EFL highlights and recap: Fulham run riot; Victory for Blackburn, Derby and Middlesbrough | Soccer News

Aleksandar Mitrovic propelled Fulham to the top of the Sky Bet Championship as the Cottagers came from behind twice to claim a comprehensive 6-2 win over Bristol City.

Knocked out of the top two after Blackburn’s victory at Cardiff earlier, Fulham were caught off guard in the seventh minute after a slightly delayed kick-off when Antoine Semenyo cut his left foot and fired home.

Mitrovic headed Fulham level after 21 minutes and although Semenyo restored Robins’ lead just before the half-hour mark with a long-range effort, the hosts scored four unanswered goals before half-time.

Neeskens Kebano grabbed a second equalizer for Fulham, who struck the forward for the first time after 36 minutes through Fabio Carvalho before Mitrovic netted his 26th and 27th league goals of the season before the break.

Another 41st-minute header put Fulham ahead 4-2 before the Serb scored a breathless first half with seven as he fired past helpless Bristol City keeper Max O’Leary.

Kebano assured there would be no response from the visitors when he struck after 57 minutes as Fulham edged Rovers and Bournemouth, lost top spot in the standings after a last-minute 3-2 loss to Luton.

The Cherries had come back from 2-0 level, with second-half efforts from Emiliano Marcondes and substitute Morgan Rogers canceling out Lloyd Kelly’s own goal and Allan Campbell’s strike before the interval.

But Kal Naismith headed home just outside the area in the seventh minute of extra time to beat Bournemouth, who now sit two points below Fulham.

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Kal Naismith sent Kenilworth Road wild as he scored a 97th-minute winner for Luton Town against Bournemouth in the league

Blackburn are level with Bournemouth on 49 points after Joe Rothwell’s 14th-minute curling effort secured a 1-0 win at the Cardiff. The drivers even resisted the dismissal of Ryan Nyambe in the last quarter of an hour.

QPR are fourth after Charlie Austin’s 89th-minute strike sealed a 1-0 victory over West Brom, which fall to fifth place, while Middlesbrough finish top six after hitting back one goal to beat Reading 2-1.

Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll opened the scoring midway through the second half but Matt Crooks netted twice in the final six minutes as Boro secured their fourth straight league win.

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QPR’s Yoann Barbet accidentally pushes referee Simon Hooper in their Premier League game against West Brom

Huddersfield escaped the play-offs after a 1-1 home draw for birmingham. Danel Sinani had given the Terriers the lead after 15 minutes but Flynn Downes secured the Blues a share of the spoils after 78 minutes.

Derby came within eight points of safety after picking up their fourth win in their last five, with Tom Lawrence’s second-half brace sealing a 2-0 triumph over United Kingdom of Sheffield.

Peterborough remains three points from safety after losing 4-1 to Coventry. Gustavo Hamer and Matt Godden gave the Sky Blues some respite and while Jorge Grant pulled one back, Nathan Thompson’s own goal and Godden’s second secured a comfortable three points for Coventry.

Scott Hogan struck four minutes from time to salvage a 1-1 draw for birmingham at Preston, who had taken the lead after the half-hour through Patrick Bauer, while Lewis Grabban’s stoppage-time goal ushered in Nottingham Forest to a 1-0 win over Millwall.

Sky Bet Ligue 1

Wycombe took the Ligue 1 lead after a 2-0 victory over Oxford at Adams Park.

The Chairboys led in the 33rd minute when a corner kick was cleared through to Curtis Thompson, who controlled before sending a terrific strike into the bottom corner just outside the box.

The home side then doubled their lead on the hour mark after Garath McCleary escaped before putting Brandon Hanlan clear, and the striker finished calmly between the legs of Simon Eastwood.

Mitch Clark’s late equalizer for 10 players Accrington stop Sunderland top after a 1-1 draw at Wham Stadium.

Aiden O’Brien scored less than three minutes after coming on to put Sunderland ahead after 48 minutes before Stanley defender Ross Sykes went red for two bookable fouls in the 76th minute.

However, Matt Butcher raced forward in the 84th minute to find defender Clark, who scored his first Stanley goal.

Anthony Pilkington scored deep in stoppage time as Rotherham slipped from the top with a 1-0 loss against Fleetwood.

Substitute Pilkington pounced in the fifth of the extra six minutes to frustrate the visitors.

Inform Wigan held against fiery wrestlers Doncaster claim a 2-1 and close the gap to the top two.

Goals from Max Power and Will Keane put the hosts 2-0 up and, although Omar Bogle pulled one back for Rovers – who fought hard throughout the game – but couldn’t stop the visitors to register a fourth victory in five league matches.

Theo Corbeanu scored a stunning first MK donations objective of propelling his team to a 2-1 victory at Portsmouth and end the hosts’ 10-match unbeaten run.

Mo Eisa was also in on the action as the visitors cemented their place in the top six.

FA Cup hero Joe Ironside was Cambridgeonce again the winner of the match as they headed home in stoppage time to snatch a 1-0 victory at lincoln.

A week after the U’s dismissal to a stunning win at Newcastle, the striker was back at the LNER Stadium.

Sylla Sow, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Sam Hutchinson and Josh Windass were all on target as Sheffield Wednesday to beat Plymouth 4-2.

Kieran Lee and substitute Dapo Afolayan scored twice in eight minutes to win Bolt a 2-0 win over Ipswich and end a series of five successive defeats.

AFC Wimbledon and Morecambe drew 0-0 in a close relegation battle at Plow Lane.

Gillingham slipped to an 11th league game without a win as Steve Lovell’s second term in charge of the Kent side began with a 3-1 loss to Burton.

Lovell saw his side take the lead after three minutes when Robbie McKenzie fired from close range.

But Burton equalized shortly after half-time through Tom Hamer’s looping header.

Captain John Brayford put the visitors ahead before substitute Jonny Smith fired home from Charlie Lakin’s cross within a minute.

Shrewsbury extended their unbeaten run to five league games with a goalless draw against local rivals Crewe.

Neither side offered enough quality in front of goal to break the deadlock, with the visitors coming closest thanks to late efforts from defenders Matthew Pennington and Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Chuks Aneke scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to save a point for Charlton at Cheltenham.

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