CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Swansea climb to third after late Ayew penalty
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Swansea climb to third after dramatic 97th minute penalty from Andre Ayew against Middlesbrough, Watford leapfrog Brentford into second and Bournemouth slip out of top six
- Andre Ayew had Swansea ahead before Sam Morsy’s stoppage time effort
- But the Ghanaian repeated his heroics against Stoke with a penalty at the death
- Adam Masina’s 17th-minute goal means Watford stay 10 points behind Norwich
- Arnaut Danjuma scored for Bournemouth but Preston levelled in the second half
Swansea moved into third after another dramatic late Andre Ayew penalty saw off play-off chasing Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
Ayew had the Swans ahead going into stoppage time, only for Sam Morsy’s deflected effort to look like salvaging a point for Boro.
But, as against Stoke in midweek, Ayew converted from the spot at the death to take his tally for the season to 13.
Swansea moved into third after another late Andre Ayew penalty against Middlesbrough
Ghanaian Ayew had the Swans ahead going into stoppage time at the Liberty Stadium
Watford leapfrogged Brentford into second spot in the Sky Bet Championship after a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Vicarage Road.
With the Bees inactive following coronavirus cases at Rotherham, the Hornets took full advantage courtesy of Adam Masina’s 17th-minute goal to stay 10 points behind runaway leaders Norwich.
Barnsley’s seventh consecutive triumph catapulted them into sixth.
Daryl Dike’s thunderbolt four minutes after half-time brushed aside relegation-threatened Birmingham 1-0 at Oakwell.
But that was only for Sam Morsy’s deflected effort to look like salvaging a point for Boro
But, as against Stoke in midweek, Ayew converted from the spot at the death
Bournemouth slipped out of the top six after drawing 1-1 with Preston at Deepdale.
Arnaut Danjuma put the Cherries ahead eight minutes before half-time, but Daniel Johnson equalised for the hosts in the 70th minute.
Blackburn claimed a first win in eight matches after goals from Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher secured a 2-0 victory over Millwall at the Den.
Adam Masina’s 17th-minute goal was enough to see Watford defeat Nottingham Forest
Stoke ended a three-match losing streak with a 2-0 success over rock-bottom Wycombe, with Rhys Norrington-Davies and Harry Souttar netting in the final 25 minutes at the bet365 Stadium.
Bristol City suffered a second consecutive defeat, losing 2-0 to QPR at Ashton Gate, after Ilias Chair and Rob Dickie struck inside the opening 22 minutes.
Maxime Biamou scored an early winner as Coventry beat Derby 1-0 at St Andrew’s to move six points above the relegation zone.
Arnaut Danjuma’s goal was not enough for Bournemouth who drew 1-1 against Preston
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