Championship review

Foxes outrun Rovers

February 26, 2013

Leicester got their challenge for automatic promotion back on track with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn at the King Power Stadium.

Chris Wood heads Leicester into the lead against Blackburn
PA PhotosChris Wood heads Leicester into the lead against Blackburn

Chris Wood headed his ninth goal in as many matches since joining the Foxes from West Brom at the start of the year before Harry Kane marked his home debut with a goal. A comparatively quiet second half ended with Andy King heading a third in stoppage time.

Craig Dawson continued his fine start to life at the Reebok Stadium as Bolton beat Peterborough 1-0 to dent the basement boys' survival hopes.

Dougie Freedman's side are unbeaten in five games since Dawson arrived on loan from West Brom in the January transfer window.

The central defender scored twice in Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Hull and grabbed the only goal against Posh with a firm header from Jay Spearing's fifth-minute corner.

Mark Robins claimed his first victory as Huddersfield boss as James Vaughan's second-half goal gave them a 1-0 win over Burnley and moved them six points clear of the relegation zone.

The Terriers, who took all the spoils at Turf Moor for the first time in 41 years, had scored just once in the previous four league fixtures but Vaughan produced a predatory finish with their first real chance of note ten minutes after the interval.

In contrast, the Clarets were profligate with their finishing, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Sam Vokes all wasteful as they failed to find the net for a third successive outing and extended their winless streak to six games.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report