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The winning team of the week dominated by Rotherham United and Stoke as men from Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town, Watford and Hull City appear – gallery

Wiles’ goal seven minutes before halftime gave a Millers team that lost six players to injury a first win in five and handed the Blades a major setback just days after their win over the league leaders. league, Burnley.

Watford moved up to fifth place with a 2-0 win over Reading when Joao Pedro scored both goals at Vicarage Road. The first came from the penalty spot with 15 minutes to go after a foul by Ovie Ejaria on Pedro, and he added the second with a late volley. The Hornets moved past QPR, who were shocked 2–1 by bottom side in the league, Huddersfield Town, the Terriers’ first away win of the season.

Lyndon Dykes marked his 100th appearance for the Rangers by firing them in front after just 90 seconds, but it all went wrong from then on as they suffered a third loss in four. Josh Ruffels headed Huddersfield level in the ninth minute before scoring a spectacular second, finding the net with a shot from above in the 26th minute.

Swansea City were unable to take advantage of QPR’s lost points as Troy Deeney’s 89th-minute equalizer denied them victory in a 2–2 draw at Birmingham City. Scott Hogan had put the Blues ahead after nine minutes, but Swansea turned it around with goals from Olivier Ntcham and Matt Grimes before the break. The draw leaves them in eighth position, two points above Birmingham.

Michael Carrick saw his Middlesbrough side pull themselves further out of trouble with a 3-0 win against Blackpool. Isaiah Jones fired in front with 15 minutes remaining, Marcus Forss added a second from the penalty spot early in the second half and Chuba Akpom sealed victory in the 65th minute. Middlesbrough move up to 16th, a point behind Rotherham and Stoke. , with the latter beating Luton 2-0 in what could be Nathan Jones’s last game in charge of the Hatters as he prepares to speak to Southampton about his vacant role.

Stoke City scored both goals in the first 13 minutes, the first from Nick Powell and the second an own goal from Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer. Liam Rosenior celebrated his first win as Hull City boss when Regan Slater scored two goals in three minutes to help them win 3-2 at Cardiff City.

Hull scored first through Dimitrios Pelkas, but Birmingham responded after the break to equalize through Callum Robinson and lead through Gavin Whyte, only for Slater to change the game again in the 75th and 77th minutes. Gustavo Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres were awarded the jails as Coventry City secured a third successive win with a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

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