Cardiff go 7 clear after Brum win; Magic Moritz lifts Palace past Wolves; Leeds edge Bolton; Leicester hit 6
- January 1, 2013
Birmingham 0 – Cardiff 1 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Joe Mason struck just before half-time as Cardiff extended their lead at the top of the Championship to seven points with victory at Birmingham.
Crystal Palace 3 – Wolves 1 (Championship, January 1, 2013) The Eagles went ahead after Bakary Sako fouled Wilfried Zaha and Andre Moritz fired the free-kick past keeper Carl Ikeme. Zaha was involved in Palace’s second as he slid a pass to Yannick Bolasie, who nudged the ball into the net. A second Moritz free-kick made it 3-0, although Wolves scored through Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s shot on the turn.
Leeds 1 – Bolton 0 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Luciano Becchio’s slotted in his 19th goal of the season from the spot.
Blackpool 0 – Hull 0 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Promotion-chasing Blackpool and Hull City were forced to settle for a point from a dull game with few chances.
Peterborough 2 – Barnsley 1 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Peterborough moved out of the Championship relegation zone after Tommy Rowe scored a late winner against Barnsley.
Millwall 2 – Bristol City 1 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Dany N’Guessan gave Millwall a first-half lead, with Jon Stead levelling the game after the break. Adam Smith’s fierce volley, his first goal for the club since arriving on loan from Tottenham, restored Millwall’s lead 15 minutes from time.
Leicester 6 – Huddersfield 1 (Championship, January 1, 2013) Chris Wood headed in an early opener before adding a second with a low shot. Ritchie De Laet made it 3-0 before half-time from Anthony Knockaert’s pass, before the latter scored twice in three second-half minutes. Scott Arfield pulled one back for Huddersfield but Martyn Waghorn volleyed in a sixth for Leicester.