Another weekend of Championship football saw a flurry of goals, the leaders show their fighting spirit, Boro bounce back, Palace and Birmingham continue their fine form and the Lions finally roar. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 13 of the Championship. ——————– 10-men Saints escape with a point Five points clear going in to the weekend, leaders Southampton travelled to The Madjeski Stadium to face Reading. The Royals were the better side for large periods, with Simon Church, Adam Le Fondre and Mikele Liegertwood all going close. At the other end, Reading keeper Adam Federici pulled off a stunning save to keep out an Aaron Martin header. On 71 minutes, the home side took a deserved lead when Liegertwood fried in after a Jobi McAnuff free-kick had hit the post. Six minutes later, Reading were also a player up as Saints skipper Dean Hammond was sent-off for a second yellow card. . But […]

After a two-week international break, the NPower Championship returned at the weekend. In a strange round of action, 9 0f the top 10 failed to win, Forest continued to struggle, whilst Leeds finally hit some form. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 11 of the Championship. ——————– Derby-Southampton ends in a draw The big game of the weekend saw leaders Southampton travel to third-placed Derby County. Nigel Clough’s home side had the best possible start when Theo Robinson netted after Ben Davies’ 3rd minute shot had been saved. But the Saints showed why they are the team to beat so far the season, as they fought their way back into the match. Brazilian midfielder Guly Do Prado twice went close, before Jose Fonte saw a header cleared off the line. In the second-half, Nigel Adkins’ table-toppers continued to pepper the home goal, with Rams keeper Fraser Fielding in inspired form. He saved well from […]