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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday 8 round-up

17 September 2016

Blackburn Rovers picked up their first league win of the season with home success over Rotherham United.

An entertaining Ewood Park encounter saw Rovers take the points courtesy of a 4-2 triumph.

Scott Hogan fired a hat-trick as Brentford romped to a 5-0 win over Simon Grayson's Preston, a result which means the Bees remain unbeaten at home this campaign having conceded just one goal.

At the top, Huddersfield stay at the summit thanks to a 2-1 home win over Queens Park Rangers, goals from Kasey Palmer and Elias Kachunga ensuring the win at the John Smiths Stadium.

Newcastle's winning streak came to an end at home to Wolves in a 2-0 loss, the Magpies conceding their first goals in four Sky Bet Championship games. Norwich leapfrogged Rafa Benitez's side courtesy of a 2-1 win away at Nottingham Forest, coming back from a goal down to win through Jonathan Howson and Graham Dorrans.

Brighton, Reading and Leeds all secured wins away from home, while there were goalless stalemates at Portman Road and the DW Stadium.

The Saturday action came to a close with a sensational late show at St Andrew's. Gary Hooper's 76th-minute goal gave Sheffield Wednesday the lead at Birmingham, but Clayton Donaldson and a dramatic Lukas Jutkiewicz goal sealed the points for the Blues.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 8 results

Saturday 17th September 2016

Barnsley 1-2 Reading
Birmingham City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Blackburn Rovers 4-2 Rotherham United
Brentford 5-0 Preston North End
Bristol City 1-1 Derby County
Burton Albion 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
Ipswich Town 0-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle United 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich City
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Fulham

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Bolton Wanderers were replaced at the top of the Sky Bet League One table after they fell to a 1-0 defeat against 10-man Walsall. The Saddlers had Joe Edwards dismissed after just 15 minutes, but Jason McCarthy's goal secured victory.

The new leaders, Scunthorpe, continued their fine form with a 1-0 win away to Shrewsbury - David Mirfin getting on the end of a Josh Morris cross to net the only goal of the game.

Port Vale maintained their 100% home record after coming from a goal down to defeat Gillingham 2-1 at Vale Park. That proved a popular scoreline, with AFC Wimbledon, Bury and Rochdale all securing three points in that exact fashion.

The latter of those results saw Dale move off the bottom at the expense of Coventry, who played out a 0-0 at home to Oldham. Neither MK Dons or Oxford could find a way through at stadiummk in the division's other goalless draw.

Elsewhere, Bradford - the division's only remaining unbeaten side - shared the spoils with Bristol Rovers, Southend and Sheffield United picked up wins, and Northampton's 31-game unbeaten streak came to an end at Chesterfield. Two goals from Conor Wilkinson put the Spireites on their way to a 3-1 win at the ProAct Stadium.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 8 results

Saturday 17th September 2016

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

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

Plymouth Argyle defeated fierce Devon rivals Exeter City to make it six wins on the bounce and remain top of Sky Bet League Two.

At the other end of the table, Morecambe came from behind to win 2-1 against Cambridge, leaving the U's rooted to the bottom of the EFL.

Doncaster remain the Pilgrims' closest rivals at the top after victory at home to Newport, James Coppinger and Andy Williams getting the goals in a 2-0 win. Crawley and Crewe also triumphed by that score, against Luton and Grimsby respectively.

Carlisle are still unbeaten after an entertaining draw with Blackpool. The Tangerines threatened a comeback after going two goals down but the points were shared, while two goals from Jon Stead helped Notts County to a 3-2 win at Cheltenham in an entertaining Whaddon Road clash.

Goals were quite hard to come by elsewhere, with Accrington, Yeovil and Wycombe all securing 1-0 successes. Neither Hartlepool or Mansfield could find the net in their match, while Barnet and Colchester played out a 1-1 draw at the Hive.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 8 results

Saturday 17th September 2016

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

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

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