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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

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 44 +39 85
2 44 +47 84
3 44 +32 84
4 44 +38 82
5 44 +32 76
6 44 +18 75
7 44 +14 72
8 44 +11 72
9 43 +4 60
10 44 -2 60
11 44 +4 59
12 44 -5 59
13 44 -6 56
14 43 -13 54
15 44 -17 53
16 44 -12 52
17 44 -9 51
18 44 -20 49
19 42 -20 47
20 44 -8 46
21 43 -22 44
22 43 -30 40
23 44 -21 39
24 44 -54 25

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