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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday 3 round-up

17 August 2016

The first set of midweek fixtures of EFL Season 2016/17 produced drama aplenty, with numerous story lines across all three divisions.

On Tuesday, Brighton & Hove Albion moved to the Sky Bet Championship summit by cruising to a 3-0 victory over Rotherham United. Anthony Knockaert set the Seagulls on their way, before further goals from Glenn Murray and Tomer Hemed.

Norwich City kept up at the top after beating Bristol City 1-0, while Brentford, Derby County and Burton Albion also won - the Brewers’ 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday being their first in the Sky Bet Championship.

That moment when you secure a first ever @SkyBetChamp victory...


— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) August 16, 2016

Huddersfield Town snatched a late leveller to earn a point at Aston Villa, while Leeds also left it late to draw with Fulham. Wigan versus Birmingham City and Wolves versus Ipswich also ended level.

Wednesday's action produced first wins of the season for Cardiff City and Newcastle United, while Barnsley beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 to deny them a place at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Rangers' defeat means no side in the division now has a 100 per cent record after three games of the new campaign.

Sky Bet Championship - Matchday 3 results:

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Aston Villa 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Brentford 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Rotherham United
Burton Albion 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds United 1-1 Fulham
Norwich City 1-0 Bristol City
Preston North End 0-1 Derby County
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Birmingham City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Ipswich Town

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Barnsley 3-2 Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United 4-1 Reading

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Ched Evans was at the double for Chesterfield as they moved to the top of Sky Bet League One on Matchday 3, but only ahead of Wednesday's action.

The striker’s third and fourth goals in three games both came in the second half against Walsall and saw the Spireites move onto seven points.

Scunthorpe United, Gillingham, Port Vale and Bradford City are also on seven points. Three of those four sides picked up three points on Tuesday, with the Gills being the exception after their 1-1 draw at home to Swindon Town.

Peterborough United recorded the Result of the Night in the EFL by thrashing Millwall 5-1, while Southend United cruised to a 3-0 victory at Sheffield United. That was also the scoreline by which Charlton Athletic saw off Shrewsbury Town at The Valley.

RESULT OF THE NIGHT: A number of contenders, but @theposhofficial take the honours!

⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️

— EFL (@EFL) August 16, 2016

Elsewhere, Northampton Town extended their unbeaten league run to 27 games by drawing 0-0 at Oldham Athletic, while in Wednesday's fixtures, Fleetwood Town beat Oxford United to claim their first win of the season and Bolton Wanderers won 2-1 away at Bristol Rovers to go top of the Sky Bet League One table.

The Trotters are now the only side in the EFL to have recorded nine points from their first three games.

Sky Bet League One - Matchday 3 results:

Tuesday 16th August 2016

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Scunthorpe United
Charlton Athletic 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall
Coventry City 0-0 Bury
Gillingham 1-1 Swindon Town
Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Bradford City
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Northampton Town
Peterborough United 5-1 Millwall
Port Vale 1-0 Rochdale
Sheffield United 0-3 Southend United

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Bristol Rovers 1-2 Bolton Wanderers
Fleetwood Town 2-0 Oxford United

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

Luton Town left it late to take all three points against Newport County, with Cameron McGeehan scoring a 96th-minute penalty to put them top of Sky Bet League Two.

The midfielder had already netted one spot kick on the night before the Hatters were pegged back, but he kept his cool in stoppage time to seal the points.

Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Crawley Town are alongside Luton at the summit after they all recorded wins.

Morecambe were 2-0 victors over Portsmouth to move up to fifth, while Leyton Orient also won comfortably, seeing off Stevenage 3-0.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle, while Crewe Alexandra and Hartlepool United shared a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Sky Bet League Two - Matchday 3 results:

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Barnet 1-1 Blackpool
Carlisle United 1-1 Cheltenham Town
Colchester United 3-2 Grimsby Town
Crewe Alexandra 3-3 Hartlepool United
Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Cambridge United
Exeter City 0-1 Crawley Town
Leyton Orient 3-0 Stevenage
Luton Town 2-1 Newport County
Mansfield Town 1-0 Yeovil Town
Morecambe 2-0 Portsmouth
Notts County 1-2 Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Accrington Stanley

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

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