Championship Review - Aug 20

Last updated : 23 August 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Leaders AFC Bournemouth saw their 100% run some to an end as Nottingham Forest took over at the summit at this early stage of the season with a rare victory on the South Coast as the visitors grabbed a 2-1 win despite Wilson giving the Cherries the lead in the 58th minute. Assombalonga (67th min) and Fryatt (72nd min) dented any hopes the home side of remaining at the top as they bagged two goals that seemed unlikely to come at pone stage. AFC Bournemouth 5th, Nottingham Forest 1st.

Relegated Cardiff City are hot on the heels, only being nudged to 2nd spot on goals scored as they managed to see Wigan Athletic off at the Cardiff City Stadium. Maynard bagged the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute. Cardiff City 2nd, Wigan Athletic 21st.

The other 100% winning start went at Hillsborough as Millwall were denied a third straight win as Sheffield Wednesday denied the Londoners. Maguire gave the Owls the lead in the 57th minute only to see the Lions snatch a last gasp equaliser in the 95th minute. Sheffield Wednesday 10th, Millwall 3rd.

Last season SE London looked set to loose a side to the third tier, but this season both have started confidently as Charlton Athletic are in hot pursuit of their neatr neighnours following a 3-2 win at The Valley over Derby County. Tucudean gave the Addicks the lead in the 11th minute, with Ward levelling just after the half hour. Buyens restored the home sides' advantage on the stroke of half time from the penalty spot. Vetokele extended the lead further in the 78th minute leaving Ward to bag a consolation in the 85th minute. Charlton Athletic 4th, Derby County 14th.

Norwich City managed to see Blackburn Rovers off at Carrow Road with a 3-1 win despite Cairney giving Rovers a 1st minute lead. Goals from Grabban (23rd & 94th mins) and Johnson (87th min) ensured that the points remained in Norfolk. Norwich City 6th, Blackburn Rovers 15th.

Rotherham United couldn't take advantage of their home form against Watford as the Hornets bagged two goal through Dyer (74th min) and Munari (87th min) to take the points home. Rotherham United 18th, Watford 7th.

Middlesbrough are looking to improve on a disappointing season last time around and appear to be making the right noises so far this time as they managed to see Bolton Wanderers off at The Reebok. Davies gave the home side the lead from the pena;lty spot in the 27th minute, with Leadbitter responding in kind just before the break. Martinez bagged the winner with 12 minutes to go. Bolton Wanderers 22nd, Middlesbrough 8th.

If Fulham thought they were going to bounce back, then at the moment it's think again as they slipped at home against Wolves at Craven Cottage. Sako bagged the only goal of the game in the 15th minute to leave Fulham with a 100% record they'd rather not have! Fulham 23rd, Wolves 9th.

Birmingham City were looking to make it a very rare back to back home wins, but were denied by Ipswich Town. Edgar gave the Blues a 30th minute lead, with Bera levelling 5 minutes after the restart. Donaldson put the  Blues back on course for 3 home points before Bera popped up with another equaliser in the 94th minute. Birmingham City 16th, Ipswich Town 11th.

Reading went down to a surprise home defeat to Huddersfield Town at the Madj Stad. Butterfield (10th min) and Bunn (38th min) gave the Terriers a 2-goal cushion which Cox halved in the 79th minute. Reading 12th, Huddersfield Town 20th.

Brentford managed to record their first win of the season with a 2-1 win away at Blackpool despite the home side taking the lead through Delfouneso in the 17th minute. Pritchard levelled in the 37th minute with Dallas bagging the winner in the 52nd minute. Blackpool 24th, Brentford 13th.

Brighton & Hove Albion got off the mark against Leeds United at Elland Road. Teixeira got the Seagulls off the mark in the 5th minute, with Lua Lua doubling the advantage in the 84th minute. Leeds United 19th, Brighton & Hove Albion 17th.