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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
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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