Round-up: Cech's double keeps Baggies buoyant as Keane flounders

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Marek Cech struck twice as West Bromwich Albion came from behind to take over from Newcastle, for 24 hours anyway, at the top of the Championship with a 3-1 win over struggling Plymouth on Saturday.

The Baggies hit back after Jamie Mackie had given the Plymouth a 12th-minute lead at the Hawthorns with Shelton Martis and Cech replying before the break. Cech made the points certain when he added his second four minutes from time.

Jèrèmie Aliadière scored twice as Middlesbrough maintained their fine start by compounding the woes of Roy Keane's Ipswich with a 3-1 win at the Riverside Stadium.

Nicky Maynard struck three minutes into the second half as Bristol City earned a 1-1 draw at Coventry, Leon Best had given the home side the lead. Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor was on target as Preston won 2-0 at home to Swansea.

Scunthorpe hit form after a disappointing start to the season to run out 4-0 winners at Crystal Palace with Jonathan Forte, Paul Hayes, Sam Togwell and Michael O'Connor all scoring. Matthew Kilgallon ended Derby's 100per cent home record when he headed in 10 minutes from time to earn Sheffield United a 1-0 win at Pride Park.

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