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Fan First's Championship review from weekend 16th of October featuring - Fulham, Swansea City & Bournemouth

It was an entertaining weekend in the Championship as Bournemouth continue their unbeaten league season and remain top of the table after 12 matches.

It wasn’t an easy week for The Cherries leading up to their away trip to Bristol City, Welsh midfielder, David Brooks, revealed he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. With their teammate in mind Bournemouth put in another great performance defeating Bristol City 0-2. Jamal Lowe earned a 7.48 scoring the first goal and he celebrated holding a Brooks shirt up to the cameras. Left-back, Jordan Zemura, has been in amazing form this season and the youngster, aged 21, got his third goal of the season to seal victory. He rated at 7.98.

Elsewhere in the division, Aleksandar Mitrovic scored another two goals as he inspired Fulham in the West London derby to win 4-1 against QPR. The Serbian is the league’s top scorer with 12 goals and scored a 7.98 for his performance on Saturday. Also, across the season, he’s scored a 7.00 or over five times. Once again, Mitrovic is proving unstoppable at this level showing Premier League quality.

Nottingham Forest continued their unbeaten run under new manager Steve Cooper as they beat Blackpool 2-1. This was Forest’s first home victory of the season and Brennan Johnson got his side off to the perfect start inside the first quarter of the game finishing from a Max Lowe cross. Johnson earned a 7.65 and Lowe got a 7.98. Blackpool were on a run of four unbeaten and got themselves back into the game via Jerry Yates. However, Cooper has been adding resilience and determination to Forest since taking over and they found their way back in front and held onto the three points after Lewis Grabban, who rated at 8.32, scored the winner.

In the South Wales derby that ended the weekend’s action in the Championship it was Swansea who came out on top 3-0 versus Cardiff. The Bluebirds came into the game in terrible form losing their previous five matches and couldn’t turn their fortunes around. Jamie Patterson was the star man scoring the first goal then assisting the other two as Swansea sent Cardiff down to 20th in the table. Patterson scored a 7.98.


West Brom 1-0 Birmingham

Fulham 4-1 QPR

Blackburn 2-2 Coventry

Bristol City 0-2 Bournemouth

Huddersfield 2-0 Hull

Middlesbrough 2-0 Peterborough

Millwall 0-2 Luton

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Blackpool

Preston 0-0 Derby

Reading 1-0 Barnsley

Sheffield United 2-1 Stoke

Swansea 3-0 Cardiff

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Written by Alex Smith.