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Summary

  1. Unbeaten Leeds ease to win at Forest
  2. Cardiff beat QPR to maintain 100% start
  3. Ipswich lose at home to Fulham to drop first points
  4. Norwich hammered 4-0 at Millwall
  5. Sunderland lose 3-0 at inspired Barnsley

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By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodbye

FT: Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Kemar Roofe
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What a great day of action from the EFL, eh? There's been everything, red cards, comebacks, stunning goals and a Frank Nouble hat-trick. I'm thrilled.

For now though, I must bit you adieu. I'm going to get an early night and wake up for some massive boxing match that's apparently happening at about 5am.

I hope you all enjoy your evening. Thank you very much for joining us today.

Championship headlines

Sol Bamba
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from today's Championship games:

  • Cardiff City edge past QPR to go three points clear at the top of the Championship and retain their 100% league record.
  • Ipswich lose for the first time this season as Fulham win 2-0 at Portman Road.
  • Leeds move up to third with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest.
  • Millwall thump Norwich 4-0 for their first win of the season and Sheffield United beat Derby 3-1.
  • Reading claim a 2-0 win at Birmingham City and Barnsley record an impressive 3-0 victory against Sunderland.

Post-match reaction

FT: Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper told Sky Sports:

"It's always nice to start the international break with three points. We knew we'd get chances in the second half. I enjoyed it, what a great win.

"It's team effort and it starts up front. The boys worked their socks off and it makes it easier to defend."

Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe told Sky Sports:

"I hope I'm the answer up front. I'm just enjoying myself. First and foremost we have to get the win and if I score, it's a bonus.

"I'm used to it and I relished the moment."

FULL-TIME

Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

It's all over at the City Ground and Leeds have beaten Nottingham Forest 2-0 and you have to say they deserve it.

Credit to Forest, however, they haven't simply rolled over and put up quite a fight. Mark Warburton's side just didn't have enough in front of goal though and that's what counts.

Leeds move up to third while Forest slip to sixth.

Leeds playing as a team - Whelan

Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

"That was all down to a hard, fair tackle from Kalvin Phillips.

"Alioski just had to hit it on target and that's rattled the back of the net.

"They've got the right mentality and the right habits. That's a team out there. The clean sheets aren't flukes, it's because the team are working their socks off."

Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Leeds really have their tails up, here. Stuart Dallas finds himself unmarked, races into the box and shoots on goal but it's just wide.

There's five minutes of time added on here and it wouldn't surprise me if we see another goal.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Ezgjan Alioski lays the ball to Samuel Saiz to shoot on goal and why not, right? They're 2-0 up and time's running out, might as well have a crack.

What followed was more of a conversion attempt instead of a goal. Dear oh dear.

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Leeds make another change as Ronaldo Vieira is replaced Kalvin Phillips.

GOAL: Nottm Forest 0-2 Leeds

Ezgjan Alioski

Leeds United
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Ezgjan Alioski you son of a gun.

He's fired in a fierce shot from just outside the box and Jordan Smith has got no chance. Pick that one out of the onion bag, son.

Tremendous. I love goals like that.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Oh Samuel Saiz. He works on to a ball in the box and there are options all over the shop but for some reason he takes it on himself to fire straight at a Forest defender, ending their impending attack.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Terrific stuff from Leeds here.

Stuart Dallas, from an acute angle, fires just wide of goal. If that had have gone in, it would have been an absolute pearler.

YELLOW CARD

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

A scramble in the Forest box sees a Leeds shot cleared and Luke Ayling literally pushes Ben Brereton down in midfield for the funniest booking I've seen in a while.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Zach Clough's shot cannons off a Leeds shirt and goes out for a corner which eventually comes to nothing.

Replays show Luke Ayling with some heavy hands around Matt Mills in the box, but much to the frustration of the Forest faithful, nothing is given.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Deary me. Forest left-back Armand Traore looks like he's in some discomfort and the hosts have used all three of their substitutions.

Can Leeds capitalise?

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Goalscorer Kemar Roofe comes off for Stuart Dallas. There is to be no hat-trick today, but the Leeds fans give him a well-earned round of applause for his efforts.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Forest's Ben Brereton falls down in the box but there's little contact with Liam Cooper. The home fans sound antsy, now. They want a goal.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Kemar Roofe finds some space and powers a shot at goal but Forest's Joe Worrall pulls off a tremendous block to neutralise the danger.

I think we're in for a tense final quarter of an hour, here.

I must improve players - Farke

FT: Millwall 4-0 Norwich

Daniel Farke
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Norwich City fell to a 4-0 defeat at Millwall and head coach Daniel Farke admitted he was "embarrassed" after the game.

He told BBC Norfolk: "I'm really annoyed today.

"Conceding 12 goals in five games makes it impossible to win games.

"I won't complain about the quality of the players. It is up to me to improve them. I have to find solutions.

"I'm frustrated and I understand the fans being concerned. We have to improve."

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Forest make their third and final change of the match as Daryl Murphy's replaced by Jason Cummings.

Thumbs down that neither of these players have 'Jay' anywhere in their name.

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

New Leeds signing Jay-Roy Grot (strong first part of your forename, lad) comes on for Pablo Hernandez.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Barrie McKay works into some space on the wing and puts in a cross but Pontus Jansson is on hand to block it.

Leeds then move quickly and at the other end, Ezgjan Alioski unleashes a shot which is saved by Jordan Smith.

Lovely stuff, this.

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Table is totally false - Nuno

FT: Brentford 0-0 Wolves

Nuno
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Third-placed Wolves drew with bottom side Brentford and boss Nuno Espirito Santo thinks the Bees should be higher up the league.

He told BBC WM: "I'm not happy because we came here for the three points but one point is good.

"It was a very good game of football with two teams trying to play quality football and both had good chances.

"The table is totally false. It's clear Brentford play good football and they have had bad luck."

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

The hosts make their second change of the match as Zach Clough comes on for Ben Osborn.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

What was that I was saying about Forest?

Suddenly all the play is at the other end and Liam Bridcutt blocks an initial Leeds shot but the ball falls to Samuel Saiz who tries his luck from the edge of the box but it sails wide.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Daryl Murphy
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Loud calls from the home fans again and Tendayi Darikwa looks furious as Pablo Hernandez looks to have pulled his shirt.

Soon after, Forest work the ball into the box and Daryl Murphy just cannot get his shot away as he's greeted by a wall of Leeds players just yards from goal.

Surely the hosts can get something out of this.

YELLOW CARD

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Liam Bridcutt is booked for a hard challenge on Leeds' Samuel Saiz.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Chance for Forest, Osborn plays a neat through ball to Ben Brereton who scuffs a delivery into the box but Luke Ayling is on hand to clear it.

This is better from the hosts.

Boro did not do basics - Monk

FT: Middlesbrough 0-0 Preston

Garry Monk
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Promotion favourites Middlesbrough drew 0-0 with Preston and boss Garry Monk was unimpressed by his team's performance.

He told BBC Tees: "We didn't do the basics right. We've got high standards here and we fell below those today.

"In any match you have to get the basics right and we were second best, especially in the first half.

"We didn't get the control of the game that we wanted. The positive is that we take a point and we've kept a clean sheet. The performance did not merit three points."

SUBSTITUTION

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

We have our first substitution of the match and it's come early in the second half. Nottingham Forest's Andreas Bouchalakis is replaced by Ben Brereton.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Leeds' Samuel Saiz has won a free-kick on the edge of the box on the right wing and I'm not even sure there's any contact from Matt Mills. It seems like Saiz lost his balance and just fell over.

Fortunately for Forest, Ezgjan Alioski lofts his free-kick straight at Jordan Smith.

KICK-OFF

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

We are back under way at the City Ground.

We're short of quality - Redknapp

FT: Birmingham City 0-2 Reading

Harry Redknapp
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Reading recorded a 2-0 win at Birmingham City and Blues boss Harry Redknapp thinks his squad needs bolstering before the transfer window closes.

He told BBC Radio WM: "It was a very disappointing afternoon but however you box it up we are where we were last year.

"We're short of quality. It's difficult.

"If we don't have a good few days in the market then we could be in for a long old season. I think we need four or five more players."

Leeds missing focal point in attack

HT: Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

"A few more better decisions and Leeds could have been more than 1-0 right now.

"We're missing a targetman. I think we've got into some really good wide areas and with not having Chris Wood up there now there's nobody really in that box."

Blades had to take chances - Sharp

FT: Sheff United 3-1 Derby

Billy Sharp
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Sheffield United beat Derby 3-1 with skipper Billy Sharp scoring twice.

"I thought we controlled it and we looked good in possession. We had a couple of gifts but we had to take them," Sharp told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"It was a difficult test and we've come through it with flying colours.

"Nine points is a good start and we just need to find a way to pick up points away from home.

"The longer the home run goes on the better it is for us because it means teams come here maybe playing for a draw and that plays into our hands."

HT: Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Felix Wiedwald
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I know what you're thinking.

"Jay, why does it look like Nottingham Forest are playing MLS side Seattle Sounders?"

Well believe it or not, the picture above is of Leeds United keeper Felix Wiedwald and I think we can all agree, that is an absolutely tremendous goalkeeper kit.

10/10.

HALF-TIME

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Leeds celebrate
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That's it for the first half and Leeds United will be heading to the dressing room with a narrow one goal lead courtesy of Kemar Roofe's 24th-minute header.

Forest haven't backed down but they haven't given much in the way of a threat on goal. Can they get something out of this game?

They've got another 45 minutes to find at least a goal.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Ezgjan Alioski finds himself in acres of space and chips in a ball to Samuel Saiz that just evades him.

Fortunately for the Leeds man, he keeps it in play and eventually tees up Alioski to drill in a cross towards goal but there's no one on hand to poke it home.

Nottm Forest 0-1 Leeds

Armand Traore has again gone in for a challenge with a Leeds player where they've come out of it worse off.

This time he's gone in hard on Ezgjan Alioski, who winces with pain but eventually gets back up.

Half-time is soon approaching, but can Forest go in on level terms?

Big win had been coming - Heckingbottom

FT: Barnsley 3-0 Sunderland

George Moncur
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Barnsley beat Sunderland 3-0 thanks to goals from Ike Ugbo, Harvey Barnes and George Moncur.

"It was a very good performance and I'm very pleased. It's been coming," boss Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We know we've got a long way to go and there was a lot wrong today even.

"We'll be probably be doing some more business this week. I hope it's done nice and early but Thursday could be a late one."

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Shouts from the home crowd as Leeds keeper Felix Wiedwald looks to have brought down Ben Osborn but referee Jeremy Simpson waves it away.

What an atmopshere. Both sets of fans are in fine voice.