Date: 31st August 2015 at 10:59am
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Brighton’s thrilling 3-2 away win at Portman Road saw them replace Ipswich at the top of the Championship.

Kazenga LuaLua and Tomer Hemed scored within the first quarter of an hour to put the visitor 2-0 up, before Freddie Sears and a penalty from David McGoldrick levelled the game. However, Hemed’s second of the game and third of the season two minutes later made sure e the three points went to Chris Houghton’s side, who were wearing black armbands in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Shoreham air crash the previous Saturday.

At Molineux, Wolves ended Charlton’s unbeaten start to the campaign, thanks to a Adam Le Fondre strike in the 85th minute. Johann Berg Gudmundsson opened the scoring for the visitors, before goals from Dave Edwards and Le Fondre sealed a 2-1 win for Kenny Jackett’s side.

19 August 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Wolverhampton Wanderers v QPR - Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Kenny Jackett - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Derby and Leeds were hoping to win their first league game of the season at Pride Park, but it was the away side who took the spoils, with Chris Wood netting the winner in the 88th minute. Tom Adeyemi scored the first goal of the game for United, but Chris Martin levelled for Derby, before the New Zealand striker scored spectacularly from the edge of the penalty area.

Hull City got back to winning ways after their defeat at Charlton with a comfortable 2-0 win over Preston, courtesy of goals from Abel Hernandez and Curtis Davies as the Tigers climbed to second in the division.

Two first-half headers from Ben Mee and Michael Keane saw Burnley, who handed a debut to Andre Gray, overcome Bristol City 2-1 away from home. Jonathan Kodjia scored a late consolation goal for the Robins who sit 20th.

Stephen Gleeson scored for the second league game in a row as Birmingham beat MK Dons 2-0 away from home. The midfielder opened the scoring, before Jacques Maghoma doubled their lead 10 minutes from time.

Nick Blackman put in an impressive performance as Reading got their first win of the league season with a 3-1 victory at Brentford. Orlando Sa put the Royals 1-0 up with his first for the club, before Blackman’s excellent free-kick doubled the visitors’ lead. Lasse Vibe pulled one back for the Bees, but a stoppage time penalty from Blackman sealed the win.

Fulham won their first league game this season after a 3-1 victory at winless Rotherham. Ben Pringle scored against his old side, before Ross McCormack tucked away a penalty. Jonson Clarke-Harris pulled a goal back, but Cauley Woodrow sealed the three points in the 90th minute.

1 August 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Fulham v Crystal Palace - Ross McCormack of Fulham - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Elsewhere, Tjaronn Chery continued his impressive first season in England, as he scored the only goal as QPR beat Huddersfield 1-0, Cardiff won 2-1 at Nottingham Forest and two counter attacking goals saw Middlesbrough seal a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

And, finally, Blackburn and Bolton played out a 0-0 draw, as the Lancashire duo’s search for a first league win this term continues.

Player of the Week: Nick Blackman (Reading)
Team of the Week: Brighton and Hove Albion
Goal of the Week: Chris Wood (Leeds United)

 
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