West Bromwich Albion moved top of the 2021-22 Sky Bet Championship following a packed midweek round of fixtures.
Callum Robinson scored against his former club as West Bromwich Albion thrashed Sheffield United 4-0 to go top, with Dara O’Shea and Alex Mowatt also on the scoresheets for the hosts, after the Blades’ Jack Robinson put a 26th minute long throw from Darnell Furlong into his own net to put the Baggies in front.
That result meanwhile left Slavisa Jokanovic’s Blades sat third bottom of the table as their disastrous return to the second tier continues.
Fabio Carvalho produced an assist and goal as Fulham edged past Millwall 2-1 in an impressive London derby at The Den, as the 18 year-old teed up Aleksandr Mitrovic for a third minute opener before adding a second himself five minutes later as the Cottagers slipped to second due to less goals scored than West Brom.
Chris Willock’s clinical 76th minute strike lifted QPR up to third as Mark Warburton’s Hoops fought back in a dramatic five goal thriller to defeat Middlesbrough 3-2 at the Riverside Stadium, despite being reduced to ten men after Moses Odubajo was red carded for a foul on Boro’s Isaiah Jones.
Late goals from Dominic Solanke and Jaidon Anthony saw Bournemouth edge their way past Birmingham City at St Andrews’ to go fourth.
Goals from Nick Powell, Sam Clucas and Leo Ostigard saw Stoke thrash Swansea 3-1 to climb to fifth, despite Joel Piroe’s late consolatory header for the Welsh club.
Darragh Lenihan’s 86th minute header sent Blackburn sixth with a 2-1 away victory at Nottingham Forest, after Forest’s Philip Zinckernagel had cancelled out Daniel Ayala’s opener with Jordan Gabriel then shown a 90th minute red card for a foul on Harry Chapman as Forest slipped to second bottom.
Luton round out the top seven after Amari’i Bell’s fourth minute strike proved enough to defeat Barnsley at Oakwell.
Down in the relegation zone, Sepp van den Berg’s own goal when trying to divert Josh Koroma’s pass towards Duane Holmes handed Huddersfield victory over rock-bottom Preston.
Blackpool sit just above the bottom three on goal difference after Viktor Gyokeres fired in a first half injury-time winner for Coventry from Fankaty Dabo’s cross.
Elsewhere, Aden Flint’s late brace saw Cardiff fight back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Peterborough after Harrison Burrows and Sikiri Dembele had put the Posh ahead at London Road.
Andreas Weimann’s brace plus a 14th minute effort from Chris Martin helped Bristol City to a 3-2 win at Reading, despite Femi Azeez and Liam Moore netted for the Royals.
Finally, Sam Baldock’s rebound effort on debut from a blocked 57th minute shot by Lee Buchanan proved enough for Derby to scrape past Hull to claim their first win of the season.