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Adam Williams

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  1. That's all for opening Saturday

    Jarrod Bowen

    So, a busy day of the opening Saturday in the EFL complete and no shortage of goals and talking points.

    The weekend's not done though as we've more Championship football on the way tomorrow.

    Promoted Bolton host Leeds United in a 16:30 BST kick-off.

    Join us here on BBC Sport from 16:00 BST for all the build-up.

  2. All the Championship action in one place

    Championship page

    You can read all the reports from today's Championship action on the BBC Sport website.

    Right here is where you get all the headlines.

  3. We were hopeless last year - McCarthy

    FT: Ipswich 1-0 Birmingham City

    Mick McCarthy

    Ipswich Town debutant Joe Garner gave his new side all three points against Birmingham City.

    Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk: "It was a nice way to start the season.

    "We've played well today. If I had one ambition for this season then, aside from to win games, it would be to play better. I know we were hopeless last year so we needed that as a club and a team and I needed it as well.

    "Joe Garner will always be judged on his goals no matter what else he does. I've always admired him from afar and I'm loving him now he's here."

  4. Post update

    Before we sign off for the evening, just time to bring you some reaction from the day's earlier games....

  5. 'It's my mum's birthday!'

    FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Quote Message: It's my mum's birthday today and she was in the crowd, so it makes it extra special to score. Obviously we got our foot in the game and got the point I think we deserved. from Jarrod Bowen Hull City goalscorer on Sky Sports
    Jarrod BowenHull City goalscorer on Sky Sports
  6. 'It was important we didn't lose'

    FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Villa v Hull
    Quote Message: We wanted to win today to start with three points, but it was important we didn't lose. You always want to get off the mark as soon as possible so it was nice to score here today. And to score for my friend (Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme), who is suffering from Leukemia, was nice. from Gabby Agbonlahor Aston Villa goalscorer on Sky Sports
    Gabby AgbonlahorAston Villa goalscorer on Sky Sports

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Full-time reaction to come from both the goalscorers....


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    And that is that at Villa Park. Nothing to separate these two.

    Villa made a bright start and led after just seven minutes through Gabby Agbonlahor.

    But, Hull put in a much better display after the break and were rewarded by Jarrod Bowen's volley to level it.

    A point apiece on the opening day.


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Last change for Hull as Markus Henriksen is replaced by Ondrej Mazuch to firm up the visitors' defence.


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Four minutes added on at the end of the 90 as Chris Samba goes up top for Villa to try and win it...


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Final Villa change sees another new face come on in Chris Samba. Henri Lansbury makes way for the hefty centre-back.

    Hull take off Kamil Grosicki for James Weir.

  12. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    More decent build-up by Villa but once again, no killer through ball.

    David Meyler hoofs it clear for Hull and wins a free-kick too after Josh Onomah shows a bit too much exuberance in the challenge.

  13. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Villa v Hull

    Villa press once more, but can't quite find the pin-point ball.

    Josh Onomah almost finds himself in for a debut goal, but had strayed just a touch offside inside the Hull box from a flick on.

  14. No problem with Oliveira - Farke

    FT: Fulham 1-1 Norwich

    Nelson Oliveira

    Norwich came from a goal behind to claim a point at Fulham thanks to a late equaliser from sub Nelson Oliviera.

    The Portuguese was booked for his celebration after running to the Canaries bench and taking his shirt off to show new Norwich boss Daniel Farke the number on the back.

    Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk: "I think he wants to be in the starting 11. He's a passionate guy. I'm relaxed about it, we'll talk a little bit about it but I am content.

    "I'm really full of emotion and proud of the lads. We faced an away game against one of the best opponents in the league without a lot of experienced players.

    "I think 1-1 was a fair result."


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Into the final five minutes at Villa Park.

    Who's going to pop up and be the match-winner?

  16. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    More pressure form Villa with a corner, but again no killer ball to unlock the Hull defence.

    The Tigers scramble clear and relieve the pressure as the quality once again drifts in this one in both penalty boxes.

  17. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Villa v Hull

    Well, it should've been Villa that go ahead.

    A dangerous free-kick is fired in by Neil Taylor from the right-hand side and it hits the head of Andre Green from three yards out.

    He can't direct it on target and under pressure from Allan McGregor it goes behind for a corner.

  18. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Jarrod Bowen

    Last 10 minutes of this one. Who can find themselves an opening day winner?


    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Second Aston Villa change sees Josh Onomah come on for his debut in place of Scott Hogan.

    Onomah joined yesterday on season-long loan from Tottenham. Henri Lansbury meanwhile fails to hit the target with an ambitious free-kick from distance.

  20. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

    Glenn Whelan will be fortunate to see out this game baring in mind he's on a yellow card and doesn't seem to want to rein in his tendency for full-blooded challenges.

    David Meyler is the latest man to tussle with him, but neither side manages to capitalise on the space coming forward.