Championship round-up: Sam Vokes closes the gap on Leicester to set up showdown
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Chris Wood saved Leicester's blushes and denied struggling Yeovil victory with a last-minute equaliser for the Championship leaders at the Walkers Stadium. The 1-1 draw meant Burnley in second closed the gap on Leicester to four points thanks to a 2-0 home win over Doncaster – with the top two playing each other at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Joe Ralls' 22nd-minute free-kick had given Yeovil the lead at Leicester but yet again Gary Johnson's side were undone by conceding a late goal. Burnley took full advantage of Leicester dropping two points, Sam Vokes' penalty two minutes into the second half and Junior Stanislas's neat finish seeing them home.
Queen's Park Rangers moved up to third with a 1-0 win over in-form Wigan, a first defeat for Uwe Rösler's side in 10 games, Yossi Benayoun getting QPR's goal.
Derby slipped up at Ipswich despite Patrick Bamford giving them the lead in the first minute. Jonny Williams fired a 20-yard equaliser for the home side with 22 minutes to go and Christophe Berra's far-post header from a corner in injury time earned Mick McCarthy's side a 2-1 win.
With the threat of administration hanging over Leeds after Massimo Cellino's takeover was blocked by the Football League, they slumped to a 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban and Yann Kermorgant both scored twice for Eddie Howe's team.
Millwall slipped deep into relegation trouble with a 3-2 home defeat to fellow strugglers Birmingham, headers from Andrew Shinnie and Nikola Zigic giving the visitors their first win in six games. Ian Holloway's team are now bottom of the table after Barnsley shocked Reading to win 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium, Dale Jennings getting the pick of the visitors' goals with a 25-yard piledriver.
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