EFL Championship: Leeds' promotion push slowed by QPR loss; Birmingham move closer to top six with victory over Bristol City

Leeds also lost at Loftus Road in the FA Cup last month and have won only four of their last 10 league games to endanger their chances of ending a 15-year wait to return to the Premier League

Agence France-Presse February 27, 2019 08:33:12 IST
EFL Championship: Leeds' promotion push slowed by QPR loss; Birmingham move closer to top six with victory over Bristol City
  • Leeds missed the chance to return to the top of the English Championship as Marcelo Bielsa's men lost 1-0 at QPR on Tuesday

  • Leeds also lost at Loftus Road in the FA Cup last month and have won only four of their last 10 league games to endanger their chances of ending a 15-year wait to return to the Premier League

  • Elsewhere, Birmingham moved to within three points of the top six thanks to a 2-1 victory over Bristol City, who sit in the final play-off spot

London: Leeds missed the chance to return to the top of the English Championship as Marcelo Bielsa's men lost 1-0 at QPR on Tuesday.

EFL Championship Leeds promotion push slowed by QPR loss Birmingham move closer to top six with victory over Bristol City

QPR's Toni Leistner and Luke Freeman celebrate at full time, after beating Leeds. Reuters

Luke Freeman scored the only goal early in the second half as Leeds remained in third, two points adrift of leaders Norwich and behind Sheffield United on goal difference.

Victory ended a dreadful run of seven straight Championship defeats for QPR that looked to have ended a potential play-off push.

Leeds also lost at Loftus Road in the FA Cup last month and have won only four of their last 10 league games to endanger their chances of ending a 15-year wait to return to the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Birmingham moved to within three points of the top six thanks to a 2-1 victory over Bristol City, who sit in the final play-off spot.

Goals either side of half-time from Connor Mahoney and Michael Morrison put the Blues in control and, although Famara Diedhiou pulled one back in the 66th minute, it was not enough for Lee Johnson's side.

Hull and Sheffield Wednesday were both on the move in mid-table with victories over Millwall and Brentford respectively.

Jarrod Bowen scored for a sixth consecutive home match in Hull's 2-1 win. His eighth-minute opener was cancelled out by Shaun Hutchinson but Marc Pugh netted what proved to be the winner three minutes before half-time.

Steven Fletcher's double propelled Wednesday to a 2-0 victory, the Scot netting either side of half-time.

Updated Date:

also read

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur suffer £80 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions
Sports

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur suffer £80 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions

Spurs have counted the cost of the coronavirus pandemic more than most as it struck shortly after the club opened a new 63,000 capacity stadium at a cost of £1.2 billion.

Premier League: Aubameyang has scored a lot of goals for Arsenal but we always demand more, says Arteta
Sports

Premier League: Aubameyang has scored a lot of goals for Arsenal but we always demand more, says Arteta

Arteta knows how crucial his star is to Arsenal's hopes of challenging for a place in the Champions League.

Premier League: Tottenham boss Antonio Conte urges Tanguy Ndombele to be more of a team player
Sports

Premier League: Tottenham boss Antonio Conte urges Tanguy Ndombele to be more of a team player

Conte has to find a way to get the best out of Tottenham's record signing, who has become a target for frustrated fans since his £55 million ($74 million) signing from Lyon in 2019.