EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 18.01.22

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Fulham moved five points clear at the top of the Championship thanks to a relentless 6-2 win at home to struggling Birmingham City.

It was a third high-scoring encounter in the space of a week for Marco Silva’s side following a 7-0 romp at Reading and a 6-2 home success at Bristol City’s expense.

Neeskens Kebano, Fabio Carvalho and Tom Cairney added to an own-goal opener, with Birmingham’s Ivan Sunjic pulling one back to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Gary Gardner gave Blues brief hope of an unlikely comeback with a 74th-minute second before Carvalho scored his second and Antonee Robinson helped himself to a sixth.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon edged a further point clear of the relegation zone with a goalless draw at home to Play-Off chasing Portsmouth.

Pompey went closest to opening the scoring with quarter of an hour left but Mahlon Romeo’s long-range strike hit the crossbar to ensure it finished 0-0.

It was the Dons’ second successive goalless home draw after Saturday’s stalemate against Morecambe – whom they are now three points ahead of at the bottom of the table.

And finally, Sutton United climbed to third in League Two after a stoppage-time goal from Will Randall saw them come from behind to beat strugglers Colchester 3-2 at Gander Green Lane.

Owura Edwards gave the visitors an unexpected early lead inside three minutes before Isaac Olaofe levelled six minutes later.

Colchester went ahead again just before half-time when Freddie Sears converted from the penalty spot following a handball.

However, Sutton hauled themselves level in the 64th minute when Olaofe nodded home after a header back across the box from substitute Richie Bennett.

Then, just when it looked like both sides would be taking a point, midfielder Randall struck in added time.

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