EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 28.08.21

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QPR maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship with an impressive 2-0 win over Coventry City to move up to second in the table.

Lyndon Dykes came off the bench to break the deadlock in the 68th minute with Yoann Barbet doubling their advantage nine minutes later.

It means the Hoops go into the international break unbeaten in their first five league games and two points behind early pacesetters Fulham.

That’s because the Cottagers continued their own fine form, winning 3-0 at home to Stoke City.

Aleksandar Mitrovic set up Harry Wilson for Fulham’s opener after just five minutes before having a shot saved from which Bobby Decordova-Reid scored the rebound.

The Serbian international then got himself on the scoresheet with a simple tap-in to make it three before missing an injury time penalty.

Meanwhile, Millwall got their first league win of the season with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Blackpool at The Den.

Although Blackpool’s Callum Connolly was sent off for pulling back Benik Afobe as he went through on goal after just 14 minutes, it was the Seasiders who took the lead in the 56th minute through Shayne Lavery.

Millwall were level seven minutes later though as Jed Wallace fired home a superb 25-yard free-kick before Jake Cooper snatched the points at the death.

In League One, there was also a first league win of the season for Charlton Athletic as they beat Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at The Valley.

After a cagey opening half-hour, Diallang Jaiyesimi opened the scoring in the 36th minute with Jayden Stockley doubling the advantage five minutes later.

READ MORE: Charlton Athletic 2-0 Crewe Alexandra, League One: report, ratings and verdict

Elsewhere, substitute Jack Rudoni scrambled home an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn AFC Wimbledon a point in a 2-2 draw at Ipswich.

Quick-fire goals from Joe Pigott, from the penalty spot, and Wes Burns at the start of the second half put Ipswich in control.

However, Ben Heneghan soon pulled a goal back before substitute Rudoni equalised deep into injury time.

In League Two, goals from strikers Ruel Sotiriou and Harry Smith earned Leyton Orient a 2-0 home win over Bradford City.

Sotiriou latched on to a pass from Tom James to drill the ball home in the 66th minute before Smith made sure of the win late on.

And finally, Sutton United are still searching for their first Football League win after losing 2-1 to Oldham Athletic in their opening league game at Gander Green Lane.

Sutton took a deserved lead on 62 minutes when Ajiboye lashed home a rebound after Craig Eastmond’s stunning strike smashed the crossbar and fell into the winger’s path.

But that was as good as it got for the home side as Carl Piergianni header made it 1-1 before a Junior Luamba stoppage-time winner.

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