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Championship roundup: Leeds United back on top with rout of Norwich City

Championship roundup: Leeds march on
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Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's Championship action as Leeds United return to the top of the table thanks to their 3-0 win at Norwich City.

Leeds United have returned to the top of the Championship table with a 3-0 win at Norwich City on Saturday.

The Whites had dropped to second prior to kickoff at Carrow Road as Middlesbrough ran out 1-0 winners over West Bromwich Albion a day earlier.

However, Marcelo Bielsa's side moved to 13 points, level with Boro but boasting a better goal difference, after Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez struck three unanswered goals.

Bolton Wanderers saw their impressive start to the season abruptly halted as they fell to a heavy 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

Mark Duffy swept home Chris Basham's pass to put the Blades in front after only five minutes, before Kieron Freeman doubled their lead on 22 minutes and John Fleck sealed the points in the second half.

United's win saw them increase their points tally to nine, putting them level with Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.

Derby and Blackburn both won their weekend games, beating Preston North End and Brentford respectively, while Villa were on the verge of victory only to concede an injury-time goal for a 1-1 draw.

Stoke City picked up a morale-boosting 2-0 home win against Hull City for Gary Rowett's first win in charge, but fellow relegated side Swansea City were beaten 1-0 by Bristol City.

Elsewhere, struggling Queens Park Rangers stopped the rot with a 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic, while Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-1 against Ipswich Town.

Results in full: Aston Villa 1-1 Reading, Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Brentford, Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Sheffield United, Derby County 2-0 Preston North End, Norwich City 0-3 Leeds United, Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Wigan Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Ipswich Town, Stoke City 2-0 Hull City, Swansea City 0-1 Bristol City


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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