A debut goal from Naby Sarr was enough to take Reading to the top of the Championship as they beat Millwall 1-0 at the Den. A first-half header from the former Huddersfield man proved to be the winner as the impressive Royals become the first side to come away from Millwall with victory this season. Sheffield United, the previous leaders, drew with Luton on Friday.
Josh Brownhill scored twice for Burnley as they thrashed Wigan 5-1 away to earn their second win in the Championship take them up to sixth. They took the lead through Jay Rodriguez before Brownhill added their second. Will Keane slotted home a penalty for the home side just before half-time but Nathan Tella extended the Clarets’ lead six minutes into the second half. Brownhill added his second before Samuel Bastien capped things off.
Óscar Estupiñán continued to shine for Hull with a hat-trick in the 3-2 win at home to Coventry. Estupiñán fired the Tigers in front early on, but Matt Godden equalised from the spot in the 29th minute. Estupinan added his second to restore the lead before half-time and completed his hat‑trick in the 56th minute. Godden got his second but Hull held on to go third.
Blackpool recorded a second successive 3-3 draw, coming back to earn a point against Bristol City. Blackpool took the lead early through Josh Bowler but Tommy Conway levelled just before the break. Jerry Yates restored the lead in the 55th minute but Antoine Semenyo quickly equalised. City went in front through Marvin Ekpiteta’s own goal, but Theo Corbeanu equalised in the 90th minute.
Lewis Baker’s goal in front of Stoke’s rumoured new manager, Alex Neil, beat Blackburn 1-0. Afterwards, Stoke’s interim manager, Dean Holden, said he had left the club. The club’s joint chairman John Coates said: “The professionalism that Dean brought to his position with us has never been more evident [than] over the last 48 hours, culminating in him guiding us to victory at Blackburn this afternoon. We are grateful for his efforts over the past 16 months and wish him every success for the future.”
Norwich are fourth after Josh Sargent’s goal saw off Sunderland 1-0, while a Richard Wood double took Rotherham into fifth as they beat Birmingham 2-0.
Watford’s unbeaten start was ended by Albert Adomah in QPR’s 3-2 win. Riley McGree and Matt Crooks scored as Middlesbrough recorded their first victory of the season to move out of the relegation zone, winning 2-1 against 10-man Swansea.
A Jed Wallace double enabled West Brom to come from two down to draw 2-2 at Huddersfield, who remain in the relegation zone, while Cardiff against Preston was goalless.