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Live Reporting

Phil Cartwright, Adam Williams and Katie Whyatt

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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for your company on a marathon live text commentary to mark the first Saturday of the EFL season.

    Make sure you join BBC Sport throughout the campaign for text coverage of every Championship match, starting on Sunday when Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds host Gary Rowett's Stoke City.

    Catch up with all of today's matches with our reports on the BBC Football page, and look out for our special round-up of today's EFL action this evening.

    See you again soon!

  2. Parkinson's Bolton secure rare away win in Championship

    FT: West Brom 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

    Yanic Wildschut's 89th-minute winner at West Brom gave Phil Parkinson's Bolton a dream start to the Championship season. The Trotters were deserved winners at The Hawthorns against last season's Premier League outfit.

    “It was always going to be a tough game but I thought that we were excellent," Parkinson said.

    “I was worried that West Brom would be lifted by their goal but credit to our boys, they kept going and we got our rewards in the end with a terrific finish from Yanic.

    “We always felt that we could give West Brom problems and we stressed to the lads before the game that we were not coming to sit back and soak up pressure. When we attacked we looked dangerous."

  3. Post update

    That's just about it from us for today - but we'll finish with what was arguably the result of the day in the Championship...

  4. Match reaction

    FT: Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Yan Dhanda

    Swansea match-winner Yan Dhanda tells Sky Sports: "The manager asked me to enjoy myself. It still doesn't feel real. The manager's trying to build something and you saw a little bit of what we're trying to do."

    Swansea winger Barrie McKay: "The three points is massive on the first day. This is a tough place to come and the boys really dug in."

  5. Post update

    FT: Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Reaction from Bramall Lane on the way shortly...


    Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    It's a winning start for new Swansea boss Graham Potter, who sees his side come from behind to win at Sheffield United.

    The match sparked into life after a forgettable first hour and Yan Dhanda's winner will send the travelling support home to south Wales very happy indeed.

  7. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Four minutes to be added on.

  8. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Swansea goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordveldt makes a top save to prevent a Connor Roberts own goal.

    A minute and stoppage time left for the Welsh side to survive.

  9. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Huge celebrations on the Swansea bench after that goal from teenager Yan Dhanda. Graham Potter loved it.

    I have to say that Jefferson Montero has been outstanding since coming off the bench for Swansea early in the second half. He's terrorised the Sheffield United defence.

  10. GOAL: Sheffield United 1-2 Swansea

    Yan Dhanda

    Dhanda goal

    Yan Dhanda has only been on the field for a few seconds and he may well have scored the winner for Swansea!

    Swansea would have had a penalty for a foul on Barrie McKay but play is allowed to continue and substitute Dhanda sweeps in from eight yards.

  11. Swansea hit the bar!

    Sheffield United 1-1 Swansea

    What an effort! Swansea go close to taking the lead for the first time, as Barrie McKay's shot from 18 yards strikes the crossbar.

  12. Farke feels 'five years older' after dramatic draw

    FT: Birmingham City 2-2 Norwich City

    Daniel Farke confessed he feels "five years older" after Norwich twice came from behind to secure a late point at St Andrew's.

    Birmingham thought they had won it in the 89th minute before Onel Hernandez scored his second goal of the afternoon in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

    "I'm not sure I can handle 46 gamedays! I feel at least five years older today," Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk.

    "It was a crazy game, full of emotion. The first game is always special as everyone is a bit nervous.

    "To be able to come back in the 94th minute with a late equaliser was crazy but it is why we all love this game."

  13. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea almost complete the turnaround. Oli McBurnie glances a header just wide from a left-wing cross.

    Billy Sharp replaces John Lundstram for Sheffield United.

  14. Bowyer rues Forster-Caskey setback

    FT: Sunderland 2-1 Charlton


    In the day's lunchtime kick-off in League One, a late 2-1 loss to Sunderland made a bad week worse for Lee Bowyer's Charlton after they lost midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey to a severe knee injury on Thursday.

    "We prepared all week to play a different formation and we had to change it after losing Jake," Bowyer told BBC Radio London.

    "We have never played three at the back under myself. They did very well to adapt that quickly.

    "Football is a cruel game at times. They didn't deserve to lose today."

  15. Woodburn on for Blades debut

    Sheffield United 1-1 Swansea

    Sheffield United introduce their new loan signing Ben Woodburn from the bench in place of David McGoldrick.

    The Liverpool and Wales forward is a real talent and one to watch in the Championship this term.

    He's got 20 minutes or so to make an impact on his Blades debut.

  16. GOAL: Sheffield United 1-1 Swansea

    Oli McBurnie

    McBurnie goal

    Swansea are level!

    Dean Henderson makes another great save to prevent his own player Leon Clarke putting through his own net, but Oli McBurnie picks up the pieces to blast in from close range.

    The past 10 minutes have been as good as the first 60-odd were mediocre.

  17. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-0 Swansea

    A stunning save from Dean Henderson to keep Sheffield United in front!

    A header from Jay Fulton looks to be looping over Henderson, but he claws out a right hand to tip the ball over the bar.

  18. Brentford defeat 'the eye-opener we needed'

    FT: Brentford 5-1 Rotherham

    Paul Warne Rotherham

    "This was a cold splash of water in our face," said Rotherham boss Paul Warne, as he reflected on a bruising first game back in the Championship for his side at Brentford.

    "We played against a very good footballing side, which was not an ideal first fixture back in the Championship. They fully deserved the win and were by far the better team in every dimension.

    “This is the standard. When you’re promoted you have a honeymoon spell over the summer, and maybe us coming here and being out-performed is the eye-opener we needed.

    “The big positive is that we don’t have to come back here again this season. They are a great team who will turn plenty of sides over. They are good players individually."

  19. Post update

    Sheffield United 1-0 Swansea

    Graham Potter

    Now then, Graham Potter. Your Swansea side appeared to be coasting towards a point at Bramall Lane, but you and your players got some work to do now.

  20. GOAL: Sheffield United 1-0 Swansea

    George Baldock

    Baldock goal

    The breakthrough comes for Sheffield United!

    Right-back George Baldock finds himself on the edge of the box and sidefoots in neatly.

    What have Swansea got in reply? They immediately bring on Jefferson Montero for Joel Asoro.