Championship round-up - Bournemouth and Huddersfield stand out

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Goals galore in the Championship as Bournemouth and and Huddersfield hit five.

It was yet another eventful weekend in the Championship as league leaders Leicester City beat bogey side Charlton Athletic 3-0.

It was a comfortable win with Jamie Vardy, David Nugent and Danny Drinkwater scoring for the Foxes. This result has stretched Nigel Pearson's side's unbeaten record to 14 games.

Bournemouth were wonderful as they beat relegation threatened Doncaster Rovers by five goals. Former Charlton man, Yann Kermorgant hit a hat-trick and Harry Arter scored two to round off the rout. The Cherries weren't the only team in goalscoring mood as Huddersfield Town beat local rivals Barnsley, by the same tally. Despite not finding the net, Nakhi Wells was unplayable who played his part in four of the five goals.

Dave Jones scored after 29 minutes as Burnley kept their pressure on Leicester City at the top of the table by beating play off contenders Derby County 2-0. Steve McClaren's side were set up for a point as the former England manager reverted back to a 4-5-1 formation, which isolated Chris Martin who was later sent off.  Dean Marney rounded off the victory for the Clarets in the second half.

In the lunchtime kick-off, QPR drew with Leeds United as Jermaine Jenas salvaged a point for the R's after an early Ross McCormack strike. The draw was the right result in a tightly contested affair. 

At the City Ground, FA Cup holders Wigan beat Nottingham Forest comprehensively 4-1 with Emerson Boyce amongst the goals the Latics. This result will boost Wigan's play off aspirations as they consolidated their 6th place position.

There were 1-0 wins for Brighton, Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday. A David Lopez penalty finished off Millwall for the Seagulls. There was a late penalty at Hillsborough as Atdhe Nuhiu struck to prevent Middlesbrough taking a point back to the North East. Darryl Murphy scored the only goal of the game for Ipswich as the beat Birmingham at home in a very comfortable win for the Tractor Boys.

In the Lancashire derby Bolton ripped up the form book and beat Blackburn Rovers by four goals. Joe Mason was amongst the goals for Dougie Freedman's men. Grant Hanley's absence was vital as Rovers were torn apart and puts a serious dent in Blackburn's play off hopes. 

The goals kept coming as two Troy Deeney goals put Blackpool to the sword in a 4-0 win for Watford. The Hornets outplayed a Blackpool side from start to finish. 

Yeovil Town picked up a vital point in their quest for safety by drawing 1-1 against Reading. The Royals will have seen it has an opportunity missed as Yeovil were reduced to eight men as they incredibly had three players sent off.

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