Blackpool bounced back to earn a point against Burnley in the Championship in a feisty Lancashire derby that saw six goals and two late dismissals.
Burnley took the lead after three minutes through Josh Brownhill and Nathan Tella quickly added a second, scoring on his first start for the club. The Tangerines then pulled one back through Theo Corbeanu but Tella added his second of the game soon after.
With the score at 3-1, Shayne Lavery sparked a comeback for Blackpool – scoring in the 74th minute – and Jerry Yates found the equaliser moments later to bring the scores level at 3-3. The game then saw two late red cards with Sonny Carey and Ian Maatsen both being sent off in the 85th minute following an altercation.
“I think we should have won – there is no doubt about that. I’d be surprised if even the most ardent Burnley fan would disagree with that,” Blackpool manager Michael Appleton said. “We were poor in the first 10 minutes and that is something we need to address but once we had dusted ourselves down, the way we responded was a real credit to the players and made me proud. We could have won three or four games with the amount of chances we created – good chances as well, not half-chances. And there’s a bit of frustration in the dressing room among the players because they knew they had them on the ropes.”
West Brom earned their first win of the season by thrashing Hull 5-2. The Baggies took the lead through an own-goal from Callum Elder and John Swift’s goal just after the break sparked a relentless second-half attack from Steve Bruce’s side. Darnell Furlong and Karlan Grant also got on the scoresheet for West Brom before Óscar Estupiñán pulled one back for Hull. Dara O’Shea put the game to bed by scoring the Baggies’ fifth but Hull kept pressing and Estupiñán added a second for the Tigers in stoppage time.
A brace from Iliman Ndiaye saw Sheffield United usurp Blackburn to go top of the table as they beat Rovers 3-0 at Bramall Lane. Oliver Norwood put United in front from a free-kick in the first half before substitute Ndiaye scored twice in the second half to make it back-to-back wins for the Blades.
A goalless draw against Preston was enough for Watford to earn a point and move up into second while Tyrese Fornah’s goal saw Reading beat Middlesbrough 1-0, with the Royals jumping into third.
Ross Stewart’s first-half strike ensured Sunderland beat Stoke 1-0 and the Black Cats now move up into fifth.
Ten-man Wigan managed to beat Birmingham 1-0 to earn their first three points of the season. Joe Bennett was sent off 10 minutes into the game for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz, but in his first appearance since recovering from a cardiac arrest, Charlie Wyke set up Nathan Broadhead, who found a winner in the 82nd minute for the Latics.
Luton bounced back from successive defeats by beating Swansea 2-0 to move out of the relegation zone thanks to goals from Allan Campbell and Carlton Morris. Chris Willock rescued a point for QPR as they drew 1-1 against Rotherham after Chiedozie Ogbene had initially put the Millers in front.