Brighton Beaten Again
Brighton's Championship season continued with a one-nil defeat against Ipswich at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday.
The year, which has been successful on the whole, has ended in a low note for Brighton with defeat to promotion rivals Ipswich meaning Albion have lost back-to-back league games at home and end 2015 without a win in five-matches!
Daryl Murphy, making the most of a Lewis Dunk's mistake, won it for the Tractor Boys just past the half hour mark with this scored shortly after Jamie Murphy had seen a goal disallowed for offside.
Ipswich, through Kevin Bru, twice hit the woodwork whereas Bobby Zamora came off he bench to hit the bar in the second half with Brighton ending the year in fourth and five-points off leaders Middlesbrough.
These were the other results.
Monday 28th December 2015
Bolton 1-0 Blackburn
Birmingham 1-0 MK Dons
Burnley 4-0 Bristol City
Charlton 0-2 Wolves
Preston 1-0 Hull
QPR 1-1 Huddersfield
Reading 1-2 Brentford
Middlesbrough 1-0 Sheff Wed
Tuesday 29th December 2015
Brighton 0-1 Ipswich
Cardiff 1-1 Nottm Forest
Fulham 4-1 Rotherham
Leeds 2-2 Derby
Some interesting results with these the probable stand out ones.
An impressive win for Bolton saw their troubles put to one side for a little while as they won a Lancashire derby with Blackburn one-nil at the Macron Stadium with (who were meant to be the Rovers opponents on Boxing Day before this was called off) Middlesbrough ending the year top of the Championship table with a one-nil win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium.
Burnley's promotion bid got a boost with a four-nil win over Bristol City at Turf Moor whereas Hull (who beat Burnley convincingly on Boxing Day) slumped to another disappointing defeat losing one-nil at Deepdale against Preston.
A play-off push remains very much in the sights of Brentford with the Bees ending the year with a two-one win at Reading.
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