Date: 20th August 2015 at 10:37am
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Ipswich Town soared to the top of the Championship after comfortably defeating recently relegated Burnley 2-0 at Portman Road on Tuesday night.

Second-half strikes from forwards Freddie Sears and David McGoldrick preserved the Tractor Boys’ unbeaten start to the season, helping Mick McCarthy’s side also pip Hull City to top spot on goal difference.

03 April 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Ipswich Town v AFC Bournemouth - Freddie Sears of Ipswich.Photo: Ryan Smyth/Offside

The Tigers themselves remain unbeaten so far this campaign after recording their second victory in three league games with a narrow 2-1 win over Fulham at the KC Stadium.

Ahmed Elmohamady gave the hosts the lead at half-time, only for former Hull midfielder Tom Cairney to score a stunning equaliser from 20 yards out on 69 minutes.

However; with just four minutes remaining, Nikica Jelavic knocked the ball down towards Sone Aluko who finished smartly past Marcus Bettinelli from close-range to seal a late win.

Wednesday night also saw Queens Park Rangers secure their first win of the season by coming back from two goals down to win 3-2 away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Early goals from Benik Afobe and Kevin McDonald had Wolves in total control inside 24 minutes, but QPR’s star striker Charlie Austin pulled a goal back before the interval, before Matt Phillips struck a clinical second-half brace to complete a remarkable comeback at Molineux.

Brighton and Hove Albion saw their 100% record this term grind to halt at Huddersfield Town as Jacob Butterfield cancelled out Beram Kayal’s early breakthrough to earn the Terriers a 1-1 draw against the former league leaders.

Meanwhile at the opposite end of the table; Bolton Wanderers slip to rock-bottom after a 1-0 defeat at newly promoted Milton Keynes Dons, with Daniel Powell getting the all-important only goal of the game.

4th September 2013 - Johnstones Paint Trophy - Bristol City v Bristol Rovers - Aden Flint of Bristol City - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Bristol City produced the late, late show at Ashton Gate to earn their first point of the Championship season by pulling back Leeds United to an enthralling 2-2 draw.

Mirco Antenucci’s penalty and Chris Wood’s low finish had Uwe Rosler’s men firmly in the driving seat, only for the hosts’ Kieran Agard and Aden Flint to bundle home two goals in the final moments of the game to inflict a third straight stalemate on Leeds.

Sheffield Wednesday also snatched a late point at home to Reading during their 1-1 stalemate at Hillsborough, with Modou Sougou cancelling out Danny Williams’ opener in extra time.

Promotion favourites Derby County and Middlesbrough couldn’t be separated at the iPro Stadium as both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw thanks to efforts from Johnny Russell and Kike respectively.

Cardiff City were denied their first win of the new season after Grant Hanley’s 88th minute goal secured a 1-1 draw for Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Joe Mason had given the Bluebirds the lead inside five minutes.

Meanwhile the remaining ties on Tuesday ended goalless; with Nottingham Forest earning a point at home to Charlton Athletic and newly promoted Preston North End coming away from Rotherham United with a share of the spoils.

Player of Midweek: Matt Phillips (Queens Park Rangers)
Team of Midweek: Queens Park Rangers
Goal of Midweek: Tom Cairney (Fulham)

 
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