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Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest made faltering starts to English Championship

Forest, who have spent heavily in the off-season, drew 1-1 at Bristol City with Daryl Murphy equalizing just after halftime.


Reuters 04 Aug 2018, 04:23 PM
  • Martin Braithwaite halved the deficit in the 87th minute and George Friend struck an equalizer in the seventh minute of stoppage time to spark wild celebrations from the away fans. (Image Credit: Reuters)

Pre-season promotion favorites Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough both made faltering starts to their English Championship (second tier) campaigns on Saturday, needing to come from behind to salvage draws.

Forest, who have spent heavily in the off-season, drew 1-1 at Bristol City with Daryl Murphy equalizing just after halftime.

Middlesbrough, beaten in the playoffs last season, looked set for defeat at Millwall but scored twice late on to draw 2-2.

Martin Braithwaite halved the deficit in the 87th minute and George Friend struck an equalizer in the seventh minute of stoppage time to spark wild celebrations from the away fans.

Brentford were the day's big winners, thumping promoted Rotherham 5-1.

West Bromwich Albion, back in the second tier after being relegated from the Premier League last season, made a poor start as they went down 2-1 at home to Bolton Wanderers.

Former England coach Steve McClaren's Queen's Park Rangers lost 1-0 at Preston North End.

Wigan Athletic celebrated their return to the second tier with a 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. 

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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