Championship roundup: Zaroury boosts Burnley's promotion push

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London, Oct 29, 2022 (AFP) - Anass Zaroury boosted Burnley's bid for promotion to the Premier League with the stoppage-time goal that gave the Championship leaders a dramatic 2-1 win over Reading on Saturday.

Vincent Kompany's side trailed to Tom Ince's shock opener in the second half at Turf Moor.

But Manuel Benson equalised from an assist by Zaroury midway through the half and the Belgium Under-21 international bagged the winner four minutes into stoppage-time.

The Clarets extended their unbeaten record to 15 in the league and stay two points above local rivals Blackburn

Blackburn returned to second place with a hard-earned 1-0 victory at managerless Hull.

Rovers have won four games in a row after Sammie Szmodics netted the only goal in east Yorkshire in the 15th minute.

Michael Carrick suffered a miserable start to life as Middlesbrough manager with a 2-1 defeat at Preston.

Chuba Akpom gave former Manchester United midfielder Carrick a dream start with a close-range header after eight minutes.

But Emil Riis levelled before half-time and Jordan Storey bagged the stoppage-time winner for Preston as Middlesbrough languish just above the relegation zone.

Carlos Corberan lost his first game as West Bromwich Albion boss as Sheffield United won 2-0 at The Hawthorns.

Iliman Ndiaye and Oli McBurnie grabbed first half goals as the fourth-placed Blades ended a six-game winless streak.

West Brom dropped to the bottom of the table as Huddersfield leapfrogged them by upsetting in-form Millwall 1-0.

Huddersfield's first win in four games was secured by Yuta Nakayama after nine minutes.

Norwich beat Stoke 3-1 to record their first win in seven league games.

Teenage midfielder Aaron Ramsey was the star, scoring twice to put Norwich 2-0 up, while Gabriel Sara added a third before Nick Powell fired home a late consolation for the visitors.

Joao Pedro headed home with three minutes left to give Watford a 1-0 victory at struggling Wigan.

Pedro's effort earned Slaven Bilic's side a third win in four games, leaving them two points off the play-off places.

Wigan have lost six of their last seven matches and sit two points above the relegation zone.

Championship roundup: Zaroury boosts Burnley's promotion push
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