FULHAM MARCH BACK TO THE TOP
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A brace from Louis Saha put the Cottagers in total control of this London derby to put him on 17 goals already this season and a late strike from Barry Hales made sure Jean Tigana's men went back to the top of the table.
Watford suffered their second successive league defeat with a shock 2-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.
Having lost 3-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek the Hormets were undone by two goals by Clint Hill and Scott Taylor to give John Aldridge's men a superb win.
Bolton kept the pressure on the top two with a comfortable 2-0 win over Barnsley at the Reebok Stadium.
In-form striker Michael Ricketts put the Trotters ahead and Ricardo Gardner made sure the home side took all three points.
Blackburn Rovers saw their winning run of six games come to an end as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
West Brom piled the misery on bottom of the table Huddersfield Town with a convincing 2-0 win at the McAlpine Stadium.
A brace for veteran striker Andy Payton ensured Burnely took all three points from their clash with Sheffield United at Turf Moor.
Sheffield Wednesday kept their recent run of good from going with a hardfought 3-2 victory at home to Norwich.
Queens Park Rangers came from behind to grab a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw with Stockport County at Edgeley Park.
Crystal Palace increased the pressure on Wolves boss Colin Lee with an impressive 3-1 win at Molineux.
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Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Barnsley
Burnley 2-0 Sheffield United
Grimsby p-p Birmingham
Huddersfield 0-2 West Bromich Albion
Portsmouth 2-2 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Norwich
Stockport County 2-2 Queens Park Rangers
Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Watford
Wimbledon 0-3 Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Crystal Palace