With Leeds United not in action until tomorrow, I thought we’d take a look at what happened elsewhere this weekend.

Millwall and QPR move level top of the Championship with consecutive wins that leave their goal margin at +7 each. It was a case of newly promoted vs newly demoted at the Den, with last years League One play-off winners destroying Hull City 4-0 in one of those games where it’s unfortunate that they both couldn’t lose. Meanwhile, QPR had things rapped up early against our Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield United with all three of their goals coming in the first 23 minutes of the match.

After a poor start to the campaign, Kevin Blackwell has been sacked by Sheffield United after a humiliating home defeat at the hands of former Blades manager, Neil Warnock.

Barnsley also took all three points beating Palace 1-0 thanks to a McCarthy own goal in the first half. Elsewhere, Donny drew 1-1 at home to Bristol and Middlesbrough’s match away to Leicester ended goalless.

An injury time winner from Grant Holt gave Norwich City their first victory of the season over Scunthorpe United, and the only other team to take all three points today was Swansea who battered Preston 4-0.

Outside the Championship, Leeds United youngster Tom Lees scored in Bury’s 2-1 win over Oxford United.

It’s the exotic seaside resort of Blackpool that will be covering the back pages tomorrow though after they started their Premier League campaign by battering Wigan 4-0. The result didn’t flatter Simon Grayson’s former club either, and in truth, they should have scored more! The problem they may have now however is that few teams are going to underestimate them after that game.

Finally, Jermaine Beckford made his début for Everton coming on as a sub with 20 minutes remaining of their 1-0 defeat away at Blackburn. Becks will be disappointed by his first game in the Premier League as he failed to make an impact and barely got a touch of the ball.

It’s off to Nottingham tomorrow for the Whites who currently find themselves alongside opponents Forest in the relegation zone (might be a bit early to be concerned?). A full preview of that match can be found here.

3 Responses

  1. les irwin

    i think sheff utd have been looking to get rid of blackwell for a while but didnt know how a poor start to the season is what has cost him ,they will say but in reality i think they thought they should have done better last season .sacking a manager a couple of games in is always harsh on the manager but they have to make some kind of changes .for what its worth i like sheff utd ,i think they are one of the bigger clubs in champs but i dont think they are a prem team it would be intresting to see what would have happened had LEEDS had 2 league clubs

  2. les irwin

    sorry i forgot to mention qpr are 1 of my favs to go up and with the money they have they should be and in warnock they have a nasty horrible selfish man who at this level is a fantstic manager and will make his team hard to beat

  3. White to the core

    It may be too early to get concerned about our league place ,but you cant underestimate the importance of starting the season strong. The psychological effect on players when the teams struggling ,(especially such a big club with such demanding and sometimes fickle fans) can soon lead to a season long struggle. Oh the ups and downs!


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