The return of the Championship after the worldwide break offered loads of late drama, with the ultimate 100% document within the division ended by a 102nd-minute aim.
Elsewhere within the English Football League, former England worldwide Paul Scholes was left pissed off after starting his second dabble in administration at Salford City.
A damaged aim web and a long-awaited strike are among the many different issues you’ll have missed from Saturday’s motion.
Scholes suffers debut Salford defeat
Salford City hit the headlines in midweek once they sacked supervisor Graham Alexander – the person who led them to promotion to the EFL in 2019 – regardless of having made an unbeaten begin in League Two.
The Ammies took the choice as a result of Alexander’s fashion of soccer was reportedly not assembly expectations, with Paul Scholes positioned in interim cost.
But the ex-Manchester United midfielder, who’s a part-owner of the membership alongside former team-mates David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville, had a begin to overlook on Saturday.
That was even though there was a neat little piece of profession symmetry – as Salford had been at Port Vale, the place Scholes scored twice on his Manchester United debut again in 1994.
Salford’s Ian Henderson had a penalty saved and missed the follow-up earlier than City conceded an 86th-minute aim at Vale Park, with the 1-Zero defeat seeing them slip from fourth to ninth within the fledgling desk.
“I used to be happy with the appliance and we handed the ball effectively at occasions, however we received achieved by a sucker punch,” Scholes advised BBC Radio Manchester.
“We want to search out an skilled supervisor on this league and there are lots out there. The sooner we do this, the higher.
“I’ll hold on doing it as finest I can till we discover someone appropriate for the job.”
Wycombe discover – and break – the web
After 4 video games with out scoring, some rival followers had been taunting Wycombe Wanderers for his or her failure to search out the again of the web of their first-ever Championship season.
The Chairboys put that individual hoodoo to mattress towards Millwall, with Scott Kashket tackling hapless keeper Bartosz Bialkowski to place them forward at Adams Park.
But there was to be some extra, uncommon, net-related exercise when Wycombe goalie Ryan Allsop fairly actually broke it whereas attempting to maintain out Jake Cooper’s audacious free-kick effort from the midway line, which struck the bar.
A delay of a number of minutes adopted whereas repairs had been carried out and on resumption the hosts – at this point trailing Millwall 2-1 – introduced on 38-year-old Adebayo Akinfenwa for his Championship debut.
But even the self-proclaimed ‘Beast’ couldn’t hassle the Lions web once more, leaving Gareth Ainsworth’s aspect as the one second-tier crew but to register a point.
Jerome rolls again the years to finish Dons’ barren run
MK Dons had endured a difficult time firstly of this newest League One marketing campaign earlier than Saturday.
But the addition of former Cardiff City, Birmingham City and Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome might effectively present them with some much-needed chunk up entrance.
Jerome, 34, arrived in Buckinghamshire earlier this month following a two-season stint taking part in for Turkish top-flight membership Goztepe. His first begin for the Dons set them on their option to a first win of 2020-21 towards Gillingham.
He netted the opener in a 2-Zero victory, his first aim in English soccer since he scored for Derby County of their Championship play-off semi-final first-leg victory towards Fulham in May 2018.
The Canaries connection continued for the hosts after that as Norwich loanee Carlton Morris scored the second and decisive aim halfway by way of the second half.
MK Dons boss Russell Martin, Jerome’s former Carrow Road team-mate, would have been a much-relieved man come full-time because the three factors – their first league win in 9 makes an attempt – lifted them out of the underside 4.
Cambridge United produce one other five-star away efficiency
In League Two, Cambridge United are main the best way after selecting up a fourth win of their first six matches and – for the second time already this season – in emphatic fashion away from house.
Mark Bonner’s aspect have already recorded two 5-Zero wins on the highway, each coming prior to now month.
After dispatching Morecambe by the identical scoreline on 19 September, it was Scunthorpe United on the receiving finish this time.
Two first-half penalties from Paul Mullin had been backed up by two objectives for striker Joe Ironside and an unlucky personal aim from Iron centre-back Tyler Cordner in between.
“We wish to have a extremely ruthless edge to ourselves even after we’re forward in matches,” U’s boss Bonner advised BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
“There’s a aggressive bunch of gamers on this squad and I simply need to attempt to hold them sharp and hungry.”
They definitely aren’t struggling to search out an urge for food for objectives to this point.
You cannot win ’em all
Reading and Bristol City had each boasted good data heading into the fifth spherical of Championship fixtures.
But the Royals had been stored in examine by Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough, with Ovie Ejaria’s late off-target effort their solely clear-cut alternative in a stale goalless draw.
Leading 2-1 in harm time at Barnsley, the Robins appeared all set to proceed their profitable run.
But, after City midfielder Callum O’Dowda fouled Michael Sollbauer simply inside the world, the managerless Tykes had been awarded a penalty.
Cauley Woodrow, who needed to wait eight minutes as Sollbauer left the sector on a stretcher, calmly transformed the 102nd-minute spot-kick, ending the final remaining 100% document within the EFL.
At the opposite finish of the second tier, Nottingham Forest grabbed their first factors of the season with a 1-Zero win over Blackburn in supervisor Chris Hughton’s opening sport in cost.
Joe Lolley’s injury-time strike was sufficient to offer the previous Newcastle and Brighton boss a well-deserved victory at Ewood Park.