Nottingham Forest moved top of the Championship with victory over Bournemouth.
Goals from new strike duo Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt ended the cherries 100% start after Callum Wilson had given them a 58th minute lead.
Forest have spent big this summer and so far it seems to be paying off.
Rivals Derby however slumped to their first defeat of the season away to Charlton, who are suppassing all expectations, now sitting in 4th position after 2 wins and a draw. Derby’s early billing as promotion favourites is in danger of being undermined already.
Millwall meanwhile remain unbeaten, earning a point against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Magaye Gueye equalised with practically the last minute of the game after Chris Maguire had earlier given the Owls the lead with his first goal of the season.
Nicky Maynard’s goal was enough to give Cardiff City the win over Wigan, who have made a very sluggish start to the season. Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s men though seem to have adapted to life in the Championship well, as have fellow relegated side Norwich, who claimed an impressive 3-1 victory over Blackburn.
A brace from Lewis Grabban and one from Bradley Johnson late on pushes the Canaries into a play-off spot at this early stage.
Blackpool drop to the foot of the table after a third successive league defeat against newly promoted Brentford. The disarray at Bloomfield Road is clearly having a detrimental affect on the Tangerines’ form on the pitch, and they are so far justifying their status as favourites for the drop.
They are level on points at the bottom with Fulham, who play Wolves at home tomorrow. Former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath will be wondering what he has got himself into at this stage, and the disappointing performances of £11 million striker Ross McCormack in the opening 2 games will be a cause for concern.
Only 3 games in, and the rollercoaster second tier of English football, with all its stories and contexts and connotations, is well and truly on the move.