by Agence France-Presse

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London, February 25, 2023 (AFP) – Championship leaders Burnley moved one step closer to the Premier League with a 4-0 thrashing of Huddersfield on Saturday.

Vincent Kompany’s side built a three-goal lead at half time at their home in Turf Moor.

Ashley Barnes, Connor Roberts and Josh Brownhill scored for the Clarets, who completed the demolition after the break thanks to Michael Obafemi’s ferocious finish.

Burnley were relegated from the Premier League last season but are 12 points clear of second-place Sheffield United and 19 points clear of third-place Middlesbrough.

The top two in the Championship are automatically promoted to the Premier League.

Sheffield United, who had lost their last two league games, secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Watford at Bramall Lane thanks to a Ryan Porteous own goal.

Middlesbrough’s five-match winning run came to an end with a 2–0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Daryl Dike scored twice for Carlos Corberan’s playoff chasing team.

Gareth Ainsworth’s first game in charge of QPR ended in a 3–1 defeat to Blackburn at Loftus Road.

Millwall moved up to fifth place with a 1-0 win at Stoke, secured by Zian Flemming’s impressive solo effort in the first half.

Blackpool are second from bottom after losing 3-1 at Reading.

Luton won 1–0 at Birmingham, with Carlton Morris’s second-half goal securing the points.

Nahki Wells’ 70th-minute penalty gave Bristol City a 1–0 win against Hull at Ashton Gate.

Norwich defeated Cardiff 2-0 at Carrow Road, with Gabriel Sara and Marquinhos scoring for the Canaries.

Preston ended a run of four league games without a win by beating Wigan 2-1.

Viktor Gyokeres marked his 100th Coventry appearance with the winning goal as the Sky Blues beat Sunderland 2–1.

Swedish striker Gyokeres converted Matt Godden’s cross in the closing stages.

Gyokeres had previously set up Jamie Allen to put Coventry ahead before Manchester United loan Amad Diallo returned one for Sunderland in stoppage time.


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