18.01.2022 23:10 h

Fulham crush Birmingham to maintain goal spree

Fulham maintained their remarkable goal spree as the Championship leaders crushed Birmingham 6-2 to move five points clear at the top on Tuesday.

Marco Silva's side have promotion to the Premier League in their sights and are well on course after their latest demolition job.

Having won 7-0 at Reading and hammered Bristol City 6-2 in their previous matches, the Cottagers were back on the goal trail in west London.

Marc Roberts' 10th minute own goal started the rout, with Neeskens Kebano, Fabio Carvalho and Tom Cairney netting before the break.

Birmingham's Ivan Sunjic pulled one back and Gary Gardner gave Blues brief hope of an unlikely comeback when he struck in the 74th minute.

But Carvalho scored his second and Antonee Robinson helped himself to the sixth as Fulham made it 19 goals in three goals.

Ten-man Preston staged a second-half escape act as they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Sheffield United at Deepdale.

The hosts looked down and out after Jayden Bogle and Billy Sharp scored for the Blades before half-time, while Andrew Hughes was dismissed.

But Ryan Lowe's side grabbed a point thanks to late goals from Alan Browne and Emil Riis.