CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Fulham breeze past Birmingham City 4-1

Marco Silva continued his blistering start in the Championship with Fulham as they breezed past Birmingham City 4-1 to sit top of the table.

The west London club have won five of their seven league matches this season under boss Silva, following relegation from the Premier League.

That winning form continued last night in a comfortable victory away from home. Denis Odoi’s opener in the 10th minute deflated the Blues, before Aleksandar Mitrovic added a second on the stroke of half-time. 

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Denis Odoi celebrates netting Fulham’s opening goal in their 4-1 win over Birmingham City

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Harry Wilson applied the gloss in the second half to seal victory and have the Cottagers lead the way on goal difference. Troy Deeney scored a consolation penalty.

Stoke missed the chance of going level on points at the top by drawing 1-1 with Barnsley. Sam Surridge put the Potters ahead on 17 minutes but Cauley Woodrow equalised before half-time. 

The late sending-off of Tommy Smith added to a disappointing night for Michael O’Neill’s men. 

Tommy Smith was shown a late red card, adding to a disappointing night for Stoke City 

A Viktor Gyokeres goal ensured Coventry continued their promising run to beat Cardiff 1-0 and move up to fourth in the table.

Luton Town rescued a point against Bristol City after a last-gasp Danny Hylton goal earned his side a 1-1 draw.

The home side looked to be on their way to victory when Nathan Baker scored but Hylton had other ideas.

Danny Hylton (centre) salvaged a point for Luton Town against Bristol with a last-gasp strike 

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