Championship roundup: Norwich beat Forest but Farke calls for focus | Championship

 Championship roundup: Norwich beat Forest but Farke calls for focus |  Championship

Norwich maintained their grip atop the championship with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Nottingham Forest. Teemu Pukki scored his 22nd league goal of the season and Kieran Dowell added a second before halftime as the Canaries broke a club record with their ninth consecutive league win.

Daniel Farke’s side extended their lead over second-placed Watford to 10 points with 10 games to go, but the manager has asked his players to stay focused.

“When games are fast and intense you can forget what you are doing, but we also have to feel the joy because nine wins at the trot are exceptional,” said Farke.

“Maybe in a few years we can sit down with a glass of wine and look back at how we wrote a little history and done something really amazing. But now is not the time to be too proud of ourselves because we have to stay focused.

“We still have strong teams to play and you never know what can happen with the coronavirus situation, but I thought we were fantastic in this game.”

Barnsley maintained his play-off charge with a 3-1 win at Wycombe, despite the sacking of captain Alex Mowatt in the second half. Reds forward Cauley Woodrow converted at the end of the first period after Ryan Tafazolli challenged Michal Helik. Daryl Dike led Barnsley 2-0 and, after Mowatt received a red card for his challenge over Scott Kashket, the American on loan added his second. Uche Ikpeazu marked Wycombe’s late consolation.

Birmingham boosted their hopes for survival as Harlee Dean’s header clinched a 2-1 home win over play-off prospects While reading in Lee Bowyer’s first game as manager of the Blues. Lukas Jutkiewicz led Birmingham in an early lead and, although Reading equalized thanks to Yakou Méïté, Dean’s effort in the second half earned them three crucial points.

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Jordy De Wijs a conductor Rangers de Queens Parklate winner as they fought 2-0 to beat Millwall 3-2 at Loftus Road. Millwall led 2-0 at halftime ahead of Jed Wallace and Mason Bennett but Charlie Austin fired QPR and after Stefan Johansen equalized Hull defender on loan De Wijs struck in the finals.

Blackburn and Bristol City drew 0-0 at Ewood Park, while Callum Paterson’s own goal was disallowed Sheffield Wednesday victory in a 1-1 draw at home against Huddersfield. Josh Windass’ effort gave a halftime advantage on Wednesday, but Town fought back with Naby Sarr’s shot in the second period, which was deflected off Paterson. Wednesday, nine points from the last safe place, interrupted a seven-game losing streak.


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