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Five stories from the weekend

27 September 2020

The EFL action continued at the weekend across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two and, as usual, produced plenty of drama!

1. Record start for free-scoring Rovers!

Teenage sensation Tyrhys Dolan is enjoying a remarkable start to life in the Blackburn first team.

The 18-year-old grabbed his first goal in a 5-0 mauling of Wycombe last weekend, and followed that up with another at Derby to put Rovers on the way to this win.

Dolan tucked in after Ben Brereton's shot clattered off the post, Bradley Johnson, had scored another two, including this screamer, to make it 3-0 and Adam Armstrong wrapped up a fourth in the second half.


Blackburn have now scored 11 goals in their three Sky Bet Championship games this season - the most any side has managed in their first three league games this century.

2. Hull's best start since 1940s

You have to go back to 1948 to witness the last time Hull City won their first three games of the season. 

And after an abject end, which saw the Tigers lose their last six games of the season on their way to relegation from the Championship, Grant McCann's men have bounced back in style and impressed in their 2-0 win at Northampton Town for their third win on the bounce.

Goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and George Honeyman saw Hull remain one of just two sides in Sky Bet League One with a perfect record - the others being Ipswich Town.

3. All perfect records gone!

All three EFL divisions are famed for being too tough to call and Sky Bet League Two this season already looks to be no exception to the rule.

After both Cambridge United and Port Vale dropped points on Saturday, no team has a perfect record. 

There is also a three-way tie at the top, with Newport County moving up in to that final automatic promotion spot after their win at Bolton.

4. 11 year wait for a Sunderland goal

When Denver Hume was tripped by Peterborough's Jack Taylor with nine minutes left on the clock, the pressure was on Grant Leadbitter in more ways than one. 

The Black Cats academy graduate not only had the pressure of scoring the would be winner, he also had the pressure of knowing his last goal for the club came two decades previous!

Sunderland's win extended their unbeaten start to the season, as Phil Parkinson's side moved up to fifth in the table. 

5. 14-year wait for rivalry ends in Watford win

It was a hotly anticipated M1 derby at Vicarage Road.

Both Watford and Luton went in to the game unbeaten. 

And it was Nathan Jones' side who looked like they were about to take the lead, as star striker James Collins was gifted the ball with the goal seemingly open in front of him.

But the Republic of Ireland striker could not keep his shot down from six yards, and, less than a minute later, Joao Pedro punished them. 

The Brazilian forward, on his 19th birthday, converted Ken Sema's low cross from close range less than a minute later - sealing the three points for the Hornets. 





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