Charlton clinched six straight wins as Ben Purrington and Conor Washington’s brace helped them to a 3-2 win over Fleetwood, for whom Ched Evans scored twice to bring them back to 2-0. Grant Leadbitter scored his second late penalty of the season to get three points for Sunderland in a 2-1 win over his former club Ipswich.
Sullay Kaikai hit like Blackpool won back-to-back victories with a 1-0 win over wrestling Wigan. John Akinde’s header in the second half won Gillingham a 1-0 win at Crewe to end a five-game losing streak and John Marquis scored twice as away day specialist Portsmouth earned a fifth consecutive road victory with a 3-1 victory at Lincoln.
In the championship, Sheffield Wednesday beat Bournemouth 1-0 to end their four-game losing streak and register their first home win since February. Barry Bannan scored a second-half penalty to ease the pressure on manager Garry Monk as both teams finished the game with 10 men. Steve Cook was sent off for the Cherries for the challenge that culminated in the penalty while Wednesday’s Kadeem Harris saw red in the stoppage time.
Swansea had a downtime effort excluded because Brentford took a share of the points in an intriguing 1-1 draw. In a repeat of last season’s play-off semi-final, the Bees took the lead in style when Bryan Mbeumo’s mighty run found overlapping Mathias Jensen, who first crossed paths with Ivan Toney to snap at the house its 10th of the season. Andre Ayew equalized 13 minutes from time, bringing together a cross from Matt Grimes.
Norwich extended their unbeaten Championship to six matches, but it was a frustrating night at Carrow Road as they were held to a goalless draw by Millwall. Goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was in good shape while on the other end the Lions rarely disturbed Tim Krul, although substitute Shaun Williams almost won him to death with a shot that cut the angle of the post and the cross bar.
Bristol City scored twice in the final 13 minutes to clinch a 2-1 comeback victory at Huddersfield. It looked like Huddersfield would take the points after Josh Koroma’s opener in the 43rd minute, but Jay Dasilva tapped home after a meter after 77 minutes and Jamie Paterson won for City six minutes later to interrupt a run of five games without a win.
Cardiff were 3-0 winners while wrestling Barnsley, Junior Hoilett, Joe Ralls and Harry Wilson with the goals, while Blackburn and Middlesbrough fought a 0-0 draw at Ewood Park.
Jon Mellish Dented Newportimpressive start to the Ligue 2 season as a Carlisle survived a late retaliation to beat the leaders in a five-goal thriller. The Cumbrians quickly took the lead thanks to Lewis Alessandra’s penalty and appeared to be cruising when midfielder Mellish helped himself to a double which put them 3-0 with nine minutes remaining.
Late strikes from Jamie Devitt and Josh Sheehan left the home side hanging on, but they avoided further damage to take the points. The Welsh side remains in the lead by two points Cambridge, 2-1 winners on Salford.
At the other end of the board, there have been some significant victories for Bradford and Oldham to keep them away from the junk at the bottom. The veteran Walsall defender Mat Sadler scored the only goal with 16 minutes remaining to sink his former club Crawley and complete a five-game wait for a win. And Antoni Sarcevic was Bolthis savior as his last-minute equalizer snatched a 1-1 draw at home with Mansfield.