EFL goals and roundup: Burnley held; Sunderland and Blackburn win | Soccer News

Sammie Szmodics’ opening goal helped send Blackburn top of the Championship with a 3-0 victory at Swansea.

Szmodics made an early impact on their first outing after the Peterborough switch, with Ben Brereton Diaz and Lewis Travis also on target.

Rovers are the only team to boast two wins from two matches in the embryonic Championship campaign, topping the table ahead of promoted Sunderland.

The Black Cats claimed their first victory in their return to the Championship by going over the line 3-2 at Bristol City.

Everton striker on loan Ellis Simms scored a first brace for Sunderland either side of strikes from Robins duo Andreas Weimann and Chris Martin.

But Ross Stewart netted the winner with 18 minutes left for the visitors.

Norwich had to wait for their first win of the season again on their return to the Championship as they drew 1-1 at home to promoted Wigan.

James McClean pounced on Ben Gibson’s error to give Wigan the lead, with the Canaries struggling again after the opening weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Cardiff.

Max Aarons pulled off a smart finish just after the hour mark, but Norwich will already be feeling the jitters after a frustrating start to the campaign.

Josh Brownhill’s goal saved Burnley from Vincent Kompany by a point in a 1-1 draw at home with Luton, who took an early lead through Dan Potts.

Sheffield United climbed to sixth place by winning 2-0 at home to Millwall.

Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge scored for the Blades before half-time and they took the win despite Oliver Norwood’s missed penalty.

QPR held off a second-half fightback from Middlesbrough to win 3-2 in west London, with Chris Willock, Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes all striking before the break.

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Matt Crooks and Marcus Forss cut the deficit for Boro, who had Darragh Lenihan sent off in stoppage time as their comeback failed.

Tom Ince added to Shane Long’s penalty as Reading beat Cardiff 2-1 after early efforts from Callum O’Dowda put the traveling Bluebirds ahead.

Elsewhere, Harry Clarke and Jacob Brown sealed Stoke’s 2-0 victory over Blackpool while Preston drew 0-0 at home to Hull.

Sky Bet Ligue 1

Peterborough became the only side to win their first two Sky Bet League One games of the season by beating Morecambe 3-0.

Joe Ward, Ben Thompson and Hector Kyprianou scored the goals as the Posh took their places at the early table.
Exeter are one of six teams to four points as they beat Port Vale 4-0.

The promoted side claimed victory at St James Park thanks to goals from Harry Kite, two from Jevani Brown and Sam Nombe.

Bolton are third after beating Wycombe 3-0, and Sheffield Wednesday fourth after winning 1-0 at MK Dons in a battle of last season’s play-off semi-finalists.

Charlton beat Derby 1-0 at The Valley, and Accrington are sixth after winning 1-0 at Shrewsbury.

Ipswich held on 2-1 at Forest Green.

Bristol Rovers capitalized on Burton’s one-man dismissal in the first minute to seal a frantic 4-0 victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

Fleetwood came from behind to secure a late 2-1 victory over Plymouth, Tyler Goodrham struck deep in stoppage time to seal Oxford’s 1-0 victory over Cambridge and Michael Duff took the lead for Barnsley as they beat his former side Cheltenham 1-0.

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Portsmouth and Lincoln drew 0-0.

Sky Bet League Two

Leyton Orient continued their perfect start to the 2022/23 campaign with a 1-0 win over Crawley at Broadfield Stadium.

Tom James scored his second goal in as many games for Richie Wellens’ side, third behind Walsall and Crewe.

Walsall manager Michael O’Neill came back to haunt former club Newport as a Mickey Demetriou own goal saw the Saddlers claim victory, while Crewe cruised to victory against Harrogate, courtesy of the goals from Dan Agyei, Kelvin Mellor and Courtney Baker-Richardson.

A 96th-minute strike from Josh Gordon earned Barrow all three points in a five-goal thriller that ended in a 3-2 win over Mark Hughes’ Bradford.

Sutton was denied their first win of the campaign by Doncaster, who scored twice in stoppage time to claim a 2-1 win at the Eco-Power Stadium. Donovan Wilson had given United the lead after 16 minutes, but George Miller and Kieran Agard turned the game to the death.

Elsewhere, Scott Kashket scored an opening goal as Gillingham beat Rochdale 1-0 at Priestfield, with Stevenage coming from behind to stun Stockport in a 2-1 win at Lamex Stadium, courtesy of Luke Norris and Jamie Reid.

Riley Harbottle fired Mansfield for a 1-0 win at home to Tranmere, while Carlisle and Grimsby fought back to secure 1-1 draws against Colchester and Northampton respectively.

Meanwhile, Swindon – who had Harry McKirdy sent off – drew 0-0 with Salford, Hartlepool and AFC Wimbledon drawing by the same scoreline.

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