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  1. Newcastle ease to win over 10-man Brighton
  2. Leaders Huddersfield beat Wolves for best start in 64 years
  3. Bristol City hit back to beat Aston Villa 3-1
  4. Barnsley thrash Rotherham in South Yorkshire derby
  5. Swindon v Bristol Rovers abandoned after torrential rain

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By Rob Stevens and Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    David Wagner

    That is it from us this evening, thanks for joining us during our live text commentary on today's EFL action.

    Huddersfield top the Championship table heading into the international break after securing their fourth win of the season with victory over Wolves.

    We'll be back when the Championship returns after the international break on the weekend of 10-11 September.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Clubs yet to meet Kodjia valuation - Johnson

    Bristol City boss Lee Johnson says no club has yet matched their valuation for forward Jonathan Kodjia.

    The 26-year-old was omitted from the matchday squad as the Robins beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Ashton Gate.

    "We are in a position where we don't have to sell our best players unless a buying club comes up with sufficient dosh," Johnson said.

    "I left Jonathan out because of all the speculation, but nothing is signed and sealed yet. If he does leave we have contingency plans in place."

    Jonathan Kodjia
  3. Post-match reaction: Hasselbaink happy to grind out win

    Wigan 0-1 Queens Park Rangers

    Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink

    Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he was happy his side could eke out a 1-0 win against Wigan Athletic.

    "Overall it was a very solid performance, it was a grinder, and at times a little bit nervous," Hasselbaink said.

    Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell was pleased with his side's attitude despite the defeat.

    Caldwell said: "I can't fault the desire, but we have to get better in terms of know-how and playing in the right areas."

  4. Post-match reaction: Van La Parra picked 'right moment to score'

    Huddersfield 1-0 Wolves

    Rajiv van La Parra

    Huddersfield boss David Wagner says Rajiv van La Parra picked a perfect time to open his account for the Terriers, who stayed top of the table with a 1-0 win over Wolves.

    "He chose the best moment to score his first goal. Everybody knows how difficult it was to get him here on loan last season and he was desperate to come here," Wagner said.

    Wolves suffered their first defeat under head coach Walter Zenga, but the former Sampdoria boss says they have a long way to go.

    "The Championship is a difficult league but not an impossible league and this is a long season with many games left to play," the Italian said.

  5. Post-match reaction: Stam happy with late victory

    Cardiff City 0-1 Reading

    Jaap Stam

    Reading manager Jaap Stam was happy with his side's focus as they bounced back from a three-game losing run to beat Cardiff City.

    "We have worked a lot on not conceding stupid goals from set-pieces, as we did at Newcastle and Wolves, and got that out of our system," Stam said.

    Cardiff boss Paul Trollope was frustrated with his side, after conceding though Yann Kermorgant's strike in the 89th minute.

    "We thought we had this one in the palm of our hands at half-time and that we would go on to win. But not taking those chances came back to haunt us so we need to improve that." 

  6. Post-match reaction: Cairney 'can be a Premier League player'

    Blackburn 0-1 Fulham

    Tom Cairney

    Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says Tom Cairney has the ability to be a Premier League player, after he scored the winner against his former club Blackburn Rovers.

    "[With] his quality, he's clinical. He's a player who doesn't lose passes. He normally completes around 90%. He's a very important part of our squad and I like this player," Jokanovic said.

    Rovers manager Owen Coyle was optimistic about his side's performance despite their winless run in the league continuing.

    "What I do know moving forward, if we perform like that and we look to add to the squad, then I know it will leave us in a good place and be a platform to drive ourselves up the Championship table," he said.

  7. Post-match reaction: Rowett delighted with Norwich win

    Birmingham City 3-0 Norwich City

    Gary Rowett

    Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett was happy to bounce back from their defeat by local rivals Wolves last week with a comfortable victory against Norwich City.

    "The players showed a lot of character on and off the ball and was it the hardest we have worked let alone the best we have played," Rowett said.

    Norwich only had themselves to blame for the defeat, according to boss Alex Neil.

    "In this league if you do not scrap you are in trouble and against Birmingham we were not at the races. We lost the game as we were makers of our own downfall," he said.

  8. Post-match reaction: Stubbs warns out of outgoings

    Barnsley 4-0 Rotherham United

    Alan Stubbs

    Rotherham United boss Alan Stubbs says some players may have to leave the club after they were thrashed by South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

    "Today is obviously very disappointing. If the players aren't prepared to work hard then we will have players out and have players in. There may be more going out than I originally expected," Stubbs said.

    Meanwhile, Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom was delighted with his side's performance as victory took them to third in the Championship.

    "We have shown we can win games in this league and if you want to achieve anything, that's what you have got to do. The style of the win and the scoreline puts the icing on the cake."

  9. Championship round-up

    With the match at St James' Park finished, let's have a recap of today's results in the Championship, and get the thoughts of managers on their sides' performances.

  10. FT: Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Jonjo Shelvey
    Quote Message: It's about time I scored and it was a good strike. I have been practicing those in training. We have got a good team spirit in the squad and the gaffer has got us all pulling in one direction. That is what we need to get out of the league. I think we put out a statement today. from Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle midfielder on Sky Sports
    Jonjo ShelveyNewcastle midfielder on Sky Sports
  11. FT: Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Quote Message: It was massive for us as we know Brighton are a good side. We put on a great show. It is good to go on a run but we'll have a few days off over the international break before we start preparing for Derby. from Jamaal Lascelles Newcastle captain on Sky Sports
    Jamaal LascellesNewcastle captain on Sky Sports
  12. FT: Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    That victory lifts Newcastle up to fourth in the Championship table.

    The Magpies are four points behind early leaders Huddersfield Town heading into the international break.

    Brighton are eighth, having suffered defeat in a regular-season game for the first time since February.


    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Jaamal Lascelles

    Referee Keith Stroud blows the final whistle at St James' Park.

    Newcastle have secured their third successive win and inflicted Brighton's first defeat of the season.

    Jamaal Lascelles gave the Magpies a 1-0 half-time lead and, after Albion's Sam Baldock was set off for a second bookable offence, Jonjo Shelvey's brilliant free-kick secured victory.

  14. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Nothing much is happening. It doesn't look like Newcastle's goal will be threatened again.


    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    A brilliant save from Newcastle keeper Matz Sels.

    The Belgian hasn't had much to do today but dives to his right to palm away a fierce shot from Albion midfielder Beram Kayal from inside the box.

    That will surely secure a clean sheet and the three points for the Magpies.

  16. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    David Stockdale launches the ball forward into the Newcastle half but the home defence stands firm once more.

    There will be four minutes of added time.

    Chris Hughton
  17. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    A long throw from Burno causes a bit of trouble in the Newcastle area and they put the ball out for a corner.

    Anthony Knockaert then crosses and finds Lewis Dunk at the back post but the centre-back can only send his header back across goal and behind for a goal kick.


    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Newcastle make their final change of the day.

    New signing De Andre Yedlin makes his debut for the Magpies. The USA international comes on for Yoan Gouffran.

  19. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton finally have a worthwhile effort at goal.

    Substitute Kazenga LuaLua has a quick one-two with Tomer Hemed and blasts towards goal from just outside the box.

    However he drags his left-footed shot wide of the far post. Matz Sels dived towards it but it was never going to trouble the Belgian.

  20. YELLOW CARD (Knockaert)

    Newcastle 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton's Anthony Knockaert goes into the book. It really hasn't been his day.