Championship goals and overview: Sheffield United lead; Watford and Burnley win | Soccer News
Sheffield United moved top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-0 win over former leaders Reading.
A clash between the top two teams in the division had seemed like a tantalizing prospect, but the home side secured a one-sided victory at Bramall Lane.
Oli McBurnie opened the scoring with a header from Max Lowe’s superb cross after 11 minutes and Anel Ahmedhodzic volleyed home from a corner seconds into the second half.
Iliman Ndiaye put the result beyond doubt shortly after the hour mark and Ahmedhodvic completed the rout with a chilling header 10 minutes from time.
Reading’s miserable evening saw them slip to fifth in the table thanks to wins at Norwich, Burnley and Watford.
The Canaries fell behind in Birmingham after Scott Hogan’s opener in the 50th minute, but equalized through Andrew Omobamidele and snatched the victory in stoppage time through Onel Hernandez.
Watford also enjoyed a last-minute winner at home to Middlesbrough as the club celebrated 100 years of football at Vicarage Road.
Rodrigo Muniz put the visitors ahead after just four minutes of his full debut, only for Ismaila Sarr to equalize and Vakoun Bayo fire the winner in added time.
Burnley had looked set to take second thanks to Brazil defender Vitinho’s close range header in the 62nd minute and Jay Rodriguez stabbing home the second 10 minutes later in a 2-0 win over Millwall.
QPR complete the play-off places after a comfortable 3-1 win over Hull at Loftus Road.
Ilias Chair rolled up a superb opener in the top corner after just 10 minutes and goals from Ethan Laird and Chris Willock, on loan from Manchester United, put the result beyond doubt before Tyler Smith’s late consolation.
Second-half strikes from Luke Freeman and substitute Gabriel Osho gave Luton a 2-1 win at Cardiff, with Romaine Sawyers drilling six minutes from time to set up a tense finish.
The only draw of the evening was between Wigan and West Brom, a first strike by Josh Magennis canceled out by Karlan Grant for the Baggies.