Championship round-up: Fulham and Rotherham both lose to increase relegation fears

Championship round-up: Fulham and Rotherham both lose to increase relegation fears

first_img Championship round-up: Fulham and Rotherham both lose to increase relegation fears Championship strugglers Fulham and Rotherham both suffered blows to their quest for second tier safety with respective defeats to Leeds United and Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.Former Premier League outfit Fulham are hoping to avoid a second successive relegation but are just six points clear of the drop as Leeds ran out 3-0 winners at Craven Cottage, with the hosts ending the game with ten men.Highly-rated youngster Sam Byram opened the scoring shortly before the half time break with a climbing header, with Sol Bamba doubling the Whites’ lead shortly after the restart.It then got worse for the Cottagers when on-loan full-back Konstantinos Stafylidis was sent off for a second yellow card, and Mirco Antenucci made the three points secure with Leeds’ third goal with just three minutes left to leave Fulham hanging in the balance.Rotherham remain tied on points with their relegation rivals as Forest scored two goals in three first half minutes to seal a win which lifts them up to ninth.Dexter Blackstock and Michail Antonio hit two long-range stunners in quick succession to wrap up the victory before half time, and while the Millers did mount a comeback after the break, they could only land one of their 17 goalbound efforts on target as the Tricky Trees held on.Championship results:Nottingham Forest 2-0 Rotherham UnitedFulham 0-3 Leeds United 1last_img

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