Championship round-up gameweek 2: Norwich & Huddersfield continue to falter, Blackburn impress & more

The second gameweek of the 2022/23 Championship season drew to a close on Monday evening with two heavy-hitters in the form of West Brom and Watford going head-to-head.

Before that, though, there was plenty of action across the league. Here is everything you need to know about gameweek 2 of this season’s Championship.

Championship round-up: Gameweek 2

After narrowly missing out on promotion the Premier League in 2021/22, Huddersfield were expected to kick on and push for a top-two finish this term.

However, the Terries’ nightmare start to the campaign continued on Friday evening when they lost 2-1 to a Birmingham City side who have climbed into the top-six.

Another top side struggling to find their feet in England’s second division so far this season is Norwich City.

The Canaries have become something of a yo-yo club, but their hopes of another swift return to the Premier League are slowly fading as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wigan in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Dean Smith’s side are now winless in their opening two matches, which has seen them slip down to 21st in the league.

There was then plenty of action in the 3 pm games on Saturday. Newly-promoted Sunderland are enjoying their return to the division so far. They beat Bristol City 3-2 in one of the games of the weekend.

Sunderland’s North East rivals Middlesbrough were, however, on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline vs QPR on the same day, leaving Chris Wilder’s side still searching for their first win of 2022/23.

Elsewhere, Burnley continued their positive start under Vincent Kompany by drawing 1-1 with Luton. But the team to beat currently is Blackburn Rovers.

The midlands-based outfit sit top of the Championship after smashing Swansea City 3-0. The Rovers are also yet to concede a single goal this term.

The remaining games on Saturday saw Preston draw 0-0 with Hull, Reading beat Cardiff 2-1, Sheffield United see off Millwall by two goals to nil and Stoke beat Blackpool 2-0.

Coventry and Rotherham were then expected to face off on Sunday, but the game was postponed due to an unsafe and unplayable pitch:

“Following an inspection by a senior match official on Saturday, the pitch at the Coventry Building Society Arena has been deemed unsafe and unplayable,” a statement from Coventry read.

Gameweek two of the Championship campaign was then rounded out on Monday evening when heavy-hitters West Brom and Watford squared up.

The Hornets found themselves in front after just 12 minutes thanks to Ismaila Sarr managing to find the net from his own half.

However, Sarr had less luck from 12 yards midway through the second half, meaning Watford had to settle for a point thanks to a Karlan Grant equaliser.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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