Bournemouth miss out on Championship top spot
London, Nov 27, 2021 (AFP) - Bournemouth blew a chance to go top of the Championship as Coventry capitalised on Jefferson Lerma's red card to rescue a dramatic 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Scott Parker's side took a two-goal lead thanks to Jaidon Anthony's 45th-minute effort and Philip Billing's 66th minute-strike at Dean Court.
But Lerma was dismissed in the 68th minute for a foul on Matt Godden, who pulled a goal back with five minutes left.
And fifth-placed Coventry salvaged a point through Todd Kane's finish in the fifth minute of stoppage-time.
Bournemouth remain in second place, a point behind leaders Fulham, who were held to a 1-1 draw at Preston earlier on Saturday.
Tim Ream's 15th-minute opener for Fulham was cancelled out by a controversial 72nd-minute Ched Evans leveller, which left the Cottagers appealing in vain for a handball in the build-up.
Blackburn moved into the play-off spots, rising to fourth after Reda Khadra's goal early in the second half clinched a 1-0 victory at Stoke.
Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder secured his first win in charge as Duncan Watmore's first-half brace earned a 2-1 success at Huddersfield.
Relegation rivals Peterborough and Barnsley shared a 0-0 draw, while Reading went four points clear of the bottom three following a 3-2 win at Swansea.
Jamie Paterson put Swansea ahead before Tom Dele-Bashiru and Andy Carroll's maiden Reading goal moved the visitors in front.
Ryan Manning's equaliser was short-lived as Danny Drinkwater's 50th-minute strike gave Reading the points.
Hull beat Millwall 2-1, with George Honeyman and Ryan Longman scoring for the Tigers either side of Tom Bradshaw's effort.
Lukas Jutkiewicz's late goal handed Birmingham a 1-0 home win against Blackpool.
Cardiff beat Luton 2-1 at Kenilworth Road, with Sean Morrison netting the winner after Jordan Clark cancelled out Rubin Colwill's header.
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