Championship round-up: Aston Villa slip to shock defeat against QPR


Yann Kermorgant remains sidelined for Reading

So not surprised to see Aston Villa are represented by Chester in the latest Football League Team of the Week after the clash v Wolverhampton Wanderers. With hindsight I should have done. I thought about making five or six changes but the way we won on Saturday weighed against me.

Coupled with Cardiff's home win earlier in the day, the defeat left Wolves three points clear at the top.

Doherty struck in each half, either side of a 58th-minute goal from Benik Afobe, as the league leaders earned a much-needed victory after a run of just five points from their previous five games.

Hull City eased their relegation fears as they hit back from 3-1 down to beat Norwich City 4-3 - Abel Hernandez netting two penalties before Harry Wilson's victor.

Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore scored for Neil Warnock's side after Neal Maupay had opened the scoring for Brentford.

"We never got started and all of a sudden it was one of those terrible evenings".

"I am under no illusions about that fact but we have given ourselves the opportunity to make further progress". "They know that all the pressure is on the big clubs because of the expectation on their players". The Blades kept their play-off hopes alive through Enda Stevens and starlet David Brooks.

Villa had no answer to the inspirational play of teenager Ebere Eze, who was compared to former Hoops favourite Stan Bowles by delighted manager Ian Holloway.

Things are not looking quite so rosy for Barnsley, who remain outside the bottom three but only by three points after Norwich's Josh Murphy cancelled out another Oliver McBurnie goal in a 1-1 stalemate.

Hull City also grabbed another crucial win and are now nine points above the bottom three after defeating Ipswich Town 3-0 at Portman Road thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.

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