01 Dec 2019, 00:24 IST

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Bamford celebrates scoring Leeds’ opener in opposition to Middlesbrough

Leeds United moved high of the Championship with an emphatic 4-Zero house win over struggling Middlesbrough, whereas Brentford stormed to a 7-Zero victory over Luton City on Saturday.

With West Brom not in motion till Monday, Leeds took full benefit of the prospect to achieve the summit with a fifth consecutive victory.

West Brom can have the prospect to return above Marcelo Bielsa’s males once they journey to face Preston North Finish.

Josh Dasilva scored a hat-trick for Brentford as Luton endured a chastening afternoon, and Bristol Metropolis have been additionally large winners, thumping Huddersfield City 5-2.

Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff Metropolis, Studying and Sheffield Wednesday have been the opposite triumphant groups, with Derby County drawing in opposition to QPR as Birmingham Metropolis and Millwall additionally shared the factors.


Leeds, unbeaten in eight matches, continued their fantastic type by cruising previous struggling Boro courtesy of Mateusz Klich’s double.

The result was hardly ever unsure from the second Patrick Bamford headed in Pablo Hernandez’s cross from shut vary within the third minute.

Klich struck in first-half stoppage time and later added an excellent clincher after Helder Costa had scored his first Championship purpose for Leeds within the 67th minute.

Leeds are a degree away from West Brom and 5 forward of third-placed Fulham.


Brentford had scored 5 by half-time in opposition to Luton and ultimately settled for seven at Griffin Park. 

Former Arsenal teenager Dasilva’s treble included a late penalty, whereas Stated Benrahma additionally scored from the spot.

Dasilva additionally assisted a strike for Ollie Watkins, who created two targets himself, with Bryan Mbeumo and Mathias Jensen the opposite Brentford gamers to search out the goal.

Bristol Metropolis scored all 5 of their targets by the 49th minute as they demolished Huddersfield at Ashton Gate.

Andreas Weimann ended with a purpose and an help as Lee Johnson’s males moved as much as fifth within the desk, with Brentford two factors and two locations behind.

Elsewhere, Cardiff received 1-Zero at Nottingham Forest, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s purpose which means the hosts missed an opportunity to go third.


After 18 matches with no win, bottom-of-the-table Barnsley recorded a shock 3-1 house victory over Hull Metropolis.

That moved them two factors behind Stoke Metropolis, who misplaced 2-1 at house to Blackburn, with Wigan Athletic additionally within the backside three after being surprised by Studying’s George Puscas.

Joe Garner’s close-range strike had Wigan heading in the right direction for victory and so they led with 12 minutes to go, just for Puscas to attain a hat-trick within the area of 5 minutes as Studying received 3-1.

Eberechi Eze gave QPR a 1-1 draw at Derby, who had new player-coach Wayne Rooney watching from the dugout, whereas on-loan Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter’s late header noticed Birmingham keep away from defeat at house to Millwall in a match that completed with the identical scoreline.

Within the early recreation, two targets from Steven Fletcher helped Wednesday win 3-1 away to Charlton Athletic.

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