Championship roundup: West Brom slip up in Championship promotion race

    Brentford are 3 points behind West Brom after Said Benrahma’s double at Derby.

    West Brom dropped points in the fight for the Sky Bet Championship title after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Blackburn on Saturday.

    Filip Krovinovic volleyed Slaven Bilic‘s side ahead right before half- time and the Croatian need to have added to his tally not longer after the break.

    He smashed against the woodwork from close quarters and it came back to haunt the visitors when replacement Joe Rothwell fired home 2 minutes after he was presented in the 61 st minute.

    The result keeps West Brom second behind Leeds on goal distinction, with the leaders in action at Swansea on Sunday.

    Here’s how the table looks ahead of 2 big games tomorrow!

    The race for sixth is on … #EFL|#SkyBetChampionship FG

    — Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) July 11, 2020

    Brentford moved back above Fulham into 3rd after Said Benrahma struck a brace in a 3-1 win at Derby.

    Ollie Watkins opened the scoring for the visitors at Pride Park after 3 minutes, however Jason Knight equalised to ensure it was level at the break.

    Benrahma put Brentford back in front when Ben Hamer permitted his tame effort to go in with 49 played and the former Bees goalkeeper had no response once again when the attacker gunned home from variety 15 minutes later on to seal the points.

    Nottingham Forest needed to strive to make a point at Preston thanks to Lewis Grabban’s 20 th goal of the season.

    Lewis Grabban scored his 20 th goal of the season for Nottingham Forest in their 1-1 draw at Preston (Nick Potts/PA)

    He netted from the spot after 5 minutes however Jayden Stockley counteracted his effort 10 minutes later on which was how it completed at Deepdale.

    Bristol City made it 2 wins from 2 under Dean Holden with an outstanding 3-1 success at Middlesbrough after Nahki Wells struck two times.

    Andreas Weimann was on top form at the Riverside and had a hand in Wells’ 2 efforts, which sandwiched a fine team goal from Jamie Paterson.

    Britt Assombalonga pulled one back for Neil Warnock’s side with 8 minutes left, however Boro stay in problem.

    NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA, NA!



    — Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) July 11, 2020

    Wigan chose up a point at bottom club Barnsley after a goalless draw in spite of having Daniel Fox dispatched in the 71 st minute.

    Hull missed out on the opportunity to move out of the bottom 3 with a 1-0 defeat at home to Millwall.

    Ryan Leonard discovered the net for the away side after 2 minutes and it showed the distinction at the KCOM Arena.

    Charlton stay in problem after George Puscas scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after 3 minutes at the Valley to hand Checking out a 1-0 win.

    Checking out’s George Puscas, centre, netted from the penalty spot at Charlton (John Walton/PA)

    The Addicks were left dissatisfied with the decision to punish Deji Oshilaja for a foul on Andy Rinomhota and even more so when Chuks Aneke had a goal dismissed. Lee Bowyer’s side are just a point above the bottom 3.

    Sheffield Wednesday caused another defeat on QPR after they stormed to a 3-0 victory in west London.

    Mark Warburton’s side have actually struggled given that football rebooted and goals from Dominic Iorfa, Josh Windass and Jacob Murphy assisted Garry Monk’s team clinch all 3 points.

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