npower Championship Wrap: QPR win again as Leeds and Reading both hit five

Queens Park Rangers took their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a narrow 1-0 win over Leicester City at Loftus Road this afternoon.

West Bromwich Albion loanee Ishmael Miller scored his first goal for QPR with two minutes remaining in regular time to beat off a plucky Foxes outfit as the West London club extended their lead over Swansea City to eight points after lost 1-0 at lowly Scunthorpe United.

In other notable Championship results, Leeds United completely dominated Doncaster Rovers in the second half at Elland Road to run out 5-2 winners after the visitors took the lead early in the second term. Max-Alain Gradel and Jonathan Howson each scored twice whilst Luciano Becchio notched his 16th league goal of the campaign.

The same scoreline applied to Reading’s meeting with Middlesbrough at Madejski Stadium with the Royals taking the points to stay 10th on the table. Ian Harte and Shane Long both netted twice for the victors whilst Leroy Lita struck a brace against his former club.

And Bristol City smashed four past Coventry City to win 4-1 at Ricoh Arena to move up to 14th as Hull City knocked Nottingham Forest to fifth with a 1-0 win at the City Ground with Matt Fryatt scoring on his 25th birthday.

English Championship results – March 5

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace
BU: Jay Rodriguez 3’
Turf Moor – 14,848

Coventry City 1-4 Bristol City
CC: Lucas Jutkiewicz 53’
BC: Nicky Maynard 15’, Lewin Nyatanga 23’, David Clarkson 44’, Marvin Elliott 82’
Marlon King (CC) red card 59’
Ricoh Arena – 15,157

Derby County 0-0 Barnsley
Pride Park – 26,251

Leeds United 5-2 Doncaster Rovers
LU: Max-Alain Gradel 11’/83’, Jonathan Howson 49’/90’, Luciano Becchio 75’
DR: Billy Sharp 45+2’, Franck Moussa 48’
Elland Road – 27,027

Norwich City 1-1 Preston North End
NC: Grant Holt 62’
PNE: Chris Brown 60’
Wesley Hoolahan (NC) pen miss 73’
Carrow Road – 25,572

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Hull City
Matt Fryatt 64’
City Ground – 25,119

Portsmouth 1-0 Sheffield United
Hermann Hreidarsson 24’
Fratton Park – 15,096

QPR 1-0 Leicester City
Ishmael Miller 88’
Loftus Road – 18,068

Reading 5-2 Middlesbrough
R: Hal Robson-Kanu 14’, Ian Harte 355/48’, Shane Long 52’/68’
M: Leroy Lita 29’/(p) 72’
Madejski Stadium – 18,568

Scunthorpe United 1-0 Swansea City
Joe Garner 70’
Glanford Park – 4,608

Watford 1-0 Millwall
Danny Graham 51’
Vicarage Road – 13,539

Cardiff City 0-2 Ipswich Town
Jimmy Bullard 67'/86'
Cardiff City Stadium - 21,347

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