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CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Swansea move up to second with 2-0 victory over Blackburn

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Swansea climbed to second thanks to goals from Andre Ayew and Ben Cabango on Saturday

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Swansea move to second with 2-0 victory over Blackburn while Wycombe take their first win against Sheffield Wednesday

  • Goals from Ben Cabango and Andre Ayew handed Swansea a 2-0 victory
  • Reading’s defeat to Coventry mean Swansea are now just four points behind 
  • David Wheeler’s first-half goal handed Wycombe their first win of the season 

Swansea climbed to second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 home victory over Blackburn.

Reading’s defeat to Coventry on Friday opened the door for the chasing pack to close the gap, and goals in each half from Ben Cabango and Andre Ayew saw the Welsh club move to within four points of the early pacesetters.

The victory also lifted the Swans above Bournemouth, who had to rely on an 81st-minute Rodrigo Riquelme equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Derby.

Swansea climbed to second thanks to goals from Andre Ayew and Ben Cabango on Saturday

Swansea’s win over Blackburn mean they are now four points off league leaders Reading

Norwich sit level on points with Bournemouth, one ahead of Middlesbrough, who moved into the play-off positions after Marvin Johnson’s 81st-minute strike secured a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Wycombe finally secured their first win of the season as they overcame the absence of manager Gareth Ainsworth to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 – David Wheeler netting in first-half stoppage time.

Ainsworth was watching the game from a hospital after undergoing back surgery on Friday.

David Wheeler's first-half goal was enough for Wycombe to take their first win of the season

David Wheeler’s first-half goal was enough for Wycombe to take their first win of the season

Wycombe will be hoping for a change of fortune after victory over Sheffield Wednesday

Wycombe will be hoping for a change of fortune after victory over Sheffield Wednesday 

QPR got the better of a thriller against Cardiff at Loftus Road, with Dominic Ball’s 25-yard strike in stoppage time securing a 3-2 win after two goals from Joe Ralls had hauled the Bluebirds back from 2-0 down.

It was a first win in eight matches for Rangers.

Defeats for Millwall and Watford, meanwhile, saw them drop out of the top six.

Millwall, whose entire first-team coaching staff are self-isolating following positive tests for manager Gary Rowett and two other staff members, were thumped 3-0 at home by Huddersfield, with Josh Koroma, Pipa and Lewis O’Brien all on target.

Dominic Ball got the important strike in a five-goal thriller against Cardiff at Loftus Road

Dominic Ball got the important strike in a five-goal thriller against Cardiff at Loftus Road

Watford’s loss came at the hands of Barnsley, who triumphed 1-0 at Oakwell thanks to Alex Mowatt’s stunning early effort.

James McClean got the winner for Stoke in a 1-0 victory over Rotherham, while Brentford were 3-0 winners at Luton.

Rico Henry, Ivan Toney and Marcus Forss all found the net at Kenilworth Road.

In the day’s remaining fixture, Gary Gardner stepped off the bench to bag an 85th-minute winner as Birmingham beat Preston 2-1 at Deepdale.

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Source: DailyMail

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