Championship round-up: Derby and Middlesbrough miss the chance to go top

first_img1 Derby County missed the chance to return to the summit in the Championship as they conceded two injury time goals which saw them draw 2-2 with Birmingham.Jamie Ward and Tom Ince were the scorers for Steve McClaren’s side, who thought they were about to leapfrog Bournemouth into top spot, but Paul Caddis, from the penalty spot, and Clayton Donaldson denied them the win.Meanwhile, Middlesbrough missed the chance to go above both those sides as they lost 2-1 to a resurgent Nottingham Forest, who returned to winning ways after a midweek defeat to Charlton.Dougie Freedman’s troops came from a goal down to claim the three points with Gary Gardner and Dexter Blackstock cancelling out Grant Leadbitter’s opener.And Aitor Karanka’s Boro dropped to fourth with Watford’s hard-fought 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers securing them a share of the spoils and a move up to third with all four teams now on 66 points.Norwich City ensured they kept chase with their promotion rivals as they dispatched Millwall with ease in south London.Jonny Howson (2), Gary Hooper and Wes Hoolahan all grabbed goals in a 4-1 win for the Canaries before Leigh Gregory netted a consolation goal from the penalty slot late on.Meanwhile, Ipswich and Brentford remain sixth and seventh respectively after the two sides drew 1-1 at Portman Road.Rotherham did their survival chances the world of good as they earned a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, despite being down to ten men for the final 16 minutes of the match.Kari Arnason and Connor Sammon were the goal heroes before Lee Frecklington saw red for two bookable offences.Charlton have now lost just one of their last five games as they Cardiff City were slain in Wales.Federico Macheda had put the hosts ahead but Tony Watt and Yoni Buyens handed Guy Luzon’s men all three points with late goals.Ian Holloway’s misery at Blackpool continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield Wednesday at Bloomfield Road thanks to a strike from Lewis McGugan.Elsewhere, Wigan also saw their hopes of avoiding relegation to League One take a dent as they were beaten 1-0 by Leeds United.Championship results:Blackpool 0-1 Sheffield WednesdayCardiff City 1-2 CharltonDerby 2-2 Birmingham CityHuddersfield 0-2 RotherhamIpswich 1-1 BrentfordMillwall 1-4 NorwichNottingham Forest 2-1 MiddlesbroughWigan 0-1 LeedsWolves 2-2 Watford Derby boss Steve McClaren last_img

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