Jones fails to fire on Stoke debut
Stoke City, buoyed by the arrival of new manager Nathan Jones, remained without a win in last five games after a 3-1 defeat against Brentford.
The match at Griffin Park in London, pitted a Stoke City side playing a match against Thomas Frank’s team.
Nathan Jones was a presence after 26 games in Luton Town with 15 wins, 7 draw and only 4 losses. But in the Potters’ atmosphere, Stoke City failed to create few chances in a lacklustre attacking play.
An attacking formation in Leeds lineup could not surprise their speculators on Friday night. They fully deserved a win with a goal in each half. With a full championship debut this evening, Jack Clarke who had a man-of-the-day performance, provided some neat passes to create goal scoring chances. Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison finished them beautifully. Frank Lampard’s side are still looking for their first win in 2019.
Jordan Rhodes was on target as Norwich City earned a point in the Hawthorns. The Scotland international came off the bench and scored a goal in a top six encounter which finished 1-1.
Sheffield United’s win tied their point with Norwich City on 50 mark after 27 games. Irishman David McGoldrick scored the only goal and his tenth of the season in 1-0 win against QPR.
Swansea and Preston North End shared a point in an exciting game while their keepers are busy in both end to save their club. Josh Earl was sent off by a straight red card, but it did not matter much in the game as they finished in 1-1 draw.
A 1-1 home draw against Swansea means that Alex Neil’s side still yet to win a game in 2019 while the new management in Sheffield Wednesday are also looking for their first win after a heavy defeat at Hull City in which Jarrod Bowen scored a brace with a goal from substitute Fraizer Campbell.
Managerless Nottingham Forest could felt hardly done by the scoreline and book of offence when Tendayi Darikwa and Danny Fox both sent off in the second half. As the advantages are capitalised by Reading, the 2-0 victory was hard fought and the first under new manager of Royals Jose Gomes’ belt.
It is not a good day for both sides in Second City as Birmingham were beaten by Middlesbrough and Aston Villa is defeated by Wigan.
With only goal difference to separate four teams, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and QPR are levelled on points with 39 as Hull City won again to climb to the tenth places.
Bristol City, who now stay in the seventh place with 41 points, came from behind to beat the struggling Bolton Wanderers. Thanks to their both substitutes, Matty Taylor and Kasey Palmer to score and overcome the one goal down in the second half.
Will Keane was on target as Ipswich Town defeated Rotherham United to give the home side their first win in 2019 at home after four defeats in all competitions. Keane was Town’s one of the full debutants. Ipswich also gave a start to former West Ham defender James Collins at the defensive backline.
Blackburn claimed a 2-0 win and a clean sheet at the Den in late kick-off of the match day.