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Championship wrap: Leicester, Cardiff return to form

SoccerNews in English Premier League 23 Oct 2012

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Leicester City and Cardiff City returned to winning ways, while Middlesbrough climbed to third place in the Championship on Tuesday.

League leaders Leicester consolidated their position with a 1-0 victory at home to Brighton and Hove Albion courtesy of Andy King’s 10th-minute goal.

Nigel Pearson’s men, who drew with Birmingham City at the weekend, remain on top of the table with 25 points from 12 matches played.

Cardiff came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win over Watford, who had two players sent off at Cardiff City Stadium.

Watford took the lead through Thomas Hoban on 28 minutes, but faced an uphill battle to hold on when Daniel Pudil and Nathaniel Chalobah were dismissed in the second half.

Jonathan Hogg was penalised for a handball, with Peter Whittingham netting his seventh goal of the season to level proceedings.

Watford did their best to weather the storm but came undone in stoppage time when substitute Aron Gunnarsson headed home.

Goals from Faris Haroun and Ishmael Miller earned Middlesbrough their third straight win with a 2-0 defeat of Hull City.

Nottingham Forest had Dexter Blackstock’s 90th-minute equaliser to thank for snatching a 2-2 away to Blackpool, who had recovered from a goal down to be leading 2-1 late in the second half.

Mark Davies matched Blackstock’s feat, bagging a late equaliser as visitors Bolton drew 2-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

George Boyd’s brace helped Peterborough United to a 3-1 win at home to Huddersfield Town, while a Marlon King hat-trick helped Birmingham come from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Millwall.

Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic earned a 1-1 draw away to Leeds United, while Nathan Tyson’s 91st-minute winner saw Derby County come from behind to win 2-1 at Ipswich Town.

David Perkins scored with four minutes to go to help Barnsley draw 1-1 at home to Crystal Palace.

Finally, Chris McCann bagged a goal in the 96th minute as Burnley won a remarkable match 4-3 away to Bristol City.

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