Championship round up: Brian McDermott's job on the line at Leeds after rout by Bolton

 

Pressure was piled on Brian McDermott again as his Leeds United side were thrashed 5-1 at home by Bolton, leaving their hopes of reaching the Championship promotion play-offs hanging by a thread. The next story saying that the Leeds manager has been sacked may prove reliable, but all McDermott would say was: "It is pointless thinking about my own position. All I can do is get everyone together, train on Sunday and Monday and put a team out [against Reading] on Tuesday. That is what I want to do." Leeds had plenty of possession but the roof fell in on them at Elland Road after Joe Mason scored just before half-time. Lukas Jutkiewicz headed the second, Zat Knight made it three and when Jutkiewicz crossed for Mark Davies in the 72nd minute he made it 4-0. Andre Moritz added a late fifth before Mark Smith headed a consolation goal for Leeds.

Morison boosts Millwall

On a remarkable day for most of the Championship strugglers Millwall stopped Derby from stepping up the pressure on Leicester City and Burnley at the top by beating Derby 1-0 at the iPro Stadium. Derby had plenty of possession but Millwall went ahead when Steve Morison headed in Lee Martin's cross on the hour. Derby laid seige to the Millwall goal during eight minutes of added time and complained about time-wasting, but Millwall's manager Ian Holloway said: "I've got two of my back four on the bus who won't play on Tuesday but I'm being criticised for them being on the floor."

Miller's double

Yeovil Town remain in the bottom three despite Ishmael Miller scoring twice in a 2-0 home win over 10-man Sheffield Wednesday. Miller, on loan from Nottingham Forest, scored either side of half-time in a match that Wednesday largely controlled. Yeovil's manager Gary Johnson heaped praise on him: "If we stay up it's because we've got a striker who scores every other game."

Rovers revive

Doncaster scored a stunning 2-0 derby victory over Huddersfield as both sides reversed recent form. Rovers had looked every bit relegation fodder last week when they were thrashed 5-0 by Bournemouth, while the Terriers beat Barnsley by the same score. It had been closely fought until Doncaster took the lead in the 28th minute with a goal by Billy Sharp. A first win in six was assured after David Cotteril turned in the second 10 minutes into the second half. It was inconsistent Huddersfield's seventh defeat in 10 games. Terriers boss Mark Robins said: "We can't keep winning one week and losing the next."

Jennings off the mark

Dale Jennings scored his first goal for Barnsley to lead them to a 1-0 victory over promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest that lifted them off the bottom of the Championship table. Forest had most of the early chances but they slipped to their third successive defeat after Jennings cut in to drive in the only goal in the 51st minute.

Dicko puts Wolves clear

Wolves are two points clear of Leyton Orient at the top of League One with two games in hand after winning 3‑0 at Walsall. Nouha Dicko scored twice and Bakary Sako added the third. Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett told the club's website: "We are delighted because potentially this was a very tricky game for us." Orient were held 0-0 at the bottom side Notts County. Brentford have games in hand to step back up to the automatic promotion places after a 2-0 win over Bradford.

Rooney on the mark

Adam Rooney netted a header in the second half to give Aberdeen a 1-0 victory over battling Championship side Dumbarton and a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup. St Johnstone were more convincing in their 3-1 victory over Raith Rovers. In the other quarter-finals today Rangers face Albion and Inverness play Dundee United.

Barcelona beaten

Barcelona had their confidence dented ahead of their Champions League return leg at home to Manchester City when they were beaten 1-0 at Valladolid. Fausto Rossi, on loan from Juventus, scored the 17th-minute goal that stopped Barça from overtaking Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Lionel Messi had a late shot saved. Barça may be grateful for their 2-0 edge over City.

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness