Championship round-up: History repeated for Ipswich
This time last season, Ipswich Town suffered a shocking 7-1 defeat at London Road to Peterborough United.
Almost a year to the day since that nightmare in East Anglia, they lost again by a six goal margin, this time at early pacesetters in the nPower Championship, Blackpool.
Thomas Ince had an inspired match, setting up early goals for Gary Taylor-Fletcher and an Aaron Cresswell own goal before hitting two magnificent strikes himself, early in the second half.
Defender Craig Cathcart headed a fifth and substitute Nouha Dicko completed the rout in stoppage time.
The 6-0 loss will heap the pressure on Paul Jewell, as his side continue to underperform.
McGugan hits an early goal of the season contender
The weekend’s action started on Friday night, as Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.
Lewis McGugan hit an early goal of the season contender, with an incredible 40 yard strike that gave Adam Bogdan no chance.
Chris Eagles levelled the scores at half-time, with the Trotters taking the lead early in the second half, courtesy of Marvin Sordell’s first goal for the club after moving from Watford in January.
However, Andy Reid earnt a deserved point for the visitors, to leave Wanderers supporters booing the home players off at full-time. Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers were fortunate to defeat Leicester City 2-1 at Ewood Park.
Mortem Gamst Pedersen hit the winner with 11 minutes to go, after Nuno Gomes first half strike, was cancelled out by Jamie Vardy’s first goal at this level for the Foxes.
Bristol City’s impressive start continues
After scoring four times in midweek, Bristol City repeated the feat once again, stunning Cardiff City 4-2 at Ashton Gate.
Martyn Woolford continued his impressive start to the new season, hitting a brace.
Crystal Palace and Peterborough United remain without a point after three games, as both lost again.
The Eagles went down 2-1 at Middlesbrough, whilst two goals from Luciano Becchio helped Leeds win 2-1 at Peterborough.
Wayne Bridge scored his first league goal in nine years and there was a double from Craig Mackail-Smith, as Brighton routed Barnsley 5-1, to record their first win of the campaign.
Defender Miguel Llera was the unlikely hero at Hillsborough, with a 90th minute winner as Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to defeat Millwall 3-2 and a last minute equaliser from Theo Robinson, earnt plucky Derby a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.
NPOWER CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Friday, 24 August
Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Nottingham Forest
Saturday, 25 August
Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Leicester City
Blackpool 6-0 Ipswich Town
Brighton & Hove Albion 5-1 Barnsley
Bristol City 4-2 Cardiff City
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Hull City
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Burnley
Middlesbrough 2-1 Crystal Palace
Peterborough United 1-2 Leeds United
Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Millwall
Watford 2-0 Birmingham City
Wolves 1-1 Derby County
By Simon Wright – Follow me on Twitter @Siwri88
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