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Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

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Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn
Fulham put pressure on their rivals with a impressive 2-1 win at Preston 
Blackburn Roves lost 2-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday and had 10-men
Matt Derbyshire gave Rotherham lead but they drew 1-1 with Bristol City  
Jack Price gave Wolves a 2-1 win over MK Dons after going behind
Ipswich were booed by their own fans as they drew 0-0 with Charlton
Middlesbrough beat Huddersfield 3-0 as Premier League march goes on 
A late penalty denied Leeds as they drew 1-1 at Elland Road with QPR 

Moussa Dembele struck to give Fulham a 2-1 win at Preston to move them seven points clear of relegation.

Ross McCormack put Fulham ahead in the fifth minute but Marnick Vermijl beat keeper Marcus Bettinelli to equalise.

Fulham, who are the Championship’s second-highest scorers, behind Burnley, won it in the 74th minute. McCormack’s curling free-kick came back off the post and fell to Dembele, who tucked the ball past Anders Lindegaard.


Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

Blackburn manager Paul Lambert will consider his future at the end of the season after questioning the ambition of owners Venky’s. He has submitted plans for a summer overhaul and said: ‘There has to be leadership and talking about how to reduce the debt. We need to know exactly what way the club wants to go.’

Rovers were beaten 2-1 at Shefield Wednesday despite taking the lead through Craig Conway. He was sent off for a foul on Fernando Forstieri in the 51st minute, shortly after the Owls equalised with an Adam Henley own goal. Ross Wallace scored the winner 11 minutes later. 

Rotherham boss Neil Warnock called Lee Johnson a ‘disgrace’ after taking exception to comments the Bristol City manager made before the sides drew 1-1 at Ashton Gate.

At his post-match press conference, Warnock read from an article in the Bristol Post in which Johnson urged his side to win the game through ‘aggression, good football or intimidation’.

Warnock, whose side were pegged back by Peter Odemwingie after half-time following Matt Derbyshire’s 12th-minute opener, said: ‘He (Johnson) did my team talk for me. We stood up to the intimidation. He said how he wanted the crowd to intimidate and that’s what they tried to do.

‘Luckily we had a strong referee who stood up to it. I thought it was a disgrace, I know he’s a young manager, but it was almost inciting the crowd.’

Ben Osborn gave Nottingham Forest the lead four minutes before half-time at Reading but ended up losing 2-1. Reading equalised through Matej Vydra and Oliver Norwood completed the comeback in the 81st minute. 

Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

Championship round-up: Moussa Dembele eases Fulham relegation fears as Paul Lambert considers future at Blackburn

A late penalty cost Leeds in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Chris Wood broke QPR’s resistance in the 70th minute but in the 87th minute Giuseppe Bellusci pulled back Sebastian Polter and Tjaronn scored with the spot-kick.

Ipswich were booed off by their own fans after being held 0-0 at Portman Road by Charlton.

Middlesbrough strengthened their grip on a return to the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Riverside.

Goals from Grant Leadbitter and a Gaston Ramirez double wrapped up all three points. 

 

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06 April 2016, 7:44