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EFL Championship Round-Up: GameWeek 2

Here is a round-up from GameWeek 2, this past weekend in the EFL Championship.

Saturday’s Action

Seven Goal Thriller At Griffin Park

At Griffin Park, Nottingham Forest beat Brentford 4-3 in a thrilling encounter. John Egan opened the scoring for the Bees, however Forest quickly turned the game on its head, with goals from Andreas Bouchalakis and Daryl Murphy put Forest 2-1 in front heading into half-time. Bouchalakis scored his second and Forest’s third to make it 3-1. Andreas Bjelland made it 3-2, but Kieran Dowell restored Forest’s two goal lead to make it 4-2. In stoppage time Neal Maupay scored a constellation for Brentford, the game ended 4-3 to Nottingham Forest.

Tractor Boys Remain On Track

Ipswich Town made it two wins from two, following a 2-1 away win at Oakwell against Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw scored his first league goal of the season, to put Barnsley 1-0 up. Eight minutes after half-time David McGoldrick put Ipswich back on level terms. Then 20 minutes from time, Martyn Waghorn scored the winner for Ipswich Town.

Blue Birds Off To A Flyer

Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City also made it two wins from two, after beating Aston Villa 3-0. A Nathaniel Mendez-Leing double and a goal from Junior Hoilett ensured of a first home win of the season for the Welsh side. City now have six-points on the board.

Hernandez Heroic For Hull

Abel Hernnadez’s hattrick saw Hull City defeat Burton Albion in style. The Tigers ran out 4-1 winners, thanks to a hattrick from Hernandez and a goal from Kamil Grosicki saw off the Brewers. Jackson Irvine had a turbulant afternoon, scoring for Burton and also being sent-off.

Wolves On The Hunt

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw off Derby County at Pride Park, with a 2-0 victory. Barry Douglas opened the scoring for Wolves with just over half and hour played. Then with less than 15 minutes to play, Ivan Cavaleiro made it 2-0 to Wolves, wrapping the game up.

Boro Off The Mark

Gary Monk shall be a relieved man, as his Middlesbrough side picked up their first win of the season. Boro claimed a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United, in the Saturday evening kick-off. Rudy Gestede was on hand to score the winner for Boro.

Rest Of The Action From Saturday

Elsewhere Birmingham City picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Bristol City 2-1 at St Andrews. However the game did not come without controversy, Blues midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld saw a straight red with ten minutes to play.

At Elland Road Leeds United played out a 0-0 against Preston North End. Ben Pearson was sent-off, following a second-bookable offence.

Millwall and Bolton Wanderers shared a point with a 1-1 draw at the Den. George Savile put the Lions in-front. Filipe Morais equalized for the Trotters, honors even in South-London.

Sheffield Wednesday registered their first point of the season, following a 1-1- draw with Queens Park Rangers. Hoops midfielder Jamie Mackie put the London side in-front in the first-half. Shortly after the break Owls striker Sam Winnall put Wednesday back on level terms, thus earning his side a point.

Jaap Stam’s Reading also shared a point with Fulham, both sides scrapping out a 1-1 draw. With just a minute played and Tomas Kalas was sent-off for Fulham. Liam Kelly put the Royals in-front with just half and hour to play. Lucas Piazon was on hand to earn Fulham a point, with just eight minutes to play.

Sunday’s Action

Black Cats Pounce On Vulnerable Canaries

Simon Grayson saw his Sunderland side pick up their first win of the season. The Black Cats beat Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road. Lewis Grabban scored two goals and Aiden McGeady added Sunderland’s third. Norwich did get a constellation goal, courtesy of Grabban’s own-goal, 12 minutes from full-time.

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