CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Sam Clucas haunts old club Swansea

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Stoke move into second after Sam Clucas starred to haunt old club Swansea… while Cardiff left it late to seal a point in comeback at Peterborough with Aden Flint the unlikely hero

  • Stoke have risen into second spot after Sam Clucas starred in the win at Swansea
  • Clucas held his shirt aloft in celebration, having dazzled against his former team 
  • Elsewhere, Luton beat Barnsley and Coventry edged past newcomers Blackpool  
  • Huddersfield beat Preston 1-0 despite failing to muster up a single shot on target
  • Cardiff piled on pressure from two goals behind to take a point at Peterborough

Stoke are second in the standings after Sam Clucas starred in a 3-1 victory against his former side Swansea.

Nick Powell gave the visitors a deserved lead that Clucas added to, holding up his shirt in celebration, before Leo Ostigard added a third and Swansea substitute Joel Piroe grabbed a consolation.

Former Stoke boss Nathan Jones’ Luton sit a place behind them having triumphed 1-0 at Barnsley thanks to Amari’i Bell’s first goal since March 2019.

Sam Clucas (middle) help up his shirt in celebration after helping Stoke beat old club Swansea

Coventry ended the evening in fourth thanks to Viktor Gyokeres’ goal on the stroke of half-time sealing a 1-0 win at Blackpool.

Huddersfield were the only home side to triumph on Tuesday as Sepp van den Berg’s own goal was enough to see of Preston 1-0, while Aden Flint was Cardiff’s hero as Peterborough were denied victory at the death.

Darren Ferguson’s newly-promoted hosts looked on course for a second successive victory when striking twice in the space of three minutes early in the second half through Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele.

But City had other ideas as they piled on the pressure to snatch a draw, with Flint scoring two clinical headers – both courtesy of exquisite Marlon Pack crosses – in a breathless finale to a 2-2 draw.

Viktor Gyokeres’ goal just before half-time saw Coventry beat Blackpool and move into fourth

Aden Flint was the unlikely hero for Cardiff after netting late on to seal a point at Peterborough

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