 and significantly boost their chances of Championship survival.

The visitors should have been behind at St Andrew's when Blues striker Lukas Jutkiewicz saw his penalty saved by Swans goalkeeper Freddie Woodman after Jonathan Leko had been fouled (32).

Following defeats to Bournemouth and Cardiff prior to the international break Steve Cooper's …

2 April 2021 0

Joao miss helps Barnsley snatch point

By Total Football News

Championship promotion hopefuls Barnsley and Reading could not be separated as Alex Mowatt's second-half penalty earned the hosts a 1-1 draw at Oakwell.

Ovie Ejaria's first goal since November had given Veljko Paunovic's men a half-time lead before home skipper Alex Mowatt's penalty levelled the scores just past the hour.

The Royals are now unbeaten in their last eight trips to Oakwell since 1996 but should have gone on to …