CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Huddersfield leapfrog QPR to fourth

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Huddersfield leapfrog QPR to sit fourth, while Blackpool slip into bottom three after Reading’s 3-1 win and Preston grab a point through an injury-time equaliser

  • Huddersfield’s 3-0 win at Blackpool moved the Terriers to fourth in the table 
  • Blackburn saw off Hull as Ben Brereton Diaz got his fourth goal of the campaign
  • Preston grabbed a point in the fifth minute of injury time to secure a 2-2 draw  
  • Reading escaped the relegation zone after beating Peterborough 3-1 

Huddersfield leapfrogged QPR to sit fourth in the table after an excellent 3-0 win at Blackpool.

Two goals in six minutes soon after half time set up Huddersfield’s win to make it four victories already this term.

The first was a 25-yard piledriver from Josh Koroma and the second a fine header from defender Matty Pearson. Jonathan Hogg got the third as the Terriers went fourth in the table.   

Blackpool have dropped into the bottom three after Reading got the better of Peterborough by a 3-1 score to move out of the relegation zone. 

Josh Koroma (right) opened the scoring for Huddersfield from 25-yards against Blackpool

John Swift and Tom Dele-Bashiru struck in the space of three second-half minutes and while Nathan Thompson pulled one back for Posh they could not find a leveller and were then hit with a third late on.

Dele-Bashiru added a second in stunning fashion with a powerful effort from outside the area to leave Peterborough in 23rd.

Blackburn also scored two quick second-half goals to see off Hull, after the visitors edged an uneventful first-half. 

Tom Dele-Bashiru (left) struck twice in the second-half to help Reading to a 3-1 win 

Defender Daniel Ayala put the hosts ahead with a fine header and four minutes later Chilean Ben Brereton Diaz got Rovers’ second of the game and his fourth goal of the campaign.

Blackburn never lost their grip on a dominant second-half display against a Hull side who have now gone six league games without a goal for the first time since 1920.

Preston grabbed a point at Sheffield United with a goal in the fifth minute of injury time through Emil Jakobsen to earn a 2-2 draw. 

A blunder by the Blades Sweden international goalkeeper Robin Olsen on his debut had gifted Daniel Johnson an equaliser after Morgan Gibbs-White’s early goal. Sander Berge put United ahead late on but Jakobsen punished poor defending. 

Emil Jakobsen punished Sheffield’s poor defending to secure Preston a point in injury time

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