The Npower Championship has begun, with ten matches being played today
A number of big names were brought to earth with a bang this week, in what was a fairly unpredictable start to the season. Particularly notable results include Millwall’s impressive 3-0 win against Bristol City away from home, and Leeds United’s 2-1 loss at Elland Road against Derby.
Queens Park Rangers grabbed perhaps the best victory of the day, taking apart Barnsley for a 4-0 win. Ipswich surprised many by beating a highly-rated Middlesborough side 3-1, and Scunthorpe claimed an even less likely three points with a 2-1 away win against Reading. Crystal Palace won a tightly contested 3-2 against Leicester, and Doncaster soundly beat Preston, 2-0.
The relegated sides from last season’s Premiership had mixed results. Hull secured a 2-0 win against Swansea, and Burnley edged out Nottingham Forest 1-0. Portsmouth got off to a poor side, putting in a lacklustre performance in a 2-0 defeat against Coventry.