CHAMPIONSHIP AROUND: UP said Benrahma hat-trick as Brentford closed hole on top two with Fulham claiming vital win and Reading placed five past bottom of Luton table
- Said Benrahma hit a hat-trick when Brentford defeated Wigan 3-0 in Championship
- Fulham came a step closer to securing a playoff place with extra time winner
- Reading had an impressive afternoon when she beat the bottom of the table Luton 5-0
Said Benrahma hit a hat-trick when Brentford threw more woes on Wigan with a 3-0 win that strengthened their grip in third place.
Benrahma opened the score in the 19th minute and made it 2-0 just before the hour with what looked like an intended cross.
The Algerian completed his hat-trick before the afternoon went bad for the visitors who entered the administration this week, as Joe Garner was sent off for a bad challenge.
Said Benrahma scored a hat-trick when Brentford defeated Wigan 3-0 to put pressure on the top two
Fulham also continued the chase when Josh Onomah took the only goal of the game deep into injury time to sink Birmingham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
The Blues got chances via Jude Bellingham, but it appeared they had caught a run late when goalkeeper Lee Camp produced a brilliant double save to deny Joe Bryan and Bobby Decordova-Reid.
Bottom club Luton saw their unbeaten run of six games come to a crushing end when Yakou Meite scored four goals in Reading’s 5-0 win over Kenilworth Road.
Midway through the first half, Meite scored two goals in as many minutes to get his side, and he completed his hat-trick 10 minutes before half-time.
Josh Onamah struck in the closing moments when Fulham narrowly beat Birmingham
Reading put on a show against the bottom of Luton’s table in a 5-0 win over Kenilworth Road
George Puscas headed a fourth for Reading in the 57th minute before delivering the continuous ball from which Meite completed the score five minutes later.
Tyrese Campbell scored twice when Stoke left the relegation zone with a 4-0 win over fellow wrestlers Barnsley.
Sam Vokes opened the score after just eight minutes, and Campbell’s double gave the Potters a comfortable cushion at the break, with Tom Ince hitting his team for the fourth three minutes.
Huddersfield pushed two points clear of the relegation zone with a boring goalless draw at home against Preston.