KNOCKAERT BLOW AS THE TERRIERS ARE DEFEATED...
EARLY season pacesetters Huddersfield saw their lead at the top of the Championship cut to one point after they went down to their first league defeat of the season on Tuesday night. Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert scored the only goal of the game ten minutes from time – with a little bit of help from Terriers keeper Danny Ward – as the Seagulls bounced back from their home defeat against Brentford at the weekend.
Newcastle and Barnsley were the two clubs to trim Huddersfield’s advantage to a point.
As Newcastle were demolishing QPR 6-0, Barnsley were turning in a late show at Wolves.
The on-song Tykes hit four goals in the final 17 minutes to notch another impressive victory. Conor Hourihane, Adam Hammill, Saidy Janko and Tom Bradshaw all scored.
Preston were also impressive winners, defeating struggling Cardiff 3-0 with goals from skipper Tom Clarke, Callum Robinson and Jordan Hugill. Sheffield Wednesday staged a magnificent comeback to beat Bristol City 3-2. Trailing 2-0 at the break to two Tammy Abraham headers, Steven Fletcher and Barry Bannan pulled the Owls level before Kieran Lee netted a stoppage time winner. Both sides finished with ten men while the Robins’ Lee Tomlin hit the post with a penalty. Leeds eased the pressure on manager Garry Monk with a 2-1 home win against Blackburn, while Norwich won by the same score versus Wigan. Ipswich piled more misery on Derby with a 1-0 away success, while Fulham drew 1-1 against Burton and Reading played out a goalless draw against Birmingham. On Wednesday, Jon Taylor scored twice as Rotherham drew 2-2 against Nottingham Forest, while big-money signing Jonathan Kodjia, pictured, scored his first Aston Villa goal in their 1-1 draw against Brentford. John Egan struck late for the Bees.
Flying Seagull: Anthony Knockaert celebrates his winner