Football League: Leaders West Brom slump against Wigan after Leeds win

Sam Morsy winner consigns leaders to home defeat. Leaders West Bromwich Albion saw their advantage move some extent by Leeds’ crushing 4-0 lunchtime win at Hull City and promptly slumped to a harmful 1-0 home defeat against relegation candidates Wigan Athletic. Filip Krovinović’s volley was cleared off the road for the Baggies while Gavin Massey struck a post for the Latics before the break at The Hawthorns, and Leon Balogun nicked the ball off Hal Robson-Kanu’s toe to stay it goalless just after half-time. But Sam Morsy’s composed second-half finish hoisted Wigan out of the relegation places at the expense of Middlesbrough, who entertain Nottingham Forest on Monday night. Wigan defended stoutly to repel a late rally by the league leaders. agen maxbet online

Fulham were forced to scrap for everything early during a highly competitive and rain-lashed encounter against Preston North End at Craven Cottage. But when David Nugent’s attempted clearance header ballooned into internet on 58 minutes, it proved decisive. Aboubakar Kamara added gloss with an injury-time goal as Scott Parker’s side maintained momentum in their promotion push with a second straight victory.

After a winless spell of 4 matches, promotion-chasing Brentford looked well set to say maximum points at Cardiff City, first-half goals from Luka Racic and Bryan Mbuemo putting them firmly on top of things . But Junior Hoilett and Joe Ralls had the hosts level at 2-2 by the top of a free-scoring half before the last half proved goalless.

At Hillsborough, home fans were heading for the exits before half-time, as Derby County stormed into a 3-0 lead against hapless Sheffield Wednesday. Tom Lawrence’s deflected shot opened the scoring on seven minutes and he doubled the lead on 24 minutes before Jason Knight made it three much to the disgust of the house faithful. Josh Windass restored some respectability to the scoreline 16 minutes from time. The victory draws the Rams level on the Owls on 48 points in mid-table.

André Ayew’s 14th goal of the season clinched three points for Swansea City after Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster was on track again to bring them level against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Brewster’s fine first-half finish cancelled out Sam Gallagher’s opener for Rovers and Swansea climbed to ninth as a result.