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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

Tuesday 17 January

Monday 16 January

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +29 55
2 25 +23 54
3 26 +11 48
4 25 +3 46
5 26 +0 46
6 26 +6 45
7 26 +5 40
8 25 +13 39
9 26 +3 39
10 26 +4 38
11 26 +3 37
12 26 -5 36
13 26 +1 35
14 26 -3 34
15 26 +0 33
16 26 -1 32
17 26 -11 32
18 25 -10 30
19 26 -3 27
20 26 -8 27
21 26 -10 25
22 26 -12 24
23 26 -9 22
24 26 -29 16

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