Bamford brace moves Leeds to top of the Championship.
PATRICK Bamford's double sent Leeds to the top of the Championship after a bad-tempered 2-0 win at 10-man Wigan.
Wigan had Joe Williams sent off in the 21st minute after a second yellow card before Bamford struck his first following Adam Forshaw's header which had hit the post.
Bamford scored again in the 65th minute, while Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla saved to deny Lee Evans.
Sheffield Wednesday's promising start came to an abrupt end as they were beaten 1-0 away to 10-man Millwall.
Matt Smith put the Lions in front in the 37th minute and despite Jed Wallace's dismissal six minutes later for a high tackle, Wednesday could not find a way through.
Charlton also lost their perfect start but they grabbed a dramatic late point in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
Grady Diangana's double saw West Brom come from behind to win 2-1 at Luton.
Former Middlesbrough striker Danny Graham sunk his former club as Blackburn claimed a 1-0 win at Ewood Park.
Borja Baston scored twice as Swansea won a thriller 3-2 against Preston at the Liberty Stadium.
Baston cancelled out Joseph Rafferty's early strike before George Byers put the Swans in front for the first time in the 63rd minute.
Daniel Johnson equalised four minutes later from the penalty spot but Baston earned the points with his 69th-minute header.
Goals from Joe Lolley, Lewis Grabban and Michael Dawson saw Nottingham Forest cruise to a 3-0 win over Birmingham, while Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe scored in Bristol City's 2-0 win over QPR.
Stoke claimed their first point in a 2-2 draw with Derby, for whom Martyn Waghorn scored twice with the Potters' efforts from Liam Lindsey and Scott Hogan.
Hull drew at Brentford, Jarrod Bowen's 53rd-minute opener cancelled out by an equaliser from Ollie Watkins in the 72nd minute.
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|Publication:||Sunday Sun (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Aug 18, 2019|
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