Brighton move four points clear at Championship summit

Date published: Saturday 12th September 2015 5:49

Tomer Hemed: Scored for Brighton

Tomer Hemed: Scored for Brighton

Brighton moved four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after an impressive 1-0 home win over fellow high-flyers Hull, while Birmingham kept up their good start with a win over Bristol City.

Tomer Hemed’s fourth goal of the season in the fifth minute earned the victory and maintained the Seagulls’ unbeaten start to the season.

Birmingham are also enjoying an impressive start as Clayton Donaldson’s first-half hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win over Bristol City.

The striker found the back of the net in the 10th, 20th and 41st minutes to lay the foundations of the victory, with Jonathan Kodjia scoring twice for the Robins. Jonathan Grounds’ late effort sealed it for the Blues.

Middlesbrough were too strong for MK Dons at The Riverside, winning 2-0.

Second-half goals from former England internationals Stewart Downing and David Nugent lifted Boro into third position.

Cardiff remain unbeaten after a 2-0 win over lowly Huddersfield, with Anthony Pilkington and Joe Mason efforts enough to earn the three points.

Derby earned their first win of the season with a 2-1 success at Preston, courtesy of Chris Martin’s first-half brace. Daniel Johnson got one back for the hosts in the 13th minute of time added on.

Bolton tripled their goal tally for the season with a 2-1 win over Wolves.

Goals from Liam Feeney and Zach Clough put Neil Lennon’s men on course, with Benik Afobe’s penalty for Wolves ensuring it was a nervy finish at the Macron Stadium.

Burnley cruised past Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at Turf Moor.

Matty Taylor and Andre Gray scored late goals for the Clarets after David Jones’ early opener for the Clarets had been cancelled out by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Leeds and Brentford shared the spoils at Elland Road as Mirko Antenucci earned the hosts a point in a 1-1 draw after Marco Djuricin had put Brentford in front.

It was the same scoreline at The Valley as Rotherham, who opened the scoring through Farrend Rawson, were denied a first win of the season by Patrick Bauer’s leveller.

In the early kick-off Nottingham Forest came from a goal down to beat 10-man QPR 2-1.

Charlie Austin put Rangers ahead but after Rob Green saw red, Henri Lansbury and Nelson Oliveira won it for Dougie Freedman’s men.

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