Championship round-up

Blackburn get dramatic late winner

September 15, 2012

Blackburn moved to the top of the league thanks to a Jordan Rhodes brace in a thrilling 5-3 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Scott Dann celebrates
EmpicsScott Dann is mobbed by his Blackburn team-mates after scoring against Bristol City

Rovers were behind inside the first minute through Albert Adomah's effort for City, but frontman Rhodes netted his first goal for the club, since his £8 million move from Huddersfield, to equalise.

Nuno Gomes got in on the act with a strike to give Rovers the lead, but Stephen Pearson restored parity and after Ruben Rochina put Blackburn back in front, Sam Baldock made it 3-3 with seven minutes to go.

But Rovers defender Scott Dann and Rhodes both struck in stoppage time to secure three points for Steve Kean's side.

Blackburn are now one point clear of Blackpool, who drew 1-1 at Barnsley.

Craig Davies put the Tykes ahead on 14 minutes before Tom Ince on the half hour.

Brighton's time at the top of the Championship standings lasted less than 24 hours, after they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 on Friday night.

Hull were out of sight by half-time against Millwall through four goals from Robert Koren, Jay Simpson, Abdoulaye Faye and Sone Aluko before Darius Henderson's pulled one back for the visitors.

Cardiff came out 2-1 winners at home against Leeds at home thanks to a Craig Bellamy free-kick and a Peter Whittingham penalty after Tom Lees fouled Nicky Maynard, with Rodolph Austin getting the visitor's consolation.

Sixth-placed Nottingham Forest came from two goals down against Birmingham at the City ground to salvage a draw when Pablo Ibanez put one into his own net late on.

Hayden Mullins and Marlon King had had given the Blues the lead before Simon Cox made it 2-1 and Ibanez netted an unwitting 86th-minute equaliser.

Middlesbrough won 2-0 as wide men Luke Williams and Mustapha Carayol ensured they got the three points against Ipswich.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield won 1-0 at home against Derby, Bolton downed Watford 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium and Peterborough remain bottom and pointless after a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Burnley.

Friday's other game saw Crystal Palace win 1-0 at Charlton.