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Ipswich continue promotion charge at Brentford

Tommy Smith
Tommy Smith was on the scoresheet. Credit: PA

Ipswich continued their charge for a top-two finish in the Sky Bet Championship with an emphatic 4-2 win at in-form Brentford.

A brace from Daryl Murphy and one apiece from Paul Anderson and Tommy Smith were too much for a Bees side that looked strangely out of sorts.

Brentford substitute Sam Saunders added some respectability to the scoreline with two late strikes, but it was always a canter for the Tractor Boys as they picked up their 12th league win of the season.

Charlton strike late to draw with Cardiff

Johann Gudmundsson
Johann Gudmundsson was the hero for Charlton. Credit: PA

A stunning late, long-range strike by Johann Gudmundsson earned 10-man Charlton a 1-1 draw against Cardiff in a pulsating clash at The Valley.

Tom Adeyemi gave the visitors an early lead before Callum Harriott was shown a red card for a high tackle on Craig Noone. Charlton felt the visitors should have been reduced for 10 men, but Sean Morrison was shown just a yellow after he pulled down George Tucudean when through on goal. However Charlton kept fighting and Gudmundsson levelled two minutes before full-time.


Leeds defender Bellusci charged with misconduct over alleged racist slur

Giuseppe Bellusci. Credit: PA

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct for allegedly using racist language towards Norwich striker Cameron Jerome during the Championship match on October 21, the Football Association has announced.

Bellusci has until January 2 to respond to the charge.

The FA confirmed they were investigating Jerome's allegations and, in a statement, alleged that Bellusci's comments "included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race."

The statement read: "Leeds United player Giuseppe Bellusci has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 which is alleged to have occurred during the fixture between Norwich City and Leeds United on October 21 2014.

"It is alleged Bellusci used abusive and/or insulting words towards Cameron Jerome, of Norwich City FC, contrary to Rule E3(1).

"It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an "Aggravated Breach" as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race."

Sharp penalty gains Leeds point at Nottingham Forest

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp netted from 12 yards. Credit: PA

Matty Fryatt had two goals ruled out in controversial fashion as Nottingham Forest were denied a Sky Bet Championship victory over Leeds at the City Ground.

The Reds striker had given Stuart Pearce's side the lead in first-half injury-time - but either side of that he had two efforts ruled out for offside, with television replays suggesting they should have stood.

And Neil Redfearn's side secured a 1-1 draw as former Forest player Billy Sharp netted emphatically from the spot in the 54th minute, after Sam Byram had been tripped by Danny Fox.

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