CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Bournemouth join Norwich at the top of the pile

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Bournemouth join Norwich at the top of the pile thanks to Junior Stanislas’ winner against Wycombe while Millwall put an end to their slump

  • Bournemouth have moved top of the pile after a 1-0 victory against Wycombe
  • Junior Stanislas scored the only goal of the game for the Cherries on Tuesday
  • Bournemouth sit above Norwich on goal difference, having played a game more 
  • Millwall finally ended their slump with a 2-0 win away at Bristol City on Tuesday

Another busy evening in the Championship served up twists and turns as English football’s second-tier pushes the pedal to the metal.

Sportsmail rounds up the action, as promotion hopefuls Bournemouth joined Norwich at the top of the standings after a hard-fought victory.

Junior Stanislas scored the only goal of the game as Bournemouth beat Wycombe 1-0

Alex Pattison was sent off for Wycombe during Tuesday’s Championship encounter

Bournemouth went top of the table with a 1-0 win over strugglers Wycombe. The relegation favourites held out for 68 minutes at the Vitality Stadium but were weakened by Alex Pattison’s sending off, before Junior Stanislas scored the game’s only goal soon after.

Millwall put an end to their slump with a first win since October, away to Bristol City. Off-field issues did not hamper the Lions, who scored through Tom Bradshaw and Mason Bennett.

City’s Famara Diedhiou was shown a red card for an attempted overhead kick after coming on as a substitute, on his birthday.

Jefferson Lerma steps in between Sam Surridge and Stanislas after tempers flare on Tuesday

Victor Adeboyejo hit a late winner for Barnsley as they beat Preston 2-1. Sean Maguire gave Preston an early lead before Alex Mowatt hit back. QPR and Stoke drew 0-0.

Mark Warburton’s side had one shot on target and are now winless in six games. Warburton said: ‘I’m frustrated the fans didn’t get the victory that they obviously craved. 

‘Fewer chances are being created by all teams, I think it’s a result of fatigue. We are in a period of nine games in 28 days and it’s placing demands on the players. You are seeing the injuries — you have to make changes because the players are struggling.’

It was a tough evening at the office as Bristol City were beaten 2-0 at home by Millwall

Meanwhile, Watford couldn’t exploit a man advantage as they drew 1-1 against promotion rivals Brentford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Troy Deeney fired in a penalty on the hour mark after Ethan Pinnock was adjudged to have fouled Ismaila Sarr — an offence that also saw the defender sent off. Insult was added to injury for the Bees, as Sarr had been offside before being brought down. 

Minutes later Brentford were level, again from the spot, after Christian Kabasele’s handball — in-form striker Ivan Toney sending Ben Foster the wrong way. Stipe Perica thought he had the winner for the hosts but his header was wrongly ruled out for offside.

Troy Deeney converted from the penalty spot but Watford were held to a 1-1 draw vs Brentford

The Hornets couldn’t make the most of their advantage after Ethan Pinnock was sent off

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