Football League: Leeds sink to shock defeat as Portsmouth win thriller

29 December 2018 05:59
The top three hit the rocks in the ChampionshipLincoln sail clear at the top of League TwoNone of the top three were able to record a win on a rollercaoster afternoon in the second tier. Leeds could not repeat their Boxing Day heroics during the visit of Hull City, who came away with a shock win thanks to a goal in each half from Jarrod Bowen. Ten-man West Brom needed a 95th-minute own goal from David Jones to salvage a point at home to a rejuvenated Sheffield Wednesday, after Jay Rodriguez saw red for the first time in his career, while Norwich failed, like their floodlights, to take advantage of events at Elland Road, losing 4-3 at home to Derby despite another two goals for Teemu Pukki. Enjoying similarly free-scoring seasons are Tammy Abraham, who netted in Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at Preston North End, and Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp, whose double helped put Blackburn to the sword for the promotion hopefuls. Related: The alternative sport review of 2018, from Kanté’s curry to Salah’s statue Birmingham 0-0 Brentford, Bolton 0-0 Stoke, Bristol City 1-0 Rotherham, Leeds 0-2 Hull, Middlesbrough 2-0 Ipswich, Millwall 1-0 Nottm Forest, Norwich 3-4 Derby, Preston North End 1-1 Aston Villa, QPR 0-0 Reading, Sheff Utd 3-0 Blackburn, Swansea 2-2 Wigan, West Brom 1-1 Sheff Wed Oxford Utd 0-2 Bristol Rovers, Accrington 0-4 Peterborough, Barnsley 2-1 Charlton, Burton Albion 1-1 Plymouth, Coventry 1-0 Southend, Fleetwood 2-5 Portsmouth, Gillingham 1-3 Doncaster, Rochdale 0-4 Bradford City, Scunthorpe 1-0 Wycombe, Sunderland 1-1 Shrewsbury, Walsall 2-2 Luton, AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Blackpool    Related: The Guardian footballer of the year 2018: Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw Cambridge 1-2 Lincoln, Carlisle 2-1 Macclesfield, Cheltenham 2-2 Forest Green, Colchester 0-0 Morecambe, Crewe 1-0 Stevenage, Exeter 1-2 Grimsby, Mansfield 0-0 Swindon, Newport 0-0 Crawley, Northampton 2-2 MK Dons, Notts County 0-0 Bury, Port Vale 1-3 Oldham, Tranmere 0-0 Yeovil  Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian