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Summary

  1. Leeds secure impressive win at Sunderland
  2. Mendez-Laing gives Cardiff victory at Wolves
  3. Ipswich beat Brentford for four wins in four
  4. Steve Bruce's Villa see off Norwich 4-2
  5. Forest beat Boro 2-1
  6. Sheff Utd defeat Barnsley in early game

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Okay, that just about does it for today.

It seems an age ago that Sheffield United beat Barnsley in the lunchtime kick-off!

The EFL returns on Friday as Bristol City host Aston Villa and Hull play Bolton Wanderers.

Until then, goodbye and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

'We controlled it'

FT: Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen told Sky Sports:

"It's very important for the team and their confidence. It's another clean sheet and we are still unbeaten.

"We had to face a very good team, a very strong team. We knew their strengths but we had to be strong and I believe we controlled it all."

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Bluebirds go top of the lot

FT: Wolves 1-2 Cardiff City

Neil Warnock
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Cardiff City beat Wolves as the Championship's top two met at Molineux. It was the Bluebirds who maintained their 100% start to the league season, earning a 2-1 victory which makes it four wins from four.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock: "It was a cracking game, a typical Championship match. Two sides really having a go at each other. We didn't come to defend, we came to attack as much as we could really.

"Obviously we had to have a plan because Wolves have steamrollered every team they have played so far. I thought it worked well and I thought we shaded it, chances-wise."

FT: Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

So that win for Leeds maintains their unbeaten start to the season.

For Sunderland it's a first defeat.

However, one side in the Championship have outdone everyone so far...

'We gave it everything'

FT: Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Leeds defender Liam Cooper told Sky Sports:

"I felt the lads dug in today, we gave it everything, it's a great response [from the fans] and hopefully we can keep it going.

"We wish Chris Wood all the best, but we've got a season to worry about now. He's been unbelievable for us but the little man [Ergjan Alioski] stole the show."

FULL-TIME

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

That's it, Leeds have comprehensively seen off Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

It was the complete all-round performance from Thomas Christiansen's side - solid at the back, clinical on the break.

Sunderland looked short of ideas in the final third - plenty for Simon Grayson to think about.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Joel Asoro looks to make his mark on the game - but the Sunderland substitute fires it high and wide from 25 yards.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

There will be six minutes of added time.

If Billy Jones had put away that chance it could have been an interesting finish.

But Sunderland have left themselves too much to do now.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

What. A. Chance.

Aiden McGeady pulls the ball back into the Leeds box from the touchline and Billy Jones finds himself in acres of space, just six yards out.

But he can only skew the ball into the side netting. That was Sunderland's best chance of the second half by a country mile.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

I just said Leeds had been better all over the field - and that just about sums it up.

Aiden McGeady cuts inside Luke Ayling and smashes the ball towards goal - but Pontus Jansson throws his head in front of it and it bounces away.

Wonderful defending from the centre-back.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Thomas Christiansen
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Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen will be mightily impressed from what he's seen from his side this evening.

They've been better all over the pitch.

Four minutes plus stoppage time left to hold on.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Ergjan Alioski hobbles to the sideline and then comes straight back on.

Why do they do that?

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Sunderland are losing their rag a little here.

Didier Ndong goes in late on Ergjan Alioski and appears to catch him on the top of the foot.

Alioski is writhing around in pain - out comes the card for the Sunderland midfielder.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Leeds' first goalscorer Samuel Saiz comes off - slowly - to be replaced by Mateusz Klich.

He's been superb for the visitors along with Ergjan Alioski.

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

It's good to see the majority of Sunderland fans sticking around after that second Leeds goal.

But they won't have enjoyed what they've seen from their side in the attacking third. It's been pretty poor.

Just one shot on target in fact.

GOAL: Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

Stuart Dallas

Game over! Substitute Stuart Dallas bullets a header past Jason Steele to make it 2-0.

It's poor marking, but a fine finish from the Northern Ireland midfielder.

Samuel Saiz finds some room on the right, picks out Dallas at the far post and he has all the room in the world to plant his header into the centre of the goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Sunderland make their third and final substitution as Lee Cattermole is replaced by teenager Joel Asoro.

The 18-year-old forward may give the Black Cats the injection of pace they need heading into the final 15 minutes.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

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Sunderland have less than 20 minutes to find a way back into this game.

It just hasn't happened for them in the final third so far.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Ergjan Alioski smashes the free-kick through the wall from 20 yards, but it's straight at Jason Steele who palms it wide.

It was a good strike from the Macedonian but easy enough for the keeper.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald takes an absolute age to take a free-kick and is booked.

The visitors are not going to be rushing much with 20 minutes or so left.

Meanwhile at the other end Lamine Kone is shown a yellow card for a handball just outside the box.

Dangerous free-kick...

I could praise everybody - McCarthy

FT: Ipswich 2-0 Brentford

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Ipswich scored a goal in each half to earn a 2-0 victory against Brentford. Their fourth Championship win in four games takes them up to second place in the table.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy: "It was a thoroughly professional performance against a very good side. Everyone put in a shift and I could praise everybody. Bart [Bialkowski] made the saves when needed and it was just a whole team performance.

"Last season we didn't look like scoring at all and we do this year. It's lovely for the lads, for me and the supporters to see goals go in. They are a threat and it's great to see."

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Sunderland have improved 10-fold since the break, but there's still no cutting edge.

Where's the inspiration going to come from? Leeds are digging in.

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SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Yep, Caleb Ekuban is done.

The Leeds forward hobbles off aided by a couple of physios and is replaced by Stuart Dallas.

Ekuban pulls up

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Ooh, something has pinged there.

Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban tries to race onto a through ball but pulls up sharpish.

He's now down on the turf and in trouble.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

One thing that you can't fault the Sunderland players for after the break is their passion.

They're all over Leeds every time they get the ball.

The fans have noticed too - they're now in fine voice.

Still no clear cut chances in this second half for the hosts though.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

It's a double switch for the hosts.

James Vaughan is replaced by Wahbi Khazri and Brendan Galloway limps off and on comes Adam Matthews.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

The official attendance has just been announced - 31,237.

The mad thing is, the Stadium of Light looks half empty it's that big.

Meanwhile - Sunderland are about to make their first changes...

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Leeds have started this second half as they ended the first - on the front foot.

Ergjan Alioski is looking dangerous down the right once again but this time there is no way through.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Simon Grayson
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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson certainly isn't smiling now.

His side have been pretty poor since Samuel Saiz put Leeds in front on 21 minutes.

KICK-OFF

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Leeds get the second half under way.

Who's going to be the hero? If Leeds hold on it will be their first victory at the Stadium of Light since 2004.

Still plenty of hard work to do though.

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Rowett impressed by 'brilliant' Nugent

FT: Bolton 1 -2 Derby County

Gary Rowett
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Derby County manager Gary Rowett: "The first 45 minutes were probably the best 45 minutes of football we have had since we came back to the club. Another goal would have put the gloss on it. The fact we didn't made the game edgy in the second half. We started the second half a bit sloppily and made a few poor decisions.

"Nugent is a brilliant all-round player for us in the Championship. Not only can he score goals but his work-rate is tireless. His finishes were great."

Talk of Villa crisis is 'nonesense' - Bruce

FT: Aston Villa 4-2 Norwich City

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Conor Hourihane grabbed a hat-trick as Aston Villa beat Norwich City 4-2 to ease the pressure on boss Steve Bruce. Villa's first Championship victory of the season came at the fourth attempt.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce told BBC WM: “It's ridiculous, after a week, that people are starting to question you. Yes, we've had a difficult week, results-wise. But we were close to blowing Hull away in the first game and we were very close to blowing these away. It just shows you how quickly this club can lurch in to a crisis, after a week.

“So I'm aware of it. The nonsense that's been going around is nonsense. I've got the nucleus of a decent team. I know that. We're young. Thankfully, under pressure, they've performed really, really well. We could have scored another four, if the truth be known."

HALF-TIME

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Samuel Saiz's smart finish proves the difference at the break.

Lewis Grabban had Sunderland's best chance moments before the goal when his strike was headed onto the crossbar by Liam Cooper.

It's been tense and cagey at times, but an enjoyable first half.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

There will be two minutes of added time in the first half.

Time for another goal?

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

Sunderland are losing their heads a little at the end of this first half.

Billy Jones catches Kemar Roofe late and Leeds have a free-kick 30 yards from goal.

It comes to nothing, but Leeds are looking the more likely to score at the moment.

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

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That's pretty horrendous from the man with the craziest hair in the Championship.

Didier Ndong smashes the ball into row Z from all of 35 yards.

Moments later Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole drives low towards goal from outside the box but Felix Wiedwald gets down well to save.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 0-1 Leeds

That was coming.

Brendan Galloway has been given a torrid time by Ergjan Alioski and he eventually hacks him down from behind.

Out comes the yellow.