CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Sheffield Wednesday beat Stoke to soar into third, while Swansea crash out of the play-off spots after heavy home defeat by Brentford
- Sheffield Wednesday halted Stoke’s mini-revival with 1-0 win at Hillsborough
- Massimo Luongo’s strike took Garry Monk’s tally to 14 points from seven games
- Brentford winger Bryan Mbeumo scored a stunner in 3-0 victory at Swansea
- New Millwall boss Gary Rowett watched 2-2 draw with Cardiff from the stands
Sheffield Wednesday halted Stoke’s mini-revival and climbed to third in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 victory over the Potters on Tuesday.
Following a dismal start to the season, Nathan Jones’ Stoke had shown signs of improvement with impressive wins against Swansea and Fulham in their previous two matches.
However, they were unable to maintain that run at Hillsborough, where Massimo Luongo’s winner took manager Garry Monk’s tally to 14 points from seven matches in charge of Wednesday.
Sheffield Wednesday continued their climb up the table by beating Stoke on Tuesday night
Swansea fell from third seventh after losing 3-0 at home to Brentford, who took the lead in style with a superb curling shot from Said Benrahma on the half-hour mark.
The visitors were gifted a second goal six minutes later when Jake Bidwell could only poke the ball beyond his own goalkeeper as he tried to prevent Bryan Mbeumo from latching on to a dangerous through ball.
And Mbeumo then scored the best goal of the night after intercepting a pass just inside the Swansea half and surging forward before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the far corner.
Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo (above) capped an impressive victory with stunning third goal
New Millwall manager Gary Rowett watched from the stands as his side drew 2-2 with Cardiff in an entertaining clash at the Den.
The visitors took the lead from their first meaningful attack after 12 minutes when Danny Ward headed home from close range from Junior Hoilett’s cross, but Tom Bradshaw fired in an equaliser just before half-time.
Hoilett curled in his side’s second after 57 minutes but Bradshaw levelled for the second time with 13 minutes remaining.
Goals were harder to come by at St Andrew’s, where Maxime Colin’s close-range header gave Birmingham all three points against Blackburn in a 1-0 triumph.
New Millwall manager Gary Rowett watched from the stands as his side drew 2-2 with Cardiff
Birmingham City claimed a hard-fought victory against Blackburn Rovers at St Andrew’s