Championship on Saturday afternoon…06/10/2018

Current Championship leaders Leeds United played out a one all draw with sixth place Brentford in the early kick-off at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Alan Judge was a very late substitute for the visiting ‘Bees’. Rotherham United had Ryan Manning in their starting eleven for their three one defeat at Birmingham City while Anthony Forde was an unused substitute and Richie Towell missed out through injury. Middlesbrough and Darren Randolph suffered a surprise two nil home defeat by visitors Nottingham Forest for whom Daryl Murphy was a starter. Millwall had Shaun Williams in their side for the two one defeat of visitors Aston Villa for whom Conor Hourihane was a starter. Aiden O’Brien was a very late substitute for the victorious ‘Lions’. Preston North End had Alan Browne and two goal Callum Robinson in their starting eleven for their resounding four nil victory over visitors Wigan Athletic and Sean Maguire was a late substitute on his return following his lengthy injury absence.  Derby County and Richard Keogh played out a one all draw at QPR while Sheffield United had David McGoldrick to thank for their one nil victory over visitors Hull City as he converted a seventieth minute penalty. Both John Egan and Enda Stevens were in the ‘Blades’ starting eleven at Bramall Lane. West Bromwich Albion came from behind to defeat Reading by four goals to one with Wes Hoolihan an unused substitute at the Hawthorns while the late kick-off saw Bolton Wanderers go down to a two nil defeat by local rivals Blackburn Rovers who had Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams in defence.
League One leaders Portsmouth (Ronan Curtis) suffered a surprise two nil defeat by visitors Gillingham at Fratton Park.