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Championship Round-Up: Burnley climb to second, Bolton clamber off rock-bottom
22nd February 2016

Burnley climbed up to second place in the Championship and are now just one point off leaders Hull City, who have a game in hand, after they beat Rotherham United 2-0 at the weekend.

Goals from Sam Vokes (pen) and a calm finish from Scott Arfield means new Millers boss Neil Warnock has yet to win a game for the struggling visitors, who remain five points adrift of safety.

30 January 2016 FA Cup fourth round : Arsenal v Burnley :Scott Arfield of Burnley.Photo: Mark Leech

Scott Arfield’s 87th minute strike sealed all three points for Burnley against lowly Rotherham United.

Whilst; Brighton’s automatic promotion credentials took a major hit as they were thrashed 4-1 by Cardiff as they slipped to fourth spot. The Bluebirds were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to strikes from Peter Whittingham, Anthony Pilkington and Lex Immers. Dale Stephens struck early for the visitors in the second-half to give the Seagulls a chance, before Whittingham completed the rout with a coolly slotted penalty.

Derby County scored three goals in the final ten minutes as they beat Brentford 3-1 to finally end their barren winless run in the Championship and seal their first league victory since Boxing Day. Alan Judge’s superb 20-yard effort had put the Bees ahead, but late strikes from Jeff Hendrick, Cyrus Christie and Chris Martin sealed a vital three points for the visitors.

Fulham are now nine points clear of the relegation zone as they beat bottom side Charlton 3-0 as the Addicks’ survival chances took another huge blow. Tom Cairney’s brace along with Michael Madl’s fine header means the hosts are still six points from safety with ten matches left to play.

s New Striker Jonathan Kodjia French striker from Angers SCOPicture Steve Parkin/Well Offside .

Jonathan Kodjia now has 12 goals in all competitions for Bristol City this season.

Bristol City climbed above MK Dons in the standings as they won 2-0 on their travels in what was called a relegation ‘six-pointer’ before kick-off. Jonathan Kodjia was the hero as he netted a brace to extend the Robins’ gap between themselves and the drop zone to a healthy eight points.

Bolton were denied a memorable win as they let in a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with QPR. Zach Clough had put the Trotters ahead with a wonderful curling effort, but Matt Phillips’ stoppage time goal meant it was a point apiece. However the hosts do climb off the bottom of the table with a point.

Preston saw off Sheffield Wednesday by defeating the Owls 1-0 to move inside the Championship’s top ten. Joe Garner scored the game’s only goal with a powerful header from Calum Woods’ cross for his fourth strike of the campaign.

Huddersfield won their second game in a row as they beat Wolves 1-0. Nahki Wells was the scorer 12 minutes from time after the visitors failed to clear their lines as both sides created seldom chances.

Player of the Weekend: Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City)
Team of the Weekend: Cardiff City
Goal of the Weekend: Zach Clough (BOLTON v QPR)

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