Here is a round-up of all the action from the EFL Championship; GameWeek 3.
Friday Night’s Action
Brewers Record First Win of The Season
Burton Albion recorded their first win of the season, courtesy of a 2-1 win over Birmingham City. Just on the half and hour mark, Jacques Maghoma put the Blues 1-0 up. However less than five minutes after half-time, Marvin Sordell put the Brewers back on level terms, scoring the equalizer to make it 1-1. 16 minutes later Albion took the lead, Lloyd Dyer scoring Burton’s second and ultimately the winning goal, to make it 2-1 to Burton Albion.
Hourihane Hattrick Gets Villa Up & Running
Aston Villa finally picked up their first win of the season, following a 4-2 win over Norwich City. Conor Hourihane opened the scoring on the 22nd minute, putting Villa 1-0 up. Andre Green doubled Villa’s lead to make it 2-0, four minutes before half-time. Josh Murphy pulled one back for Villa on the hour, making it 2-1. Eight minutes later Hourihane scored his second, making it 3-1 to Villa. However City weren’t done, Nelson Oliveria scoring for the Canaries making it 3-2. Then five minutes from time, Hourihane completed the scoring and his hattrick to make it 4-2 to Villa.
Blades Victorious In Bad Blooded Yorkshire Derby
In the Yorkshire derby it was Sheffield United who claimed the bragging rights. Billy Sharp scoring the games only goal on the 17th minute, as the Blades won 1-0 against Barnsley. However the bad blood was boiling with two players being sent off. Leon Clarke and Angus MacDonald were both dismissed following an off the ball incident.
Tractor Boys Remain on Track
Ipswich Town maintained their 100% winning start, with a 2-0 home win over Brentford. Martyn Waghorn scored the opener on the 35th minute. Then Joe Garner added the second on the 51st minute, saw the Tractor Boys make it four wins in four matches.
Cardiff Triumph At Molineux
In the early season battle at the top, it was Cardiff City who came out on top, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1. Joe Ralls put City in-front on the 54th minute. However Wolves fought back with an equalizer from Bonatini Lohner Maia., who made it 1-1. Ten minutes later Cardiff scored the winner, courtesy of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. The Blue Birds rode out 2-1 winners.
Hoops Come From Behind To Win
Queens Park Rangers came from behind to beat Hull City 2-1, at Loftus Road. Jarrod Bowen put the Tigers ahead on the 35th minute. The final fifteen minutes saw a rally from Rangers, Matt Smith scoring the equalizer for Rangers. In stoppage time Idrissa Sylla scored the winning goal, to make it 2-1 to QPR.
Leeds March On Over Sunderland
Leeds United secured three points after winning away at the Stadium of Light, with a 2-0 win over Sunderland. On the 21st minute Saiz Alonso scored the opening goal. Then with fifteen minutes remaining, Stuart Dallas capped off an away win for Leeds, making it 2-0.
Rest Of The Action
Elsewhere Nottingham Forest beat Middlesbrough 2-1. Barrie McKay and Daryl Murphy on hand to score the goals for Forest. Ben Gibson scoring the constellation goal for Gary Monk’s side. Bristol City held Millwall to a 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate.
In the capital Fulham lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday 1-0, courtesy of a Steven Fletcher goal. This was Wednesday’s first win of the season.
At Deepdale Preston North End recorded a 1-0 win over Reading. Jordan Hugill scoring the game’s only goal, which was enough to see out North End.
Derby County found success on the road, with a 2-1 away win over Bolton Wanderers. David Nugent scored twice for the Rams, as for Wanderers Gary Madine scored a constellation goal late on.