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Summary

  1. Terry's Villa debut ends in 1-1 draw v Hull
  2. Wolves beat Boro, Sheff Wed lose at Preston
  3. Last-gasp Norwich draw at Fulham
  4. Bristol City win 3-1 to top the table
  5. Wins for Cardiff, Ipswich, Sheff Utd & QPR
  6. Luton win 8-2 at home to Yeovil in League Two

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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That's all for opening Saturday

Jarrod Bowen
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So, a busy day of the opening Saturday in the EFL complete and no shortage of goals and talking points.

The weekend's not done though as we've more Championship football on the way tomorrow.

Promoted Bolton host Leeds United in a 16:30 BST kick-off.

Join us here on BBC Sport from 16:00 BST for all the build-up.

All the Championship action in one place

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You can read all the reports from today's Championship action on the BBC Sport website.

Right here is where you get all the headlines.

We were hopeless last year - McCarthy

FT: Ipswich 1-0 Birmingham City

Mick McCarthy
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Ipswich Town debutant Joe Garner gave his new side all three points against Birmingham City.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk: "It was a nice way to start the season.

"We've played well today. If I had one ambition for this season then, aside from to win games, it would be to play better. I know we were hopeless last year so we needed that as a club and a team and I needed it as well.

"Joe Garner will always be judged on his goals no matter what else he does. I've always admired him from afar and I'm loving him now he's here."

Before we sign off for the evening, just time to bring you some reaction from the day's earlier games....

'It's my mum's birthday!'

FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

It's my mum's birthday today and she was in the crowd, so it makes it extra special to score. Obviously we got our foot in the game and got the point I think we deserved.

Jarrod BowenHull City goalscorer on Sky Sports

'It was important we didn't lose'

FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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We wanted to win today to start with three points, but it was important we didn't lose. You always want to get off the mark as soon as possible so it was nice to score here today. And to score for my friend (Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme), who is suffering from Leukemia, was nice.

Gabby AgbonlahorAston Villa goalscorer on Sky Sports

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Full-time reaction to come from both the goalscorers....

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

And that is that at Villa Park. Nothing to separate these two.

Villa made a bright start and led after just seven minutes through Gabby Agbonlahor.

But, Hull put in a much better display after the break and were rewarded by Jarrod Bowen's volley to level it.

A point apiece on the opening day.

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Last change for Hull as Markus Henriksen is replaced by Ondrej Mazuch to firm up the visitors' defence.

INJURY TIME

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Four minutes added on at the end of the 90 as Chris Samba goes up top for Villa to try and win it...

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Final Villa change sees another new face come on in Chris Samba. Henri Lansbury makes way for the hefty centre-back.

Hull take off Kamil Grosicki for James Weir.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

More decent build-up by Villa but once again, no killer through ball.

David Meyler hoofs it clear for Hull and wins a free-kick too after Josh Onomah shows a bit too much exuberance in the challenge.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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Villa press once more, but can't quite find the pin-point ball.

Josh Onomah almost finds himself in for a debut goal, but had strayed just a touch offside inside the Hull box from a flick on.

No problem with Oliveira - Farke

FT: Fulham 1-1 Norwich

Nelson Oliveira
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Norwich came from a goal behind to claim a point at Fulham thanks to a late equaliser from sub Nelson Oliviera.

The Portuguese was booked for his celebration after running to the Canaries bench and taking his shirt off to show new Norwich boss Daniel Farke the number on the back.

Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk: "I think he wants to be in the starting 11. He's a passionate guy. I'm relaxed about it, we'll talk a little bit about it but I am content.

"I'm really full of emotion and proud of the lads. We faced an away game against one of the best opponents in the league without a lot of experienced players.

"I think 1-1 was a fair result."

LAST FIVE MINUTES

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Into the final five minutes at Villa Park.

Who's going to pop up and be the match-winner?

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

More pressure form Villa with a corner, but again no killer ball to unlock the Hull defence.

The Tigers scramble clear and relieve the pressure as the quality once again drifts in this one in both penalty boxes.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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Well, it should've been Villa that go ahead.

A dangerous free-kick is fired in by Neil Taylor from the right-hand side and it hits the head of Andre Green from three yards out.

He can't direct it on target and under pressure from Allan McGregor it goes behind for a corner.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Jarrod Bowen
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Last 10 minutes of this one. Who can find themselves an opening day winner?

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Second Aston Villa change sees Josh Onomah come on for his debut in place of Scott Hogan.

Onomah joined yesterday on season-long loan from Tottenham. Henri Lansbury meanwhile fails to hit the target with an ambitious free-kick from distance.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Glenn Whelan will be fortunate to see out this game baring in mind he's on a yellow card and doesn't seem to want to rein in his tendency for full-blooded challenges.

David Meyler is the latest man to tussle with him, but neither side manages to capitalise on the space coming forward.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

John Terry
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Villa launch a couple of hopeful balls into the Hull area.

John Terry is the target for one from a free-kick but fails to get in under control and the chance goes begging.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

In case you missed it earlier, my prediction for this Championship season is that these two will be the top two, in the same order as our vote this afternoon.

I might well revise that after this game's evidence, but hey, there's still 45 games to play after today.

Preston got what they deserved - Neil

FT: Preston 1-0 Sheff Wed

Preston
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Preston registered a narrow win over Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Daniel Johnson's penalty.

Preston boss Alex Neil told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I'm delighted. The players did great and we were better than Sheffield Wednesday in every single aspect.

"The players applied themselves really well and the guys who came off the bench had a real impact too. The lads got what they deserved today.

"You're hoping that the goal is going to come when you have that amount of pressure. thankfully for us we had enough chances that we managed to convert one.

"It's crucial to get a good start to the season. I think notoriously we have not started seasons well."

VOTE: Who will finish higher - Villa or Hull?

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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Hull City may well have dominated the second half but a whopping 81% of you are predicting that Aston Villa will finish higher in the Championship table this season.

Thanks to everyone who voted.

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

It's Hull who make the first change as David Meyler comes on to replace Fraizer Campbell.

Villa also make a change of their own as Andre Green comes on for Leandro Bacuna.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Hull keep pressing and force Villa to play it across the back inside their own half.

Steve Bruce looks pensive on the sideline and almost as if he's contemplating a couple of changes in personnel.

Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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Villa look rattled after that Hull goal and it's the Tigers now who look energised.

Once more they sweep forward and Kamil Grosicki nearly threads another good ball in for his side to capitalise on.

Villa scramble it clear and there are some disapproving noises from the home fans.

GOAL: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Jarrod Bowen

And from that rather lacklustre corner, Hull City break down the field and find an equaliser.

Plenty of space for Kamil Grosicki to pick a cross from the right and find Jarrod Bowen in the area who fires in on the volley left footed for his first senior goal.

Leonid Slutsky looks a far happier man with that goal.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Villa corner from Neil Taylor is wasted as his delivery goes all the way to the back post and is barely attacked by his team-mates.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

John Terry
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Hour mark arrives and with it a sense of calm once again in this game.

Hull have had more of the ball since the break but haven't really capitalised on it. Villa look more than comfortable to hold them at bay.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Almost a mix up at the back for Villa between Alan Hutton and Sam Johnstone.

Hutton chests a hopeful ball into the area down and nearly knocks it beyond his own keeper.

VOTE: Who will finish higher - Villa or Hull?

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

As Hull City press for an equaliser in the early stages of this second half, it's worth point out that our vote is now closed. We'll bring you the final result shortly.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Speculative effort for Hull from distance from Abel Hernandez.

He had loads of time there as it dropped down to him, but some 40 yards out, his left foot effort swings away harmlessly from goal like a Jimmy Anderson loosener outside off stump.

Win is reward for fans - Wilder

FT: Sheffield United 1-0 Brentford

Sheffield United
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Sheffield United marked their return to the Championship with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Blades boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It has been a long old six years for this football club and the fans have stuck with them through some tough times. I have been here quite a few times and witnessed some big games but that atmosphere was right up there.

"We've played a side that have spent the last three years in the top 10 of this division. They're a technical team and they keep the ball really well and we're a bit disappointed with how we've played in possession.

"We had to hang in there a couple of times and the goalkeeper had to make a couple of good saves but we also created some good chances and hit the post twice."

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Henri Lansbury is down for Villa receiving some treatment after a meaty clash in midfield with Max Clark.

Lansbury goes off clutching his jaw and looking a bit miffed. Should be back on though in a sec.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Villa v Hull
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The game opens up a touch in the middle third as both sides keep giving away possession.

Scott Hogan makes a break forward first for Villa and then Alan Hutton snuffs out a Hull advance down the left.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Hull threatening a bit after an early second-half corner, but Villa are on hand to block a few half-chances and speculative shots around the edge of their own area.

Brighter stuff though from the visitors since the break.

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Michael Hector with an almost slow motion foul on the edge of the Hull area concedes an early free-kick.

Ball from Neil Taylor floats in and there are appeals for a handball as Scott Hogan clips a ball against Aina's hand.

Nothing doing there and referee Andy Madley waves away appeals.

KICK-OFF

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

And we're off again.

Hull chasing an equaliser after a sluggish first half.

Teams are back out...

Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City

Teams are strolling back out of the tunnel and on to the hallowed Villa Park turf.

Not long to go now until the second half starts.