ExtraFootie's Robert Brady reviews all of Saturday's action in the Championship as West Brom smash five past hapless Middlesbrough, Newcastle return to winning ways and the pressure increases on Roy Keane and Brendan Rodgers.
There can be no doubting the result of the day in the Championship as West Brom demolish Middlesbrough at the Riverside in the battle of the top two.
Roberto Di Matteo's men were rampant from the off and proved why they are among the favourites to win the league with goals from Chris Brunt (2), Youssuf Mulumbu, Roman Bednar and Jerome Thomas sealing the win.
Newcastle took advantage of Boro's lacklustre performance to move into second as they secured a 3-1 win over bottom-of-the-table Plymouth thanks to goals from Ryan Taylor, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll.
Preston moved into fourth place after they came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over Coventry at Deepdale with goals from Chris Brown (2) and Neill Mellor cancelling out Sammy Clingan's opener for the Sky Blues. Clinton Morrison claimed a late consolation for Chris Coleman's side.
Cardiff City were shocked at home Queens Park Rangers as on-loan Arsenal hitman Jay Simpson bagged a goal in either half to seal a 2-0 win and give Jim Magilton's side the much needed three points.
Bristol City were held 1-1 at Ashton Gate by Scunthorpe United after Grant McCann's last-gasp equalisier had cancelled out Alvario Saborio first goal for the Robins.
Vicarage Road witnessed a six goal thriller as Dany N'Guessan levelled late on for Leicester after Watford had fought back from two goals down at half-time to lead 3-2 with Heidar Helguson scoring a brace.
Blackpool are into seventh after they claimed an impressive 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest with the only goal of the game coming from former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam.
Crystal Palace bounced back from five consecutive defeats in all competitions with a 1-0 triumph over Derby County at Pride Park with Darren Ambrose scoring the vital goal.
Peterborough United grabbed their first win of the season in stunning fashion as George Boyd scored a dramatic late winner after Reading had lead 2-0 at London Road.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Simon Church had put Brendan Rodgers' side ahead before the break but Craig Mackail-Smith, Aaron McLean and Boyd struck to seal the vital win for Darren Ferguson's side.
Doncaster Rovers and Ipswich Town shared the spoils in a fantastic advert for Championship football, although maybe not a good advert for defending at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Wade Fairhurst and Martin Woods had twice given Rovers the lead only for Tamas Prisken and Jack Colback to restore parity for the Tractor boys before winger Lee Martin struck to give the away side a 3-2 lead.
But just as Roy Keane looked set to celebrate his first win of the season, his former Manchester United team-mate Quinton Fortune netted with six minutes remaining to earn a point for Sean O'Driscoll's men.
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