A Look At How The Rest Of The Championship Fared Over The Weekend
Tom Ince’s confidently dispatched penalty was enough to push Blackpool up to fifth in the table after Saturday’s round of fixtures.
Watford’s failure to pick up three points was key; Connor Sammon’s late winner for Derby meant the Hornets would remain below the Seasiders after a 3-2 defeat.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Burnley shot to the summit as their fine form continued with a 1-0 win at Ipswich, Scott Arfield heading in the winner.
That victory punished QPR, who could only draw 2-2 at Millwall, after conceding a last minute Jermaine Easter equaliser.
Along with Pool, Leicester were the only other victorious side in the play-offs before the weekend.
Anthony Gerrard’s own goal sank Huddersfield, who lost 2-1 at the King Power Stadium, whilst Bournemouth left it late to claim a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.
Also capitalising on Watford’s slip up was Reading, who crushed Doncaster 4-1.
Blackpool’s opponents next Saturday Blackburn, were on the wrong side of a 1-0 score line against Charlton.
Elsewhere, Yeovil and Brighton drew 0-0, whilst Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday also couldn’t be separated, they finished all square at 1-1.
At Oakwell Barnsley survived a late Middlesbrough fight back to hang on and win 3-2.
On Sunday Leeds breezed past Birmingham, with Matt Smith claiming two in a crushing 4-0 victory at Elland Road, to conclude the weekend’s action.