Championship roundup: West Brom fight back to avert Barnsley shock

22 October 2019 09:33
• Late Matheus Pereira salvages point for league leaders• Leeds draw at Preston; Stoke revival halted in SheffieldThe West Brom head coach Slaven Bilic said his team were caught out playing “sexy football” before they came back to draw 2-2 against Barnsley.The Baggies rescued a point to remain two points clear at the top of the Championship and deny the Yorkshireman a first win since the opening day of the season. Related: Football League: Phillips caps off Leeds gala, Bowen lands maiden Reading win Southend failed to impress new manager Sol Campbell as they finished with nine men as they lost 7-1 at home to Doncaster. Campbell was appointed before the game but watched from the stands as Ethan Hamilton was dismissed after six minutes. Wycombe failed to move above Ipswich and into top spot in League One as they drew 1-1 away to Blackpool. Wycombe moved level on points with Ipswich who remain top on goal difference. Bristol Rovers slipped away from the play-of picture as Bolton picked up their first league win in 19 games, their 2-0 victory coming courtesy of Luke Murphy and Daryl Murphy. Sunderland moved up to seventh with a 5-0 win at home to Tranmere, while Rochdale defeated MK Dons 2-0 and David Templeton got the only goal as Burton won at home to AFC Wimbledon. John Marquis got the only goal as Portsmouth edged Lincoln and Shrewsbury drew 1-1 with Gillingham. In League Two Crewe goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen saved a stoppage time penalty to preserve his side's two-point lead at the top in a 0-0 draw with Colchester, while Cheltenham jumped up three places to second as they extended their unbeaten league run to eight games with a 3-0 home win against Macclesfield. Forest Green moved into the third automatic promotion place as second-half goals from Jack Aitchison and Liam Shephard, in time added on, secured them a 2-0 win at Morecambe. Bradford, second overnight, dropped down to fourth after a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Port Vale. PA Media Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian