Championship roundup: Norwich remain in top spot, Fulham tops Barnsley

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On a day with many draws, the English Championship’s top sides had no such trouble find results.

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Norwich City earned a 3-1 win over Rotherham behind goals from Wes Hoolahan, Cameron Jerome and Steven Naismith. The Canaries remain atop the league with the victory, while sits five points buried in the relegation zone through 12 matches. Despite dominating much of Saturday’s encounter, Alex Neil‘s team will be looking to improve upon its efficiency in the final third after landing six of its 22 shots on target.

The two sides were deadlocked going into halftime but it was Fulham that came away with a 4-2 win at Barnsley on Saturday. Marley Watkins gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes, however, the fortunes for Barnsley changed significantly as the match wore on. To make matters worse for the Tykes, Josh Scowen earned himself a red card after the hour mark.

Ciaran Clark got the action going early on for Newcastle in the team’s 3-1 win against Brentford, but it was Dwight Gayle‘s double that ensured the Toons the points on the day. Gayle now has nine goals on the campaign, which leads all players in the Championship. Scott Hogan pulled a goal back for the visitors after halftime but it simply wasn’t enough for Brentford to take anything away from St. James’ Park.

Elsewhere in the Championship

Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Ipswich Town

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Preston North End

Derby County 1-0 Leeds United

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Reading

Wigan Athletic 0-0 Burton Albion

Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers