Southampton lost their unbeaten start to the npower Championship season as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Nigel Adkins' side had begun life back in the top tier of the Football League in impressive fashion, but found themselves 2-0 down inside 22 minutes. Darius Vassell and Richie Wellens helped put the smile back on the face of under-pressure manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, with the Foxes having gone three games without a win since the opening day.

A Dan Harding header put Saints back in the game after 28 minutes before an own goal from striker Rickie Lambert restored Leicester's two-goal cushion on the stroke of half-time. However, Southampton came out strongly after the restart and David Connolly reduced the deficit in the 53rd minute.

Saints' defeat saw fellow promoted side Brighton go top of the table after they beat Peterborough 2-0. The Posh, who themselves were also in League One last season, went behind in the 10th minute to a Craig Noone effort. Recent signing Ryan Harley settled the tie in the 64th minute much to delight of the majority of fans at the Amex Stadium.

Fellow high-fliers Derby fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Burnley, with Charlie Austin netting either side of Theo Robinson's goal. Marvin Emnes continued his impressive start to the season by handing Middlesbrough the lead against Coventry, although Lukas Jutkiewicz scored a late equaliser for the visitors as the game ended 1-1.

Blackpool also threw away three points at Crystal Palace, with Glenn Murray equalising in the 77th minute after Alex Baptiste's first-half opener in another 1-1 draw.

Hull secured a 1-0 home victory against Reading thanks to a superb Robbie Brady strike, while Millwall and Barnsley played out a goalless draw.

Bristol City winger Albert Adomah saw his first-half effort cancelled out in South Yorkshire as James Hayter earned Doncaster a 1-1 draw and their first point of the season.

Ipswich overcame 10-man Leeds 2-1 at Portman Road thanks to late goals from Jason Scotland and Keith Andrews. Ross McCormack had broken the deadlock for the visitors but Aidy White's dismissal changed the balance of the game.

Finally, in another 1-1 draw, substitute Nwankwo Kanu rescued a point for Portsmouth after Andrew Taylor had given Cardiff the lead at Fratton Park.

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