Championship roundup: Leaders Burnley crushed by Blades

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London, Nov 5, 2022 (AFP) - Sheffield United underlined their promotion credentials with an impressive 5-2 demolition of Championship leaders Burnley on Saturday.

Paul Heckingbottom's side twice came from behind at Bramall Lane as Oli McBurnie inspired the victory with a brace.

Manuel Benson has scored twice for Burnley either side of Iliman Ndiaye's strike for the Blades.

McBurnie hauled United level and Jack Robinson got the third in rollercoaster clash.

United's fourth goal came from McBurnie before Anel Ahmedhodzic made it five for the third-placed Blades.

"The game went exactly how we thought it would. We knew Burnley would try and play on the front foot and win, they've got lots of good players," Heckingbottom said.

"We weren't going to change our approach, we want to play on the front foot too. As well as Burnley have done, we've got good players as well."

Burnley's bitter rivals Blackburn are just two points behind in second place after Ben Brereton Diaz secured a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield.

Norwich are in fourth place after beating Rotherham 2-1 thanks to goals from Kenny McLean and Aaron Ramsey.

Kyle Bartley headed the winner as West Bromwich Albion beat QPR 1-0 to earn consecutive victories under new boss Carlos Corberan.

Viktor Gyokeres scored as Coventry moved three points clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at Watford.

Wigan remain in the bottom three after they let a two-goal lead slip in a 2-2 draw at Swansea.

In Liam Rosenior's first match as Hull boss, the Tigers held on for a 0-0 draw at Millwall despite Oscar Estupinan's 37th minute dismissal for a head-high kick on Charlie Cresswell.

Middlesbrough hit back to draw 1-1 with Bristol City in Michael Carrick's first home game in charge.

Andreas Weimann ended his 15-game goalless streak to put the Robins ahead early on but Chuba Akpom levelled proceedings just three minutes into the second half.

Goals from Scott Hogan and Harlee Dean helped Birmingham to a 2-1 victory over Stoke.

Mark Harris scored as Cardiff won 1-0 at Sunderland, while Luke Berry's first goal of the season earned Luton a 1-0 success over Blackpool.

Championship roundup: Leaders Burnley crushed by Blades
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