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McLean hits the mark as Wigan take Norwich to draw – Irish Times

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Norwich 1 Wigan 1

Norwich’s frustrating start to their Sky Bet championship campaign continued, forcing them to pick up a point from a 1-1 draw with newly promoted Wigan.

Seeking to take a disastrous Premier League campaign out of their system, and buoyed up from their opening day loss in Cardiff, the Canaries dominated for a long period in the sunshine of Carrow Road, but their dominance cannot be counted. did.

The visitors took advantage of a mistake by Ben Gibson to take the lead against the flow of play in the first half, with James McLean providing the finish.

A well-executed goal from Max Aarons leveled things just after the hour mark, but the courageous side of the Wigan side then managed to keep them at bay to record a second straight draw. did.

Swansea 0 Blackburn 3

Blackburn made a quick comeback from new Irish signing Sam Szmodics when he opened the account on his debut for a 3-0 win over Swansea at the stadium.

Ryan Hedges headed straight for Swansea’s goal before hitting Smodics, who made no mistakes from the edge of the area, when he chose his place in the right corner of Andy Fisher’s home goal.

Ben Bretton Diaz beat the advancing Fisher with a second goal just before the hour mark after Joël Latibaudière raced another fine ball into space from Hedges and ran 20 meters.

The final nail in Swansea’s coffin was struck by Rovers skipper Louis Travis, who took possession again in the 84th minute before the visitors flooded forward.

Reading 2 Cardiff 1

Goals from Ireland’s Shane Long and Tom Ince turned Reading into a 2–1 win over Cardiff.

Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda gave the home side the lead early on with a proper header, but Long equalized from the penalty spot before the break to give the Royals their first start in 11 years. .

Reading manager Paul’s son Tom Ince took a sharp shot from long range to take a 2–1 lead in the 63rd minute and Cardiff were unable to come back.

QPR 3 Middlesbrough 2

QPR held off a Middlesbrough counterattack to win 3-2, giving Michael Beale his first victory as boss.

Returning from injury, Chris Willock scored a spectacular opening goal, while goals from Ireland’s Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes gave Rangers the lead.

Matt Crooks scored just before the interval started and Marcus Force’s first goal for Boro in the 11th minute of the second half raised the visitors’ hopes of a comeback.

However, they were unable to equalize and in stoppage time Ireland’s Darrah Lenihan received a red card for beating Macquarie Bonne, ending the match with 10 men.

Preston 0 Hull 0

Preston’s frustrating start to the season continued as Ryan Lowe’s side failed to score in two straight games as they were drawn 0–0 by Hull at Deepdale.

The Lillywhites failed to score a goal away to local rivals Wigan in the opening game and Lowe’s side once again struggled to produce a killer touch in their first home game of the season.

Ireland’s Troy Parrott sparked brightly for Preston. Preston’s cushioned pass was nearly headed home by strike his partner Emil his Reese his Jakobsen, but his dangerous whip his cross was brilliantly cleared by Hull’s back his line.

Preston stayed on the front foot in the closing stages as Hull dug deep for a draw and the home side Parrot was in the center of it again, but his dink against Ingram was desperately hacked off the line by the retreating Greaves. 85 minutes.

Sheffield United 2 Millwall 0

Sheffield United overtook Millwall to score their first points of the new season with a convincing 2–0 victory at Bramall Lane.

First-half goals from Iliman Nudiae and Sander Berge sealed the win for Paul Heckingbottom’s men, but Oliver Norwood saved only a penalty to score a third before half-time. rice field.

As a result, the Blades bounced back from their loss to Watford on opening day, while Millwall suffered their first defeat of the season.

Bristol City 2 Sunderland 3

Everton loaner Ellis Sims made his debut with three goals and two goals for the first time since Sunderland’s 3-2 win over Bristol City to return to the championship.

The striker scored within four minutes, with a low shot past Dan Bentley from 20 yards after Ross Stewart won a tackle on the edge of the box.

City equalized in the 10th minute when Andreas Wyman collected a pass from Zak Viner in the area and turned to create space to shoot home from a central position.

In the 6th minute of the second half, Chris Martin matched a cross from the right side to open the scoring.

However, Sims got on target again two minutes later, with a low Bentley foot shot from 10 yards before Stewart headed the winner from Alex Pritchard’s cross in the 72nd minute to leave the home side and leave the home side in the first two games. There was no point to show.

Stoke 2 Blackpool 0

Stoke’s home championship campaign began with a comfortable 2-0 win over Blackpool.

The Potters, who were bottom of the season in a 2-0 loss to Millwall on the opening weekend, dominated the game after the 30th minute.

Arsenal loaner Harry Clarke nodded on his home debut to give the hosts the lead before Jacob Brown’s second-half goal equalized the draw.

Burnley 1 Luton Town 1

A Josh Brownhill goal saved Vincent Kompagny’s Burnley in a 1-1 home draw with Luton.

The Hatters, who made it to the championship playoffs last season, took the lead through defender Potts after the Clarets failed to clear a corner.

Home fans had to wait until after the break for an equalizer as midfielder Brownhill beat keeper Ethan Horvath with a low shot from outside the box.