Sky Bet Championship round-up: Norwich end goal drought in style, Brentford lose top spot & Watford hit Bristol City for six
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  • Norwich City 4-1 Stoke City

Teemu Pukki scored a brace as Norwich City cruised to a 4-1 win over Stoke City to get back to winning ways and return to the summit.

The Finn’s first goal came just before half time to make it 2-0 before completing the scoring from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time.

Todd Cantwell gave Norwich a 15th minute lead and Nick Powell’s strike just after the hour mark gave the visitors some hope at 2-1.

Emi Buendia ruled out any fears of a Stoke comeback just three minutes later as he scored on his return from suspension.

  • Brentford 0-2 Barnsley

Carlton Morris scored his first goal for Barnsley as they stunned league leaders Brentford to knock them off the top on Sunday.

January signing Morris doubled Barnsley’s lead two minutes after the break after Conor Chaplin had put them in front in the 13th minute.

  • Watford 6-0 Bristol City

Ken Sema and Ismaila Sarr both scored twice as Watford thrashed Bristol City 6-0.

Sema was on hand to nudge the ball in for his first after Taylor Moore had deflected Sarr’s cross onto the bar in the second minute.

Sarr then tapped in his first in the 15th minute following a sloppy back pass from Zak Vyner which was capitalised on by Tom Cleverley.

Will Hughes made it three on the half hour mark with a deflected effort and Sema scored his second five minutes later.

The scoring continued in the second half as Sarr grabbed his brace in the 55th minute before Philip Zinckernagel scored his first Watford goal in the last minute.

  • Reading 1-2 Millwall

Mason Bennett’s late winner made it back-to-back home defeats for Reading as Millwall came from behind to win at the Madejski Stadium.

Alfa Semedo had given Reading the lead in the 17th minute with a long-range effort into an empty goal after Bartosz Bialkowski’s throw.

Matt Smith equalised for Millwall in the 76th minute before Bennett sealed the turn around five minutes before the end from Scott Malone’s cross.

  • Cardiff City 3-1 Coventry City

Kieffer Moore’s double secured Cardiff City a 3-1 win over Coventry City to move back into the play-off picture.

Moore’s first came just after half an hour and he added his and Cardiff’s second just seven minutes later for a 2-0 lead at the break.

Josh Murphy’s goal straight after half time made the score comfortable for the hosts before Dominic Hyam scored a consolation goal nine minutes from time.

  • Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Preston North End

Liam Lindsay scored his first goal for Preston North End as they beat rivals Blackburn Rovers in the Lancashire derby on Friday night.

Stoke City loanee Lindsay headed in Preston’s second just two minutes before half time after Cardiff loanee Greg Cunningham had fired Preston in front in the 19th minute.

Adam Armstrong pulled one back for the hosts from the spot in first half stoppage time and Bradley Dack’s late equaliser was disallowed for offside.

  • Huddersfield Town 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Josh Knight’s late winner completed Wycombe Wanderers’ come back from 2-0 down to take all three points at Huddersfield Town.

Juninho Bacuna opened the scoring in the 18th minute and Isaac Mbenza doubled Huddersfield’s lead four minutes before half time.

Anis Mehmeti pulled one back for the visitors in the third minute of first half stoppage before Joe Jacobson’s penalty levelled the game in the 63rd minute.

Knight then completed a deserved come back for the Chairboys with three minutes to go. 

  • Derby County 2-1 Middlesbrough

 

Colin Kazim-Richards’ strike was the pick of the goals as Derby County beat Middlesbrough 2-1 to move out of the bottom three.

Lee Gregory gave Derby the lead in the 15th minute for his first for the club since joining on loan from Stoke City.

Gregory then turned provider for Derby’s second as he laid the ball off for Kazim-Richards to rocket the ball in from 25 yards on 32 minutes.

Fulham loanee Neeskens Kebano brought Middlesbrough back into the game six minutes later with his first Boro goal in what was an underwhelming performance from the visitors.

  • Birmingham City 0-1 Luton Town

Dan Potts scored the only goal as Luton Town defeated Birmingham City to add more pressure on Aitor Karanka’s side in the relegation zone.

Full back Potts headed in the winner in the 31st minute following Harry Cornick’s long throw in a game of few clear-cut chances.

  • Nottingham Forest 0-0 Bournemouth

Jonathan Woodgate made it three games undefeated as Bournemouth’s interim manager in what was a dull stalemate at Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s early kick off.

It was Forest who came closest to a winner when Glenn Murray had a header cleared off the line, whereas Junior Stanislas’ stoppage time effort was deflected beyond the post for Bournemouth.

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