CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Huddersfield leapfrog QPR to fourth, as Blackpool slip into the bottom three

Huddersfield leapfrogged QPR to sit fourth in the table after an excellent 3-0 win at Blackpool.

Two goals in six minutes soon after half time set up Huddersfield’s win to make it four victories already this term.

The first was a 25-yard piledriver from Josh Koroma and the second a fine header from defender Matty Pearson. Jonathan Hogg got the third as the Terriers went fourth in the table.   

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Blackpool have dropped into the bottom three after Reading got the better of Peterborough by a 3-1 score to move out of the relegation zone. 

Josh Koroma (right) opened the scoring for Huddersfield from 25-yards against Blackpool

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John Swift and Tom Dele-Bashiru struck in the space of three second-half minutes and while Nathan Thompson pulled one back for Posh they could not find a leveller and were then hit with a third late on.

Dele-Bashiru added a second in stunning fashion with a powerful effort from outside the area to leave Peterborough in 23rd.

Blackburn also scored two quick second-half goals to see off Hull, after the visitors edged an uneventful first-half. 

Tom Dele-Bashiru (left) struck twice in the second-half to help Reading to a 3-1 win 

Defender Daniel Ayala put the hosts ahead with a fine header and four minutes later Chilean Ben Brereton Diaz got Rovers’ second of the game and his fourth goal of the campaign.

Blackburn never lost their grip on a dominant second-half display against a Hull side who have now gone six league games without a goal for the first time since 1920.

Preston grabbed a point at Sheffield United with a goal in the fifth minute of injury time through Emil Jakobsen to earn a 2-2 draw. 

A blunder by the Blades Sweden international goalkeeper Robin Olsen on his debut had gifted Daniel Johnson an equaliser after Morgan Gibbs-White’s early goal. Sander Berge put United ahead late on but Jakobsen punished poor defending. 

Emil Jakobsen punished Sheffield’s poor defending to secure Preston a point in injury time

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