Championship News Round-Up

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Brighton go top after winning top of the table clash with Ipswich

Brighton reached the summit of the Championship after a 3-2 win against Ipswich at Portman Road. They took an early lead going two goals up inside 12 minutes with goals from Kazenga Lua Lua and Tomer Hemed who got a slight touch on a Dale Stephen’s cross. Ipswich fought back early in the second half bringing it back to 2-2 however within two minutes of Ipswich equalising, Hemed rose to head in and secure the three points for Brighton and take them to the top of the table.

Dicko’s injury is bad news for Wolves

Nouha Dicko was stretchered off in Wolves’ 2-1 win over Charlton in what Kenny Jackett confirmed was a serious knee injury. How long Dicko will be out is yet to be confirmed however the forward will undoubtedly be a big miss. Dicko has scored 27 league goals in 61 games since arriving in January 2014. The loss will put even more pressure on the shoulders of Benik Afobe and Jackett will be eager to keep hold of him in this transfer window.

Walsall knock four past Blackpool

Romaine Sawyers’ led Walsall to a comfortable victory over Blackpool scoring two goals including a late 25 yard thunderbolt. Walsall are now top of the table having taken 13 points from a possible 15 to start the season. Conversely the trouble continues at Blackpool and back to back relegations look likely for the club who were not long ago in the Premier League.

Devante Cole is a chip off the old block

Devante Cole scored a late winner on his debut for Bradford after signing on a free transfer from Manchester City. Andy Cole’s son came on in the 70th minute and grabbed a 90th minute winner to give Bradford a 1-0 victory Port Vale. The 20 year old is a very talented striker and will be looking to build on his great start and get regular football at the Bantams.

Orient continue their 100% start.

Leyton Orient remains the only team in the Football League to have maximum points after they beat Bristol Rovers 2-0. Rovers came into the game unbeaten in 21 away games however Leyton Orient went ahead early in the first half through a Lloyd James penalty after Paul McCallum was fouled. Jay Simpson secured the points on the stroke of half time with an excellent touch, run and finish to continue his good form. Orient are looking to secure an immediate return to League One and this has been the perfect start in achieving that.

Jabo Ibehre continues his fine form

Ibehre took his tally of goals to 9 in 7 games this season after a fine brace against Hartlepool in Carlisle’s 3-2 win. The experienced forward headed home early in the second half before sliding in to grab the winner in the 84th minute. Ibehre has found a new lease of life at Brunton Park and the Carlisle fans will be hoping it continues.

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