Championship roundup: Holmes and Millar put Preston back on top

16 September 2023 05:36
Preston beat Plymouth 2-1; Ipswich beat Wednesday 1-0Victories over 10 men for Sunderland and Watford Preston’s fine start to the Championship continued with their fifth straight win of the season after beating Plymouth 2-1. Duane Holmes was straight out the blocks for the Lilywhites, scoring in the first minute, with Liam Millar doubling their lead going into the break and Ryan Hardie pulled one back for the Pilgrims, but three points meant Ryan Lowe’s side went back to the top of the table, replacing Leicester, 4-1 winners at Southampton on Friday.Ipswich stay third after securing back-to-back league victories with Conor Chaplin’s strike the difference against Sheffield Wednesday, who are still without a win this season, while Norwich sit fourth thanks to Jack Stacey’s goal which earned a 1-0 home win against Stoke. David Wagner said: “It was a tough game against a strong Stoke side with a lot of good individuals and we have come away with a deserved win. The only thing I can complain about is the way we managed the game in the final five minutes when we should have be taking the ball to the corner flag rather than going for a second goal.” Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian