EFL highlights and round-up: West Brom, Blackburn held; QPR win | Football News

West Brom lost more ground in the race for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship as their stuttering form continued with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff at The Hawthorns – a match that included three red cards.

James Collins put the visitors ahead before half-time, but Callum Robinson equalized early in the second half.

Albion’s hopes of scoring all three points vanished with Alex Mowatt being sent off in the 76th minute and there were two more red cards at the end as tempers boiled.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Cardiff defender Aden Flint were both sacked after a scrum involving the majority of players.

Andreas Weimann scored a hat-trick as Bristol City came from behind to win 3-2 against Millwall at Ashton Gate.

Goals from Tom Bradshaw and Benik Afobe, from the spot, saw the Lions take the lead at half-time after Weimann’s first goal for the hosts. The Austrian scored twice in the final to overturn the game once again, this time in favor of City.

QPR are in fifth place in the standings after the goals of Albert Adomah and Chris Willock in the 2-1 win Birmingham, who pulled back a goal with Chuks Aneke.

Blackburn moved up to second place despite only getting a goalless draw at home for Huddersfield.

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Morecambe boosted their hopes of survival by launching a sensational comeback to beat the basement club Doncaster 4-3 at the Mazuma Stadium.

Within half an hour, the Rovers were up 3-0 thanks to goals from Aidan Barlow, Dan Gardner and Joseph Olowu, but after half-time it was a whole other story.

Cole Stockton increased his season haul to 18 goals in the 52nd and 74th minute, before Jonathan Obika equalized – and set up a potential finish in the stands – with seven minutes remaining.

And two minutes later, seasoned midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, 34, found the net with a splendid shot to seal all three points.

Meanwhile, in the only other third level meeting of the day, Shrewsbury hit Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 thanks to a Matthew Pennington header in the first half.

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