Championship roundup: Mitrovic sets goalscoring record in Fulham win | Championship


Aleksandar Mitrovic set and extended a Championship record with a double in Fulham’s 2-1 victory over struggling Peterborough.

The Serbia international’s 28th-minute penalty was his 32nd league goal of the campaign, one more than Ivan Toney’s previous mark. Mitrovic struck from the spot after being fouled by Harrison Burrows, and he took his tally to 33 within 17 minutes of the restart when he converted Neeskens Kebano’s cross as his side bounced back from Saturday’s home defeat by Huddersfield with Jack Marriott’s late effort providing scant consolation.

The win left the Cottagers nine points clear at the top of the table, although having played two games more than second-placed Bournemouth.

Luke Amos’ last-gasp winner saw 10-man QPR leapfrog Blackburn into third place on an eventful evening at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Jimmy Dunne headed the home side into a 31st-minute lead after meeting Stefan Johansen’s cross, but they were dealt a blow five minutes before the break when the defender Dion Sanderson was sent off after clashing with Reece James. Josh Bowler looked to have snatched a point for Blackpool eight minutes from time, but the substitute Amos’s 89th-minute goal secure a 2-1 win for Rangers.

Ben Davies left it even later to dent Blackburn’s promotion bid as Sheffield United struck in stoppage time to win 1-0 despite Charlie Goode’s dismissal. The Blades were reduced to 10 with 66 minutes gone when the defender Goode was shown a straight red card for an ugly lunge at Reda Khadra.

Their fortunes looked to have taken a further turn for the worse when John Egan was penalised for handball inside the box, but Wes Foderingham kept out Khadra’s 72nd-minute spot-kick to set the stage for Davies to snatch victory in the second minute of added time.

Huddersfield took full advantage to climb into fourth in a remarkable finish to their home clash with Cardiff. The Terriers were trailing to Tommy Doyle’s 61st-minute strike with just two minutes remaining but levelled through the substitute Josh Koroma before Jonathan Russell clinched a 2-1 win in the sixth minute of injury time to extend their unbeaten run to 16 games.

Goals from Danny Hylton and substitute Cameron Jerome helped Luton climb to within two points of the play-off places courtesy of a 2-1 win at Stoke. Lewis Baker pulled one back for the home side in stoppage time, but there was to be no late salvation.

At the other end of the table, Derby’s hopes of closing the gap on 21st-place Reading were dashed by a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Millwall. First-half goals from Jed Wallace and Tyler Burey put the visitors in the driving seat, and Jake Cooper’s 88th-minute own goal proved too little, too late for the Rams.



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