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Round-up: Sky Bet EFL Matchday 6

9 September 2017

Matchday 6 saw perfect records and unbeaten streaks brought to an end, while two clubs finally picked up their first points of the season. Here's the round-up...

Cardiff City’s winning run came to an end at Fulham, but they remain unbeaten after Danny Ward cancelled out Ryan Sessegnon’s opener at Craven Cottage.

Leeds United are now their closest challengers, with Pierre-Michel Lasogga scoring the first and last goals of a 5-0 win over Burton Albion, while Diogo Jota’s goal helped Wolves past Millwall, sending them up to third.

Queens Park Rangers were celebrating 100 years at Loftus Road, and the anniversary was marked with a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town, who slipped to fourth as a result.

Clayton Donaldson marked his Sheffield United arrival with a brace as the Blades registered three points on their travels, seeing off Sunderland 2-1, and Britt Assombalonga was also at the double as Middlesbrough eased past Brentford by three goals to nil.

Norwich City and Bristol City registered narrow 1-0 triumphs, at home to Birmingham City and away at Reading respectively, but there was nothing narrow about the Friday night result, where Derby County thumped Hull City 5-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The weekend’s other live televised game saw Sheffield Wednesday defeat Nottingham Forest 3-1, while the matches at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Brentford, and at Deepdale, where Preston North End welcomed Barnsley, finished all square.

Shrewsbury Town moved to the top of Sky Bet League One, defeating the previously unbeaten Wigan Athletic courtesy of Stefan Payne’s first-half goal.

Paul Hurst’s men replaced Peterborough United at the summit after they lost 3-1 at home to Bradford City, with Charlton Athletic also leaping above Posh after they beat Southend United 2-1 at the Valley.

Oxford United scored three goals in an 11-minute second-half blitz to see off Gillingham, who are still seeking a first win of the season. That remains the case for Oldham Athletic too, after they were denied by a last-minute penalty against Fleetwood Town — it finished 2-2 at Highbury Stadium.

Northampton Town were also winless going into the weekend, but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s appointment had the desired effect. Matt Crooks scored just 21 seconds into the Dutchman’s dugout debut, and that proved enough to see off Doncaster Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers, Milton Keynes Dons and Portsmouth all won on the road without conceding, while there were dramatic wins for Bristol Rovers and Rotherham United.

Richie Towell’s 89th-minute strike saw the Millers past Bury 3-2, while 10-man Rovers edged past Walsall thanks to Ollie Clarke’s late effort. In the division’s other game, Scunthorpe United and Blackpool played out a goalless stalemate.


Exeter City remain unbeaten and top of Sky Bet League Two after easing to a 3-1 win at Forest Green Rovers, with Reuben Reid at the double for the Grecians.

Accrington Stanley also hit three, albeit without reply, moving second after defeating Carlisle United. Notts County’s 2-0 win over Morecambe moved them third, with Kevin Nolan’s Magpies now five unbeaten.

Moving into fourth are Crewe Alexandra, who put five past Chesterfield, and the Spireites now sit 23rd in the division, only above Port Vale, who lost by a goal to nil at Coventry City.

In the day’s early kick-off, Lee Angol and Krystian Pearce scored two apiece as Mansfield Town defeated Grimsby Town 4-1, before Barnet and Colchester United both registered 3-1 home wins later in the day.

Swindon Town were 3-0 winners at Luton Town, who were reduced to 10 men in the first half, while the 10 men of Lincoln City snatched all three points at Stevenage thanks to Ollie Palmer’s second-half penalty.

There were no goals at Newport County or Yeovil Town, with Wycombe Wanderers and Cheltenham Town the respective sides travelling home with a point.

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