Recently relegated QPR pulled off an impressive comeback from two goals down as they won 3-2 at Molineux against Wolves. Sought after striker Benik Afobe poked home Wolves’ first before Kevin McDonald scored a wonderful side-footed effort from outside the area to give the home side a two-goal lead. Charlie Austin’s header before the interval begun the comeback. Matt Phillips would then grab a second half double to give QPR the victory. Phillips levelled the game up with his strike from the edge of the box. This before he struck a beautiful 25 yard effort to give Chris Ramsey’s side their first win of their season.
The two pre-season favourites for the Championship title Derby and Middlesbrough played out a stalemate at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday night. Johnny Russell saved a point for the home side when he got onto the end of a cross at the back post. This was after Spaniard Kike had put the visitors in the lead with his effort across goal fifteen minutes in. The result means both sides remain unbeaten so far in the Championship this season.
Ipswich earned a 2-0 victory over recently relegated Burnley to go atop the Championship table. It took the home side over an hour to break the deadlock but striker Freddie Sears managed to finish a low cross well. David McGoldrick added another five minutes later when he headed home a Maitland-Niles corner. As for Burnley, the closest they came to a goal was Michael Kightly’s effort which came back off the crossbar in the first half. Sean Dyche’s side have still not managed to earn a competitive victory since relegation.
Newly promoted MK Dons now sit third in the league after they managed to get a 1-0 win at home to Bolton. Their second victory in their debut season in the second tier. Substitute Daniel Powell got behind the Bolton defence before slotting past Ben Amos on the hour mark. The Wanderers have now failed to score in their last six games – a new record for the club. Forwards Zach Clough and Gary Madine went close but it was the same old story for a struggling Trotters who not sit bottom of the table.
It was a late Sone Aluko goal that handed Steve Bruce’s Hull City side all three points at home to Fulham on Wednesday night. Tom Cairney had scored a wonderful effort from outside the box to put the visitor’s level with twenty minutes remaining. This was after Ahmed Elmohamady had put Hull in front. However it was Aluko’s girl that finished the game as he pounced after Nikica Jelavic’s header down.
Bristol City fought back from 2-0 down to earn themselves their first Championship point of the season at home to Leeds. Mirco Antenucci tucked away a late first half penalty to put Leeds ahead. Chris Wood doubled their lead on the other side of half time. However a late comeback was fuelled by Kieran Agard’s 89th minute strike off the post. In the final minute of injury time Aden Flint managed to force the ball home to give Bristol City their first point, a point they deserved.
Rovers captain Grant Hanley’s late goal meant Cardiff were denied all three points on their visit to Ewood Park. The centre-back poked home a late cross to grab his side a point. They had been behind for the majority of the game after the Bluebirds forward Joe Mason opened the scoring five minutes in after he took advantage of some sloppy play by Rovers keeper David Raya. Blackburn were the better side and were pushing for an equaliser for a long time with Nathan Delfouneso hitting the crossbar and eventual goal scorer Hanley missing a free header.
Brighton stayed in the automatic promotion places despite conceding an equaliser at Huddersfield on Tuesday night. The visitors got off to a flying start when Beram Kayal scored inside the first minute straight from the kick-off. However the home side levelled the game in the second half as Jacob Butterfield smashed home from a narrow angle. Both sides pushed for a winner with Town’s Nakhi Wells coming close on two occasions, one of which forced a good save from David Stockdale.
Sheffield Wednesday snatched a late point from Reading with Modou Sougou 90th minute equaliser at Hillsborough. Reading goalkeeper dropped an incoming cross and substitute Sougou smashed the ball home to earn the home side a draw. Danny Williams had originally put the Royals in front just after the interval.
Newly promoted Preston maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season as they earned a draw against last season’s strugglers Rotherham. There were no real chances to talk about with most efforts coming from distance however the draw means Rotherham are off the mark for the season. Nottingham Forest and Charlton also played out a goalless draw at the County Ground with Simon Makienok coming closest for the away side when his header was tipped onto the post.
Brentford were meant to host Birmingham however the fixture has been re-arranged due to the state of the Griffin Park pitch.
- Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Cardiff City
- Derby County 1-1 Middlesbrough
- Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
- Ipswich Town 2-0 Burnley
- MK Dons 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
- Nottingham Forest 0-0 Charlton Athletic
- Rotherham United 0-0 Preston North End
- Bristol City 2–2 Leeds United
- Hull City 2–1 Fulham
- Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Reading
- Wolves 2-3 QPR
3 – Kike (Middlesbrough).
2 – Afobe (Wolves), Antenucci (Leeds), Austin (QPR), Cairney (Fulham), Gray (Brentford), Phillips (QPR), Sears (Ipswich), Toral (Birmingham), Watt (Charlton).