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Championship wrap: Brighton go top, Palace sink Charlton

15 September 2012 00:08

Craig Mackail-Smith continued his hot streak to lead Brighton to the top of the Championship table on Friday night.

Mackail-Smith was on target for the fifth time in three matches as Brighton crushed Sheffield Wednesday 3-0.

Wayne Bridge gave the home side the advantage after 24 minutes, before they completed the rout with ease in the second half.

Mackail-Smith, who had scored twice each against Barnsley and Burnley, knocked in an easy finish on his left foot after a great pass from Spanish full-back Bruno Saltor.

Gus Poyet's side then put their stamp on the contest when Will Buckley added a third just four minutes later.

The win was Brighton's third for the season and puts them a point clear of Blackpool ahead of the latter's clash away to Barnsley on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Kagisho Dikgacoi's lone goal gave Crystal Palace a 1-0 victory over south London derby rivals Charlton.

The South African unleashed a strike from 12 yards out five minutes after half-time to smash the ball past Charlton keeper Ben Hamer.

The home side were unlucky not to be awarded a goal of their own during the first half when Bradley Wright-Phillips found the back of the net, only to see the linesman's flag raised when Johnnie Jackson was called for off-side.

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Competition
Championship
Date
14 September 2012
Game week
5
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 1
Venue
The Valley (London)
Attendance
21730

Goals

0 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23 62'
19
7
12
27
34
44
# Player Bookings
20
18
2
9
21
30
34

Thursday 25 December

Wednesday 24 December

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +25 42
2 22 +14 41
3 22 +8 40
4 22 +18 39
5 22 +17 39
6 22 +16 38
7 22 +11 34
8 22 +3 34
9 22 +5 31
10 22 -7 31
11 22 -1 30
12 22 -1 30
13 22 -4 28
14 22 -5 28
15 22 -8 28
16 22 -5 26
17 22 -11 25
18 22 -7 24
19 22 -9 24
20 22 -12 24
21 22 -9 23
22 22 -8 19
23 22 -8 17
24 22 -22 13

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