Derby man winds up Leeds fans, Whites star set to be dropped? Hull City force dressing room inquest - Championship winners and losers
The early promotion picture threw up some surprise results at the weekend as the unpredictable nature of the Championship continued...
By Jordan Cronin
Monday, 23rd September 2019, 2:09 pm
Championship winners and losers
Here, we round-up the winners and losers from another entertaining action-packed weekend in the second tier. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone and struggled in Championship this weekend:
The Hatters 3-0 defeat at home to Hull forced Graeme Jones to call a team meeting on Sunday. Jones pledged to spend five hours minimum watching the footage of the defeat back to identify the burning issues.
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Neil backed his side to challenge the promotion places, and so far he is being proved right. Preston lie third in the table, just one-point off the top two after a first away win of the term at Birmingham.
It was a brilliant header the only problem is, it was at the wrong end. Not one Cardiff shirt was around Fletcher as he comically diverted Josh Murphys corner past Darren Randolph for the only goal of the game.
Well, West Brom fans cant complain about the lack of entertainment this term. Still no clean sheet but they came from behind (twice) again to earn three points against Huddersfield to win 4-2 and sit one point behind the top two.
The Swans squandered the chance to go top at Bristol City. Steve Cooper was clearly furious, accusing referee Tony Harrington of showing a weak mentality after Jake Bidwells controversial late red card.
Dunkley had previously gone 17 months without a goal, however after breaking his duck at Hull last week, the defender bagged Wigans two goals as Paul Cooks earned an impressive win over high-flying Charlton Athletic.
A lot of Sheffield Wednesday fans were angered by Fulham after they felt the Cottagers were play-acting throughout the 90 minutes. Referee Geoff Eltringham came under criticism too, for allowing it to happen.
For the second time this season, the proud Kosovo international came off the bench to rescue the Owls in injury time. It meant Garry Monk avoided defeat against Fulham in his first game in charge at Hillsborough.
Despite Mateusz Klich missing a penalty, it was Harrison who came under fire after the 1-1 draw with Derby. Whites favourites Noel Whelan called for the on-loan Man City winger to be dropped and replaced by Helder Costa.
Making just his second Derby appearance in 18 months after loan spells at Reading and Hull City, Martin netted a dramatic 91st-minute equaliser against Leeds, giving the home fans a bit of stick in the process.