It’s been another dramatic day in the EFL with some big score lines, particularly in League Two. As always, Playmaker is here to go through all the key moments from across ‘the 72’.
Ipswich Town left it late to deny Darren Moore his first win as Huddersfield Town manager when Brandon Williams made it 1-1 in the 87th minute.
The result moves the Tractor Boys up the summit of the Championship but that could change tomorrow as second-place Leicester City face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
Preston North End’s unbeaten start to the season is over in spectacular fashion after Ryan Lowe’s side lost 4-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion.
Darnell Furlong opened the scoring after just four minutes for the baggies before Alex Mowatt, Matt Phillips, and Kyle Bartley added to the scoreline.
After a slow start to the season, Middlesbrough won their third game in a row in all competitions at Vicarage Road. Riley McGree had Boro 2-0 up after just 12 minutes before goals from Vakoun Bayo and Wesley Hoedt levelled things up for the Hornets.
But it was Boro who claimed all three points with Josh Coburn scoring the winner – his first goal of the season – in the 63rd minute to make it 3-2.
And in the early game between two teams who dropped down to the second tier, Adam Armstrong scored twice in a 3-1 win for Southampton at home to Leeds United.
Championship final scores
Southampton 3-1 Leeds United
Preston North End 0-4 West Bromwich Albion
Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Coventry City
Watford 2-3 Middlesbrough
Norwich City 2-0 Birmingham City
Millwall 0-3 Swansea City
Bristol City 2-3 Stoke City
Cardiff City 2-0 Rotherham United
Huddersfield Town 1-1 Ipswich Town
Hull City 1-1 Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth’s good start to the season continued with a 2-1 victory away to 10-man Wigan Athletic.
The Latics had taken the lead in the 27th minute through Martial Godo before Regan Poole and Paddy Lane put the unbeaten Pompey ahead. Wigan didn't manage to get a leveller though – not helped by Charlie Wyke receiving a straight red card four minutes into the second half.
Oxford United are just behind Portsmouth in second place after defeating fellow good starters Stevenage on the road. The Boro had taken the lead in the 15th minute through Jamie Reid with a Greg Leigh brace and Elliott Moore earning the win for Liam Manning’s team.
After scoring eight goals against Manchester United’s U21 side in the EFL Trophy midweek, Bolton had to settle for scoring just one away to Port Vale – but it was enough with Dion Charles getting his seventh goal in ten for Bolton this season.
Despite the defeat, Port Vale stay in the top six just behind Peterborough United with the Posh winning their game 2-0 at home to Bristol Rovers.
League One final scores
Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Charlton Athletic
Reading 0-0 Burton Albion
Stevenage 1-3 Oxford United
Wigan Athletic 1-2 Portsmouth
Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Carlisle United
Port Vale 0-1 Bolton Wanderers
Peterborough United 2-0 Bristol Rovers
Derby County 0-0 Cambridge United
Exeter City 0-2 Northampton Town
Fleetwood Town 1-0 Leyton Orient
Lincoln City 2-0 Cheltenham Town
Barnsley 0-1 Blackpool
Colchester United defeated league-leaders Notts County in a nine-goal thriller that also included a sending off.
Noah Chivers, Jayden Fevrier, and Arthur Read had Colchester 3-1 up by half-time with Macaulay Langstaff pulling one back for Notts County early into the second.
Goals from Cameron McGeehan, Jodi Jones, and another from Read made it 5-3 to Colchester by the time they were reduced to ten men in the 79th minute when McGeehan received his second yellow card.
Langstaff did bring it back to 5-4 in the second minute of stoppage time but Notts County weren’t able to snatch a point in after a thrilling contest.
Despite losing, Notts County are still top of League Two but Crawley Town’s comfortable 3-0 win at home to Sutton United means that they go level on points with the Magpies but with an inferior goal difference.
Swindon Town are up into third place following a 2-1 win at home to Grimsby Town after Gillingham and Mansfield shared the points between them.
And finally, 10-men Wrexham left it late to salvage a point after being 3-2 down at home to Crewe Alexandra after Ryan Barnett was given a straight red card 36 minutes into the match.
But substitute Steven Fletcher rescued a draw five minutes into stoppage time – a perfect time to get his first goal for the club.
League Two final scores
MK Dons 0-1 Harrogate Town
Gillingham 1-1 Mansfield Town
Salford City 2-1 Newport County
Swindon Town 2-1 Grimsby Town
Wrexham 3-3 Crewe Alexandra
Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Morecambe
Crawley Town 3-0 Sutton United
Accrington Stanley 1-3 Stockport County
Barrow 3-2 Doncaster Rovers
Bradford City 1-3 Walsall
Colchester United 5-4 Notts County
Wimbledon 4-1 Tranmere Rovers