Category: Report

24 January 2021 0

Joao misses penalty as Reading draw at Preston

By Total Football News

Lucas Joao missed a late penalty as Reading were held to a hard-fought 0-0 draw by Preston at Deepdale.

The Royals would have moved up to fourth, level on points with second-placed Swansea, in the Championship had they won, but Joao fired wide of the post from 12-yard with seven minutes remaining.

In a game short of quality in the final third, Emil Riis had Preston's best chance saved by …

22 January 2021 0

Deeney, Sarr fire Watford up to third

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Troy Deeney scored his second penalty in as many games as Watford moved up to third in the Sky Bet Championship table with a 2-1 win over Stoke.

It was, in fact, the hosts who dominated the first half at the Bet365 Stadium, though the Hornets were denied a penalty when referee Oliver Langford failed to spot Rhys Norrington-Davies' clear foul on left-back Adam Masina.

They were granted a spot-kick …

20 January 2021 0

Assombalonga, Saville strike in Boro win

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Nottingham Forest's seven-match unbeaten run was brought to a grinding halt as their former striker Britt Assombalonga helped Middlesbrough to a 2-1 win at the City Ground.

Middlesbrough spent £15m to sign the striker from Forest in the summer of 2017 and the forward came up with the goods as he put the visitors ahead with a calm finish early on.

George Saville added the second five minutes into the …

20 January 2021 0

Early goal enough for Millwall

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Millwall defender Scott Malone returned to Huddersfield to condemn his former club to a fourth consecutive defeat.

The 29-year-old wing-back failed to net in 28 outings for the Terriers during a year-long spell that came to an end in 2018, but his fourth-minute strike proved enough to earn Millwall a 1-0 win - only their second Championship triumph in 16 contests.

Fraizer Campbell squandered the hosts' best chance of a …

20 January 2021 0

Hugill double steers Norwich to victory

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Norwich moved seven points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after they outclassed Bristol City to record a routine 2-0 win at Carrow Road.

Goals in either half from striker Jordan Hugill settled a one-sided encounter, with the visitors failing to register a single effort on target all evening.

Daniel Farke's side dominated from start to finish, and a two-goal victory was the very least they deserved …

19 January 2021 0

Deeney penalty steers Watford past Barnsley

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Watford extended their impressive home record with a 1-0 win over Barnsley courtesy of Troy Deeney's first-half penalty.

The Hornets moved up to third place in the Championship as a result of a 10th victory in 13 games so far at Vicarage Road. No club in the top four English divisions can boast as many home wins.

Barnsley had beaten Watford by a single Alex Mowatt strike at Oakwell in …

19 January 2021 0

Stoke battle back for draw in six-goal thriller

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Paul Warne's 200th game in the Rotherham hot-seat proved to be a memorable one as his side drew 3-3 with Stoke.

The Millers' boss must have gone through a rollercoaster of emotions in a topsy-turvy game in which Rotherham twice went ahead in the second half before being pegged back.

Stoke's Jordan Cousins volleyed in the game's first effort but a deflection off Richard Wood diverted it just wide of …

19 January 2021 0

Bielik strikes as Derby sink Bournemouth

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Wayne Rooney secured his first win as permanent Derby manager with a 1-0 victory over stumbling promotion chasers Bournemouth.

Krystian Bielik's first-half strike proved the difference as the Rams moved out of the relegation places.

The Cherries lost further ground on the top two, dropping to fourth after Reading's win over Coventry, having won just one of their last six league games.

Even the late introduction of Jack Wilshere, who …

19 January 2021 0

Reading cruise past 10-man Coventry

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Championship play-off contenders Reading strengthened their top-six position with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Coventry.

Reading went ahead in the 16th minute when top scorer Lucas Joao slotted home his 17th goal of the season from close range.

Andy Rinomhota made it 2-0 straight after half time and John Swift added a third with a superb 72nd-minute free-kick.

Coventry centre back Kyle McFadzean was sent off for his second …