Championship new-boys MK Dons started their first ever campaign in English football’s second division with a stunning 4-1 away victory over Steve Evans’ Rotherham.
Elsewhere, fellow promoted side Bristol City lost 2-0 at Sheffield Wednesday, curtesy of goals from Tom Lees and debutant Lewis McGugan, which gave their new manager Carlos Carvalhal a winning start to life in English football.
Bolton earned a 0-0 draw at home against promotion favourites Derby, but should have won after missing a catalogue of chances. Unfortunately for the Rams, Will Hughes had to be stretchered off the pitch after suffering a serious injury.
Hull City, who are looking to bounce straight back to the Premier League after being relegated last campaign, started their season with a 2-0 home win over Huddersfield after debut goals from Sam Clucas and on-loan Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom.
Leeds were held at home to a 1-1 draw after Mirco Antenucci opened the scoring with a superb left-footed strike from the right-hand side of the 18-yard box, but Sam Vokes headed home with only four minutes remaining to earn a point for the Clarets.
Brentford staged a great comeback against Ipswich after going 2-0 down – stoppage-time goals from Andre Gray and James Tarkowski earned the Bees a point.
Wolves took three points after a 2-1 victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park, but there was controversy over their second as the ball appeared to hit David Edwards’ hand.
Kazenga LuaLua scored the first goal of the Football League season on Friday night as Brighton beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the AMEX Stadium. LuaLua proved a handful all night as the Seagulls started their campaign with three points.
Tony Watt was the star of the show as Charlton beat QPR 2-0 at the Valley, with Watt opening the scoring, before setting up Morgan Fox, for his first goal for the club.
A mistake by Simon Moore in the Cardiff goal, allowed Matt Smith to open the scoring for Fulham in their clash in South Wales, before Craig Noone curled a brilliant effort in from the edge of the box to salvage a point for the Bluebirds.
Orlando Sa missed a penalty on his debut for Reading as the Royals went down 2-1 away to Birmingham City, while Preston and Middlesbrough wrapped up the action in the Championship on Sunday, drawing 0-0 at Deepdale.
Player of the Week: Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton)
Team of the Week: MK Dons
Goal of the Week: Craig Noone (Cardiff)