Date: 21st August 2016 at 12:22pm
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a draw against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Having comeback from a goal-down to lead Brighton had to be content with a point in the end after a two-two draw at Reading, who ended with 10-men.

Reading went into a second-minute lead when Swift converted a freekick but the Royal were pegged back almost instantly when van den Berg headed past his own ‘keeper to draw Brighton level.

Immediately after the restart a penalty came Brighton’s way with Knockaert converting but it was Albion the pegged back when veteran, and a former player of ours, McShane made it two-all ahead of the hour.

Van den Berg’s unhappy afternoon was ended when he picked up a second booking late on to see Reading lose a man with the unbeaten start continuing but Brighton dropped to second.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other matches played, with one still to take place.


Sat 20 Aug 2016 – Championship
Sheff Wed 0-2 Leeds 12:30
Birmingham 1-3 Wolves 15:00
Blackburn 2-2 Burton 15:00
Bristol City 0-1 Newcastle 15:00
Fulham 2-2 Cardiff 15:00
Huddersfield 2-1 Barnsley 15:00
Nottm Forest 4-3 Wigan 15:00
QPR 0-2 Preston 15:00
Reading 2-2 Brighton 15:00
Rotherham 1-0 Brentford 15:00
Derby v Aston Villa 17:30

To be played

Sun 21 Aug 2016 – Championship
Ipswich v Norwich 12:00

Leeds and Wolves both went to rival clubs, in the shape of Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham (respectively) and came away with the points. Leeds winning two-nil at Hillsborough and Wolves three-one at St Andrew’s, with the Wolves win maintaining Walter Zenga’s unbeaten start at the club.

A first point was collected by Blackburn but they had to be content with a two-two draw at Ewood Park against Burton with Brighton’s goalscoring form of late continuing but they too had to be content with a two-all draw at Reading.

Newcastle’s win in midweek was followed up with another win after a one-nil win at Bristol City with Huddersfield (who beat Newcastle recently) continuing to go along nicely with a two-one win over Barnsley.

Among the goals once again, as they ended a losing run, were Nottingham Forest who were involved in a second four-three win of the season already when beating Wigan at the City Ground.

Collecting a first league win were Preston (two-nil) when they came away from Loftus Road having inflicted another defeat on QPR.

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