Championship round-up: Man United starlet strikes to help keep Derby top

first_img Jesse Lingard scores for Derby County Derby County kept themselves top of the Championship table as they beat Charlton 2-0 at the iPro Stadium.Goals from Jeff Hendrick and Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard, both in the first half, were all it took for the Rams to dispatch their visitors.But Steve McClaren’s side didn’t extend their lead as the rest of their title rivals also claimed vital victories.Middlesbrough kept themselves within two points of Derby as Albert Adomah’s goal saw them beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 on home soil, while Ipswich Town defeated Birmingham City 4-2 at Portman Road with Tractor Boys striker Freddie Sears grabbing a brace on the night.Arsenal starlet Jon Toral was a hat-trick hero for Brentford as their pursuit of promotion continued. Andre Gray scored their other goal as they beat bottom of the table Blackpool 4-0 at Griffin Park.Bradley Johnson gave Norwich City a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park as he smashed a 25-yard strike into the back of the net.Meanwhile, Watford remain in the final lay-off spot as they ran out 3-0 winners over basement battlers Rotherham with Odion Ighalo’s double sandwiching a strike from Troy Deeney.Wigan Athletic’s woes continued as they were beaten 1-0 by mid-table Cardiff City and Millwall remain in the relegation zone too after they were dispatched 3-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in London.Danny Batth and a Bakary Sako brace saw Wolverhampton Wanderers climb up to eighth as they beat struggling Fulham 3-0. Kit Symons’ Cottagers now sit five points clear of the relegation zone.Elsewhere, strikes from Sam Baldock and Inigo Calderon saw Brighton win 2-0 at home to Leeds United and Huddersfield Town ran out 3-0 victors over Steve Clarke’s Reading. 1last_img read more

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first_img 5 Comments   Share   Wow, never thought this would go down, but God’s will always wins! Dallas y’all ready to make this thing happen!?!! I’m backkkkk!! #Duffingtonpost #XiX pic.twitter.com/wYoq5rtcvX— Brice Butler (@Brice_Butler) September 18, 2018Butler left Dallas on less-than-ideal terms. He expressed concern entering free agency that he wouldn’t return to the Cowboys if he wasn’t a starter projected to be a big part of the offense. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (27) tackles Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Brice Butler (12) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img That led him to Arizona, where there was a wide open opportunity to win a starting role alongside Larry Fitzgerald.Related LinksArizona Sports NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Cardinals hit bottomBehind Enemy Lines: New-era Bears visit CardinalsLarry Fitzgerald buying patrons’ meals to help ailing Scottsdale deli ownerBut as the Cardinals chopped their roster to 53 players before the regular season, Butler was a surprise release after appearing No. 2 on their receiver depth chart throughout the preseason.Behind Fitzgerald, Arizona instead opted to keep second-round pick Christian Kirk, the speedy-yet-inconsistent J.J. Nelson, second-year pro Chad Williams and undrafted Trent Sherfield.The Cowboys had yet to make a Butler signing official as of Tuesday morning, but coach Jason Garrett did confirm on Monday that they were in talks with the free agent receiver, according to the team website.Butler caught 15 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns for Dallas last year. He has played for the Oakland Raiders (2013-14) and Cowboys (2015-17) over his five prior NFL seasons. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Receiver Brice Butler left the Dallas Cowboys this offseason intent on proving he was more than a second thought. After spending training camp and preseason with the Arizona Cardinals only to be released before the 2018 season began, it was Dallas that gave him a second thought.Butler announced over Twitter that he was back with the Cowboys on Tuesday morning. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more