The Championship on Saturday afternoon…03/11/2018

The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with Blackburn Rovers, for whom Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams were in defence, scoring a late winner to defeat QPR at Ewood Park. Alan Judge was a very late substitute for Brentford who defeated London rivals Millwall by two goals to nil at Griffin Park. Young defender Canice Carroll was on the home bench while Shaun Williams started for the visitors but Aiden O’Brien was unused on the bench. In-form Derby County had Richard Keogh in defence as they came from behind to defeat visitors Birmingham City by three goals to one at Pride Park. Bottom side Ipswich Town played out a one all draw with visitors Preston North End who included Alan Browne, Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire in their starting eleven. Nottingham Forest defeated visitors Sheffield United, who had John Egan and Enda Stevens in their starting eleven with David McGoldrick a fifty fifth minute substitute,with the only goal at the City Ground. Struggling Reading with John O’Shea in defence earned some relief with a three two victory over visitors Bristol City for whom Callum O’Dowda was an unused substitute at the Madejski Stadium. Rotherham United had Richie Towell in their starting eleven but it was half-time substitute Ryan Manning who stole the show as he converted two late penalties to secure a two one victory over visitors Swansea City. The late kick-off saw Stoke City, with James McClean a late substitute, play out a scoreless draw with visitors Middlesbrough for whom Darren Randolph was in his regular goalkeeping position.
In the First Division, Ronan Curtis was in action for leaders Portsmouth who secured a one nil victory at Bradford City while Charlton Athletic had West Ham United loanee Josh Cullen in midfield for their two nil defeat of visitors Doncaster Rovers at the Valley.