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Five Things We Learned

10 February 2014

A round-up of The Championship

It was an enjoyable weekend for Blackpool, who claimed a deserved point thanks to a dramatic equaliser against Nottingham Forest.

There was plenty of late action across The Championship however, so here is a round up of what happened elsewhere.

Never say die attitude...

It was comebacks galore in The Championship on Saturday, as three teams salvaged a point having been 2-0 down.

Blackpool’s next opponents Ipswich were one of them, leaving it late to claim a point from Barnsley.

Bournemouth produced a similar trick at Bolton, whilst league leaders Leicester also drew at home to Watford 2-2.

Curse of the award...
 
That draw for Leicester came on the back of Nigel Pearson winning the Manager of the Month award for January.

The Foxes won all five of their league matches during the month to strengthen their grip on top spot.

Adam Le Fondre won the Player of the Month award, after scoring six goals over January. 

Stalemate Boro...

One side accustomed to a draw is Middlesbrough, who have now been tied at 0-0 for their last three games.

This time Boro struggled to get past Blackburn, just as they did against Doncaster and Wigan in recent weeks.

Varney on the move...

On Saturday Luke Varney made his Blackburn debut, a day after joining the club on loan from Leeds.

The striker spent a season on loan at Bloomfield Road during the 2010/11 and is now looking to kick-start his career.

Windy affair...

Meanwhile, the club he left behind were the benefiters of two bizarre goals, as they won at Yeovil.

Leeds had been trailing 1-0, but scored two massively wind-assisted goals, the second of which involved Stephen Warnock’s free-kick behind blown home.

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