Two goals from Callum Wilson and another from Yann Kermorgant gave Bournemouth a flattering 3-1 victory at relegation-threatened Wigan to keep them on top of the Championship.
Wilson looked offside when he opened the scoring for the Cherries, and Wigan enjoyed good spells in both halves but had only Leon Clarke’s headed goal – the last of the game – to show for their efforts.
Eddie Howe, Bournemouth’s manager, was happy to accept the lucky break that got his side going. “I was surprised the flag didn’t go up, I have to be honest,” he said. “It was a harsh one for them to take.”
Ince makes instant impact with two goals
Steve McClaren believes he has landed a real gem in Tom Ince (right) as the 23-year-old attacking midfielder, who arrived on loan from Hull on Monday, scored his first league goals in a year to inspire Derby to a 4-1 home victory over Bolton that kept them in second place. Ince marked his debut by scoring twice.
“The first goal was always going to be important and it was a cracker,” Derby’s manager said of Ince’s fine free-kick.
Karanka’s strikers are firing on all cylinders
Aitor Karanka was delighted to see Patrick Bamford, Jelle Vossen and Lee Tomlin all get on the scoresheet as his Middlesbrough side secured a “crucial” 3-1 win over Charlton in their pursuit of promotion. “Football’s about goals and when you have strikers like ours it’s important they’re all scoring,” the Boro manager said.
Brighton 2 Nottm Forest 3
Derby 4 Bolton 1
Fulham 1 Birmingham 1
Leeds 0 Brentford 1
Middlesbrough 3 Charlton 1
Millwall 1 Huddersfield 3
Norwich 4 Blackpool 0
Rotherham 2 Ipswich Town0
Sheff Wednesday 1 Cardiff City 1
Watford 1 Blackburn Rovers 0
Wigan 1 Bournemouth 3
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