Ipswich went top of the Championship this weekend after a 2-1 away win at Preston. Brett Pitman opened the scoring with his first goal for Ipswich, before Daniel Johnson equalised, but the Tractor Boys sealed the three points after a marvellous curling effort from Ryan Fraser.
Meanwhile, there was late drama at The Valley, as Charlton beat Hull 2-1. The winner came in the 98th minute courtesy of Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s header, which sparked wild celebrations and saw manager Guy Luzon sent to the stands after running the length of the pitch to celebrate with his players. Simon Makienok opened the scoring for the Addicks, but Abel Hernandez scored an equaliser in the 89th minute before Gudmundsson’s late goal.
Charlie Austin continued to prove why he is being so heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League by scoring two goals and picking up an assist as QPR beat Rotherham 4-2 at Loftus Road. Tjaronn Chery also got a brace, whilst Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tom Thorpe were on the scoresheet for Steve Evans’ team.
Marco Matias scored a phenomenal strike that will surely be a contender for goal of the season as Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 against Leeds at Elland Road. The Owls broke the deadlock when Matias latched onto a pass from Liam Palmer, before flicking the ball over a Leeds defender and striking a left-footed volley from the edge of the 18-yard box. Chris Wood’s tap-in for the hosts meant it finished 1-1.
Goals from Kenwyne Jones and Sammy Ameobi saw Cardiff secure a 2-0 home win over Wolves, whilst Fulham and Huddersfield still remain winless after a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
Sean Dyche finally saw his Burnley side win their first match this term as Michael Keane scored the winner from a corner to seal a 1-0 victory over Brentford, Derby continued their winless start to the season with a fourth consecutive draw, 1-1 with Birmingham. Stephen Gleeson and Johnny Russell scored the goals.
Joe Bryan got the only goal as Bristol City won their first game of the campaign with a 1-0 away win over Middlesbrough, while Stephen Dobbie scored Bolton’s first goal of the campaign with a 94th minute equaliser against Nottingham Forest.
Elsewhere, Kazenga LuaLua scored the only goal at the AMEX as Brighton beat Blackburn 1-0 and, finally, Reading and MK Dons both earned a point after a goalless draw.
Player of the Weekend: Charlie Austin (QPR)
Team of the Weekend: Bristol City
Goal of the Weekend: Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday)