Patrick Bamford brace sees Leeds past Wigan in bad-tempered affair
Championship round-up: Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton lose last 100% records
Patrick Bamford scored twice in Leeds United’s victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium. Photograph: George Wood/Getty Images
Patrick Bamford’s double sent Leeds to the top of the Championship after a bad-tempered 2-0 win at 10-man Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men took full advantage on a day which saw both Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton lose the division’s last two 100 per cent records.
Wigan had Joe Williams sent off in the 21st minute for a second bookable offence before Bamford struck his first after Adam Forshaw’s header had hit the post.
Bamford made sure of victory when he scrambled the ball home from a corner in the 65th minute, while Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla saved brilliantly to deny Lee Evans.
Sheffield Wednesday’s promising start came to an abrupt end as they were beaten 1-0 by 10-man Millwall at the New Den.
Matt Smith put the Lions in front in the 37th minute and despite Jed Wallace’s dismissal six minute later for a high tackle, Wednesday could not find a way through.
Lee Bowyer’s Charlton also lost their perfect start but they grabbed a dramatic late point in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
Cauley Woodrow’s 34th-minute opener was cancelled out by Conor Gallagher before the break, but Conor Chaplin looked to have won it for the Tykes until Lyle Taylor equalised with an 89th-minute penalty.
Grady Diangana’s double saw West Brom come from behind to win 2-1 at Luton, who had gone ahead through Harry Cornick’s early header.
Former Middlesbrough striker Danny Graham sunk his former club as Blackburn claimed their first points of the season with a 1-0 win at Ewood Park.
Borja Baston scored twice as Swansea won a thriller 3-2 against Preston at the Liberty Stadium.
Baston cancelled out Joseph Rafferty’s early strike before George Byers put the Swans in front for the first time in the 63rd minute.
Hull were pegged back at Brentford, with Jarrod Bowen’s 53rd-minute opener cancelled out by an equaliser from Ollie Watkins in the 72nd.