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CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Teemu Pukki scores brace as Norwich win again

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Teemu Pukki scores brace as leaders Norwich overcome Blackburn

  • Teemu Pukki scored both of Norwich’s goals as the leaders beat Blackburn 2-1 
  • Dominic Solanke netted a brace in Bournemouth’s 5-0 victory v Huddersfield
  • Jamal Lowe scored a brace in Swansea’s 2-0 win away to rivals Cardiff City

Teemu Pukki scored twice as Championship leaders Norwich made it three straight wins with a 2-1 victory at Blackburn.

Pukki opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and, after Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott netted a brilliant equaliser just before the hour mark, the Finland striker turned in Emiliano Buendia’s effort to restore his side’s lead.

Bournemouth remained three points behind the Canaries as they swept aside Huddersfield 5-0.

Teemu Pukki scored a brace as Championship leaders Norwich won 2-1 against Blackburn

Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott scored a superb goal for Blackburn but his side were beaten

Dominic Solanke’s brace and a David Brooks effort had the hosts 3-0 up after just 21 minutes.

Junior Stanislas scored a superb individual effort in the 67th minute before substitute Sam Surridge added a fifth.

Swansea, Watford and Reading all won to remain one point behind Bournemouth.

Dominic Solanke scored a brace as Bournemouth secured a 5-0 victory against Huddersfield

Jamal Lowe doubled his Swansea goals tally in one afternoon as his brace saw off Cardiff 2-0 in the south Wales derby.

Lowe struck in each half to leave Cardiff without a win in the fixture for over seven years.

Troy Deeney scored an 85th-minute penalty to earn Watford a 1-0 win at Birmingham.

Jamal Lowe scored both of Swansea’s goals as they won 2-0 at home against rivals Cardiff

The Hornets looked to be extending their winless away run to six games but Kristian Pedersen was shown a second yellow card as he gave away a spot-kick, and lifelong Blues fan Deeney stepped up to convert.

Reading left it even later to win at QPR, with Michael Olise marking his 19th birthday with an 89th-minute strike in a 1-0 win. 

Troy Deeney is jubilant after his late penalty ensured Watford won 1-0 against Birmingham

Derby remained in the bottom three but moved level on points with rivals Forest as Wayne Rooney extended his unbeaten run as caretaker boss with a 0-0 draw with Stoke.

Tony Pulis is still searching for his first win as Sheffield Wednesday boss after Barnsley came from behind to win 2-1 against the league’s bottom club at Hillsborough.

Wayne Rooney continued his unbeaten run as Derby interim manager with a draw versus Stoke

Coventry skipper Liam Kelly scored two first-half goals before being forced off through injury as the Sky Blues extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 2-1 win at Wycombe.

Middlesbrough returned to winning ways by brushing aside Millwall 3-0, with all the goals coming in the first 20 minutes, James Collins scored a hat-trick as Luton moved into the top half with a 3-0 win over Preston, while goals from Matt Crooks and Michael Smith secured Rotherham a 2-0 victory over Bristol City.




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