|The Valley where the Charlton v Doncaster game was abandoned|
The rain poured down in the south east of the country but I don't think I can ever recall a game being abandoned in August before. I do recall years ago an opening day game at Ipswich being suspended during a torrential downpour by referee Roger Kirkpatrick but on that occasion they got back on and finished the game.
The referee at Charlton on Saturday was Lee Collins. He suspended play with Doncaster winning 3-0. They came back and completed the first half, during which time Charlton pulled one back, but then he decided enough was enough and brought it to an end despite the efforts of the Doncaster players to try and fork the water away.
How about Doncaster's Paul Keegan. He scored a goal, but that's expunged from the records. He received a yellow card and that is also. However, he was given a second yellow card just before half time and therefore sent off. That one counts and he'll now serve a one match suspension.
Whether it was the correct decision to call it off or not will be open to debate. If you are losing 3-1 at home then I suspect you might be relieved with the decision. But there could have been something similar in Arsenal's 3-1 win at Fulham where again the surface water was having an effect on the game.
The game at Hillsborough might have been interesting had Sheffield Wednesday not lent Millwall their 2012/13 away kit. They somehow managed to turn up without any. Now I've seen us arrive with the wrong kit occasionally, and I've also seen us have the incorrect spelling of a player's name on the back, but never, as far as I can recall, have I known us turn up with no kit at all.
Millwall played in yellow and blue for the first half until their orange away kit arrived in time for them to change at half time. It might be something they try again. Without a point until Saturday they returned home with a first point from a 2-2 draw.
It was enough to see them move off the bottom, replaced by Barnsley who went down to a 5-2 defeat at Blackburn having had to play all but the first quarter of an hour with ten men after the dismissal of Jean-Yves Mvoto, and that when they led 1-0.
They are joined in the bottom three by Charlton who would probably also have remained on one point even if their game had been completed.
At the other end of the table there are now no longer any 100 per cent records. Forest were the only club to have won their first three games but they were held to a 1-1 draw at Watford with former player Lewis McGugan scoring the home team's equaliser.
Forest remain top on goal difference but are one of four on ten points alongside Blackpool, Leicester and QPR. Most of those I expected to be up near the top, Blackpool probably being the exception.
The results and stats from the weekend are below along with the leading goalscorers, the two hat trick scorers, each club's disciplinary records, the highest and lowest attendances so far and the next fixtures.
|Tuesday 20th August|
|WIGAN 2 DONCASTER 2|
|Saturday 24th August|
|BLACKBURN 5 BARNSLEY 2||HUDDERSFIELD 5 BOURNEMOUTH 1|
|BLACKPOOL 1 READING 0||IPSWICH 1 LEEDS 2|
|BOLTON 0 QPR 1||LEICESTER 3 BIRMINGHAM 2|
|BRIGHTON 2 BURNLEY 0||SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 MILLWALL 2|
|CHARLTON 1 DONCASTER 3 - match abandoned||YEOVIL 0 DERBY 3|
|Sunday 25th August|
|WATFORD 1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1||WIGAN 2 MIDDLESBROUGH 2|
|Biggest Win||HUDDERSFIELD 5-1 v BOURNEMOUTH (home)|
|Total Goals Scored||42 (24 home - 18 away)|
Player Scoring Most Goals
|3 - JAMES VAUGHAN (HUDDERSFIELD) v BOURNEMOUTH|
|Highest Attendance||26,007 - BRIGHTON v BURNLEY|
|Lowest Attendance||7,047 - YEOVIL v DERBY|
|Total Yellow Cards||34|
|Total Red Cards||3|
|Most Cards in a Game||BOLTON v QPR (7Y) Ref: JAMES ADCOCK|
|Leading Goalscorers (League Only)|
|5||TROY DEENEY (WATFORD) - includes 2 penalties
JAMES VAUGHAN (HUDDERSFIELD) - including 1 penalty
|4||LEWIS GRABBAN (BOURNEMOUTH)|
|3||CHRIS MARTIN (DERBY)
ROSS McCORMACK (LEEDS)
LEO ULLOA (BRIGHTON)
|2||GABRIELE ANGELLA (WATFORD)
LEON BARNETT (WIGAN)
ANDREW CROFTS (BRIGHTON)
GRANT HOLT (WIGAN) - includes 1 penalty
DANNY INGS (BURNLEY)
ANDREW JOHNSON (QPR)
JEM KARACAN (READING)
HENRI LANSBURY (NOTTINGHAM FOREST)
ADAM LE FONDRE (READING)
SHAUN MALONEY (WIGAN)
LEWIS McGUGAN (WATFORD)
CHRIS O'GRADY (BARNSLEY)
DARREN PRATLEY (BOLTON)
ANDY REID (NOTTINGHAM FOREST)
JORDAN RHODES (BLACKBURN)
THEO ROBINSON (DONCASTER)
JOHNNY RUSSELL (DERBY)
JAMIE VARDY (LEICESTER)
SAM VOKES (BURNLEY)
|Date||Player & Game|
|10/08/13||3: TROY DEENEY - WATFORD v BOURNEMOUTH (home)|
|24/08/13||3: JAMES VAUGHAN - HUDDERSFIELD v BOURNEMOUTH (home)|
|Disciplinary Record (League and Cup)|
|Highest and Lowest Attendances|
|33,432||LEEDS v BRIGHTON (03/08)||7,047||YEOVIL v DERBY (24/08)|
|26,238||BRIGHTON v DERBY (10/08)||8,707||DONCASTER v BLACKBURN (16/08)|
|26,007||BRIGHTON v BURNLEY (24/08)||8,717||YEOVIL v BIRMINGHAM (10/08)|
|25,535||NOTTM FOREST v HUDDERSFIELD (03/08)||9,002||DONCASTER v BLACKPOOL (03/08)|
|23,766||LEEDS v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (17/08)||9,097||BOURNEMOUTH v WIGAN (17/08)|
|23,437||DERBY v LEICESTER (17/08)||9,503||MILLWALL v HUDDERSFIELD (17/08)|
|22,725||LEICESTER v LEEDS (11/08)||9,554||BARNSLEY v CHARLTON (17/08)|
|22,306||NOTTINGHAM FOREST v BOLTON (17/08)||10,085||BURNLEY v YEOVIL (17/08)|
|22,282||SHEFFIELD WEDS v BURNLEY (10/08)||10,108||BOURNEMOUTH v CHARLTON (03/08)|
|21,229||LEICESTER v BIRMINGHAM (24/08)||12,025||HUDDERSFIELD v BOURNEMOUTH (24/08)|
|The Next Fixtures|
|Saturday 31st August|
|BARNSLEY v HUDDERSFIELD||DERBY v BURNLEY|
|BIRMINGHAM v IPSWICH||DONCASTER v BOURNEMOUTH|
|BLACKBURN v BOLTON||LEEDS v QPR (12:15)|
|BLACKPOOL v WATFORD||MIDDLESBROUGH v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY|
|BRIGHTON v MILLWALL||WIGAN v NOTTINGHAM FOREST|
|CHARLTON v LEICESTER||YEOVIL v READING|