Sammie Szmodics’ first goal helped send Blackburn topped the formative league standings with a 3-0 win at Swansea.
Szmodics made an early impact on their first outing after a switch from Peterborough, with Ben Brereton Díaz and Lewis Travis also on target. Rovers are the only side to claim two wins from two matches in the Championship’s embryonic campaign, topping the table ahead of the promoted Sunderland.
The Black Cats earned their first victory on their return to second place by overtaking the line 3-2 at City of Bristol. Everton striker on loan Ellis Simms netted a first brace for the visitors either side of strikes from Robins duo Andreas Weimann and Chris Martin. And Ross Stewart then scored the winner with 18 minutes remaining.
Norwich had to wait for their first win of the season again on their return to the Championship as they drew 1-1 at home to the promoted Wigan. James McClean pounced on Ben Gibson’s mistake to give Wigan the lead, with the Canaries struggling again after the opening weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Cardiff. Max Aarons pulled off a smart finish just after the hour mark, but Norwich will already be feeling the jitters after a frustrating start to the campaign.
Josh Brownhill’s goal saved Vincent Kompany’s Burnley a point in a 1-1 draw at home with Lutonwho quickly took the lead thanks to Dan Potts.
United Kingdom of Sheffield took sixth place by winning 2-0 at home for Millwall. Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge scored for the Blades before half-time and they took the win despite Oliver Norwood’s missed penalty.
QPR withstood a second-half response from Middlesbrough to win 3-2 in west London, with Chris Willock – courtesy of a spectacular solo strike – Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes all scored before the break. Matt Crooks and Marcus Forss cut the deficit for Boro, who had Darragh Lenihan sent off in stoppage time as their comeback failed.
Tom Ince added to Shane Long’s penalty as While reading to saw Cardiff 2-1 after Callum O’Dowda’s early effort put the traveling Bluebirds ahead.
Elsewhere, Harry Clarke and Jacob Brown sealed Feed2-0 win Blackpool while Preston draw 0-0 at home shell.