Wigan go top
Wigan soared to the top of the Championship table yesterday with a comprehensive victory over West Ham at Upton Park
13:16 16 August 2004
Wigan soared to the top of the Championship table yesterday with a comprehensive victory over West Ham at Upton Park on the second weekend of the new season.
Nathan Ellington scored either side of an effort from strike-partner Jason Roberts.
Half-time substitute Bobby Zamora pulled a goal back for the Hammers in the 69th minute, but a fight-back was never on the cards.
On Saturday, Millwall ended Leicester's unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at The Den.
Jody Morris and Danny Dichio notched the goals as last season's FA Cup finalists secured their first victory of the season.
Ipswich also suffered their first defeat as Derby got off the mark with a 3-2 win at Pride Park.
Ipswich had led at half-time after responding to Marco Reich's opener with a Tommy Miller penalty and a Dean Bowditch strike.
But the Rams hit back after the break as Inigo Idiakez levelled and Reich netted his second to win the match after 65 minutes.
Meanwhile, Neil Sullivan saved a late Kenny Miller penalty as 10-man Leeds held on for a goalless draw at Wolves.
Kevin Blackwell's side looked to be heading for a second successive defeat when Michael Duberry was sent off after bringing down Miller in the 85th minute and conceding a penalty.
But Sullivan parried Miller's shot to deny a Wolves side that had dominated proceedings at Molineux as they searched for their first win of the season.
Gillingham secured victory over Preston at Priestfield thanks to a late Iwan Roberts strike.
Ricardo Fuller had got North End back on level terms after Darren Byfield's 16th-minute opener but Roberts settled the match when he headed home 12 minutes from time.
Reading are level with the Gills on six points after claiming their second win with a 1-0 success at Sheffield United while Stoke and Rotherham maintained their unbeaten records with a 1-1 draw at Millmoor.
Ian Moore hit the only goal of the game as Burnley moved up to fifth by beating Watford for their first win of the season.
Stephen Caldwell headed a 90th-minute equaliser for Sunderland in a 2-2 draw with QPR at the Stadium of Light, while Nottingham Forest's clash with Crewe at the City Ground also ended 2-2.
Defender Adam Virgo bagged an 89th-minute equaliser as Brighton claimed their first point with a 1-1 draw against Coventry, who had led through Stephen Hughes at the Withdean Stadium.