CHAMPIONSHIP LOOK UP: Sheffield United super-subs snatch late winners to send Blades ahead

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: Sheffield United super-subs snatch late winners to send them ahead… as Blackburn overcome Watford to take third place, while Vincent Kompany’s Burnley are held by Preston

  • Sheffield United scored a stoppage-time winner to beat Swansea 1-0 in Wales
  • Rhian Brewster trained fellow substitute Reda Khadra to secure the three points
  • Meanwhile, Blackburn are third after an impressive 2-0 win over Watford
  • Preston and Burnley could not be separated as their Lancashire derby ended 1-1

Championship leaders Sheffield United secured victory in the dying seconds at Swansea after some masterful substitutions by boss Paul Heckingbottom.

The clash looked destined to end scoreless, but two of the players launched by the Blades manager combined in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a 1-0 win at Wales .

Former Swansea loanee Rhian Brewster showed great speed and blistering pace to overtake Kyle Naughton before signing fellow substitute Reda Khadra, who returned home to spark big celebrations at the away and ensure United stay on top after Wednesday’s fixtures.

Sheffield United scored a stoppage-time winner to beat Swansea and take the league lead

Preston and Burnley could not be separated in their Lancashire derby with the Deepdale encounter ending in a 1-1 draw.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis put Vincent Kompany’s visitors ahead after just 10 minutes, but Jordan Storey fired back five minutes later and that was how it all ended.

Blackburn are third after an impressive 2-0 win over Watford.

Ryan Hedges scored his first goal for Rovers when he hit Tyrhys Dolan’s cross in the 38th minute and Dominic Hyam secured the points with a late second.

Blackburn are third after an impressive 2-0 win over Watford at Ewood Park

Blackburn are third after an impressive 2-0 win over Watford at Ewood Park

Dominic Hyam scored Blackburn's second goal of the night in the 82nd minute

Dominic Hyam scored Blackburn’s second goal of the night in the 82nd minute

The Hornets were frustrated by the decision to rule out Christian Kabasele’s second-half effort for offside, which would have made it 1-1.

Huddersfield’s poor start to life under new boss Danny Schofield continued after they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Wigan after Callum Lang’s 82nd-minute goal.

Tom Lees equalized for the hosts with 14 minutes remaining after Will Keane opened the scoring with a first-half penalty, but Lang had the last laugh to save six from eight for the beaten play-off finalists. last season.

A dazzling first-half display helped Cardiff beat Middlesbrough 3-2, but only after surviving a late fight back from the hosts.

Callum O’Dowda, Mark Harris and Perry Ng gave the visitors a three-goal lead at half-time.

Preston and Burnley could not be separated in their Lancashire derby as it ended in a 1-1 draw

Preston and Burnley could not be separated in their Lancashire derby as it ended in a 1-1 draw

Boro boss Chris Wilder saw Duncan Watmore and Rodrigo Muniz strike in quick succession but they couldn’t force a third and were overtaken in the table by their opponents and now sit two places above the three last.

Lewis Baker’s brace for Stoke earned new manager Alex Neil a first win with a 3-0 victory at Hull.

Former Chelsea youngster Baker scored a goal in each half, with a Ben Wilmot effort sandwiched in between, to knock Neil off the mark on the third time after asking after leaving Sunderland controversially last month to join divisional rivals City.

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