EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 18.01.20

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Millwall’s fine form under Gary Rowett continued with a comfortable 2-0 win over Reading.

Matt Smith’s powerful second-half strike gave Millwall the lead before Jon Dadi Bodvarsson came off the bench to secure all three points.

However, the result was overshadowed by reports of homophobic chanting from sections of the home support which saw referee Keith Stroud stop play during the first-half.

The official informed both managers what had happened, before fans were warned about their behaviour with a tannoy announcement at the interval.

In the early kick-off, QPR dealt Leeds United’s promotion hopes a blow with a 1-0 win at the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium.

Nahki Wells netted after 20 minutes in a contest which saw Patrick Bamford have a second-half penalty saved by Hoops keeper Liam Kelly and Kalvin Phillips sent-off late on.

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However, Brentford were unable to capitalise on Leeds’ loss, being held to a goalless draw at lowly Huddersfield Town.

A win would have lifted the Bees above West London rivals Fulham into third and just three points behind second-placed Leeds.

Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic’s poor form continued with a 2-1 defeat away to Preston North End.

Andre Green, who began the season on loan at Deepdale, handed the Addicks an early lead but Josh Harrop levelled before Patrick Bauer struck the winner early in the second-half.

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In League One, AFC Wimbledon eased their relegation worries with a 1-0 win over Peterborough United, courtesy of Joe Pigott’s second-half strike.

The result means the Dons are now 19th in the table, five points ahead of third bottom Tranmere Rovers.

And finally, Leyton Orient fell to a 1-0 defeat at Port Vale – David Amoo providing the Valiants with a second-half winner. 

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