KENYA BROWN - Monday, September 23, 2019
Eric Lichaj led Hull City to a shutout win over Luton Town while Charlie Kelman scored the eventual game-winner for Southend United as they claimed their first win of the season.
Luton Town 0-3 Hull City
Hull City went on a second-half goal surge to take all three points in their win over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.
Captain Eric Lichaj led the Tigers out for the game and played the full 90 minutes in usual right back position.
The visitors showed they were going to be tough to beat from the get-go, but they could not put away the chances they had as the first half ended scoreless.
However, Hull would find the goals they needed in the second half, leaving Luton struggling to keep up.
Kevin Stewart would break the deadlock in the 63rd minute when he was able to get his foot on the ball in the area to blast into the top left corner of the goal.
Hull were not done as they doubled their lead three minutes before time when Kamil Grosicki dribbled the ball into the area from the left side before unleashing a shot that Luton goalkeeper Simon Sluga would fumble as the ball crossed the goal line.
The visitors were then gifted a goal from Luton's Daniel Potts in the 90th minute witha calamatous effort to clear the ball from the area. Jarrod Bowen's shot was stopped by Sluga, but the English defender somehow mis-kick the ball and it trickled over the line.
The win moves Hull up to 14th place in the standings with nine points.
Wigan Athletic 2-0 Charlton Athletic
Goals in both halves from Cheyenne Dunkley helped Wigan Athletic to a comfortable win over Charlton Athletic at the DW Stadium.
Antonee Robinson started for the Latics at left back and played the full 90 minutes.
The host would break the scoreless deadlock in the 22nd minute when Dunkley was able to get his foot on a Charles Mulgrew corner kick and slam the ball home with his volleyed effort.
Tensions would start to boil over between the two teams as there were a couple of scuffles, but the referee did his job to settle things down.
Robinson was then involved in a questionable non-call by the referee as he made a darting run into the area with the ball before being brought down. It looked like a penalty, but the referee waved for play to continue.
Wigan had to wait for awhile, but they found the insurance goal they needed inthe 70th minute when Dunkley once again scoring from a corner kick, this time a header from close range.
Wigan moves up to eighth place in the standings with eight points.
MK Dons 0-1 Southend United
Charlie Kelman provided the goal that would prove to be enough for Southend United to win their first game of the season in League One as they beat Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium mk.
Kelman would start the game and play the entire 90 as the victory should give him and the team a confidence boost after a shaky start to the season.
And the English-American did not have to wait too long to make his mark on the game as he scored four minutes into the contest. He would pounce on the loose ball in the area and fire a shot at goal that was blocked by an MK Dons defender. However, the rebound would fall at Kelman's feet and he would not miss on his second attempt.
The host tried their best to find the equalizer, but Southend would hold on to secure the win and three points.
Southend move up to 24th place in the standings with four points.
Christian Pulisic had a seat on the bench for the third consecutive game as Chelsea fell to Premier League leaders Liverpool in a 2-1 loss.
In other action in the Championship, Duane Holmes started and played his first full 90 minutes of the season for Derby County as they shared the points with Leeds United in a 1-1 tie.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Stoke City as their game with Brentford finished in a 0-0 tie.
Geoff Cameron started for Queens Park Rangers as they came away with a 2-1 win over Millwall.
Tim Ream started for Fulham as they came away with a point in their 1-1 tie with Sheffield Wednesday.
Dowin in League One, Lynden Gooch started for Sunderland as a stoppage time goal ensured them of a point in their 1-1 tie with Bolton Wanderers.
Giles Phillips watched from the bench as Wycombe Wanderers secured a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.