Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic were the only teams to maintain their 100 per cent records in the Championship, while Reading, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers again slipped to defeats.

Last season's relegated Premier League sides Cardiff City and Fulham both bounced back from disappointing starts with home victories, the Bluebirds beating Luton Town 2-1 and Scott Parker's side claiming a 2-0 win against Blackburn.

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate was furious after his side had two goals disallowed in a 1-0 home defeat to Brentford, Tommy Rowe's late equaliser earned Bristol City a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City and Preston North End beat Wigan Athletic 3-0.

Meanwhile, Leeds United, QPR, West Brom and Derby County, who all won their opening games, were held to draws by Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town, Millwall and Swansea City respectively.

GRABBAN DENIES LEEDS ANOTHER WIN

Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi was facing the prospect of starting the season with consecutive defeats until Lewis Grabban grabbed an equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Leeds, who dominated for long spells at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa's men swept Bristol City aside in the first half an hour of their season opener but found themselves embroiled in a battle with an uncompromising Forest side determined to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom.

After Patrick Bamford hit the crossbar, it was playmaker Pablo Hernandez who put Leeds in front, latching onto Mateusz Klich's chipped pass over the defence and burying a shot into the far corner of the net for his second goal in as many games.

But Forest equalised with their only shot on target of the game, Grabban capitalising on a penalty-box scramble and bundling the ball over the line from close range.

TWO WINS IN TWO FOR BOWYER'S MEN

Lyle Taylor, who scored Charlton Athletic's winner in their opening-day victory over Blackburn Rovers, picked up where he left off by firing Lee Bowyer's Addicks into the lead at home against Stoke.

The Potters responded through Tom Ince, but the tireless work ethic of Bowyer's newly promoted side wore the visitors down.

Close-season signing Chuks Aneke slammed the ball into the bottom corner from close range after Josh Cullen's cut-back to make it 2-1 to the hosts, and Conor Gallagher put the result beyond doubt seven minutes from time.

OWLS OFF TO A FLYER

Loanee winger Jacob Murphy wasted little time endearing himself to the Hillsborough faithful, pouncing on a loose ball and side-footing Sheffield Wednesday into the lead after two minutes of the South Yorkshire derby against Barnsley.

The Owls carried the momentum of their victory at Reading into the game and withstood waves of pressure from a well-organised Barnsley side before doubling their lead through Steven Fletcher.

After Murphy's mazy dribble, Kieran Lee fed Fletcher and the Scotland international showed great technique with a finish into the bottom-right corner from outside the box.

FULHAM OFF THE MARK AS ROVERS FALTER

Blackburn were widely tipped to push on after finishing 15th in the Championship last season, but two games in they are still without a point following their home defeat to Charlton and a 2-0 reverse at Fulham.

Parker's side drew a blank when starting the season with a defeat at Barnsley but they went ahead against Rovers when former Blackburn midfielder Tom Cairney let rip from 25 yards.

Blackburn matched Fulham for much of the contest and Sam Gallagher squandered the chance to pull them level when he headed wide 14 minutes from time, moments before Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a tap-in.

John Harkes says his son is among the players to have benefited from Wayne Rooney's natural "coaching instinct" long before the England legend gets to work on the training ground at Derby County.

England's leading all-time goalscorer this week agreed to cut short his spell with DC United and join ambitious Championship side Derby as a player-coach in January.

Rooney has been a big hit in MLS and Harkes revealed that it is not only the former Manchester United striker's class on the field that has made a lasting impression.

The former United States captain recalled how his son, Ian, experienced at first hand Rooney's desire to pass on his skills and experience when they were team-mates at the Washington franchise.

The versatile ex-Derby man told Omnisport: "Wayne Rooney has made a big impact at DC. It's always good to see Wayne from a distance and you can admire his work, but you could tell he already had that coaching trait within him.

"It was present all the time, so players gravitated to him and he was like an extension of the coaching staff already at DC United when he came because of all of his experience and what he sees in the game.

"He was coaching on and off the field. I remember Ian [who now plays for Dundee United] telling me there was one training session where they did a lot of fitness and Ian was a little bit shy in terms of asking him, 'would you mind helping me with my finishing outside the box' as a midfielder breaking through the lines.

"Wayne said 'no, of course I wouldn't'. He picked up some water and a bag of balls, they went over and he was working with my son. It was fantastic to see that attitude and work ethic that he has.

"It passed on not just to the players on the pitch, but in the dressing room and everything else. He's already got that coaching instinct in him and hopefully Derby brings the best out of him as he transitions in January.

"The conversations I had with Wayne when he came to DC United early on, it was clear he was still hungry to win but also to make that transition to becoming a coach. 

"I think he is a fantastic signing for Derby and it looks to be a win-win for both an ambitious club and Wayne.

"Hopefully he focuses on being the best he can as a player, but also realises it's a learning experience for him and it'll be great for him. He's a great player and Derby are getting a guy that still wants to win trophies, so it's great for the club."

The Football Association (FA) has charged Huddersfield Town with misconduct after the club wore a fake kit as part of a marketing stunt in pre-season.

Huddersfield created a social media storm when they released the design for a new home shirt sporting a giant sash emblazoned with the name of betting agency Paddy Power.

The Championship club confirmed the controversial strip to be a hoax after donning it in a pre-season match against Rochdale.

An FA statement read: "Huddersfield Town FC has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA's Kit and Advertising Regulations.

"It is alleged that playing kit worn by its first team during a pre-season friendly against Rochdale AFC on 17 July 2019 was in breach of FA Regulation C.2(i).

"The club has until 16 August 2019 to provide a response."

The Paddy Power logo on the shirt worn against Rochdale appeared to exceed the maximum coverage permitted by the FA.

Huddersfield later released their real home kit, which does not feature a sponsor's logo.

Jan Siewert's side were relegated from the Premier League last season and lost their Championship opener at home Derby County on Monday.

Tottenham have completed the signing of versatile left-back Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham in a player-plus-cash transfer that sees Josh Onomah move the opposite way.

Sessegnon has been repeatedly linked with Tottenham over the past 18 months and an agreement has now been reached between the London clubs.

Spurs will reportedly pay Fulham £25million for the 19-year-old, with academy product Onomah - who has spent back-to-back campaigns on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday - included as part of the deal.

England Under-21 international Sessegnon boasts one season of Premier League experience after appearing 35 times for relegated Fulham in 2018-19, scoring twice and laying on six assists for his team-mates.

He becomes Tottenham's fourth signing of the close season following the arrivals of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Jack Clarke, who was loaned straight back to Leeds United.

Aaron Mooy has joined Brighton and Hove Albion on a one-year loan deal after signing a new contract with Huddersfield Town until 2022.

The midfielder emerged as a target for the Seagulls this week and will make the temporary switch to Brighton for the coming Premier League campaign.

Mooy has also put pen to paper on new contract with the Terriers, who were relegated from the top flight last term, and Huddersfield have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.

"We are delighted to welcome Aaron to the club. He has played very well over the past two seasons in the Premier League and will bring a different option and added competition to our midfield," Brighton boss Graham Potter told the club's official website. 

"He's been a talisman for Huddersfield in recent seasons with his performances on the field and he's proved to be an excellent professional both on and off the pitch. 

"I'm looking forward to working with him and he is another good addition to our squad ahead of the new season."

Mooy has spent the past three seasons with Huddersfield, helping the club win promotion to the Premier League in the 2016-17 campaign.

Leeds United have signed Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah on a season-long loan.

Bristol City had also been keen on a temporary move for the highly-rated striker, but Leeds eventually won out in the race for the 20-year-old after stepping up their interest following Kemar Roofe's move to Anderlecht.

England Under-21 international Nketiah impressed for the Gunners in pre-season but boss Unai Emery has decided a campaign gaining further experience in the Championship will benefit the youngster.

Nketiah, who will wear the No.14 shirt, made nine appearances for the Gunners last season and was on target in their win over Burnley on the final day of the Premier League.

Sheffield Wednesday have signed midfielder Massimo Luongo from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

The 42-cap Australia international spent four years with QPR and made 152 appearances in all competitions.

Luongo, who started his career at Tottenham before spells with Ipswich Town, Swindon Town and QPR, becomes Wednesday's fifth signing of the window.

He has been handed the number 21 shirt for the 2019-20 campaign and is in line to make his debut against Barnsley on Saturday.

DC United completed the signing of Ola Kamara, among other deals, after agreeing to allow captain Wayne Rooney to join Derby County in January.

Rooney will leave MLS to become a player-coach at Championship club Derby next year, with the move announced on Tuesday.

But DC, already thought to be keen to make moves in the transfer window, have acted swiftly, with former Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy forward Kamara arriving on Wednesday.

The Norway international has signed for $2.5million from Shenzhen FC in China and will likely act as Rooney's replacement in attack, although he will first play alongside the former Manchester United and England skipper.

Kamara was prolific in his previous spell in MLS, scoring 16 and 18 goals in consecutive seasons with the Crew, before netting 14 last year for the Galaxy despite seeing his role impacted by the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

As well as several trades involving allocation money, DC also brought in experienced midfielder Felipe Martins from Vancouver Whitecaps and winger Emmanuel Boateng from the Galaxy.

Elsewhere, ex-Barcelona star Bojan Krkic signed for Montreal Impact, having left Stoke City earlier in the week.

The 28-year-old has agreed a deal through to the end of the 2020 season, with options for a further two years, subject to a medical.

Arsenal have finally discarded of defender Carl Jenkinson, who has joined Nottingham Forest on a three-year deal.

The right-back, 27, has agreed a three-year contract with the Reds to become their eighth close-season signing and is available for Saturday's Championship visit to Leeds United.

Jenkinson, capped once at senior level by England, joined the Gunners from Charlton Athletic in 2011, but he made just 70 appearances for the club in that time.

He has also had loan spells with West Ham and Birmingham City, however he remained with Unai Emery's side last season, playing eight times across all competitions.

 

Incoming Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney's ultimate aim is to become Manchester United manager, according to Rio Ferdinand.

Rooney will take his first steps into coaching with Derby when he leaves DC United in January, having agreed his departure from MLS on Tuesday.

But former United team-mate Ferdinand believes Rooney is already looking beyond his role at Pride Park.

Rooney is United’s record goalscorer, netting 253 times in 559 appearances in all competitions.

And Ferdinand sees a future plan for Rooney to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's place in the dugout, echoing ex-England colleague and former Derby boss Frank Lampard, who recently got his big chance at Chelsea.

"His endgame is managing Manchester United, 100 per cent," Ferdinand told several British newspapers.

"It's a fact. If he tells you any different, he's lying. He will want to do that.

"Only time will tell if he's going to be the man to be able to do that.

"A lot of things have got to marry up for that to happen. Frank was right place, right time.

"Can that happen for Wayne? We'll see."

Ferdinand believes Rooney has the right temperament for management, adding: "He's not scared of sharing his opinion, which is a good thing.

"He can be hard to read sometimes, which I think is something that's good to have in a manager as well.

"I think he's got a good understanding of today’s player. He's that age. He's still connected to the younger generation. He can talk the language.

"There are a lot of managers out there now who are a bit detached from the next generation. It's so different now."

Kemar Roofe has sealed his reported £7million move to Anderlecht, leaving Leeds United after three years at Elland Road.

Roofe has signed a three-year deal in Belgium with Vincent Kompany's side.

The 26-year-old, who joined Leeds from Oxford United, had played a key role in Marcelo Bielsa's promotion push last term.

He scored 15 goals in 33 Championship games. However, Roofe suffered a knee injury in February, missing a crucial two months as Leeds slipped into the play-off places.

They were then beaten by Derby County, who lost the play-off final at Wembley to Aston Villa.

Leeds have been linked with Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah and Liverpool's Ryan Kent as potential replacements.

Harry Arter is targeting promotion back to the Premier League with Fulham after joining the Cottagers on loan from Bournemouth.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has stepped down from the top flight to spend the season with Fulham, who are managed by his brother-in-law Scott Parker.

It will become a permanent deal if "performance-related criteria" are met, Bournemouth announced.

Arter, 29, played over 250 games for Bournemouth across eight seasons before spending the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Premier League rivals Cardiff, who were relegated on the penultimate weekend.

He joins a Fulham team who suffered a dismal campaign in the top tier last term, never looking capable of surviving after coming up through the play-offs.

Arter told fulhamfc.com: "The club's ambition to get straight back into the Premier League was something that definitely attracted me. The manager, I knew he really wanted me at the club.

"From the owner down to all the staff it's clear that the target is to get promoted this year. It's a challenge I want to be part of and I'm really looking forward to it."

The former Charlton youth player, who grew up in south-east London, added: "It's a great move for me for family reasons. I've always had a desire to play for a club in London. Ever since Scott signed here five or six years ago I've always come and watched Fulham and it's great to be part of the club."

Wayne Rooney is desperate to sign off his American adventure with silverware after deciding to cut short his stay at DC United.

The former Manchester United striker will leave two years earlier than planned to join English second-tier side Derby County in January.

Rooney has been a standout performer in MLS, an import who has justified the excitement that heralded his arrival, helping to turn DC from also-rans to playoff contenders.

His former England team-mate David Beckham won the MLS Cup twice with the Los Angeles Galaxy, and Rooney would love to achieve the feat just once.

"They've been fantastic to me," Rooney said of his current club. "We're in a good position in the league – there's nine games left of the season."

Speaking in Derby on Tuesday, Rooney stressed he had no thoughts about cutting his ties with DC abruptly.

"I think it'd be disrespectful to them if I didn't finish the season and try to help get us into a playoff spot and try to win a trophy," Rooney added.

"That was always the plan, then to come here in January."

Rooney is taking on a player-coach role at Derby, with the initial emphasis on what he can contribute on the pitch as the two-time former English champions bid to return to the Premier League.

He is working towards achieving his coaching badges "as quickly as I can", with a long-term objective of following former England colleagues Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard by becoming a manager.

"It's great to see them going into management," Rooney said.

"I've always had the ambition to do so – it's great these young English managers are getting the opportunities.

"I feel over the last 15-20 years we haven't seen so many great ex-England players going into management.

"It's something I've always wanted to do and when the time is right hopefully I can move into it. But my first aim is to play."

Rooney said family reasons had been a motivation behind him wanting to head home to England, and the 33-year-old believes Derby can achieve the success their wealthy owner Mel Morris wants for the club.

"Derby is a club with great ambitions," said Rooney, who has signed an 18-month deal with the Championship side.

"In the last few years they've put a lot of money into the club to try to take the next step to get into the Premier League.

"I feel it was a place where I could come in, use my experience and try to help them to achieve their goals.

"The squad of players is a good squad - you have to believe your squad is good enough to take that next step and we'll work hard to make sure we can do that."

Derby manager Phillip Cocu, who moved in during the close season after Lampard left to become Chelsea head coach, says Rooney can bring "a great deal of influence... on the pitch and off the pitch".

"The way we work – with a lot of youngsters coming up – he can help the team to develop," said former PSV boss Cocu. "We can help him in a future role, being a coach, being a manager. I think it's a perfect moment to join together and work together."

Wayne Rooney vowed he has plenty to give as a player before becoming a full-time coach after the former England captain clinched a move to Derby County.

The record goalscorer for the Three Lions and Manchester United will see out the rest of the MLS season with DC United before teaming up with the Rams in January.

He has accepted a player-coach role with Derby, who began their Championship campaign with a win at Huddersfield Town on Monday.

That match was followed by the shock news that Rooney, 33, will arrive at Pride Park in January.

Rooney arrived in England on Tuesday and was paraded by Derby that day, when he said the chance to work under the club's new head coach Phillip Cocu was "too good an opportunity to turn down".

"I'm delighted to be back here and I’m looking forward to coming back in January and trying to help the team to push forward and hopefully push for promotion," Rooney said.

"Firstly, I'm a player. I feel I've a lot of qualities I can bring to the squad. I want to come in and play and help the team.

"Secondly, I want to try and learn off Phillip and his staff to gain experience for when I do stop playing and take that next step."

Rooney wants to become a manager, like his former England colleagues Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. The latter left Derby this summer to take charge at Chelsea.

But Rooney said repeatedly at his presentation that his immediate focus concerns driving success on the pitch through his actions rather than his instructions.

"Of course we all want to be like the great managers but that's for the future," he said in a press conference.

"It's what I want to do and I don't want to keep talking about it but my main focus is playing and learning.

"With any new role, the first thing you want to do is learn that role and learn the best things to do and the things not to do.

"So I think that'll be what I'm doing for the next 18 months and trying to learn good habits which coaches do. Of course I've played under some great managers – certainly towards the last five years you try to look at things in different ways with one eye on going into that role. I'll keep trying to learn and give my best on the pitch.

“I was lucky enough to have some very good, experienced players who helped me when I was a young player, so that's a natural progression in football and now I'm at the end where I can hopefully help them and guide them."

Rooney was also linked with Burnley, and he said recently there have been offers waiting that would have allowed him to go into coaching jobs whenever he wanted to go down that route.

He added: "There were options there – there were other clubs making offers and enquiring about me, but I made the decision to come here and that was it. I wasn't going to go back on my decision."

Warrington Wolves have signed former Wigan Warriors and St Helens half-back Matty Smith on loan from Catalans Dragons for the remainder of the 2019 Super League season.

The Wolves, who were beaten by the Dragons in an ill-tempered clash on Saturday, have turned to the vastly experienced England international - a two-time Grand Final winner - to provide cover in the halves.

Star man Blake Austin suffered an ankle injury against Catalans, while Declan Patton has also been left out of the squad for Thursday's game with League Leaders' Shield winners St Helens, meaning Smith is set to make his Warrington debut against one of his previous clubs.

The Wolves also face Saints in the Challenge Cup final on August 24.

"Matt is an experienced player. He's a Lance Todd trophy winner so he knows all about big games and how to win Challenge Cups and Grand Finals," said Wire head coach Steve Price. 

"He knows how to steer a team around the park, and he'll add extra competition to our halves going into the business end of the season."

Meanwhile, James Child will referee in the Championship for the upcoming round of fixtures after he came under fire for his handling of Warrington's clash with the Dragons in Perpignan.

Child was criticised by the two coaches following the game, which ended amid ugly scenes - with a fight between the players on the pitch and sections of both clubs' support clashing in the crowd.

The official, who will act as linesman in the Super League clash between Wigan and Hull KR on Friday, will not referee in the top flight over the weekend, and will instead take charge of Widnes Vikings' game against Toulouse in the second tier.

Rugby League's controlling body, the RFL, handed out sanctions to multiple players following the scenes at the Catalans and Warrington game, with England international Sam Tomkins receiving a three-match penalty notice.

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