Championship round-up: Middlesbrough miss chance to go top and Brighton score 17-second goal

first_img1 Two of the favourites for promotion this season, Derby and Middlesbrough settled for a 1-1 draw after Kike opened the scoring when he latched on to George Friend’s scuffed shot.However, Johnny Russell rescued the hosts on 88 minutes as he drilled home a back-post cross to save Paul Clement’s team from defeat.The goal mean Boro missed the chance to go top but maintained their unbeaten start to the season.Former Premier League sides Blackburn and Cardiff are still looking for their first wins of the season after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.Joe Mason opened the scored after only five minutes and that looked to be enough for the Welsh side but Grant Hanley popped up with two minutes remaining to fire home a left footed shot from the edge of the area.Brighton got off to a rapid start when Beram Kayal scored after only 17 seconds – the quickest Championship goal since David Goodwillie in April 2014.However, that was not enough as Jacob Butterfield equalised for the hosts after the break with a powerful finish on the angle.Ipswich were one of only two winners on the night as they beat Burnley 2-0, thanks to second-half strikes from Freddie Sears – who recently signed a new contract with the club – and David McGoldrick.The win maintains the Tractor Boys’ unbeaten start to the season.Daniel Powell’s goal continued Bolton’s miserable start to the Championship season as MK Dons won 1-0 to pick up their second win in three games.  Meanwhile, Rotherham and Preston ended goalless, as did Nottingham Forest and Charlton, in the two other Championship games of the night. Scott Carson last_img read more

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