Saturday 10th August

Troy Deeney scored a hat-trick as Watford moved top of the fledgling Sky Bet Championship table and signalled an early warning of their promotion credentials with a 6-1 win against Bournemouth.

Gabrielle Angella, the Italian defender who moved to Vicarage Road from Udinese in the summer, gave Gianfranco Zola's side the lead before Watford were pegged back by Lewis Grabban's equaliser.

Angella and Deeney scored in quick succession to put Watford back in control and the Hornets, who were the leading goalscorers in the division last season, then turned on the style.

Lewis McGugan scored the fourth before Deeney completed his hat-trick with a powerful 20-yard strike into the corner and a last-minute penalty.

Nottingham Forest and Blackpool are the only other teams so far to have opened their Championship campaign with two victories but both left it late to win.

Forest snatched the points against Blackburn Rovers with a last-minute strike from Darius Henderson after a mistake from Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean, while an own-goal from Barnsley's Scott Wiseman sealed a dramatic late victory for Blackpool.

Barnsley's defeat leaves them as one of six teams yet to win a point in the Championship and they are joined down the bottom of the table by Millwall, who were beaten 3-0 by Ipswich Town.

Mick McCarthy's men took the lead in fortunate fashion with an own-goal from Shane Lowry but they built on that with headers from Tommy Smith and Paul Anderson to seal the win.

Charlton Athletic also suffered their second successive league defeat of the season as Middlesbrough, having lost to Leicester City and Accrington Stanley, finally tasted victory with a goal from Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Burnley may have lost striker Charlie Austin but they had enough of a goal threat to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, with Danny Ings and Sam Vokes putting them ahead before David Prutton bagged a consolation.

Derby County came from behind to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1, with Chris Martin scoring both goals after Jose Ulloa had put the Seagulls in front.

Yeovil Town's first home match in the Championship ended in a disappointing defeat to Birmingham City, who left with the points after a Danny Seaborne own goal.

Queens Park Rangers striker Junior Hoilett cancelled out an early strike from James Vaughan to earn a point for Harry Redknapp's side at Huddersfield Town.

The honours were also even at the Reebok Stadium, where Darren Pratley put Bolton Wanderers ahead against the run of play before Nick Blackman equalised for the Royals from the penalty spot.

Sunday 11th August

Leicester City and Leeds United played out an instantly forgettable goalless draw at the King Power Stadium, keeping their unbeaten starts to the season going in the process.

Both sides won their respective Sky Bet Championship and Capital One Cup openers 2-1 and extended their sequence to three but this was not a game either manager will want to watch again in a hurry.

The sides adopted a shut-up-shop policy for most of the piece, only really opening up in a final quarter during which Leicester looked the liveliest with Chris Wood hitting the post.

That alone probably gave them the right to claim they deserved more, although Leeds manager Brian McDermott will no doubt be happy to have taken an away point from one of last season's Play-Off semi-finalists.

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