EFL goals and roundup: Sheffield United extend Championship lead | Soccer News

Oli McBurnie’s fourth goal in five league appearances saw Sheffield United extend their lead to three points at the top of the Sky Bet Championship following a 2-0 away win against Preston.

Scotland international striker McBurnie fired from close range 15 minutes from time after Senegal midfielder Iliman Ndiaye beat the visitors just before half-time.

The win for Paul Heckingbottom’s dynamic Blades was also their fourth straight league victory and extended their impressive unbeaten streak to eight games.

West Brom boss Steve Bruce remains under pressure after row Norwich the equalizer only cost his side a second Sky Bet Championship victory of the season.

The former Canaries defender had to endure boos from his own fans after losing to Birmingham in midweek and he was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road despite the visitors being the best team.

Dara O’Shea’s header had put the Baggies on the road to victory but an early Norwich goal for Sam Byram saved the hosts a point from below par, with West Brom furious the goal stood then whom they unsuccessfully called for the handball against the full-back. .

Tom Ince’s superb free-kick just after the hour mark gave While reading a 1-0 win at the Sky Bet Championship in Wigan.
Ince’s strike settled the game and earned the Royals a fifth win in seven games.

Jay Rodriguez’s fifth goal of the season moved Burnley all the way to fourth in the Championship as they extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight games with a hard-fought 2-1 win over City of Bristol.

Sunderland substitute Jewison Bennette handed his side a 2-2 draw at watford with an 87th-minute equalizer at Vicarage Road.

QPR are sixth after them and Feed played out a 0-0 draw in a Sky Bet Championship match of a few clean chances at Loftus Road.

Second-half goals from Carlton Morris and Reece Burke saw Luton finally records a first home victory of the season at the seventh attempt by beating Blackburn 2-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Benik Afobe’s second-half goal was deserved Millwall a 2-1 win over Blackpool at La Taniere.

Swansea eventually put their profligacy behind them to claim a 3-0 victory over shellbut they owed a pair of Tobias Figueiredo howlers a lot for the magnitude of their victory.

Gustavo Hamer saw red for Coventry like an entertaining derby with birmingham at St Andrew’s ended scoreless.

Huddersfield picked up just their second Championship win of the season as veteran striker Jordan Rhodes fired them for a 1-0 success at home against Cardiff in their first game since the sacking of head coach Danny Schofield.

Sky Bet Ligue 1

Sheffield Wednesday hit back with two late goals to draw 2-2 with leaders Sky Bet League One Ipswich in Hillsborough.

Kayden Jackson had given the Tractor Boys the lead after just four minutes and when Owls defender Dominic Iorfa crossed his own net 20 minutes from time there seemed to be no turning back.

However, George Byers reduced the deficit before Michael Smith equalized in the 89th minute.

Portsmouth moved level on points with Ipswich after also scoring a late goal to draw 2-2 against Plymouthwho finished with 10 men at Fratton Park.

Pompey midfielder Josh Koroma opened the deadlock five minutes before the break but the Pilgrims had turned things around after an own goal from Sean Raggett and substitute Niall Ennis’ strike 11 minutes from time.

Plymouth substitute Brendan Galloway was then sent off after picking up two late bookings, and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, who hadn’t come on for a long time, equalized with a header three minutes into stoppage time.

Bolt are fifth after a late goal from Dapo Afolayan saw them beaten Peterborough 1-0.

Barnsley sit sixth after a 3-0 win at Cambridgedespite midfielder Liam Kitching being sent off in the second half.

Devante Cole put the Tykes ahead in the 24th minute.

There was a lengthy stoppage early in the second half after Barnsley goalkeeper Bradley Collins needed treatment following a collision with Sam Smith as he headed the ball outside the penalty area. Collins was eventually replaced by Jamie Searle.

Kitching received a second yellow card in the 68th minute, but Barnsley got a second through Robbie Cundy’s header. James Norwood added a third in stoppage time.

Jack Diamond scored a hat-trick as lincoln won 6-3 at Bristol road.

Ben House had given Lincoln an early lead, with Diamond adding a second from the penalty spot.

Aaron Collins reduced the deficit in the 18th minute, but Diamond struck again just before the break.

Matthew Virtue made it 4-1 shortly after the restart, with Diamond completing his hat trick in the 56th minute.

Ryan Loft pulled back another goal for Rovers but Ben House added a sixth for the Imps on the hour mark and then Collins got his second of the afternoon to complete the scoring in the 65th minute.

Bottom Club Burton finally registered a victory as he won 2-0 at Exeter.

Deji Oshilaja and Davis Kellior-Dunn struck for the Brewers, who recently parted ways with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, during the second half.

Forest Green’s the struggles continued as they were beaten 2-1 at home by other wrestlers Morecambewhich hit a stoppage time winner from Farrend Rawson.

Former Palace striker Connor Wickham put Rovers ahead on the half-hour but Kieran Phillips equalized from a corner just before the break and Rawson nodded late to take the three points.

MK donations won 2-1 at Oxford. Matthew Smith put the Dons ahead just before half-time, with Will Grigg adding a late second from the penalty spot before John Mousinho nodded in consolation for the hosts.

Sean McConville’s goal after just 32 seconds proved enough to give Accrington a 1-0 home win Cheltenham.

Conor Hourihane struck twice in the closing stages as Derby came from behind to beat Wycombe 2-1. Anis Mehmeti had given Wycombe the lead in the 15th minute.

Fleetwood and Charlton draw 1-1. Callum Morton opened the scoring on the half hour mark, before Miles Leaburn equalized 13 minutes from time.

Ellis Harrison led a stoppage-time winner as Port Vale to beat Shrewsbury 2-1.

Striker Harrison had given Vale the lead early on, with Christian Saydee leveling the Shrews in the 19th minute.

Sky Bet League Two

Omar Beckles fired executives Leyton East to a 1-0 win over Wallsall to maintain their record of 100% at home.

League Two’s only unbeaten side got the points after Beckles kicked in from a corner just before the hour mark.

Andy Cook scored twice and Tyreik Wright added a third as Bradford inflicted a 3-0 defeat on top-flight players Stevenagealthough the Bantams had Brad Halliday sent off with a minute left.

Wheelbarrow climbed above Stevenage second as two goals from Josh Gordon, the second a penalty, propelled them to a 2-0 victory at Newport.

Northampton are third after Sam Hoskins took his tally for the season to 10 with two goals in a 3-0 win over the lowest Rochedale.

Jon Guthrie grabbed the opening goal three minutes before half-time before Hoskins headed for the rebound after his 73rd-minute penalty was saved and wrapped up the scoring with 10 minutes to play.

A third goal of the season from Josh Hawkes gave Tranmere surprise 1-0 win Salfordwho were previously unbeaten at home.

Second-half goals from Will Randall and Harry Beautyman for sutton sentenced Hartlepool to a 2-0 defeat and extended their winless streak to 18 matches.

Kristian Dennis led the winner for Carlisle as they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1.

Callum Guy struck Carlisle’s opener before Ayoub Assal netted the Dons’ first goal in four matches to equalise.

Mansfield picked up a 2-0 win at Gillingham thanks to goals from Lukas Akins – who also had a penalty saved by Glenn Morris – and George Lapslie.

Harry Clifton fired Grimsby to a 1-0 win at Colchester and Courtney Baker-Richardson’s sixth goal of the season saw Crewe to beat Crawley by the same score.

Swindon were 1-0 winners Doncaster thanks to the goal of Jacob Wakeling and Stockport versus Harrogate finished 0-0.

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