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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

Saturday 5 September

Friday 4 September

23:49
22:57
22:53
22:41
22:37
21:45
21:29
21:10
20:28
20:02
20:00
19:01
18:52
18:09
17:22
17:03
16:58
10:55
10:31
10:11
09:22
07:39
07:08
06:41
05:34
04:37
04:36
03:34
02:07
00:35
00:17
00:11

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:20
00:02

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +4 13
2 5 +4 10
3 5 +3 10
4 5 +2 10
5 5 +3 9
6 5 +4 8
7 4 +3 8
8 5 +2 8
9 5 +0 8
10 5 +1 7
11 5 +1 7
12 5 -1 7
13 5 +1 6
14 5 +0 5
15 5 -1 5
16 5 -1 5
17 5 -2 5
18 4 -1 4
19 5 -1 4
20 5 -4 4
21 5 -2 3
22 5 -3 3
23 5 -4 3
24 5 -8 1

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