Sunderland held by Sheffield Wed; Norwich grab first win of season
Sunderland's Championship credentials were put to the test but they emerged with credit after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
Simon Grayson's side looked like following up their win at Norwich at the weekend with another impressive three points at Hillsborough after George Honeyman's sweet fourth-minute strike and 70 minutes of control.
But David Jones' stunning 30-yard drive brought Wednesday level and then the Owls launched an onslaught, with Gary Hooper hitting the crossbar.
Sunderland somehow held on, though, and will be delighted to leave South Yorkshire with a point and their unbeaten record in tact, while also denying the Owls a first win.
Nelson Oliveira put his spat with new boss Daniel Farke firmly behind him by helping Norwich to a 2-0 win over QPR, their first Championship victory of the season.
The Portuguese striker was dropped from the squad for City's recent Carabao Cup tie as punishment for his angry goal celebrations in front of Farke at Fulham on the opening day, after he had come off the bench to help the visitors secure a point.
But he returned to the fold after apologising for his antics -- and marked his first start of the campaign by firing the Canaries ahead against the Hoops just after the break.
On-loan Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed later opened his Norwich account with a superb second as the Farke era got up and running at Carrow Road.