Liam O’Connor rounds up the action from matchday eight of the Championship.
We begin the round-up of match day eight of the Championship at the KC Stadium, where Peterborough pulled off a shock result to claim their first points and win of the season, beating high-flying Hull 3-1. A superb hattrick from Emile Sinclair condemned the Tigers to defeat, who of late have been formidable at home.
Despite Rodolph Austin’s 90th minute own goal, Leeds held on to record an impressive 3-2 away victory at Bristol City. El Hadji-Diouf bagged himself a brace in an action packed second half. Albert Adomah pulled one back on 70 minutes before Michael Tonge’s powerful strike extended the visitors lead on 83 minutes. Austin put the ball in his own net in added time, but it wasn’t enough for Bristol City.
Cardiff’s 3-0 victory over Blackpool ensured their unbeaten home record continued. A goal either side of half-time from Matthew Connolly plus Peter Whittingham’s goal in-between that guaranteed the win.
Elsewhere, Huddersfield missed the chance to go top of the Championship as Troy Deeney’s spot kick earnt Watford all three points. Oliver Norwood’s free-kick put the home side ahead, but goals from Fernando Forestieri and Fitz Hall put Watford infront. Substitute Alan Lee levelled the scores six minutes from time, but Deeney scored from the spot to wrap the game up.
A 90th minute equaliser from substitute Darius Henderson earnt Millwall a point at Turf Moor in a 2-2 draw with Burnley. Liam Trotter put the visitors ahead after 3 minutes, curling his shot into the far corner from outside the box. Ben Mee replied on 19 minutes before Charlie Austin’s header put the home side ahead. Henderson then came off the bench to level the scores at the death and earn Millwall a point.
Chris Burke’s stunning strike from distance was the difference at the Amex Stadium as Birmingham earnt their first away win of the season at Brighton. Bakary Sako’s controversial free-kick at Molineux gave Wolves a 1-0 victory over struggling Sheffield Wednesday. Sako was ordered to retake the free-kick as he took it too early, but he then scored from the retake which was the only goal of the encounter.
Lloyd Dyer came off the bench to score a late winner as Leicester ended Middlesbrough’s 100% home record by a 2-1 scoreline. Nicky Bailey’s stunning effort which was arguably the goal of the day in the Championship gave Boro an early second-half lead, but goals from Jamie Vardy and Dyer earnt Leicester victory.
Managerless Blackburn picked up a point at Charlton playing out a 1-1 draw. Dickson Etuhu put the visitors ahead in the first-half before Johnnie Jackson levelled 10 minutes later and that’s how the game ended. Crystal Palace continued their good form with a 1-0 at Bolton thanks to Glenn Murray’s spot-kick ten minutes from time. Ipswich remained in the relegation zone after playing out a 1-1 draw against Barnsley at Oakwell. Aaron Cresswell fired the visitors ahead early on, but Stephen Dawson rescued a point for the home side to keep the pressure firmly on Ipswich boss Paul Jewell.
The only game on Sunday took place at the City Ground where Derby came out on top against Nottingham Forest in the East Midland’s derby. Craig Bryson’s goal earnt Derby the points, as Dexter Blackstock was given a straight red card shortly after half-time following his elbow on Richard Keogh. Derby held on for the win which moved them up into the top half of the Championship.