At last the action got under way in the Championship on Saturday, resulting in just four of the 24 clubs recording a win and an incredible 8 games ending in draws.
Coventry were eventual winners against Roy Keane’s Ipswich Town, with all three goals in the game coming within the first 30 minutes as the match promised a goal fest. Neither side could add to the 2-1 scoreline. Keane admitting after the game that he still has a lot to learn in football management and that one thing he will avoid is being too impatient.
Cardiff were the biggest scorers of the day with a comfortable 4-0 against Scunthorpe with Chopra scoring two,while Derby County led Peterborough from a fourth minute goal, only to see Borough get an equaliser from the penalty spot with six minutes to go. Nigel Clough ended the day celebrating as Derby snatched the winner in the 87th minute.
Leicester City were the only other winners in the league with a 2-1 against Swansea. The Swans had taken an early lead, but two Leicester goals in three minutes in the second half gave the English team the points.
Nottingham Forest were the first side to have a player sent off, when Chambers was shown red with only a couple of minutes left on the clock in their 0-0 with Reading. Chambers was shown his second yellow following an incident off the ball.
Premiership relegated teams Newcastle and West Brom cancelled each other out in a fiercely fought battle, Martis scrambling West Brom ahead but having his goal cancelled out from a strike by Duff.
Middlesbrough fought out a tough defensive battle against Sheffield United, neither team able to offer a goal in the Friday night bore draw.