Unstoppable Norwich lead the table after a last-gasp Teemu Pukki goal

Championship round-up: Unstoppable Norwich lead the table after a last-gasp Teemu Pukki winner and Brentford continue to struggle without Dean Smith

  •  Teemu Pukki’s 97th minute winner sent Norwich top of the league as they make it nine wins in 11 matches
  • Che Adams scored a hat-trick for Birmingham as Garry Monk’s side threw away a two-goal lead
  • Middlesbrough are just two points behind Norwich as Tony Pulis boasts an impressive defensive record
  • Brentford’s promotion hopes dwindle as new Bees boss, Thomas Frank, loses four out of his first five games

Little can stop Norwich winning right now, even being 3-2 behind in the 91st minute. They overturned that deficit against Millwall, with Teemu Pukki scoring a 97th-minute clincher to continue a run of nine wins in 11 that has taken them top.

Che Adams thought he had won Birmingham’s game against Hull, only to have to score a point-saving goal in the last 10 minutes. Blues went 2-0 ahead before falling 3-2 behind. Adams wrapped up his hat-trick late on. ‘You need to be able to do your job and the basics; we didn’t get that in the second half,’ said manager Garry Monk.

Middlesbrough took second spot with a 2-0 win over Wigan. Boro have now conceded just three times at home in nine games.

Teemu Pukki is in fine form for Norwich this season - scoring eight goals in fifteen matches in all competitions

Teemu Pukki is in fine form for Norwich this season – scoring eight goals in fifteen matches in all competitions

One-time promotion hopefuls Brentford continued their rotten form under Thomas Frank and since Dean Smith’s departure for Aston Villa with a fourth defeat in five, this time a 3-2 loss at QPR.

Thomas Frank has lost four of his first five matches since taking over from Dean Smith as manager of Brentford 

Thomas Frank has lost four of his first five matches since taking over from Dean Smith as manager of Brentford 

Paul Lambert is still searching for a first win as Ipswich boss after his side failed to hold out at Reading. Yakou Meite scored an 84th-minute equaliser but Lambert was not too perturbed: ‘We’re disappointed with a draw, but the performance was excellent, especially in the first half.’

 

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