12 February 2020 10:34
Leeds battle back after Casilla blunder Leeds clung on to their place in the top two despite a goalkeeping gaffe from Kiko Casilla as they battled to a 1-1 draw at Brentford. United, top of the Sky Bet Championship and 11 points clear of third place just two months ago, have seen that lead evaporate over the last 10 matches. In fact Brentford would have gone above Marcelo Bielsa's wobbling Whites with a victory over them, and looked well on the way after Casilla gifted Said Benrahma his ninth goal of the season. But Liam Cooper equalised to secure a valuable point for a side who had lost four of their previous five matches. However, they will still find themselves outside the automatic promotion spots in 24 hours if Fulham pick up a win at Millwall.
Forest fall to home defeat as Charlton boost survival hopes Charlton boosted their fight against Sky Bet Championship relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Sabri Lamouchi's Reds came into the game on a high, having enhanced their promotion credentials with a 2-0 win over Leeds. But a side that included five changes toiled to turn things around after Lyle Taylor had put Charlton ahead in the 24th minute. Charlton had not won in 12 previous away games, but held on for three precious points, with keeper Dillon Phillips making strong saves during the 90 minutes to deny Tiago Silva and Tyler Walker, while Walker was also denied by the woodwork. Forest will hope for a better performance when they head to face Championship leaders West Brom on Saturday. Charlton will hope this is the start of a push towards a healthier position in mid-table, after frustrating Forest yet again. Blackburn finish with a flourish