Championship round-up: Leeds blow away Burton, Cardiff remain unbeaten and Norwich bounce back

Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford



On-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was the hero for Aston Villa as he starred in the goalless draw against Brentford.

The Bees are still without a win in the Championship but were the better side throughout the match.

Villa struggled to create clear-cut opportunities and had to rely on Johnstone to keep a clean sheet and earn a point.

The stopper twice kept out Ollie Watkins, while Nico Yennaris, Yoann Barbet and Neal Maupay also went close.

 

Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Middlesbrough

Struggling Bolton fell to their fourth defeat of the season as a Britt Assombalonga double and a Marvin Johnson strike handed Middlesbrough all three points.

The £15million summer signing from Nottingham Forest opened the scoring in the 13th minute before grabbing a second 19 minutes from full time.

Johnson added a third in the 78th minute to keep Bolton rock bottom of the Championship table.

Meanwhile, Garry Monk’s Boro rise to sixth after sealing their third win of the season.

 

Fulham 1-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City’s 100 per cent record is over but Neil Warnock’s side remain unbeaten as Danny Ward’s header cancelled out Ryan Sessegnon’s 75th minute strike.

Fulham’s 17-year-old wonderkid managed to fire into the bottom right corner to give the home side the advantage with 15 minutes to go.

But Neil Warnock’s impressive Cardiff side rallied and grabbed the equaliser seven minutes from time.

The Bluebirds remain top of the Championship table on 16 points while Fulham have now drawn four of their six league games.

 

Leeds United 5-0 Burton Albion

Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds United promptly demolished Burton Albion with a substantial victory at Elland Road.

New signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga grabbed two goals in each half to round off an impressive debut performance after joining on loan from Hamburg on deadline day.

Kalvin Phillips, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe were also on the scoresheet as Leeds climb to second in the Championship table.

 

Norwich City 1-0 Birmingham City

Norwich bounced back from their poor form as Nelson Oliveira’s early finish was enough to beat visitors Birmingham.

Timm Klose provided the assist for the Portugal striker to score from close range, in the fifth minute, and it is the perfect response for Daniel Farke’s side after they were trounced 4-0 by Millwall last time out.

The win is Norwich’s second of the season while Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham – who added plenty of additions on deadline day – are yet to click into gear.

 

Preston North End 1-1 Barnsley

It was honours even at Deepdale as Preston and Barnsley had to share the spoils.

Sean Maguire put the home side ahead after 23 minutes but Brad Potts, a summer addition for Barnsley from Blackpool, levelled the score just three minutes later.

Neither side could find a deciding goal so managers Alex Neil and Paul Heckingbottom had to settle for a point each.

 

Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Ipswich Town

Ipswich’s impressive start to the season seems a distant memory after they fell to their second successive defeat.

The Tractor Boys began the campaign with four straight victories but have hit a stumbling block as Queens Park Rangers ran out winners at Loftus Road.

Jamie Mackie opened the scoring, just before half time for the home side, before Luke Freeman doubled the advantage shortly after the break.

Ipswich raised some hope as on loan Manchester City midfielder Bersant Celina pulled a goal back late on but it wasn’t enough to gain a share of the spoils.

 

Reading 0-1 Bristol City

Aden Flint’s late goal secured all three points for Bristol City against Reading.

With just six minutes remaining the defender fired past Vito Mannone, which marked a starring return for a man who was left out of the squad throughout August after being the subject of numerous bids during the transfer window.

The win means Bristol City rise to ninth in the table while Reading sit 15th.

 

Sunderland 1-2 Sheffield United

Clayton Donaldson enjoyed a delightful debut as the deadline day arrival scored twice to give Sheffield United victory.

Jack Rodwell scored a stoppage time goal for Sunderland but it was too little too late for Simon Grayson’s Black Cats.

Donaldson opened the scoring in the 21st minute, with a neat finish past goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter before doubling his tally in the 77th minute.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Millwall

Diogo Jota’s excellent 18th minute strike gave Wolves victory over visitors Millwall at Molineux.

The on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder has impressed so far for Nuno’s side and his delightful one-two move with Leo Bonatini set him up to fire past Jordan Archer.

Bonatini had an effort cleared off the line late on but Jota’s goal was enough for Wolves to continue their impressive run.  

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