QPR defeated bottom club Rotherham at Loftus Road in a six-goal thriller to climb into the play-off spots, where both Tjarron Chery and Charlie Austin scored braces for the Rangers. Chery scored his first and second goals for QPR either side of the half time interval, this before Austin added a third.
Rotherham provided a mini-revival when Jonson Clarke-Harris curled his effort home before Tom Thorpe pulled another back with minutes remaining. However Austin soon slashed their comeback hopes when he put away a 90th minute penalty for his 4th goal of the season and QPR’s second victory.
Ipswich’s 2-1 victory over Preston at Deepdale now means they’re top of the Championship table. Brett Pitman put the visitors ahead when he got his head on the end of Freddie Sears’ cross. Preston equalised soon after though through Daniel Johnson. However the Tractor Boys earned the victory through Ryan Fraser. He curled his 25 yard effort into the top corner and now means Mick McCarthy’s men lead the way in the league.
However Brighton are only behind Ipswich on goal difference after their win over Blackburn on Saturday. Kazenga LuaLua was the man who scored for Brighton when he drilled his shot into the top corner. David Stockdale also made a one on one save against Rovers striker Nathan Delfouneso to maintain his sides lead. Brighton remain unbeaten whilst Blackburn are still yet to win in the league.
A 98th minute winner from Berg Gudmundsson cancelled out Hull’s late equaliser at The Valley. Charlton had taken the lead when new striker Simon Makienok headed past Hull goalkeeper Alan McGregor. Steve Bruce’s men looked to have nicked a point when Abel Hernandez scored from yards out with only a minute remaining. However deep into added time Gudmundsson headed home to give the Addicks all three points and put them in 3rd place in the Championship.
Middlesbrough suffered a shock defeat at home to Bristol City through a Joe Bryan goal. City’s top goalscorer from last season put his shot into the top corner inside the first ten minutes. Boro came close to an equaliser through Grant Leadbitter and Christian Stuani but failed to snatch a point. Burnley earned their first victory since relegation as they narrowly defeated Brentford at Turf Moor. Michael Keane’s first half header was the difference between the sides. Andre Gray who signed for Burnley from Brentford earlier in the week for £9million didn’t feature.
Saturday’s late kick-off saw Cardiff defeat Kenny Jacket’s Wolves side 2-0. Just before half-time Kenwyne Jones put the home side ahead as he headed past Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal. Substitute Sammy Ameobi doubled their lead when his shot crept past Ikeme after taking a deflection off Kourtney Hause. This was Cardiff’s first league win of the season.
Friday’s fixture saw Derby come from behind against Birmingham. Stephen Gleeson’s audacious 30-yard effort flew past Chris Kirkland after taking a deflection off Chris Baird to put Birmingham ahead seconds before half-time. However Derby eventually equalised when Johnny Russell smashed home his effort after an hour. The Rams also hit the woodwork through Tom Ince, Andreas Weimann and Darren Bent before they levelled.
Saturday’s early kick-off was a Yorkshire derby between Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday with both sides coming away with a point. Chris Wood’s equaliser means Leeds have drawn all four games so far this season. However Wednesday striker Marco Matias had put his side in front with a spectacular volley which flew into the net after he had chipped the ball up for himself.
Bolton scored their first goal of the season and it was a 93rd minute equaliser at home to Nottingham Forest. New signing Stephen Dobbie was the man who drilled the ball home for their first goal in seven games. This was after David Vaughan had scored a fantastic striker from outside the area with only ten minutes left. Gary Madine also had a penalty saved by Forest keeper Dorus De Vries.
Fulham and Huddersfield also drew 1-1 when Cauley Woodrow scored a 95th minute leveller for the home side. The youngster volleyed home after a neat knock down by Dan Burn. Huddersfield had originally led when Nakhi Wells calmly put the ball into the net just after the hour mark. MK Dons maintained a place in the play-off places as they played out a 0-0 draw away at Reading on Saturday. Reading did have the ball in the net when Orlando Sa headed home but it was disallowed for offside whilst the closest MK Dons came was through Simon Church who rattled the post.