A incredible second weekend of the Championship led to quite a few surprises. Leeds not ear marked for anything special showed good transfer movement with the signing of Billy Sharp and Liam Cooper. Fulham showed that going down a division does not mean guaranteed wins against a smaller team.
Leeds 1 – Middlesbrough 0
A controversial disallowed goal by Middlesbrough in the first half gave the opportunity to Leeds to win with the first goal for Leeds by Billy Sharp (88 min).
Birmingham 1 – Brighton 0
Birmingham City’s quality of possession led to a the only goal of the game. Brighton struggled in creating any good chances, second half they mounted a attack but couldn’t get pass the Birmingham defence.
Blackpool 1 – Blackburn 2
This Lancastershire derby led to an easy win for Blackburn. Two goals from Gestrude were enough to seal it. Robinson in the Blackburn goal had to stop quite a few chances but managed to make it look easy.
Bolton 2 – Nottingham Forest 2
One of the games of the day with all the goals coming in the first half. Britt Assombalonga had to twice put Forest back into the game with two goals. Forest dominated the second half but Bolton had the best chance to win it with a Craig Davies Header.
Bournemouth 1 – Brentford 0
A goal from the bench was the goal to settle this one. Junior Stanislas brought on late on provided the difference in the 72 min. Bournemouth keeper Lee Camp also played incredibly well with Brentford throwing a lot of chances at him.
Cardiff 3 – Huddersfield 1
2 Goals from Kenwyne Jones led to a terrific performance by Cardiff. Not much could be expected from a Huddersfield team who sacked their manager 1 game into the season. The turmoil was not shown on the field with them going toe to toe with Cardiff quality of players shining through.
Charlton 2 – Wigan 1
A close fought game with a late goal from substitute Franck Moussa providing the difference. After the goal Charlton boss Bob Peeters celebrated infront of an angry Uwe Rosler.
Fulham 0 – Millwall 1
The shock of the day, Fulham bought well but have lost to Millwall. Woolford scored after 12 mins, Rodallega and McCormack both forced Millwall keeper to make great saves. Millwall now sit top with Fulham not getting a point so far.
Norwich 3 – Watford 0
This game was basically over after 2 mins, Joel Ekstrand was sent off for Watford. Norwich with their man advantage controlled the game and scored with ease.
Reading 1 – Ipswich 0
A defensive error by Ipswich led to the only goal of the game. Both teams scrapped and scraped through a close fought game. Plenty of chances either ways.
Rotherham 1 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Rotherham scored through a deflected clearance from a corner kick, a different way to score but that provided the difference. Wolves are probably ruling the day that plenty of Goalkeepers this weekend were on top form with Rotherham keeper Adam Collin have to make a great double save from Bakary Sako shots.
Sheffield Wednesday 0 – Derby 0
A hard fought draw, Sheffield looked to make a quick start to the game but both teams did incredibly well against each other attacks. Sheffield look to have improved a hell of a lot from the previous season.
A strange start to the season, with Millwall and Bournemouth at the top of the table with 6 points each. At the bottom, Fulham, Brighton, Blackpool and Huddersfield all yet to get any points.