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CHE Adams scored a dou­ble to in­spire Birm­ing­ham to their first win of the sea­son and end Leeds’ un­beaten start in the Sky Bet Cham­pi­onship.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are the divi­sion’s early pace­set­ters but they suf­fered their first set­back as for­mer boss Garry Monk left El­land Road with a vic­tory.

Adams net­ted twice be­fore half-time to stun the home crowd and Birm­ing­ham sur­vived eight min­utes of stop­page time af­ter Ezg­jan Alioski had pulled a goal back to record a 2-1 win.

Leeds re­main top, but West Brom are on their tails af­ter they con­tin­ued their im­proved form with a 2-0 vic­tory over Mill­wall.

The Bag­gies were frus­trated by their vis­i­tors, but Dwight Gayle broke their re­sis­tance in the 68th minute and Kieran Gibbs se­cured the points.

Derby over­came a slow start to in­flict a 3-1 de­feat on Brent­ford. The Bees took the lead through Hen­rik Dals­gaard in­side the open­ing minute but goals from Harry Wil­son, David Nu­gent and Ma­son Mount be­fore the break com­pleted an im­pres­sive turn­around.

As­ton Villa re­main in midtable af­ter Sh­effield Wed­nes­day shrugged off John McGinn’s stun­ning equaliser to claim a 2-1 win. Af­ter a goal­less first half, McGinn’s swerv­ing long-range vol­ley can­celled out Marco Ma­tias’ opener, but Steven Fletcher net­ted the win­ner.

Stoke’s slow start on their re­turn to the Cham­pi­onship con­tin­ued as Black­burn held on for a 3-2 vic­tory at the bet365 Sta­dium.

Bradley Dack’s sixth goal of the sea­son put Rovers ahead and they ap­peared to be out of sight af­ter Danny Gra­ham and Har­ri­son Reed struck ei­ther side of half-time.

Quick­fire goals from Saido Ber­ahino and Tom Ince gave Stoke hope head­ing into the fi­nal 10 min­utes and they had the per­fect chance to earn a point, only for Ber­ahino to hit the bar with a last­minute penalty.

Preston suf­fered late heart­break at Sh­effield United as David McGoldrick earned the hosts all three points in an­other 3-2 thriller.

Read­ing ended their four-game los­ing start on home soil with a 3-0 win over Hull, while Lewis Grab­ban scored a late penalty to give Not­ting­ham For­est a 1-0 vic­tory over Rother­ham and Teemu Pukki’s goal was enough for Nor­wich to beat QPR 1-0.

But Ip­swich’s wait for their first win of the sea­son goes on af­ter they played out a goal­less draw with Bolton.

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