The EFL fixtures for the new season were announced on Thursday – but what can we expect from the first round of matches? In contrast to the Premier League, where Manchester City have won their last eight opening fixtures, Manchester United four in a row and Liverpool five of their last six, only three Championship teams can even boast winning starts in each of the last two seasons.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder hailed his side’s second-half display after they ended their Championship promotion-winning season with a 2-2 draw away at Stoke.
Enda Stevens’ late equaliser earned promoted Sheffield United a final day 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Charlie Adam has confirmed he will be leaving Stoke at the end of the season.
Stoke midfielder James McClean has revealed the sickening abuse he has received in a birthday card.
Manager Neil Harris hailed Millwall’s spirit after a goalless draw with Stoke helped secure Championship football for another year.
Millwall picked up a vital point in their Sky Bet Championship survival scrap from a 0-0 home draw against Stoke.
Norwich boss Daniel Farke says his players must continue to believe in themselves following their 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Norwich’s return to the Premier League remains on hold after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Tony Pulis has paid tribute to Middlesbrough’s players for holding their nerve after a narrow 1-0 victory over Stoke earned a play-off spot once again.
Britt Assombalonga’s 14th goal of the season lifted Middlesbrough back into the Sky Bet Championship’s top six by securing a 1-0 win over Stoke at the Riverside Stadium.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne felt his side should have claimed all three points, despite coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stoke.
Second-half goals from Will Vaulks and Matt Crooks saw Rotherham come from two goals down to earn a battling 2-2 draw at Stoke in the Championship.
Swansea manager Graham Potter hailed Dan James’ performance as the best he has ever seen and declared him “above the Championship” as he starred in a 3-1 win over nine-man Stoke.
Dan James produced another scintillating display as Swansea downed nine-man Stoke 3-1 in front of watching Wales manager Ryan Giggs at the Liberty Stadium.
Stoke manager Nathan Jones hailed the “scintillating” finish that ended their four-match goal drought as they ran out 1-0 winners at Blackburn.
Peter Etebo’s piledriver ended Stoke’s goal drought as they edged Blackburn 1-0.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce was left frustrated after George Boyd had a goal disallowed for offside but was pleased with a battling display from his side that earned a goalless draw at Stoke.
Championship play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday extended their unbeaten league run to 12 games after frustrating Stoke into a 0-0 draw at the bet365 Stadium.
Wales captain Ashley Williams has voiced his frustration at being dropped for the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia.