Championship highlights and round-up: Leeds go top, Brentford hit seven
Mateusz Klich scored twice as Leeds went top of the Championship with a 4-0 Triumph over struggling Middlesbrough in Elland Road.
When Patrick Bamford fired the home side in 26, an reunite for Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate into his club started in the next minute.
Klich capitalised on a defensive error to double Leeds’ advantage also efforts from Klich and Helder Costa gave the hosts their fifth consecutive win.
As Brentford stormed to the brink of the play-off areas at Griffin Park with a win over Luton josh Dasilva scored a hat-trick.
The Bees led 5-0 in half-time with goals by Ollie Watkins Bryan Mbeumo, Mathias Jensen plus a Dasilva and bounced back from their midweek reduction at Blackburn.
Said Benrahma made it 6-0 from the spot before Dasilva has been awarded the opportunity too from the penalty spot in the minute.
As they overcome Huddersfield 5-2 to move up to fifth place, bristol City also left a significant statement.
Josh Brownhill and also a Terence Kongolo target gained the Robins off to a flying start until Karlan Grant decreased the deficit to get Danny Cowley’s guys.
Headers from Ashley Williams and Niclas Eliasson put the home side 4-1 up in the period and, Juninho Bacuna replied for Town, after City’s guide was extended by Andrea Weimann.
Neil Harris continued his impressive start since the Bluebirds ended Nottingham Forest’s hopes of placing pressure on the leaders with a 1-0 win in the City Ground.
The attempt from outside the box at the 14th minute of nathaniel Mendez-Laing was enough to provide the visitors their first away win of the year.
His place was taken by wayne Rooney in the Derby dugout for the very first time but the Rams’ fresh player-coach could not inspire his side .
The identical player was accountable for conceding the penalty although martyn Waghorn’s 23rd-minute free-kick place the Rams facing.
Bottom-club Barnsley maintained their first win since the opening day of this year with a 3-1 success over Hull in Oakwell.
Goals from Alex Mowatt and Mike-Steven Bahre put Barnsley in control and, the three points were supported by Conor Chaplin effort despite Keane Lewis-Potter providing the Tigers expect with an header.
George Puscas scored a five-minute hat-trick as at struggling Wigan, Reading came from behind to win 3-1.
Puscas levelled from the penalty spot scored his second and finished his first one-man show, although the home side appeared in control after Joe Garner’s 34th-minute opener.
Bradley Dack scored at both ends as Blackburn piled more pressure on struggling Stoke.
Dack netted his 10th goal of the year in the 13th minute but cancelled himself out if he scored an own goal 10 minutes from time.
Luckily for Dack, team-mate Sean Gallagher preserve the points and has been available to slot home four moments after.
Steven Fletcher scored as Sheffield Wednesday eased to a 3-1 win over Charlton at The Valley.
Macauley Bonne had equalised for the home side but an injury time from Atdhe Nuhiu and Fletcher’s moment abandoned the Addicks – in the midst of takeover talk – winless in seven.
Millwall and birmingham shared the points following Shaun Williams’ opener for the Lions was cancelled out by a late attempt from Jake Clarke-Salter.