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Queens Park Rangers Lose Ground On League Leaders Leicester City

Monday 3rd March 2014
The top two teams still remain unbeaten at the top in their last 10 games as Derby, QPR and Forest all lose ground in getting to the second automatic promotion slot, Jack Critchley bring us his review of the weekend action in the Championship.

Leicester City will no doubt steal the headlines with yet another convincing victory over Charlton, but it's QPR who lost ground on the top 2. 'Arry remains confident that his expensively assembled side can achieve promotion this season, but with a distinct lack of goals in the side, it is hard to see them pushing Derby and Burnley too hard for the much sought after runners up position.

Their 1-1 draw with Leeds petered out in the second half, although they did have chances to win the game. Ross McCormack's free kick and Jermaine Jenas' equaliser made for an entertaining opening 45 minutes, but the remainder of the game failed to ignite.

Burnley beat Derby 2-0, they haven't lost at home for over a year now and they were good value for the victory despite the unfortunate sending off of Chris Martin for Derby.

Wigan are making a late dash for the play offs under Uwe Rosler, after shedding the Thursday nights in Europe and Owen Coyle. The Latics have clicked into gear and their 4-1 thumping of Nottingham Forest was a statement to those teams treading water above them.

Middlesbrough continued their goalless run and it looked like a third successive 0-0 draw until a late penalty and a red card for Dean Whitehead gave all 3 points to Sheffield Wednesday. It could have been different for the Teesiders as Jacob Butterfield's fizzing strike clearly crossed the line, the entire stadium witnessed it but the officials somehow conspired to miss it.

Down at the bottom, its getting tight, Bolton appear to be putting a run together and remembering how to score at just the right time. They put 4 past Blackburn. Yeovil somehow maintained parity with Reading despite going down to 8 men after 3 red cards. A 1-1 draw will have done the Glovers a world of good and sent Barnsley to the foot of the table in the process. The Tykes were battered 5-0 by Huddersfield and there was another 5 goal thumping as Bournemouth steamrollered Doncaster on the South Coast.

Birmingham lost 1-0 to Ipswich whilst Millwall can't seem to buy a win, they went down 1-0 to Brighton but the real club in crisis appear to be Blackpool. The seasiders are without a win since November 30th and were outclassed and out-endeavoured by Watford. The Hornets were 3 up at half time and a combination of hapless defending and Watford firepower saw caretaker manager Barry Ferguson crestfallen and questioning his own position.
Jack Critchley
Blackpool fan who enjoys a spot of the football league. I follow Championship through to League Two.

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