Championship recap: front runner Bournemouth to Cardiff – archyde

Ryan Christies erster Bournemouth Tor helped the league leaders to a comfortable 3-0 win over 10 men Cardiff.

Top scorer Dominic Solanke was also on the scorers list before Cardiff goalkeeper Alex Smithie’s late own goal sealed a great evening for Scott Parker’s men.

Cardiff had sent midfielder Leandro Bacuna off in stoppage time in the first half when they were even more in danger of relegation.

Bournemouth looked to beating QPR on Monday to take them four points clear at the summit.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 25th minute thanks to Christie’s first goal in 20 games for the club.

Solanke did well on the right before spotting Christie right nearby.

His shot seemed to go far before parrying Mark McGuinness and leaving the stranded Smithies powerless to help his side.

Moore had a good chance of equalizing when his attempt to take Harris’ teasing cross past Mark Travers was foiled by the Irishman.

Cardiff ended the half-man light after showing Bacuna a red card for a ruthless scissor attack from behind against Philip Billing in the center circle.

The challenge sparked an ugly hand-to-hand combat.

Jefferson Lerma had a good chance to make it 2-0 in the 64th minute after a header from a corner. Solanke hit the net four minutes later with a calm finish.

The ex-Liverpool striker played a one-two with Billing before sliding his shot over Smithies into the lower left corner.

It was 3-0 with seven minutes remaining when Lerma’s sharp shot from a corner hit the underside of the crossbar before hitting Smithies and flying into the net.

Yoann Barbet’s follow-up strike was there QPR a 2-1 championship win at Ashton Gate over a Bristol city Crew reduced to 10 men.

The defender hit a perfect header just before the post from a right corner to ecstatic the traveling fans behind the goal.

It was tough justice for City, who were exhausted from 56th minute when midfielder Andy King received a second yellow card for withdrawing Stefan Johansen after having already received a yellow card for a penalty in the first half.

It took the hosts just three minutes to take the lead, with teenage Alex Scott shooting home after a strong run by Andreas Weimann from the box with the help of a defense by Rob Dickie.

But the Rangers struck back in the first half of stoppage time when Cameron Pring brought down Luke Amos and Charlie Austin made no mistake when he shot the resulting penalty past Max O’Leary.

Huddersfield held out under a notable pressure storm to take a 1-0 win at the City Ground that left Nottingham Forest kicking yourself frustrated.

Steve Cooper’s side played one chance after the other when Duane Holmes scored for the guests in the 30th minute.

But goalkeeper Lee Nicholls saved a number of saves and Forest missed a number of opportunities when somehow they managed to emerge from a game they could easily have won empty handed.

Sorba Thomas hit the crossbar with a brutal, spectacular shot within the first 20 seconds for Huddersfield after finding space to fly from 22 yards on the right.

Forest responded with a Brennan Johnson cross for Lewis Grabban, but although the striker’s first touch was good, he was unable to make room for a shot. It should set the tone for what should follow.

Just as Forest looked like he was going to score, Huddersfield took the lead.

Harry Toffolo conjured up his fourth assist in as many games as he picked out Holmes, who finished sharply, defeating Brice Samba at his near post. Former derby man Holmes celebrated in front of the home fans by putting his hands to his ears.

Forest couldn’t find a balance despite incessant pressure.

Colin Kazim-Richards war Derbys Match winner for a second game when he stepped off the bench to bring Wayne Rooney’s side a 2-1 championship win at Stir up.

The 35-year-old scored a winner with his left foot in the 84th minute, seven minutes after former Rams favorite Tom Ince appeared to have saved a point for the hosts to give Derby their third straight win.

Wayne Rooney’s derby won late

Kazim-Richards was also the hero in the derby win over the soaring West Brom three days ago.

His third goal of the season, completing a league double over Stoke for the bottom of the table, came after replacing Luke Plange in the first half.

The 19-year-old Plange, who only made his third start in the first team, gave County the well-deserved lead with the second goal of his career in the 16th minute.

The win marked the first time since January that Derby had won three games in a row, raising them to 11 safety points.

Apparently, despite their 21-point deduction for joining the administration, there is still a lot of fighting going on in Rooney’s side.

In contrast, Stoke largely disappointed that it failed to make it in the top 7, frustratingly.

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