Date: 14th September 2016 at 12:07pm
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Newcastle’s Championship season continued with a win against QPR at Loftus Road on Tuesday.

A fifth successive win was secured by Newcastle, with second place consolidated and the lead on Huddersfield cut, after a six-nil win at QPR.

Shelvey’s early effort, which was deflected past QPR ‘keeper Smithies by his own man Henry had Newcastle ahead early on with the second coming from Perez (who had already seen a goal disallowed) on the half hour as he followed up his initially saved effort, with NUFC going in two-up at the break.

A 25-yard strike from Shelvey into the top corner early in the second half made it three to leave the points secured with a fine strike.

Clark headed the fourth ahead of the hour with Mitrovic, having seen an earlier effort turned onto the crossbar by the QPR ‘keeper then making it five-nil soon after.

Substitute defender Hanley also got in on the act to add a late sixth to seal the Newcastle win to make it five wins in a row in the league, six in all competitions.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other matches played, with some still to take place.


Tue 13 Sep 2016 – Championship
Brighton 1-0 Huddersfield 19:45
Derby 0-1 Ipswich 19:45
Fulham 1-1 Burton 19:45
Leeds 2-1 Blackburn 19:45
Norwich 2-1 Wigan 19:45
Preston 3-0 Cardiff 19:45
QPR 0-6 Newcastle 19:45
Sheff Wed 3-2 Bristol City 19:45
Wolves 0-4 Barnsley 19:45
Reading 0-0 Birmingham 20:00

To be played

Wed 14 Sep 2016 – Championship
Aston Villa v Brentford 19:45
Rotherham v Nottm Forest 19:45

After successive defeats Brighton returned to winning ways with a one-nil win at Huddersfield, who still lead the table despite this defeat that saw and unbeaten run going into this match ended at the Amex Stadium.

This slip up saw Newcastle close the gap at the top to a point with an emphatic six-nil win at Loftus Road against QPR.

Derby’s start hasn’t been at all what would have been expected under Nigel Pearson with another loss suffered, this time Ipswich went away from the iPro with the points after a one-nil win.

Struggling Leeds and Blackburn met at Elland Road with the home side collecting the points, a two-one defeat for Rovers leaves them without a win under Owen Coyle in the Championship with Cardiff’s own struggles continuing with Preston running out three-nil winners at Deepdale.

Barnsley have been a real surprise package since coming up from League 1 via the play-offs last season with that impressive form continuing with a four-nil win secured over Wolves at Molineux.

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