Naby Sarr’s first goal was enough to put Reading on top of the league when they beat Millwall 1-0 away. The former Huddersfield player’s first-half headliner proved to be the winner as the impressive royals became the first team to return from Millwall with a win this season. Sheffield United, the former leader, drew with Luton on Friday.
Josh Brownhill scored twice for Burnley as they beat Wigan 5-1 away to their second league win, bringing them into sixth place. They took the lead thanks to Jay Rodriguez before Brownhill added second place to them. Will Keane awarded a penalty to the home team shortly before the break, but Nathan Tella increased the Clarets’ advantage six minutes after the start of the second period. Brownhill added his second goal before Samuel Bastien finished the game.
Oscar Estepignan continued to shine for Hull, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-2 home win over Coventry. Estepignan put the Tigers ahead early in the match, but Matt Godden equalized in the 29th minute. Stupinan added his second to restore the advantage before the break and scored his hat-trick in the 56th minute. Godden scored his second goal, but Hull held out and finished third.
Blackpool recorded a second draw in a row with the score 3-3, returning and earning a point against Bristol City. Blackpool took the lead early thanks to Josh Bowler, but Tommy Conway equalized shortly before the break. Jerry Yates restored the advantage in the 55th minute, but Antoine Semenyo quickly equalized. City took the lead thanks to Marvin Ekpiteta’s goal, but Teo Corbeanu equalized in the 90th minute.
Lewis Baker’s goal in front of new Stoke manager Alex Neil beat Blackburn 1-0. Subsequently, the acting manager of Stoke, Dean Holden, announced that he had left the club. Club co-chairman John Coates said: “The professionalism Dean has brought to his work with us has never been more evident than in the last 48 hours, culminating in him leading us to victory at Blackburn this afternoon. We are grateful to him for his efforts over the past 16 months and wish him every success in the future.”
Norwich are in fourth place after Josh Sargent’s goal, which knocked out Sunderland 1-0, while Richard Wood’s double allowed Rotherham to finish fifth when they beat Birmingham 2-0. Watford’s undefeated start was interrupted by Albert Adoma in a QPR victory With the score 3: 2. Riley McGree and Matt Crooks scored when Middlesbrough won their first victory of the season and came out of the relegation zone, winning 2-1 against Swansea with 10 players.
Jed Wallace’s double allowed West Brom to return after two defeats and draw 2-2 with Huddersfield, which remains in the relegation zone, while Cardiff lost against Preston.