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16 August 2014

We take a look at the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship

Felix Magath will already be feeling the heat at Fulham after slipping to a second straight Sky Bet Championship defeat when going down 1-0 to Millwall at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Martyn Woolford's 12th-minute strike proved enough to give the Lions victory in this London derby, with the Cottagers drawing a blank as £11 million summer signing Ross McCormack started on the bench after lasting less than an hour in their opening loss at Ipswich Town.

There was better news for supporters of the other two teams relegated from the Premier League last season, with Cardiff City coming out on top at home to Huddersfield Town and Norwich City brushing aside 10-man Watford at Carrow Road.

Kenwyne Jones bagged a brace after Peter Whittingham had opened the scoring as the Bluebirds won 3-1 against managerless Huddersfield, who replied through Murray Wallace.

Watford had Joel Ekstrand sent off after just three minutes and Norwich took full advantage to win 3-0, with Brad Johnson, Lewis Grabban and Alexander Tettey all on the scoresheet for the Canaries.

Billy Sharp enjoyed a dream debut for Leeds United when scoring the only goal of the game against Middlesbrough at Elland Road, with the striker pouncing on the rebound in the 88th minute, just three days after joining the club from Southampton.

Birmingham City also secured a 1-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion at St Andrews thanks to a Wes Thomas goal just after half-time, while Bournemouth are surprise early pacesetters in after a Junior Stanislas strike proved enough to see off Brentford and give the Cherries six points from two games.

Rudy Gestede bagged a brace for Blackburn Rovers in their 2-1 win at Blackpool, while Britt Assombalonga was another to enjoy a double strike as Nottingham Forest twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers, with all four goals coming inside 35 minutes.

Franck Moussa struck three minutes into stoppage time as Charlton Athletic prevailed 2-1 at home to Wigan Athletic, while Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County followed up opening victories by drawing 0-0 at Hillsborough.

Jake Taylor scored the only goal of the game as Reading edged out Ipswich Town at the Madejski Stadium and Rotherham United also claimed a 1-0 home win when Ryan Hall's 76th-minute effort consigned Wolverhampton Wanderers to defeat.

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