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EFL Recap: Sargent scores again, Bindon continues fine form

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Josh Sargent scored yet again for Norwich City which sees his side move up to third in the EFL Champions after his side eased past Millwall. Elsewhere, Tyler Bindon has made his third appearance for Reading as they blanked Stevenage.

Norwich City 3-1 Millwall

Josh Sargent netted his second of the season as the Canaries bested Millwall at Carrow Road to move themselves up to third place in the EFL Championship standings.

Executing an impressive play, Rowe embarked on a sharp run and executed a neat one-two with Ashley Barnes. This led to a remarkable cushioned finish into the far corner, giving the Canaries the lead at halftime.

The visitors’ defensive lapse was evident in Norwich’s second goal, allowing Josh Sargent to capitalize on a free run and head in Gabriel Sara’s free-kick, finding the net off the right-hand post.

Jack Stacey’s well-placed cross at the near post led to Barnes netting his 100th league goal with a precise low strike into the far corner. A late consolation was provided by Millwall’s substitute Aidomo Emakhu with an expertly taken stoppage-time goal.

Having experienced their play-off aspirations fade in the previous season, Norwich has begun the current season with renewed determination, amassing seven points and a tally of nine goals in three league matches. This achievement has propelled them to a commendable third place in the standings.

Sargent has completed the most dribble (three) in the match and revived an 8.3 rating via FotMob.

Reading 2-0 Stevenage

Moving down to League One, Tyler Bindon started once again for The Royals as they took all three points in their win over Stevenage at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

The central defender is yet to concede a goal in over 270 minutes of play.

In the 22nd minute, Stevenage defender Nathan Thompson was shown a second yellow card and subsequently sent off. Capitalizing on this, Reading found an opportunity as Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan headed home during the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time.

Ehibhatiomhan added his second goal of the match and his fourth of the season in the 57th minute, securing Reading’s consecutive triumph.

On Wednesday (August 16th), the English Football League penalized Reading by subtracting one point due to financial violations from the previous season. Despite earning six points in League One so far, their current tally stands at five points.

Tyler Bindon completed the most passes in the match (74). On top of that, he made three recoveries, won 73 percent of his duels, and revived a respectable 7.3 rating; a good day of work for the young man.

Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Preston North End

Duane Holmes played the majority of the match as his side won on the road to keep their unbeaten start.

After a quiet first half, the deadlock was finally broken early in the second half. Lindsay skillfully evaded his defenders and powerfully headed the ball into the bottom corner from Best’s whipped free-kick.

Seeking a second goal, the visitors’ efforts were highlighted by Alan Browne’s deflected free-kick that ended up going wide. Additionally, Gregory’s attempt went over the bar after he controlled Liam Palmer’s cross from the right flank.

While attempting to even the score, the Owls’ Woodman easily caught a gentle header from Delgado. Meanwhile, Hughes came close to sealing the victory for his team, narrowly missing a wide volley from the edge of the box following a Browne corner.

As the final whistle blew, Wednesday fans expressed their discontent with a few boos. Despite this, Preston remains just two points behind the early leaders Ipswich and Leicester, with only one point separating them from Josh Sargent’s Norwich City.

Swansea City 1-1 Coventry City

Haji Wright made his first league start for Coventry as the 25-year-old grabbed himself an assist in their draw with Swansea City at the Stadium.

During the first half, it was Coventry who exhibited greater threat, taking the lead through Matty Godden’s accurate finish, which was assisted by Wright.

However, Swansea swiftly retaliated within two minutes, with their recent acquisition Jerry Yates heading the ball over and into the far post.

Wright participated for a solid 79 minutes and registered an assist. Although his shooting performance against Swansea wasn’t up to par, which is an area requiring improvement for a potential call-up, he still managed to receive a respectable FotMob rating of 7.3.


Lynden Gooch came off the Sunderland bench in the last five minutes of regular time to help secure the 2-1 win against Rotherham.

Jonathan Tomkinson, Vaughn Covil, Daryl Dike, and Charlie Kelmann didn’t feature in their respective clubs.

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Abdul Abdullahi

University Student from Ohio. Massive soccer/football fan and love talking about the beautiful game. Covering anything Chelsea FC and Americans at home and abroad. At the start of his long journey taking one step at a time.

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