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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday 2 round-up

14 August 2016

Bristol City made it two wins from two Sky Bet Championship games after a late victory over Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

Two goals from new loan signing Tammy Abraham secured the Robins all three points, and it was the youngster's fourth for the club inside a week after he netted in their opener against Wigan Athletic and in the EFL Cup against Wycombe Wanderers.


Tammy Abraham’s brace means he’s now netted four times in his first three @bcfctweets games 👏⚽️

— EFL (@EFL) August 13, 2016

Huddersfield Town join them on six points after they stunned Newcastle United in their first Championship game at St James’ Park. Jack Payne stole a late winner for the Terriers to leave Rafael Benitez’s side without a point from their first two fixtures.

Fulham were the third side to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the new campaign, after they won 2-1 away at Preston North End, while Barnsley recorded an impressive maiden three points at home to Derby County.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa secured victory for the first time since February by beating Rotherham United 3-0; Brentford defeated Ipswich Town 2-0 at Griffin Park and Birmingham City got their season rolling by winning 2-1 away at Leeds United.

There were also home wins for Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers, against Blackburn Rovers and Reading respectively, while Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 in the evening kick-off. 

On Friday, Brighton & Hove Albion registered their first win of 2016/17, comfortably seeing off Nottingham Forest 3-0 at the Amex Stadium.

The weekend's action closed with Cardiff City versus Queens Park Rangers, and it was the latter who took all three points to go to the top of the division thanks to second-half goals from Steven Caulker and Tjaronn Chery. 

Sky Bet Championship: Brighton & Hove Albion shine under the Friday night lights

Sky Bet Championship - Matchday 2 results:

Friday 12th August 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Saturday 13th August 2016

Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham United
Barnsley 2-0 Derby County
Brentford 2-0 Ipswich Town
Burton Albion 1-2 Bristol City
Leeds United 1-2 Birmingham City
Newcastle United 1-2 Huddersfield Town
Preston North End 1-2 Fulham
Wigan Athletic 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Reading
Norwich City 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Sunday 14th August 2016

Cardiff City 0-2 Queens Park Rangers

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Gillingham made it two wins from two to top the early Sky Bet League One standings, beating Bury 2-1 at Priestfield Stadium.

The Gills, who narrowly missed out on the Play-Off places last time around, are joined at the summit by Bolton Wanderers, who backed up an impressive victory against Sheffield United by beating AFC Wimbledon 2-1 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

On an entertaining afternoon, Milton Keynes Dons and Scunthorpe United were made to work hard for a point as they drew 2-2 with Millwall and Fleetwood Town respectively.

Kieran Agard struck a brace on his debut for the Dons to see them level, while the Iron netted twice in four minutes to earn a result at Highbury.

Chesterfield and Port Vale both recorded convincing home wins, while the spoils were shared in the games between Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town and Sheffield United and Rochdale.

On Sunday, Matty Taylor struck the winner in a 2-1 success for Bristol Rovers against Oxford United, who had Sam Long dismissed in the second half for two bookable offences. 

Sky Bet League One -Matchday 2 results:

Saturday 13th August 2016

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Bolton Wanderers
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Northampton Town
Chesterfield 3-1 Swindon Town
Coventry City 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
Fleetwood Town 2-2 Scunthorpe United
Gillingham 2-1 Bury
Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Millwall
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Walsall
Peterborough United 0-1 Bradford City
Port Vale 2-0 Southend United
Sheffield United 1-1 Rochdale

Sunday 14th August 2016

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Oxford United

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League One table

Wycombe Wanderes struck late to clinch their first three points of the new Sky Bet League Two campaign, with Anthony Stewart netting a dramatic winner to down Grimsby Town.

All eyes were on Luton Town after impressive wins against Plymouth Argyle in the league and Aston Villa in the EFL Cup in the last seven days, but they could only muster a draw at home to Yeovil Town.

Two goals in as many minutes from Hartlepool United gave their fans something to smile about for the long trip home from Exeter, coming from behind to steal a 2-1 win.

Elsewhere, there were victories for Colchester United, Newport County, Morecambe, Barnet and Carlisle United.

Sky Bet League Two -Matchday 2 results:

Saturday 13th August 2016

Barnet 2-0 Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
Colchester United 2-0 Cambridge United
Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Portsmouth
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Crawley Town
Exeter City 1-2 Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient 0-1 Newport County
Luton Town 1-1 Yeovil Town
Mansfield Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town
Morecambe 2-1 Blackpool
Notts County 1-1 Stevenage
Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Grimsby Town

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League Two table

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