Norwich denied three points as Coventry steal a point late on
Championship round-up: Bournemouth miss out on chance to go top as they are held by Rotherham
Coventry City’s Maxime Biamou scores his side’s late equaliser in the Championship match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire
Maxime Biamou’s late goal denied Championship leaders Norwich victory against Coventry.
Mario Vrancic appeared to have Daniel Farke’s Canaries on course for victory in the 27th minute, scoring from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Ben Wilson had been penalised for fouling Przemyslaw Placheta.
However, Biamou’s 89th-minute goal from close range earned the Sky Blues a 1-1 draw.
Bournemouth, also targeting a return to the Premier League at the first attempt, missed out on the chance to take over at the top as they were held 2-2 at Rotherham.
Junior Stanislas’s 20th-minute penalty had the visitors ahead, but Freddie Ladapo’s double turned things around, only for Dominic Solanke – fouled for the earlier penalty – to equalise in the 63rd minute.
Watford, the third team to fall out of the top tier last season, capitalised with a 4-1 win over Preston which lifted them up to third.
Reading ended their five-match run without a victory, beating Bristol City 3-1 in the early kick-off at Madejski Stadium.
Ovie Ejaria broke the deadlock nine minutes after the break but substitute Nahki Wells levelled for City in the 73rd minute.
However, Yakou Meite restored the home side’s advantage three minutes later following a good ball by Ejaria, then Meite set up Lucas Joao for the fourth-placed Royals’ third goal in added time.
Middlesbrough slipped up, going down 3-2 to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
Marvin Johnson’s low shot gave the visitors a 14th-minute lead but Carel Eiting levelled eight minutes before the interval and Fraizer Campbell netted just before the break with a scuffed shot after good work by Lewis O’Brien.
Britta Assombalonga appeared to have earned Boro a point, blasting in an 83rd-minute penalty after he had been fouled – but Josh Koroma’s 85th-minute goal won it for the hosts.
Bottom club Derby’s troubles continued as Matt Bloomfield’s close-range 81st minute goal earned fellow strugglers Wycombe a point. Duane Holmes’s 36th-minute opener had earlier given the Rams – with Wayne Rooney at the helm on his own for the first time – the lead.
Tony Pulis’s Sheffield Wednesday played out a goalless draw against his former team Stoke at Hillsborough, while Birmingham and Millwall also finished 0-0.