Championship goals: Forest chopped down by Wolves; Doyle’s hat-trick downs Palace

Wolves 5 – Nottingham Forest 1 (Championship, August 30, 2008) The home team ran out easy winners over Nottingham Forest, with Michael Kightly scoring twice and goals from David Jones, Chris Iwelumo and an own goal by Wes Morgan. Forest scored a consolation with Richard Stearman’s own goal

Swansea 1 – Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Championship, August 30, 2008) A superb goal by Ferrie Bodde should have won the match for Swansea, who dominated proceedings, but Steve Watson headed a second-half equaliser to rescue a point for Wednesday.

Sheffield United 0 – Cardiff 0 (Championship, August 30, 2008)

Southampton 0 – Blackpool 1 (Championship, August 30, 2008) Ben Burgess fired Blackpool to their first league win of the season with a first-half penalty at Southampton.

Reading 4 – Crystal Palace 2 (Championship, August 30, 2008) James Harper had given the Royals a deserved lead on 17 minutes before giving away a penalty when he handled Nick Carle’s shot. The Australian duly converted to score Palace’s first goal of the season, and they took a shock lead through Tom Soares after the break. The Royals were level within two minutes when Doyle was the only one to react to Hunt’s corner, and in front when Doyle stabbed in his second three minutes later. Doyle completed his hattrick with a 90th-minute header.

Preston 2 – Charlton 1 (Championship, August 30, 2008) Preston fell behind after Andy Gray scored for Charlton from the penalty spot on 19 minutes, but second-half goals from Neil Mellor and Barry Nicholson earned them the three points.

Norwich 1 – Birmingham 1 (Championship, August 30, 2008) Sebastian Larsson scored against the run of play to give Birmingham the lead at half-time, but Darel Russell struck straight after the break to deny the visiting team a fourth league win in a row.

Doncaster 1 – Coventry 0 (Championship, August 30, 2008) Coventry City slipped to their third defeat in seven days, Richie Wellens produced a moment of magic with a sumptuous 25-yard drive after 31 minutes.

Burnley 0 – Plymouth 0 (Championship, August 30, 2008) In a match-up between two sides looking for their first wins of the season, the majot talking point was the sending off of Chris Eagles for Burnley.

Barnsley 2 – Derby 0 (Championship, August 30, 2008) Derby remain winless in 28 long matches, Hume and Foster scoring second half goals for the Tykes.

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Braga 0 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Superliga, September 1, 2008) Helder Postiga clinched the victory for Sporting, tapping home a cross from the right by defender Abel after just four minutes. Braga played the last seven minutes with 10 men after defender Joao Pereira was sent-off for a foul on Sporting captain Joao Moutinho.

Maritimo 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 1 (Superliga, September 1, 2008) Roberto’s 14th minute header separated the sides.

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Bari 1 – Triestina 1 (Serie B, September 1, 2008)

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Besiktas 2 – Konyaspor 0 (Super Lig, September 1, 2008) Second half goals from Delgado and Holosko sealed the win for Besiktas.

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A round up of all the goals from this weekend’s action in Ligue 1 can be seen here.

Montpellier 1 – Metz 2 (Ligue 2, September 1, 2008) A tidy finish from Cisse followed by a solo goal from Mendy gave Metz a 2-0 advantage, Camara pulled a goal back for Montpellier.