CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Blackpool avenges Fulham’s undefeated start as West Brom tops the championship… while Sheffield United FINALLY take their first win with a six-goal beating from Peterborough
- Fulham lost their championship lead when Blackpool beat them 1-0
- West Brom could only draw 1-1 with Millwall but it was enough to go up
- Stoke moved into third place with a come-from-behind win over Huddersfield,
- Sheffield United finally tasted victory by beating Peterborough 6-2
Fulham were replaced by West Brom at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table after the Cottagers’ unbeaten start to the season ended with a 1-0 loss at Blackpool.
Josh Bowler scored the only goal of the game at Bloomfield Road in the 49th minute as Fulham suffered the first defeat of boss Marco Silva’s tenure.
West Brom moved to the top despite being held in the Hawthorns by Millwall, who secured a 1-1 draw via a header from Daniel Ballard in the 55th minute.
Blackpool stunned former championship leaders Fulham with Josh Bowler firing in a 1-0 win
Marco Silva’s team dropped to second place due to the defeat, their first unbeaten after five games
That came six minutes after Kyle Bartley gave the hosts the lead, with Albion – still unbeaten in the league this season under Valerien Ismael – who had previously failed to convert a penalty, Karlan Grant saw his attempt in first half stoppage time. rescued by Bartosz Bialkowski.
As well as Fulham, Stoke are also in third place, one point behind Albion, with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Huddersfield at the bet365 Stadium.
Matty Pearson’s own goal in the 63rd minute proved the winner after Jacob Brown responded quickly to Harry Toffolo’s 47th minute opener.
The fourth-placed QPR saved himself from a first defeat of the campaign when Stefan Johansen’s stoppage time equalizer gave them a 3-3 draw at Reading, for whom John Swift scored a hat-trick.
Stefan Johansen sealed a point for QPR in the closing moments after Reading led late
After an own goal from Michael Morrison gave the R’s 1-0 in the 11th minute, Swift’s treble left Reading looking for the win.
But Andre Gray then narrowed the deficit in the 79th minute before Johansen had the last word on the death.
Scott Parker’s Bournemouth made it to the play-off spots as they continue their unbeaten start in the league by beating Barnsley 3-0 at Vitality Stadium.
Young left-back Jordan Zemura scored early and late in the game, flanking a Dominic Solanke goal just after half-time.
Last place in the play-offs is taken by Coventry after their 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough, which put Viktor Gyokeres and Martyn Waghorn on the scoresheet.
Iliman Ndiaye was on the scoresheet as Sheffield United passed Peterborough six times
Sheffield United recorded their first league win under Slavisa Jokanovic emphatically when they defeated Peterborough 6-2 at Bramall Lane.
Halfway through, the score was tied after Iliman Ndiaye’s opener for the home team and Jack Marriott’s answer.
The Blades then went on to lead 5-1 via efforts from John Fleck, Ben Osborn, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ndiaye, and after Jonson Clarke-Harris pulled back a goal in the 79th minute from the penalty spot, Osborn then made the score in extra time off. at the end.
Luton drew 2-2 at Blackburn thanks to a brace from Luke Berry, the second of which came in the eighth minute of injury time.
Rovers led 2-0 at half time through the efforts of Tyrhys Dolan and Harry Pickering before Berry began his save with a finish in the 73rd minute.
Elsewhere there was a 0-0 draw between Bristol City and Preston, and Swansea and Hull.