EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 12.09.20

2 min

Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes scored on his debut as QPR enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Dykes blasted home from the penalty spot nine minutes into the second-half after being brought down by Tobias Figueiredo.

And Ilias Chair made sure of the win in the final seconds by tapping in a loose ball after Dom Ball’s low shot had been parried by keeper Brice Samba.

Elsewhere, Millwall played out a 0-0 draw with Stoke City in a game of few chances at the Den.

Tyrese Campbell and Sam Vokes went closest to scoring for the visitors but they could not break down a stubborn Millwall defence.

And in the day’s early kick-off, Brentford’s Championship Play-Off hangover continued into the new season with a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City.

Jeremie Bela’s 37th-minute strike was the difference – although Birmingham keeper Zach Jeacock made a stunning second-half double save and the Bees also hit the woodwork twice.

However, Charlton Athletic made a winning start to life back in League One with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Crewe Alexandra.

Alfie Doughty and debutant Conor Washington scored the first-half goals as Lee Bowyer’s side aim for an instant return to the Championship following July’s relegation.

READ MORE: QPR 2-0 Nottingham Forest, Championship: report, ratings and verdict

Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at newly-promoted Northampton Town.

The Dons took the lead after just 20 seconds as Ethan Chislett capitalised on a Northampton mistake before Matty Warburton made it 1-1

Joe Piggott then teed-up Nesta Guinness-Walker as Wimbledon regained the lead before Ricky Korboa once again equalised in a frenetic first-half of football.

And in League Two, Danny Johnson’s superbly-taken late strike handed Leyton Orient an impressive 1-0 opening-day win at Oldham Athletic.

Johnson reacted sharpest to a knock-down from substitute Jamie Turley before slotting past goalkeeper Ian Lawlor from six yards.

Hire Us

Like what we do? Get in touch and see what we can do for you!

Support Us on Patreon

Find out more about us here and if you like our articles please check out our Patreon page.