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  • Pressure grows on Carlos Carvalhal as Sheffield Wednesday lose againThe pressure increased on Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal after his team were beaten 2-0 at Derby and had skipper Glenn Loovens sent off.Wednesday have now won only one of their last six games and they were struggling from the moment Loovens brought down Matej Vydra who scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute.At least Wednesday showed spirit and stayed in the match until the 86th minute when substitute Bradley Johnson sealed Derby's victory.Derby stuck with the team that beat Nottingham Forest on Sunday but Wednesday made three changes from the defeat at Bolton, with Kieren Westwood returning in goal.Vydra scored after 24 seconds against Forest and he was involved in another dramatic start when he burst into the box in the fourth minute and was fouled by Loovens who was shown a red card by referee Scott Duncan.Vydra then sent Westwood the wrong way with the penalty to leave 10 man We..

    Derby 2-0 Sheff Wed – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Pressure grows on Carlos Carvalhal as Sheffield Wednesday lose againThe pressure increased on Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal after his team were beaten 2-0 at Derby and had skipper Glenn Loovens sent off.Wednesday have now won only one of their last six games and they were struggling from the moment Loovens brought down Matej Vydra who scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute.At least Wednesday showed spirit and stayed in the match until the 86th minute when substitute Bradley Johnson sealed Derby's victory.Derby stuck with the team that beat Nottingham Forest on Sunday but Wednesday made three changes from the defeat at Bolton, with Kieren Westwood returning in goal.Vydra scored after 24 seconds against Forest and he was involved in another dramatic start when he burst into the box in the fourth minute and was fouled by Loovens who was shown a red card by referee Scott Duncan.Vydra then sent Westwood the wrong way with the penalty to leave 10 man We..
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  • Chey Dunkley at the double as Wigan win at BlackpoolWigan inflicted a first home defeat in 11 league matches on Blackpool as Chey Dunkley struck twice in a 3-1 win at Bloomfield Road.Blackpool were gifted an eighth-minute lead after a defensive mix-up as Dunkley tried to head the ball back to his keeper but put it over the advancing Jamie Jones and Kyle Vassell prodded in on the line.Nick Powell almost hit back after 16 minutes but fired straight at Ryan Allsop from the edge of the area.But Wigan, unbeaten now in six league games, were level in first-half stoppage time, as Dunkley made amends by bundling the ball in from close range after Jay Spearing had made a goalline block.And Paul Cook's side had the lead after 54 minutes, with Gavin Massey's shot breaking to Dunkley again and the defender poking in from six yards.The Latics sealed victory 10 minutes from time as David Perkins calmly slotted in left-footed from 12 yards against his former side. Source: PA ..

    Blackpool 1-3 Wigan – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Chey Dunkley at the double as Wigan win at BlackpoolWigan inflicted a first home defeat in 11 league matches on Blackpool as Chey Dunkley struck twice in a 3-1 win at Bloomfield Road.Blackpool were gifted an eighth-minute lead after a defensive mix-up as Dunkley tried to head the ball back to his keeper but put it over the advancing Jamie Jones and Kyle Vassell prodded in on the line.Nick Powell almost hit back after 16 minutes but fired straight at Ryan Allsop from the edge of the area.But Wigan, unbeaten now in six league games, were level in first-half stoppage time, as Dunkley made amends by bundling the ball in from close range after Jay Spearing had made a goalline block.And Paul Cook's side had the lead after 54 minutes, with Gavin Massey's shot breaking to Dunkley again and the defender poking in from six yards.The Latics sealed victory 10 minutes from time as David Perkins calmly slotted in left-footed from 12 yards against his former side. Source: PA ..
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  • Accrington climb to third after win over CreweBilly Kee and Jordan Clark were on the mark as Accrington moved up to third in the Sky Bet League Two standings with a 2-0 win at Crewe, who finished the game with 10 men.Stanley made it count early on at Gresty Road, with Kayden Jackson taken down inside the box by Crewe skipper Michael Raynes, leaving Kee to blast home from the spot in the third minute.John Coleman's side doubled their lead when some incisive play put Jackson in on the right and when Richards beat out the striker's angled drive, Clark polished off the rebound with a flying header from close range eight minutes after the opener.After a heartening round of applause broke out on the 15th minute in memory of tragic Stanley academy youngster Jordan Moseley, who passed away this week, Accrington came came under pressure.Jordan Bowery dragged an effort past the far post, while Tom Lowery and Chris Porter went close for the Railwaymen.But Stanley were dangerous on..

    Crewe 0-2 Accrington Stanley – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Accrington climb to third after win over CreweBilly Kee and Jordan Clark were on the mark as Accrington moved up to third in the Sky Bet League Two standings with a 2-0 win at Crewe, who finished the game with 10 men.Stanley made it count early on at Gresty Road, with Kayden Jackson taken down inside the box by Crewe skipper Michael Raynes, leaving Kee to blast home from the spot in the third minute.John Coleman's side doubled their lead when some incisive play put Jackson in on the right and when Richards beat out the striker's angled drive, Clark polished off the rebound with a flying header from close range eight minutes after the opener.After a heartening round of applause broke out on the 15th minute in memory of tragic Stanley academy youngster Jordan Moseley, who passed away this week, Accrington came came under pressure.Jordan Bowery dragged an effort past the far post, while Tom Lowery and Chris Porter went close for the Railwaymen.But Stanley were dangerous on..
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  • Joel Grant gives Plymouth first win since August as Wimbledon beatenPlymouth Argyle claimed only their second league win of the season as Joel Grant's goal halted AFC Wimbledon's momentum in a 1-0 victory.An evenly-contested first half saw neither goalkeeper tested, with the best chance falling to Wimbledon's George Francomb, who bent the ball over and wide after good play from Lyle Taylor.The Pilgrims started the second half brightly as the home side changed shape to a 4-4-2 and they made the breakthrough when Graham Carey sliced through the defence and slid the ball across for Grant to finish off the underside of the bar.Neal Ardley's team tried to respond with more urgency, testing Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews.Matthews was signed on emergency loan on from Norwich on Friday, but he repelled all attacks, notably tipping Cody McDonald's header over the bar.Despite a late flurry of corners, Plymouth protected their new goalkeeper and their clean sheet t..

    AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Plymouth – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Joel Grant gives Plymouth first win since August as Wimbledon beatenPlymouth Argyle claimed only their second league win of the season as Joel Grant's goal halted AFC Wimbledon's momentum in a 1-0 victory.An evenly-contested first half saw neither goalkeeper tested, with the best chance falling to Wimbledon's George Francomb, who bent the ball over and wide after good play from Lyle Taylor.The Pilgrims started the second half brightly as the home side changed shape to a 4-4-2 and they made the breakthrough when Graham Carey sliced through the defence and slid the ball across for Grant to finish off the underside of the bar.Neal Ardley's team tried to respond with more urgency, testing Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews.Matthews was signed on emergency loan on from Norwich on Friday, but he repelled all attacks, notably tipping Cody McDonald's header over the bar.Despite a late flurry of corners, Plymouth protected their new goalkeeper and their clean sheet t..
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  • Jevani Brown and Uche Ikpeazu score as Cambridge fight back to beat ChesterfieldJevani Brown inspired Cambridge to a comeback 2-1 victory against Chesterfield.Trailing with 20 minutes remaining, the 23-year-old scored his first professional goal from a free-kick before his run and shot led to Uche Ikpeazu forcing in the winner with 12 minutes left.The U's had enjoyed the better chances in the first half playing into a strong wind, with Jabo Ibehre blazing over from inside the box after being set up by Brown, who later shot wide on the turn following a corner.Piero Mingoia also saw a 60-yard delivery deceive everyone and go in, only for it to be disallowed for a foul on goalkeeper Joe Anyon.But bottom club Chesterfield took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Kristian Dennis tapped home after good play on the left by Matt Briggs, who had just come on as a substitute.But Brown then took over, first with a whipped free-kick which evaded Anyon and flew into the top cor..

    Cambridge Utd 2-1 Chesterfield – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Jevani Brown and Uche Ikpeazu score as Cambridge fight back to beat ChesterfieldJevani Brown inspired Cambridge to a comeback 2-1 victory against Chesterfield.Trailing with 20 minutes remaining, the 23-year-old scored his first professional goal from a free-kick before his run and shot led to Uche Ikpeazu forcing in the winner with 12 minutes left.The U's had enjoyed the better chances in the first half playing into a strong wind, with Jabo Ibehre blazing over from inside the box after being set up by Brown, who later shot wide on the turn following a corner.Piero Mingoia also saw a 60-yard delivery deceive everyone and go in, only for it to be disallowed for a foul on goalkeeper Joe Anyon.But bottom club Chesterfield took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Kristian Dennis tapped home after good play on the left by Matt Briggs, who had just come on as a substitute.But Brown then took over, first with a whipped free-kick which evaded Anyon and flew into the top cor..
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  • Nottingham Forest see off Burton Albion for much-needed winSecond-half goals from Barrie McKay and Eric Lichaj helped Nottingham Forest see off hard-working Burton and ease some of the pressure on Mark Warburton with a battling 2-0 win.Nigel Clough looked set to enjoy his return to familiar territory, with his Burton side on top for the first 45 minutes.But Forest, who had suffered four Championship defeats in their previous five outings, rolled up their sleeves to grind out a victory that left Burton still stranded in the bottom three.Jason Cummings had a low cross-shot saved by Stephen Bywater as Forest began with a high tempo - but it was Burton's game plan that dominated the first half.Clough's men were set up to frustrate and allow Forest no room to create opportunities - while finding their own threat on the break. And it was the former Forest man who won the tactical battle, in a first period that left the home fans frustrated.Sean Scannell whipped in a dangerous..

    Nottm Forest 2-0 Burton Albion – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Nottingham Forest see off Burton Albion for much-needed winSecond-half goals from Barrie McKay and Eric Lichaj helped Nottingham Forest see off hard-working Burton and ease some of the pressure on Mark Warburton with a battling 2-0 win.Nigel Clough looked set to enjoy his return to familiar territory, with his Burton side on top for the first 45 minutes.But Forest, who had suffered four Championship defeats in their previous five outings, rolled up their sleeves to grind out a victory that left Burton still stranded in the bottom three.Jason Cummings had a low cross-shot saved by Stephen Bywater as Forest began with a high tempo - but it was Burton's game plan that dominated the first half.Clough's men were set up to frustrate and allow Forest no room to create opportunities - while finding their own threat on the break. And it was the former Forest man who won the tactical battle, in a first period that left the home fans frustrated.Sean Scannell whipped in a dangerous..
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  • Leo Bonatini bags double and leaders Wolves hold on for victory over PrestonWolves strengthened their position at the top of the Sky Bet Championship as a second-half double from Leo Bonatini helped them earn a hard-fought 3-2 win against Preston.Preston impressed in the first half but Ivan Cavaleiro gave Wolves a 44th-minute lead with his second goal of the season and Bonatini doubled their advantage from the penalty spot just before the hour mark and then grabbed his seventh goal of the campaign four minutes later.Wolves then looked set to cruise to a third successive win - and a fifth in six games - but Preston, who had arrived at Molineux on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run, made them battle all the way for it.Jordan Hugill, who was a summer target for Wolves, reduced the arrears with his seventh goal of the season in the 65th minute when he scored for the third straight game, and Wolves defender Conor Coady turned the ball into his own net on 76 minutes to ensure a tense f..

    Wolverhampton 3-2 Preston North End – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Leo Bonatini bags double and leaders Wolves hold on for victory over PrestonWolves strengthened their position at the top of the Sky Bet Championship as a second-half double from Leo Bonatini helped them earn a hard-fought 3-2 win against Preston.Preston impressed in the first half but Ivan Cavaleiro gave Wolves a 44th-minute lead with his second goal of the season and Bonatini doubled their advantage from the penalty spot just before the hour mark and then grabbed his seventh goal of the campaign four minutes later.Wolves then looked set to cruise to a third successive win - and a fifth in six games - but Preston, who had arrived at Molineux on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run, made them battle all the way for it.Jordan Hugill, who was a summer target for Wolves, reduced the arrears with his seventh goal of the season in the 65th minute when he scored for the third straight game, and Wolves defender Conor Coady turned the ball into his own net on 76 minutes to ensure a tense f..
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  • Port Vale beat high-flying Exeter as they continue their revivalPort Vale's rise away from the foot of the League Two table continued with a 1-0 win at high-flying Exeter.Tom Pope scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute when he turned in from 10 yards from David Worrall's cross, but it was no more than Vale deserved as they created the better chances throughout.Below-par Exeter struggled in atrocious conditions as the strong winds of Storm Brian made life difficult for both teams. They did have the ball in the net in the second half, but Reuben Reid's effort was disallowed by the referee.Port Vale could have increased their lead as Worrall completely missed his kick when well placed in the centre of the penalty box and Tyrone Bennett skied high with another good chance.Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym made a good save to deny Bennett, while Jayden Stockley thought he had won his side a penalty in injury time when he was tripped inside the box, but nothing w..

    Exeter 0-1 Port Vale – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Port Vale beat high-flying Exeter as they continue their revivalPort Vale's rise away from the foot of the League Two table continued with a 1-0 win at high-flying Exeter.Tom Pope scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute when he turned in from 10 yards from David Worrall's cross, but it was no more than Vale deserved as they created the better chances throughout.Below-par Exeter struggled in atrocious conditions as the strong winds of Storm Brian made life difficult for both teams. They did have the ball in the net in the second half, but Reuben Reid's effort was disallowed by the referee.Port Vale could have increased their lead as Worrall completely missed his kick when well placed in the centre of the penalty box and Tyrone Bennett skied high with another good chance.Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym made a good save to deny Bennett, while Jayden Stockley thought he had won his side a penalty in injury time when he was tripped inside the box, but nothing w..
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  • Sheffield United showing no signs of slowing down after win over ReadingHigh-flying Sheffield United made it four wins out of their last five games with a 2-1 victory over Reading.Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp put the hosts 2-0 up at the interval with Roy Beerens pulling a goal back for Reading late on.Reading's Mo Barrow had an early shot deflected wide after finding some space on the right-hand side of the area.The hosts then began to put Jaap Stam's men under pressure with their first chance falling to Leon Clarke, whose near post shot was deflected wide after he connected with a low cross from Enda Stevens.Clarke had a hand in the opening goal when his shot was cleared only as far as Coutts (19), who fired into the roof of the net from 20 yards out.United increased their lead in the 37th minute when Mark Duffy broke free on the right-hand side of the area and his ball across the face of goal was tapped in by Sharp from close range.Beerens tried a low shot from distan..

    Sheff Utd 2-1 Reading – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Sheffield United showing no signs of slowing down after win over ReadingHigh-flying Sheffield United made it four wins out of their last five games with a 2-1 victory over Reading.Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp put the hosts 2-0 up at the interval with Roy Beerens pulling a goal back for Reading late on.Reading's Mo Barrow had an early shot deflected wide after finding some space on the right-hand side of the area.The hosts then began to put Jaap Stam's men under pressure with their first chance falling to Leon Clarke, whose near post shot was deflected wide after he connected with a low cross from Enda Stevens.Clarke had a hand in the opening goal when his shot was cleared only as far as Coutts (19), who fired into the roof of the net from 20 yards out.United increased their lead in the 37th minute when Mark Duffy broke free on the right-hand side of the area and his ball across the face of goal was tapped in by Sharp from close range.Beerens tried a low shot from distan..
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  • Campbell is super sub as Tigers roar on the road once moreFraizer Campbell scored a late goal as Hull beat Barnsley 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship to secure a first away league victory since August 2016.The result at Oakwell pushes the Tigers up to 14th in the table and leaves Barnsley in 19th, hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.Substitute Campbell broke the deadlock with a goal from a corner in the 77th minute, ending the visitors' miserable run of away form which had seen them pick up just six points from a possible 72.After a slow start, Barnsley registered the first attempts at goal, with winger Harvey Barnes and left-back Zeki Fryers firing shots high and wide.Adam Hammill nearly opened the scoring in style when he tried an audacious flick at goal from a Barnes cross, but the visitors' defence was alert and kept the danger out.Despite their poor defensive record, Hull were resolute at the back in the first half, restricting Barnsley to shots from di..

    Barnsley 0-1 Hull – 21-Oct-2017 : Match Report

    Campbell is super sub as Tigers roar on the road once moreFraizer Campbell scored a late goal as Hull beat Barnsley 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship to secure a first away league victory since August 2016.The result at Oakwell pushes the Tigers up to 14th in the table and leaves Barnsley in 19th, hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.Substitute Campbell broke the deadlock with a goal from a corner in the 77th minute, ending the visitors' miserable run of away form which had seen them pick up just six points from a possible 72.After a slow start, Barnsley registered the first attempts at goal, with winger Harvey Barnes and left-back Zeki Fryers firing shots high and wide.Adam Hammill nearly opened the scoring in style when he tried an audacious flick at goal from a Barnes cross, but the visitors' defence was alert and kept the danger out.Despite their poor defensive record, Hull were resolute at the back in the first half, restricting Barnsley to shots from di..
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