Huddersfield picked up their second successive win as they thrashed Bolton 4-1 at home, yet it was Neil Lennon’s side who opened the scoring when Liam Feeney burst through inside three minutes.
On-loan Wigan star Emyr Huws led the fightback with a 25-yard equaliser, before setting up Mustapha Carayol as the Terriers took the lead. Huws was on hand to fire in a third and Joel Lynch made it 4-1.
Middlesbrough’s 2-1 victory saw them defeat Nottingham Forest for the first time since 1999, as they climb to second in the Championship. David Nugent opened the scoring for Boro inside the first two minutes, before Matt Mills equalised four minutes later. But a header from Daniel Ayala sealed the three points for the visitors as Dimi Konstantopoulos saved a late Henri Lansbury penalty.
Blackburn eased past Charlton at Ewood Park with a decisive 3-0 win, courtesy of a brace from Jordan Rhodes, who seems to have put his injury problems behind him. Substitute Tom Lawrence set up Rhodes’ second, before scoring a terrific solo effort, as Rovers won for the first time this term.
Rotherham secured their first league victory this season after a stoppage time winner over Cardiff. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe’s penalty put the home side ahead after David Marshall was sent off for grappling Matt Derbyshire, yet the sides were level once Peter Whittingham converted the Welsh team’s own penalty before the break. The game looked certain to end in a draw, but Matthew Connolly put the ball into his own net from a Chris Maguire cross.
Ross Wallace was the star of the show as Sheffield Wednesday narrowly beat Fulham 3-2 at home, with Wallace claiming three assists. Wednesday’s goals were all set-piece headers which had obviously been well rehearsed on the training ground. Fernando Forestieri put them in front, but Jamie O’Hara equalised for Fulham. Tom Lees and Michael Turner gave the Owls a two-goal cushion, before Tom Cairney’s effort applied the pressure, but the home side held on.
Reading scored twice in the opening 15 minutes away to Bristol City to clinch a 2-0 win. Nick Blackman’s effort could have been ruled out for offside, but there was no doubt about Garath McCleary’s long-range sealer.
Hull City and QPR played out a 1-1 draw. Charlie Austin gave the London club the lead after heading home from a corner to score his sixth of the campaign. But ex-England international Michael Dawson levelled for the hosts from Tom Huddlestone’s free-kick.
Brentford came from behind to win their first games in five attempts, but it was Preston who controlled the first-half and took the lead through Daniel Johnson. Second half strikes from Lasse Vibe and Marco Djuricin, who neatly turned and finished, sealed the win.
This season’s draw specialists Leeds United won on their travels to MK Dons, who suffered a fourth defeat in a row for the first time in six years. Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor scored the goals for the visitors to boost the spirits of the Elland Road faithful.
Ipswich and Birmingham drew 1-1 on Friday night with David Cotterill and Brett Pitman notching for each side in a tight contest and, finally, Wolves and Brighton played out a goalless draw at Molineux, although the table-topping Seagulls will be disappointed after Tomer Hemed saw his penalty saved, while the hosts had Conor Coady dismissed for a poor tackle.
Player of the Weekend: Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town)
Team of the Weekend: Rotherham United
Goal of the Weekend: Garath McCleary (Bristol City vs Reading)
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