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Championship round-up - Leicester claim late win

ESPN staff
August 24, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Former England striker Andy Johnson scored the only goal of the game as Queens Park Rangers defeated Bolton © PA Photos
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Blackpool moved to the top of the Championship table with a 1-0 victory over Reading at Bloomfield Road.

Tom Barkhuizen's left-footed effort was enough to see off Nigel Adkins' side as Blackpool took their tally to ten points from their first four games.

Leicester enjoyed a dramatic 3-2 win over Birmingham City at the King Power Stadium to move into second place. Matt Green put the visitors in front after 12 minutes, before Jamie Vardy levelled with 12 minutes of the game remaining.

Andy King put the home side in front just four minutes later, before a late David Nugent penalty secured the three points for Leicester - despite Chris Burke's effort causing late concern.

Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers were 1-0 winners at Bolton in Saturday's early kick-off thanks to Andy Johnson's tap-in, while Blackburn defeated Barnsley 5-2 at Ewood Park which saw Jordan Rhodes score twice.

James Vaughan netted a hat-trick as Huddersfield romped to a 5-1 victory over Bournemouth, but Doncaster were left frustrated after their match at Charlton was abandoned at half time due to a waterlogged pitch - Doncaster were leading 3-1 at the time thanks to Paul Keegan's strike and a brace from Chris Brown.

Leyton Orient remain top of League One following a comfortable 2-0 victory over Crewe, with first half goals from Moses Odubajo and David Mooney enough to secure all three points.

Kevin Lisbie missed a first half penalty for the O's, but the home side were awarded a second spot-kick inside six minutes when Mooney was brought down in the box. The striker stepped up to convert and keep Orient top of the pile.

Second-placed Peterborough ran riot in a 5-0 win at Tranmere, while Notts County remain in the relegation spots after being beaten 1-0 by Stevenage at Meadow Lane thanks to a late finish from James Dunne.

Nahki Wells became the first Bradford player to score in eight consecutive games in after the striker scored a brace in their 2-0 win over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

In League Two, Oxford could not extend their lead at the top as they were pegged back by Wycombe in a 2-2 draw.

Wycombe twice took the lead through Dean Morgan at the Kassam Stadium, but the home side took a share of the points thanks to a dramatic last-minute equaliser from Johnny Mullins. Chesterfield saw off Southend 2-1 to move into second spot, while a 1-0 win for Fleetwood at Hartlepool moves them into third.

Accrington remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home loss to Cheltenham, while two goals from Jordan Chapell ensured a first win of the season for Torquay at Northampton.

For a full list of Championship results, click here. Full classified League One results can be found here and League Two here.

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