Promotion favorites Derby bounced back from play off heartbreak at Wembley overcoming a resolute Rotherham side with Jeff Hendrick scoring 8 minutes from time in a 1-0 win. Cardiff secured a point away at Blackburn with Kenywyne Jones opening the scoring for the bluebirds, Tom Cairney’s curler equalised for Blackburn. Bournemouth top the league after a 4-0 away at Huddersfield causing Mark Robbins to leave this morning. Danny Pugh scored after a minute before a Yann Kermogant goal and a brace from new £3million summer signing Callum Wilson completed the scoring. Wilson had the chance to complete a hat trick but had his penalty was saved. Ipswich defeated Chamionship new boys Fulham 2-1 with Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick putting the tractor boys 2-0 up before a deflected Tim Hoolgand shot crept in for the visitors. Tommy Smith equalized on his debut to secure a home draw for Brentford with Charlton after Igor Vetokele opened the scoring with a near post header. Millwall continued the fine end of season form with an easy 2-0 win over Leeds. Mark Beevers swept home from a corner before a second half Sean Williams penalty gave Millwall all three points. Sheffield Wednesday opened up with a 1-0 win away at Brighton with a Giles Coke wonder strike giving new Seagulls boss Sami Hypia the start he wasn’t looking forward to.
Middlesbrough has an easy 2-0 win over a poor Birmingham side. A Daniel Ayala header and a goal from £3million new signing Kike was enough for the home side. Nottingham Forest got off to a good start in Stuart Pearce’s return to the City Ground. Michail Antonio opened the scoring on his debut before a beautiful curling effort from another debutante Chris Burke completed the scoring. Watford opened up with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Bolton, Troy Deeney, the returning Matej Vydra and Fernando Forrestri all scored for the hornets. Wigan and Reading drew 2-2 at the DW Stadium. Calllum McManaman opened the scoring before 2 goals in 6 minutes for the away side changed the game. Sean Cummings scored in his 100 appearance for Reading to level things up before Sean Morrision headed home a well worked free kick before James McArthur leveled the scores in the end.