Leeds overtakes Southampton in the championship standings after a comfortable win against Swansea.

Leeds overtakes Southampton in the championship standings after a comfortable win against Swansea.

The Leeds team easily defeated Swansea with a score of 4-0, securing their seventh consecutive win in the Championship. This moved them into second place above Southampton and matched their largest victory of the season.

The hosts were dealt a tough situation when Crysencio Summerville and former Swansea player Joël Piroe scored in the first 10 minutes, making it difficult for them to recover.

Wilfried Gnonto scored twice, bringing his total to four goals in four games, as Daniel Farke’s team continues to pursue an automatic promotion spot with impressive performance.

Southampton’s league record of no losses since 23 September was broken by Bristol City at Ashton Gate, ending their 22-game unbeaten streak. Goals scored by Sam Bell, Rob Dickie, and Harry Cornick in the second half dealt a blow to Southampton’s hopes for automatic promotion, as City emerged victorious with a 3-1 win in an entertaining match.

In the 52nd minute, the home team took the lead with a pass exchange between Anis Mehmeti and Jason Knight on the right side of the box. Mehmeti then passed low for Bell to score from six yards.

Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong looks dejected as Bristol City celebrate their third goalView image in fullscreen

Centre-back Dickie rose above the Saints defence to head home a Joe Williams corner from the left after 72 minutes and Cornick set the seal on an impressive City display by lashing home an 82nd-minute cross from fellow substitute Ross McCrorie.

It wasn’t until the extra time that Southampton was able to respond, with Adam Armstrong scoring from a penalty kick after Kyle Walker-Peters was fouled.

Leicester’s leaders solidified their top spot as their captain Jamie Vardy netted a goal against his childhood team in a 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday at King Power Stadium.

Enzo Maresca’s team secured victory by half-time and now hold a 14-point lead over the third-ranked Saints as they near promotion to the Premier League. Vardy, who was let go by the Owls for his small stature as a teenager, also contributed to the first goal scored by Abdul Fatawu in the fourth minute.

In the fifth consecutive home victory in the Championship, West Brom defeated Cardiff 2-0 with goals from new additions Mikey Johnston and Andreas Weimann in the first and second half respectively. This win helps Albion maintain their position in the playoff race.

In the opening minute, Johnston found the back of the net after receiving a pass from Tom Fellows on the right side. Weimann added to Albion’s lead in the 80th minute with his second goal for the team, finishing off a well-crafted play led by captain Jed Wallace.

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Norwich moved up to sixth place in the rankings after bouncing back from surrendering a two-goal advantage to triumph over Watford 4-2 at Carrow Road. The Canaries initially seemed to have control of the game, finding the back of the net twice in the first half courtesy of Ashley Barnes and Josh Sargent. However, Watford fought back with a goal from Mileta Rajovic just before halftime, followed by Yáser Asprilla’s impressive long-range shot to tie the game in the middle of the second half.

However, the team playing at home maintained their composure and secured a win through two rapid goals from Gabriel Sara and Christian Fassnacht. This hard-fought victory marks their ninth consecutive undefeated game at home, while also hurting Watford’s diminishing chances of securing a spot in the top six.

John Eustace, the new manager of Blackburn, was disappointed in his return to his previous team Birmingham as Rovers lost 1-0. In the 77th minute, Andre Dozzell scored the sole goal, breaking his team’s streak of not scoring for 388 minutes and giving them the victory they deserved.

Rotherham, who are currently at the bottom of the table, faced another setback as they lost 2-1 to Hull at home. Despite taking an early lead in the fourth minute thanks to Christ Tiéhi’s goal, an own goal by Cameron Humphreys, caused by a deflection from Jaden Philogene’s impressive rabona cross, brought the Tigers back into the game. Substitute Noah Ohio secured the victory for Hull with a goal in the 75th minute, keeping their hopes for a playoff spot alive.

Source: theguardian.com