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  1. Brighton beat Rotherham 3-0 to top Championship
  2. Huddersfield grab late leveller at Villa
  3. Norwich beat Bristol City 1-0
  4. Burton get first Championship win

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By Phil Shepka

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for following this live text service on a night where the big EFL story is probably Huddersfield snatching a late draw against Aston Villa.

Brighton, Chesterfield and Colchester are the teams that currently lead their respective divisions in the early season tables.

And you can find a bit more about all 31 matches tonight by reading our match reports across the website.

Goodnight and see you soon for more EFL action!

Colchester hold out to go top

League Two round-up

It was nervy in the end, with Grimsby reducing Colchester's 3-0 lead to 3-2 at full-time, but the U's hold on to go top of League Two.

Exeter remain without a point and rooted to the foot of the table after Josh Yorwerth's late winner for visiting Crawley, but Plymouth have their first win of the season, beating hosts Notts County 2-1.

Hartlepool will be delighted after fighting back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at Crewe, while Leyton Orient were the biggest winners on the night, beating Stevenage 3-0.

In the late kick-off, Barnet have scored a late equaliser against Blackpool, John Akinde's goal making it 1-1 and securing the Bees a point.

Sir Grant McCann?

Peterborough 5-1 Millwall

The big winners on the night were certainly Peterborough United, who defeated last season's play-off finalists Millwall 5-1 at the ABAX Stadium.

And BBC Radio Cambridge's Twitter account certainly has high praise for manager Grant McCann.

FT. Posh 5 Millwall 1. Arise Sir Grant. Posh serve notice of their potential with a demolition of well-fancied Millwall. #theposh

Might be tough to get a knighthood in an Olympic year...

Chesterfield head League One table

League One round-up

Ched Evans' two late strikes against Walsall are enough to send the Spireites top of the League One table, though Bolton could overtake them if they beat Bristol Rovers on Wednesday.

Wimbledon are the only team still pointless in the division after losing 2-1 at home to Scunthorpe, but Charlton have their first win since being relegated from the Championship, beating struggling Shrewsbury 3-0.

Millwall scored a late goal at Peterborough, but it's scant consolation as they shipped five goals in a heavy defeat by Posh.

Brighton go top

Very decent if you're a Seagulls fan as they lead the way with seven points. 

Are we going to see a repeat of last season when they were top and unbeaten for about a million weeks?

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A crazy Tuesday night in the Championship

Phew, that was all a bit mad in the last five minutes.

All of the full-time whistles have gone now, so how's that (very) early-season table looking?

Huddersfield celebrate
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Brentford 1-0 Nottingham Forest

It's full-time at Griffin Park and Brentford hang on for victory against Nottingham Forest, but it could have been so different.

Britt Assombalonga breaks through on goal, but Bees keeper Daniel Bentley superbly keeps him at bay right at the death.

Not the first time the hosts relied on Bentley tonight.


Aston Villa 1-1 Huddersfield

The headlines will be about Aston Villa conceding a late equaliser, but let's take a moment to credit Huddersfield here.

Away trips to Newcastle and Villa Park in the last four days, four points. Superb from David Wagner's side.


Norwich 1-0 Bristol City

Another side hoping to make it three wins from three were Bristol City, but a first-half strike from Jonny Howson gives Norwich City victory at Carrow Road.

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Jon Dunn: Villa trying to create their own bloopers DVD in time for Xmas 

Robert Thompson: Normal service resumed #avfc

Ah, how that positivity can flood away when your side concedes a late equaliser. Football eh?

GOAL (Wood)

Leeds 1-1 Fulham

What. A. Goal.

Big Leeds United forward Chris Wood somehow contorts his frame to acrobatically turn home an overhead kick right just before the referee blew his final whistle.

It's all over at Elland Road and Fulham, who were on course for three wins in three league games, are gutted.

Late equaliser for Wigan

Wigan 1-1 Birmingham

Craig Davies has come on and made a real impact for Wigan, turning home a cross from Will Grigg('s on fire) to equalise against Birmingham City.

GOAL (Hefele)

Aston Villa 1-1 Huddersfield

The answer: probably not.

A long aimless ball is punted forward by Huddersfield which Michael Hefele chases down. Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini comes out to clear but smashes the ball against Hefele and it bounces into the the net, much to the delight of Terriers fans.

Aston Villa 1-0 Huddersfield

Like the Muse song, time is running out for Huddersfield to get an equaliser, but they come close from a corner.

Villa are hanging on a little bit at Villa Park. Could it be the first time they get back-to-back wins since May 2015?

Evans gives Spireites the lead

Chesterfield 2-0 Walsall

Chesterfield striker Ched Evans scores twice to put the Spireites in control against Walsall.

Evans now has four goals in four games for the club, after four years out of the game.

Deadlock broken at Deepdale

Championship update

It's not been the prettiest of games at Deepdale but Nigel Pearson could be on his way to his first win as Derby County manager.

Will Hughes clips the ball up to the backpost and full-back Craig Forsyth runs in like how I imagine HS2 will look to head home past the despairing dive of the keeper. 

Meanwhile, Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells has come off the bench and hit the post against Aston Villa and it remains 1-0 to the Roberto di Matteo's side.

GOAL: Craig Forsyth has given the Rams the lead - it's Preston 0-1 Derby #dcfcfans #bbcefl

GOAL: Craig Forsyth has given the Rams the lead - it's Preston 0-1 Derby #dcfcfans #bbcefl

Championship update

Burton 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Burton look on course to win their first ever match in the second tier of English football!

Lloyd Dyer sends the Pirelli Stadium wild with a goal against a side that were in the Premier League in 2000.

What division were Burton in then? The Southern League Premier Division. Bonkers.

Pools back on terms at 3-3

League Two latest

Crewe, perhaps being punished for my awful pun earlier, have seen their 3-1 lead over Hartlepool wiped out by goals from Padraig Amond and Carl Magnay. There's just over 10 minutes for either side to find a winner.

Doncaster now lead 1-0 at home to Cambridge following that delay while a new fourth official was sourced from the crowd, and 10-man Mansfield have gone 1-0 up against Yeovil thanks to Matt Green's penalty.

GOAL (Cairney)

Leeds 0-1 Fulham

What a superb goal from Tom Cairney this is!

The Fulham midfielder, once on the books of Leeds as a youngster, curls into the corner of the net after the hosts fail to clear a corner. This will maintain Fulham's 100% start to the Championship season if they can hold out another 10 minutes.

More goals at Peterborough

League One latest

Five now for Peterborough against Millwall, as Tom Nichols slots in to make it 5-0. Lions boss Neil Harris will have a heck of a job trying to lift his players after this one.

Elsewhere, Gillingham have levelled at 1-1 against visitors Swindon, while struggling Wimbledon have pulled one goal back at home to Scunthorpe. Darius Charles has made it 1-2 there.


Aston Villa 1-0 Huddersfield

Villa striker Rudy Gestede almost scored his ninth goal in seven Championship appearances when he connects to a cross but it's a quality save by Danny Ward.

Still Villa cannot extend their lead.

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And I will raise you Deepdale, Preston....with a Villa Park sky! #bbcefl

And I will raise you Deepdale, Preston....with a Villa Park sky! #bbcefl

Is there a referee in the crowd?

Doncaster 0-0 Cambridge

One of the assistant referees is unable to continue at Doncaster, so an announcement goes out over the tannoy asking for a fan to take over as a makeshift fourth official.

It takes a full 12 minutes before a willing volunteer can be found, but the teams are now back under way.

Question is: Doncaster or Cambridge fan?

60' A tannoy request has gone out to ask if there are any qualified officials. The players are stretching and trying to keep warm. 0-0

67' We are underway again, with the fourth official now running a line and a volunteer from crowd as the fourth official 0-0 #DRFC

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Brentford 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Brentford have goalkeeper Daniel Bentley to thank for keeping them ahead after a dreadful header back from Callum Elder allowed Hildeberto Pereira in for a sure goal.

But Bentley is on hand to deny the Forest forward one-on-one.

The summer signing from Southend will also possibly be delighted to hear his old side are still 3-0 up against Sheffield United in League One.

Picture perfect

Preston 0-0 Derby

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The game may be rubbish at Deepdale, but at least the fans can enjoy a stunning sky as the sun goes down.

Who's going to provide a ray of light for their side as we enter the final 20 or so minutes in our 31 EFL games?

Still a huge amount to play for almost everywhere.


Burton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday keeper Keiran Westwood, whose number two genuinely wears the number two shirt in one of the most cult moves in the EFL this season, keeps the Owls within one goal with a corking save.

63: WHAT A SAVE! Westwood somehow keeps out Naylor's fierce effort #swfcLIVE

So solid Crewe

League Two latest

Crewe Alexandra are 3-1 up at home to Hartlepool, George Cooper's cross deceiving everyone and making its way into the net.

Grimsby have pulled a goal back at Colchester, but it's unlikely to make a difference as they remain 3-1 down.

Meanwhile, Harry Pell's goal has Cheltenham on track for their first win since being promoted from the National League. The Robins are 1-0 up away to Carlisle.

Bristol City close to leveller

Norwich 1-0 Bristol City


Bristol City's Aden Flint - a big tattooed defender that loves scoring goals - comes so close to adding another to his collection. He connects with Gary O'Neil's corner but Norwich goalkeeper Michael McGovern tips it away.

The Northern Ireland international has had quite a lot to do on his first Norwich start.

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James Levy: When has my team fallen flat? I'm a Leeds fan. Enough said.  

Four for Posh

League One latest

Peterborough are now four goals up at home to Millwall. Gwion Edwards has got his second goal of the day and Posh have completely tamed the Lions (sorry).

Gillingham, leaders at the start of the night, are 1-0 down at home to Swindon after Michael Doughty's penalty.

Championship update

Preston 0-0 Derby

It's been dull, and I mean proper dull, at Deepdale. But Derby have finally come to life and twice come close as BBC Radio Derby's Owen Bradley can tell us...

Martin comes within a whisker of giving Derby the lead! Smashes a shot across goal, looks like a great stop by the keeper. #dcfcfans

And now Russell blasts one in to the side netting! Should have done better. Game has come alive in the last five minutes. #dcfcfans

Brighton get a third

Brighton 3-0 Rotherham

Tomer Hemed puts Brighton further in front from the penalty spot after Rotherham defender Stephen Kelly hauls Glenn Murray down in the box.

It could start getting nasty for the Millers.

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Brighton 2-0 Rotherham

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If things stay as they are Brighton will go top of the Championship. Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray - the prodigal son in those parts - are the two that put them ahead against Rotherham in the first half.

At Villa Park Jordan Ayew has come close again but he smashes the ball over under pressure from the defenders. The hosts are so on top it's surely only a matter of time until they extend their 1-0 lead?

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Robert Thompson: RDM starting to do the job that should have been done 4 years ago. We'll be back in the Premier League next year ;)  

Is some positivity starting to creep back into Villa Park? 


Leeds 0-0 Fulham

It's still goalless at Elland Road, but Leeds midfielder Stuart Dallas comes close to breaking the deadlock just after half-time when his effort flies over the crossbar. Soon after, Fulham striker Matt Smith hits the post against his former club. Fulham will maintain their unbeaten record if it stays like this.

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Robert Thompson: Aston Villa. All of last season

Things are going too bad for Roberto di Matteo's men this evening though Robert. Ross McCormack has given them a 1-0 lead at half-time over Huddersfield.

We are back under way

That half-time didn't feel very long, did it?! Or is it just me?

Walter's ready. Let's go.

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Colchester three up at half-time

League Two latest

Grimsby face a miserable journey back from Colchester tonight, Ben Dickenson's second goal making it 3-0 to Colchester at half-time.

Plymouth have retaken the lead at Notts County as they look for their first points of the season, while Leyton Orient are 2-0 ahead of Stevenage.

In the late kick-off, Blackpool lead Barnet 1-0 through Mark Cullen's goal. That game has yet to reach half-time.

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Alex Shcnopple: Millers fell flat when Evans left for local rivals Leeds - which was daft as he got sacked weeks later - thankfully Warnock saved us  

Youth and experience for Grecians

Exeter 0-0 Crawley

Must be some sort of record #bbcefl surely? #generationgame…

Exeter have Tweeted to say there's an age gap of 23 years and 28 days between their two centre-halves tonight.

It seems unlikely, but if you can think of any pairings with an even larger gap, let us (and Andy) know using #bbcefl.