Middlesbrough, Huddersfield win amid Covid chaos sponspored by god55

Middlesbrough, Huddersfield win amid Covid chaos

Middlesbrough and Huddersfield moved into the Championship playoff places on Sunday as the rest of the second tier battled coronavirus chaos.

With eight Championship matches postponed due to Covid-19 issues on Boxing Day, there was an opening for Middlesbrough and Huddersfield to climb into the top six.

They both seized the opportunity as fifth placed Middlesbrough beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium, while sixth placed Huddersfield enjoyed a 3-2 home win against Blackpool.

A Ryan Yates own goal and a second-half strike from Andraz Sporar gave Chris Wilder's Middlesbrough a fourth victory in their five-match unbeaten run.

It was a first defeat in 10 league games for Forest, who dropped down to ninth place.

The only other game in the second tier on Sunday saw Huddersfield survive a thriller against Blackpool.

Two late goals from Sorba Thomas turned the game in Huddersfield's favour after Blackpool's Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel had been sent off just after the hour mark.

Blackpool's Jerry Yates opened the scoring with less than a minute on the clock.

Danny Ward headed Huddersfield's equaliser two minutes later and Gary Madine restored Blackpool's lead before Thomas's late double.

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