Round-Up; Elementary for Holmes as Hatters strike back

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"We controlled the game and it would have been difficult to take had we not gone away with the three points," Newell said. "We gave away a sloppy goal but we had more than enough chances to have gone on and won comfortably."

Anger and confusion at Derby County where Leicester City drew 1-1 in the Midlands derby. Derby's England Under-21 goalkeeper, Lee Camp, criticised after the 3-1 defeat at Leeds, was dropped, his father, Mick, having gone on local radio on Friday night to criticise the club, its manager Phil Brown and the on-loan defender Andrew Davies. During the match Brown was barracked as was striker Stern John, on loan from Coventry, after missing several chances.

"People said I don't know what I'm doing but I do know what I'm doing and I don't have to justify my team selection or my substitutions for anyone," Brown said after taking off Paul Peschisolido. The striker's replacement, Mounir El Hamdaoui, on loan from Spurs, scored the Rams' 89th-minute equaliser. And Camp? "The decision not to have started Lee had been made before any phone calls to radio stations. And he wouldn't necessarily have made the bench either."

Sheffield Wednesday moved off the bottom of the table when they beat Coventry City 3-2 at Hillsborough. Chris Brunt was at the heart of the win, first sending over a corner for Graham Coughlan to head in after 17 minutes, then, after Gary McSheffrey's penalty had levelled the scores, volleying in from 30 yards. Andrew Morrell netted the Sky Blues' second equaliser but 21 minutes from the end Brunt scored from the penalty spot. "It was like [David] Beckham turned up," the Owls manager, Paul Sturrock, said of Brunt's display.

Crewe Alexandra replaced Wednesday at the bottom when they lost 2-1 at Ipswich Town. David Vaughan put Crewe ahead after 26 minutes, but Darren Currie and Nicky Forster scored as Ipswich moved up to eighth. Brighton manager Mark McGhee had suggested that Norwich City's slow start to the season was "a hangover from not surviving the drop", but the Canaries' heads seemed clear enough at Withdean Stadium, Darren Huckerby, Paul McVeigh and Ian Henderson scoring in Norwich's 3-1 win.

Plymouth Argyle's new manager Tony Pulis will have taken great satisfaction from his side's 2-1 win over Stoke City, the club that sacked him in the summer. Stoke's Luke Chadwick put the visitors ahead two minutes into the second half but Argyle drew level when Tony Capaldi's shot was deflected into his own net by Darel Russell. Substitute Akos Buzsaky scored the winner as the Devon side moved out of the bottom three.

In League One, Swansea City and Southend United, both promoted last season, are first and second. The Swans beat Blackpool 3-2 while the Shrimpers won 2-1 at Gillingham setting a club record of seven consecutive wins. In League Two, Leyton Orient beat bottom side Mansfield Town 3-1 to go second.

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