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Championship round-up: Two out of two for Blackpool

The Football League has had its second set of fixtures and once again the nPower Championship is living up to expectations.

Although there is one more game in this set of matches, as Blackburn Rovers will face Hull City tonight, only one side has a 100 per cent record after two games so far.

That is Ian Holloway’s Blackpool, who left it late to beat Leeds United 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.

Tom Lees headed the visitors infront on 16 minutes but two goals from the Tangerines in the last quarter of an hour, spearheaded a great fightback.

Nouha Dicko equalised and Matt Phillips combined with Thomas Ince to score the winner.

Wednesday extend unbeaten run

Sheffield Wednesday extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches, as they overcame Birmingham City 3-2 at Hillsborough.

Rodri scored on his debut for the club, adding to a Reda Johnson opener, to give the Owls an impressive 2-0 lead at the break.

Birmingham did show some resistance and Nikola Zigic scored his second of the campaign, with 12 minutes remaining.

However, Jermaine Johnson sealed the points in the 89th minute, with Marlon King’s late penalty far too late for Lee Clark’s side.

Gianfranco Zola tasted defeat for the first time as Watford boss, as they went down 1-0 at home to Ipswich Town.

Michael Chopra ended his goalscoring drought, which had stretched to 12 matches. His goal in stoppage time saw the Tractor Boys steal the points from Vicarage Road.

Bolton and Wolves bounce back

Recently relegated Bolton Wanderers and Wolves earned their first points of the campaign, after opening day defeats.

Bolton defeated Derby County 2-0, thanks to second half efforts from Kevin Davies and Chris Eagles.

Stephen Ward, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and David Edwards all found the net in Wolves’s comfortable 3-1 home success over Barnsley.

It was their first home win of any kind since December 2011.

Blackburn target Jordan Rhodes scored his first goal for Huddersfield this season, as his stoppage time penalty, earnt a 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest.

The Scot has now scored a phenomenal 42 goals in his last 50 games for club and country.

Lastly, Charlton have made an impressive start to life back in the second tier and sit third in the table at present.

Two first half goals defeated bookies favourites for the title, Leicester City 2-1 at The Valley.


Blackpool 2-1 Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Derby County

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Cardiff City

Bristol City 4-1 Crystal Palace

Charlton Athletic 2-1 Leicester City

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Middlesbrough 3-2 Burnley

Peterborough United 1-2 Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Birmingham City

Watford 0-1 Ipswich Town

Wolves 3-1 Barnsley

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