19.09.2023 23:39 h

Preston stay top, Ipswich up to second

Preston came from behind to remain on top of the Championship with a 2-1 win over Birmingham, while Ipswich's impressive start continued in a 1-0 victory at Southampton.

Birmingham threatened to end Preston's unbeaten start when Jay Stansfield opened the scoring.

But a Krystian Bielik own goal levelled before Milutin Osmajic's first goal in English football gave North End a sixth consecutive win.

Preston's lead at the top of the table remains just a single point, though, after Ipswich inflicted more pain on Southampton.

The Saints have now lost three consecutive games in a stuttering start on their return to the Championship.

Chelsea loanee Omari Hutchinson scored the only goal on 30 minutes as Ipswich moved up to second.

At the other end of the table, pressure continues to grow on Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick after a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday left both sides joint bottom.

Cardiff beat Coventry 3-2, while Bristol City were 4-1 winners over Plymouth.