Frantic Friday Sees Callum Robinson Seize Brace Whereas Leeds Slip Up
It was a frantic day of Championship motion on Friday as Sheffield United overtook Leeds United within the automated promotion locations.
Marcelo Bielsa’s males suffered a shock 1-2 defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic regardless of the away facet taking place to 10 males.
Leeds knew that they needed to keep away from defeat to overhaul Sheffield United who jumped into second after a superb 2-Zero win over Martin O’Neill’s Nottingham Forest in Friday’s early kick-off.
They began off excellently and shortly discovered themselves with a large benefit as Cedric Kipre noticed pink for a handball on the Wigan line, stopping a sure Leeds purpose.
Pablo Hernandez missed the ensuing spot kick, however the Whites discovered themselves one up shortly after because of a purpose from potential Irish recruit Patrick Bamford.
Wigan nonetheless drew degree earlier than the break because of Gavin Massey and it was the winger who struck once more within the second half because the away facet took a shock lead.
Leeds hadn’t misplaced a sport that they had taken the lead on this season and regardless of pushing in opposition to the ten males they may not discover an equaliser as their promotion aspirations suffered an enormous blow.
Sheffield United’s Irish contingent had a large half to play of their victory over Forest as David McGoldrick and Enda Stevens linked up for his or her second to ship the Blades again into second place.
Elsewhere, Irish striker Callum Robinson was again amongst the targets as Preston defeated Ipswich by 4-1 at Deepdale.
Robinson, who had began the season effectively earlier than an damage setback in November, scored his first purpose after a stunning contact and activate the sting of the realm earlier than rifling the ball previous the Ipswich keeper.
His second was equally as spectacular, a fantastically taken volley from inside the realm as he seems to be to seek out kind forward of Eire’s subsequent set of qualifiers in June.
Richard Keogh discovered himself on the scoresheet for Derby County of their 2-2 draw with Birmingham whereas it was a momentous day for 17-year previous defender Nathan Collins who was handed his first begin for Stoke Metropolis of their 1-Zero defeat to Middlesbrough.