Black Pool bounce back to earn a point against Burnley in the Championship in a terrible Lancashire derby that saw six goals and two late dismissals.
Burnley took the lead after three minutes through Josh Brownhill and Nathan Tella quickly added a second, scoring on his first start for the club. The Tangerines then pulled one back through Theo Corbeanu but Tella added his second of the game soon after.
With the score at 3-1, Shayne Lavery inspired a goal for Blackpool – scoring in the 74th minute – and Jerry Yates found the equalizer minutes later to level the scores at 3-3. The game then saw two late red cards as both Sonny Carey and Ian Maatsen were sent off in the 85th minute after an exchange.
“I think we should have won – there’s no doubt about that. I would be surprised if even the most ardent Burnley fan would agree with that,” said Blackpool manager Michael Appleton. “We were poor in the first 10 minutes and that’s something we have to deal with but when the pressure was on us, the way we responded was a credit to the players and it made me proud. We could have won three or four games with the amount of chances we created – good chances too, not half chances. And there’s a bit of frustration in the dressing room among the players because they knew they were on the ropes.”
West Brom they earned their first win of the season by thrashing Hull 5-2. The Baggies took the lead through a Callum Elder own goal and John Swift’s goal just after the break sparked a relentless second-half attack from Steve Bruce. Darnell Furlong and Karlan Grant were also on the scoresheet for West Brom before Óscar Estupiñán pulled one back for Hull. Dara O’Shea got the game underway by scoring the Baggies’ fifth but Hull continued to press and Estupiñán scored the second half for the Tigers in stoppage time.
Saw a brace from Iliman Ndiaye Sheffield United usurp Blackburn to go top of the table and beat Rovers 3-0 at Bramall Lane. Oliver Norwood put United ahead from a first-half free-kick before substitute Ndiaye scored twice in the second half to secure victory for the Blades.
A drawn game without a goal against Preston was enough for Waterford to earn a point and move up into second place saw Tyrese Fornah’s goal Reading blow Middlesbrough 1-0, with the Royals jumping into third.
Ross Stewart’s first half strike ensured Sunderland blow Stock up 1-0 and the Black Cats now move up into fifth place.
Ten people Wigan beat succeeded Birmingham 1-0 to earn their first three points of the season. Joe Bennett was sent off 10 minutes into the game for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz, but in his first appearance since recovering from a cardiac arrest, Charlie Wyke set up Nathan Broadhead, who scored an 82nd-minute winner for the Latics .
Luton bounced back from defeat after defeat by beating Swansea 2-0 to move out of the relegation zone thanks to goals from Allan Campbell and Carlton Morris. Chris Willock scored a point for QPR as they drew 1-1 Rotherham after Chiedozie Ogbene put the Millers in front.