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  15 Sep 2021, 10:36

Bournemouth move level with West Brom at top of the Championship

   LONDON, Sept 15, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - Bournemouth moved into a share of the
lead at the top of the Championship with a 2-1 win over QPR on Tuesday as
West Brom were held 0-0 at home by Derby.

   Bournemouth and QPR were two of three teams in the division still yet to
lose prior to the encounter at the Vitality Stadium, but the visitors made a
poor start on the south coast.

   Jaidon Anthony robbed Tob Dickie and fired home after 12 minutes to open
the scoring.

   It was 2-0 before the break when Anthony picked out Dominic Solanke inside
the area and the former Liverpool forward found the net.

   Sam McCallum pulled one back after the interval for QPR but they could not
find an equaliser as they fell to sixth.

   "In the first half we were clinical but they put us under immense pressure
in the second half and we had to show another side to us," said Bournemouth
boss Scott Parker.

   "We have seen tonight that every game in this league is different and that
sometimes you have to grind it out."

   West Brom also remain unbeaten and at the summit but with an identical
record to Bournemouth after they were held to a goalless draw by Wayne
Rooney's Derby.

   The Baggies had plenty of chances but could not find a way past Kelle Roos
and may lose top spot if Fulham win at Birmingham on Wednesday.

   Huddersfield leapfrogged QPR to sit fourth in the table after an excellent
3-0 win at Blackpool.

   Josh Koroma got the ball rolling for the Terriers with a stunner early
into the second half and Matty Pearson and Jonathan Hogg joined him on the
scoresheet.

   Blackpool have dropped into the bottom three after Reading beat
Peterborough 3-1 score to move out of the relegation zone.

   John Swift and Tom Dele-Bashiru struck in the space of three second-half
minutes for the Royals.

   Nathan Thompson pulled one back for Posh, but Dele-Bashiru added his
second in stunning fashion with a powerful effort from outside the area to
leave Peterborough second bottom.

   Ben Brereton Diaz struck for the fourth time this season to inspire
Blackburn to a 2-0 triumph over Hull at Ewood Park to move up to seventh.

   Sheffield United were denied a second consecutive win after Emil Riis
Jakobsen netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Preston a 2-2
draw at Bramall Lane.

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