2012/13 English Championship League Match-day One Recap

Thomas Ince 2 goals in Blackpool win

Twenty Four clubs started their quest to be promoted to the 2013/14 Premier League. Newly promoted clubs Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday started their quest with draws. Charlton Athletic traveled to Birmingham City and left with a 1-1 draw. Sheffield Wednesday traveled to Derby County and left with a 2-2 draw. Fellow newcomer Huddersfield Town didn't fair as well. They lost 1-0 at Cardiff City.

Three clubs played in the Premier League last year. Poor play regelated them to Championship this year. Blackburn Rovers traveled to Ipswich Town and left with a 1-1 draw. The other two clubs lost on opening day. Bolton Wanderers lost at Burnley 2-0 while Wolverhampton Wanderers lost at Leeds United 1-0.

Other winners during match-day one were Blackpool, Leicester City, Watford, Barnsley, Hull City and Nottingham Forest. Blackpool won at Millwall 2-0. Leicester City was at home and defeated Peterborough United 2-0. Watford won 3-2 at Crystal Palace. Barnsley defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 at home while Hull City got a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Nottingham Forest defeated Bristol City 1-0 at home.

Two players scored multiple goals during match-day one. Owen Garvan of Crystal Palace and Thomas Ince of Blackpool both scored two goals in their matchups.

Clubs will play a total of 46 matches in their quest for promotion. I like Blackpool's chance at promotion. My other favorite clubs to gain promotion are Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers. I fear Huddersfield Town will get relegated to League One.

Owen Garvan 2 Goals for Crystal Palace

Current Table:

Blackpool 3 pts

Burnley 3 pts

Leicester City 3 pts

Watford 3 pts

Barnsley 3 pts

Cardiff City 3 pts

Hull City 3 pts

Leeds United 3 pts

Nottingham Forest 3 pts

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charmike4 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

I was really pleased with Newcastle's effort 2-1 over Tottenham. ManU and Liverpool will be licking their wounds and trying to work through how they can bounce back from such a disappointing start to the campaign. Cheers Michael

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Drunken gator 4 years ago Author

Newcastle did have a good win. Liverpool looked really bad. I will be surprise if Rodgers makes it thru season. ManU has nothing to worry about. They will be fine.

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CCahill 4 years ago from England

Do you think Thomas can be as big as his dad Paul Ince?

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