Preston’s The unbeaten championship run ended abruptly with a 4-0 defeat in rain-soaked Deepdale West Brom.
After six wins and two draws, North End were comprehensively defeated by an impressive Baggies side. Goals from Darnell Furlong, Alex Mowatt, Matt Phillips and Kyle Bartley gave West Brom a third win of the season and moved just three points off the play-off places.
Ipswich moved to the top of the table when Brandon Williams’ late equalizer denied Darren Moore a first home win Huddersfield Manager. The Terriers looked set to give their new manager a dream start to life at the John Smith’s Stadium thanks to Delano Burgzorg’s goal after 61 minutes, but substitute Williams equalized three minutes from time. The entertaining draw meant both teams extended their unbeaten run to five league games.
Norwich They finally put their humiliation in Plymouth behind them with a comfortable 2-0 win Birmingham on Carrow Road. The Canaries lost 6-2 at Home Park and had also lost their previous home game against Leicester, but two goals in five minutes early in the second half got their season back on track.
Gabriel Sara got the ball rolling with a header from close range in the 55th minute and the hosts gained some breathing room after the hour with a well-taken goal from Jonathan Rowe, his sixth of the season. For Birmingham it was the fifth league game without a win. Goals from Adam Armstrong and Will Smallbone finished Southampton bleak September and puts them on course for a 3-1 win Leeds.
Ellis Simms scored his first goals for Coventry as they stormed to a 3-1 win QPR. The Sky Blues scored three goals in 12 minutes of the second half, with Simms finding the target twice and Josh Eccles scoring the other goal, giving Mark Robins’ side a comfortable win. Kenneth Paal scored the consolation goal in stoppage time. The defeat continued a miserable run at Loftus Road for Rangers, who have won just once at home in almost a year and have lost four of their five games there so far this season.
Middlesbrough recovered from squandering an early two-goal lead to secure a thrilling 3-2 win Watford and continue their climb up the table. After picking up just two points from their first seven league games, Michael Carrick’s side have now managed consecutive wins. Local hero Josh Coburn scored the winner in the 63rd minute to prevent an unlikely comeback from Watford, who are now just a point ahead of their visitors having won just one of their last eight league games.
Substitute Nathan Lowe scored the late winner Stir up came from two goals down to a dramatic 3-2 win Bristol city at Ashton Gate. The home side took the lead in the fifth minute when Stoke hesitated to clear Kal Naismith’s corner from the right of the post and Sam Bell pounced, firing a low left-footed shot past Mark Travers. After 15 minutes it was 2-0, Nahki Wells intercepted an under-hit back pass to Travers and shot with his right foot past the unprotected Stoke goalkeeper.
Stoke reduced the deficit five minutes later when Mehdi Leris flicked home the top corner with a superb left-footed shot from outside the penalty area. The Potters equalized two minutes after the break, Sead Haksabanovic firing a low shot past Max O’Leary. The comeback was complete in the 89th minute when Lowe arrived uncovered at the far post and fired a right cross into the goal, sending the 1,600 fans behind the goal into raptures.
Swansea managed to make it two league wins in a row as they scored convincing 3-0 victories Millwall. They had taken just two points from a possible 21 during a seven-game winning streak in which head coach Michael Duff was beginning to feel the heat. But they took all three points in south London with goals from Jamal Lowe, Matt Grimes and Mykola Kukharevych.
Cardiff recorded their fourth win in a row in the league with a 2-0 win over the weak team Rotherham. Second-half goals from striker Kion Etete and full-back Perry Ng were enough for the sixth-placed Bluebirds to take all three points and continue their recent climb up the table.
hull draw 1:1 with Plymouth to stay level on points with fourth-placed Sunderland, who beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday evening. Regan Slater equalized for the Tigers after Adam Randell’s opener.