London, July 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Jul, 2020 ) :Championship leaders Leeds moved closer to their long-awaited return to the Premier League after a 3-1 win at Blackburn, while Bristol City sacked boss Lee Johnson after their 1-0 loss to Cardiff on Saturday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are four points clear of second placed West Bromwich Albion, who will have the chance to reduce the deficit against struggling Hull on Sunday, and six clear of third-place Brentford.
Bamford pounced on an error in the Rovers defence to put his side in front after just seven minutes and Phillips doubled Leeds‘ advantage with a 40th-minute free-kick.
Adam Armstrong dragged Rovers back into the game in the 48th minute but Klich made sure five minutes later when he struck a deflected effort from the edge of the box.
City have gone nine games without a win and a fourth successive defeat proved the end of the road for Johnson.
City chief executive Mark Ashton said: “Success in football is ultimately judged by results and league position and the board believes that a change of management is needed now for Bristol City.” Said Benrahma bagged a hat-trick as Brentford beat Wigan 3-0.
Benrahma opened the scoring after 19 minutes then made it 2-0 just before the hour-mark with what looked like an intended cross.
The Algerian completed his hat-trick before the afternoon went from bad to worse for Wigan, who had entered administration this week, as Joe Garner was sent off for a bad challenge.
Fourth placed Fulham also kept up the chase as Josh Onomah lashed the only goal deep into stoppage time to sink Birmingham 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
Joe Lolley fired Forest ahead after just 12 minutes and the visitors seemed in control when Derby‘s Martyn Waghorn was sent off in stoppage-time for a dangerous challenge.
Tyrese Campbell scored twice as Stoke moved out of the relegation zone with a 4-0 win over fellow strugglers Barnsley.
Huddersfield edged two points clear of the bottom three with a drab 0-0 draw against Preston.