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Championship roundup: Leeds hammer Huddersfield and Leicester win again

Daniel Farke believes Crysencio Summerville can keep improving after the forward scored twice in Leeds’ 4-1 Championship thrashing of Huddersfield at Elland Road.

The Dutchman also set up one of Dan James’ two goals as Leeds raced into a 4-0 lead during a dominant first-half display, but Farke said the 21-year-old must keep developing his game. “It is about consistency, so it’s a really good week in terms of end product but come on, keep going. It is necessary for a young player to develop so that he is getting goals and assists.”

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Harry Winks’ late goal gave Leicester a 2-1 victory over 10-man QPR and maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table. After Stephy Mavididi opened the scoring, Andre Dozzell equalised shortly before the interval, but was sent off early in the second half. QPR, who have now lost six matches in succession and remain one off the bottom of the table, battled hard, but the Foxes eventually made their numerical advantage count with 10 minutes left. It was QPR’s sixth straight defeat in the league, resulting in the sacking of head coach Gareth Ainsworth.

High-flying Ipswich came from a goal down to stretch their unbeaten run to nine games with a 3-2 victory over Plymouth. Morgan Whittaker scored a stunning opener for the visitors after seven minutes but Town equalised with time running out in the first half through an own goal by the former Norwich full-back Bali Mumba, and George Hirst gave them the lead just after the break.

The Ipswich goalkeeper, Vaclav Hladky, came to the rescue as Argyle pressed during the closing stages, but Marcus Harness struck in the 86th minute to put the game beyond Argyle, despite a late reply from Joe Edwards.

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League One: Reading fans protest against owner


Reading fans threw tennis balls on to the pitch at their home game with Portsmouth – and then watched their struggling side toss away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 against the League One leaders.

The match was held up twice in the early stages as disgruntled supporters continued their protests against Chinese owner Dai Yongge.

Lewis Wing fired the Royals ahead and Charlie Savage added a second, but Pompey dragged themselves level through Faustino Anjorin and Colby Bishop. Terry Devlin then marked his first start of the season with the winner on the hour as comeback specialists Pompey made it 17 points collected from a losing position this term.

The crisis-hit Royals are now bottom of the table after two Sean Long goals gave Cheltenham a 2-1 win at Port Vale.

Oxford lost ground on the pace-setters despite going ahead against Wycombe through Ruben Rodrigues. Two Luke Leahy penalties put Wanderers into the lead before Cameron Brannagan secured a 2-2 draw from the spot six minutes into stoppage time.

Corey O’Keefe’s equaliser two minutes from time earned Barnsley a 2-1 draw at home to Fleetwood. Junior Quitirna put the visitors ahead but Barnsley levelled when Jay Lynch saved Devante Cole’s penalty, with the forward first to the rebound. Quitirna struck again with a free-kick, but O’Keefe snatched a point with a late header.

Peterborough raced into a three-goal lead at Blackpool through Kwame Poku, Harrison Burrows and Ricky-Jade Jones. Kenny Dougall and Sonny Carey hauled Blackpool back into it, but Ephron Mason-Clark, who missed a first-half penalty, secured a 4-2 win for Posh.  

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Goals from Randell Williams and Dion Charles gave Bolton a 2-0 win at Charlton.

Stevenage beat Derby 3-1 through goals from Jordan Roberts, Alex MacDonald and Kane Hemmings, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replying for the Rams.

Managerless BristolRovers, who sacked Joey Barton on Thursday, beat Northampton 2-1. Chris Martin put them ahead and Anthony Evans doubled the lead with a penalty before Manny Monthe pulled one back.

Chey Dunkley endured an unhappy return to Wigan, the Shrewsbury defender getting sent off after just four minutes for bringing down Thelo Aasgaard. Goals from Stephen Humphrys and Callum Lang secured a 2-0 win.

George Thomas scored the only goal as Cambridge won 1-0 against Carlisle, who had Jack Armer and Alfie McCalmont sent off.

Ryan Trevitt’s late strike cancelled out Alistair Smith’s opener as Exeter salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to Lincoln, while LeytonOrient and Burton drew 0-0.

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Sunderland ended a run of three successive league defeats with a deserved 3-1 victory over Norwich, who are now winless in their last five games. Hwang Ui-jo gave Norwich the lead against the run of play just after the midway stage of the first half, but Sunderland hit back with goals from Trai Hume and Dan Neil before the break and the league’s top scorer, Jack Clarke, secured the victory from the spot with his ninth goal of the season 10 minutes from time.

The victory lifted Sunderland to seventh, but Norwich’s tumble continues. David Wagner’s side have now won just one of their last eight games and are down to 17th.

Southampton made it three defeats from three for the Birmingham manager Wayne Rooney, securing a 3-1 win courtesy of goals from Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Carlos Alcaraz and Adam Armstrong. Jay Stansfield grabbed one back before Armstrong’s decisive third.

Perry Ng continued his scoring run as Cardiff beat Bristol City 2-0 and moved in to the top five. Ng has scored only 12 goals in a league career spanning eight years, but three of them have come in the last six games. The full-back’s first-half header put Cardiff in front and the substitute Rubin Colwill sealed matters in stoppage time with a thumping shot into the roof of the net.

Jaden Philogene’s superb second-half strike condemned faltering Preston to a 1-0 defeat at Hull. North End are now seven games without victory after Philogene, who scored in similarly impressive fashion against Birmingham on Wednesday, let rip with a powerful low hit after 68 minutes. The England Under-21 international was the standout performer in a scrappy game as Hull ended a frustrating run of home form to move into the play-off positions.

Stoke rounded off a wonderful week in style as they ended Middlesbrough’s six-game winning run with a 2-0 victory at the Riverside. Alex Neil’s side had beaten Sunderland and Leeds in the seven days before their trip to Teesside, and they claimed another notable scalp through Michael Rose’s early headed effort from a corner and Mehdi Leris’ angled finish shortly before the interval.

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League Two: Bogle target of alleged racist abuse


Newport striker Omar Bogle was the subject of alleged racial abuse after his two penalties gave the Welsh side a 2-0 win at Gillingham.

Footage on social media appeared to show a man making a monkey gesture towards the 30-year-old as he celebrated putting his side 1-0 up in the 20th minute. Referee Tom Reeves reported the incident to both managers before the match restarted, with Bogle adding a second from the spot seven minutes later.

Leaders Stockport made it 10 consecutive wins with a 2-0 victory at home to Tranmere. They went ahead through Isaac Olaofe after just five minutes and Antoni Sarcevic sealed another victory for rampant County in the second half.

Wrexham won the battle of the promoted clubs with a 2-0 victory at NottsCounty to move level with the hosts in second. Elliot Lee’s deflected effort looped over Sam Slocombe in the 73rd minute to break the deadlock and three minutes later Ollie Palmer added the second.

Nigel Clough’s Mansfield stretched their unbeaten run to 18 matches in all competitions with a 2-1 win over Walsall.Aden Flint and Jordan Bowery were on target with Ryan Stirk replying for the visitors.

Crewe maintained their fine start to the season as Michael Williams’ first-half goal earned a 1-0 win at Harrogate.

Joe Taylor’s second-half goal gave Colchester, who are on their third manager in a week, a 1-0 win at Accrington. The U’s sacked Ben Garner last weekend and then saw interim boss Matthew Etherington stand down due to a contractual issue on Friday, leaving Scott Marshall to take charge.

Harry Beautyman’s late goal earned bottom-side Sutton a 2-1 win over Bradford.

MKDons beat Swindon 3-2 thanks to Max Dean, Warren O’Hara and a George McEachran own goal. Jake Young and Fraser Blake-Tracey replied for the Robins.

Michael Mellon hit a second-half hat-trick as Morecambe thrashed AFC Wimbledon 4-1.

Two goals from Callum Morton gave ForestGreen a 2-1 win over Crawley, Joe Ironside’s penalty secured a 1-0 win for Doncaster at home to Grimsby and Barrow drew 0-0 with Salford.

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A header from the substitute Mileta Rajovic two minutes into added time rescued a point for Watford in a feisty 2-2 draw with Millwall at Vicarage Road. The Danish forward nodded in an Imran Louza cross to cancel out a late Wes Harding header and keep both sides entrenched in mid-table.

An error from Bartosz Bialkowski had helped the home side into a seventh-minute lead when the Pole failed to hold an Edo Kayembe shot. Jake Cooper’s attempted clearance then cannoned back into the net off Yáser Asprilla. Millwall equalised when Casper De Norre sent a cross into the area which Tom Bradshaw flicked on for Zian Flemming to stoop and nod in at the far post.

Liam Cullen scored the only goal as Swansea beat Blackburn 1-0 for their first Ewood Park victory since 1971. The Welshman’s second of the season – a fine curling strike in the 28th minute – was the perfect response to a fast Rovers start that saw Callum Brittain and Sammie Szmodics both spurn chances to put the hosts ahead.