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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.

Brentford hold firm to see off Cardiff comeback

Jota was on the scoresheet
Jota was on the scoresheet once again. Credit: PA

Brentford held off Cardiff's second-half fightback to continue their impressive SkyBet Championship promotion push with a 3-2 win at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Bees were coasting after first-half goals from Alex Pritchard, Andre Gray and Jota Peleteiro Ramallo put them in total control.

Craig Noone and Kenwyne Jones pulled goals back for Cardiff, but the visitors held on to make it seven wins from their last eight games.

Cardiff, meanwhile, fall further away from the play-off places as they struggle for consistency under Russell Slade.

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Fulham get first win

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack scored his first Fulham goal. Credit: PA

Fulham's £11million striker Ross McCormack eased the pressure on boss Felix Magath with the only goal of the Cottagers' 1-0 Capital One Cup victory at Brentford.

The forward latched onto Chris David's defence-splitting through ball to slide a low shot into the far corner to settle a hard-fought west London derby.

Pool lose again

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Nile Ranger made his Blackpool debut. Credit: PA

Brentford secured their first Sky Bet Championship victory of the season as Stuart Dallas grabbed the winner early in the second half to beat struggling Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.

Nathan Delfouneso had put the Tangerines ahead with just their second goal of the campaign, but Alex Pritchard levelled things up after 37 minutes and Dallas' goal though seven minutes into the second half handed the Bees their opening win on their return to the second tier after 21 years.

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Arsenal youngster set for Brentford

Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night. Credit: PA

League One promotion hopefuls Brentford are close to agreeing a one-month loan deal for Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom.

The teenage striker was watched by Bees boss Mark Warburton on Monday night, as he netted a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Youth Cup.

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