More woe for Black Cats
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reading followed up a good point at Ipswich Town by recording an impressive 3-0 win at home to Nottingham Forest, while Crewe shocked Joe Royle's men at Gresty Road and West Ham were held at home by Sheffield United.
Mick McCarthy is enduring a terrible start to life in Division One, and their second defeat this season means that The Black Cats have now suffered 17 straight league defeats.
Millwall were rarely troubled at The Stadium of Light and Noel Whelan's goal after just seven minutes of his full debut was enough to give The Lions a 1-0 win up on Wearside and make it six points out of six for Mark McGhee's men.
Stoke have started the season brightly and sit proudly on top of the table as one of only three sides to win both their games so far, but left it late to pick up maximum points at home to Wimbledon.
Carl Asaba's 26th minute penalty put them in front only for Patrick Agyemang to level after 55 minutes. But Wayne Thomas popped up in the final minute to hand the points to The Potters and send them top.
The only other side with a 100 percent record are Crystal Palace, who scraped a tight 1-0 win over Watford at Selhurst Park courtesy of Neil Shipperley's 14th minute strike.
The Eagles were made to sweat it out late on as Michael Hughes was sent off for his second bookable offence four minutes from time, but Steve Kember's boys held out for the win.
Alan Pardew's side show no signs of a play-off hangover as they continued an impressive start to the season with a commanding display against Nottingham Forest at The Madejski Stadium.
After grabbing a point at Ipswich, Pardew will be delighted his side managed to brush aside another promotion rival as goals from Steven Sidwell, plus one each from new additions Scott Murray and Shaun Goater, gave The Royals a solid victory.
West Brom bounced back from last week's 4-1 drubbing at Walsall to beat Burnley on home soil by the same scoreline.
The visitors took the lead through Robbie Blake on 28 minutes but Macedonian international Artim Sakiri equalised on 31 minutes.
Fellow summer signing Rob Hulse put The Baggies ahead on 59 minutes and a late double from substitute Lee Hughes put the gloss on the win.
Cardiff City got a shock at Ninian Park as Bradford City travelled down to South Wales and came away with all three points.
Nicky Law's side took the lead early on when Andy Gray scored a beauty after just six minutes and Lewis Emanuel sealed the win for The Bantams when he struck on 69 minutes.
Ipswich have just a point to show from their first two games as they came unstuck at promoted Crewe, as Dario Gradi's men showed they were not going to be a pushover this season thanks to Kenny Lunt's free-kick giving them a 1-0 win at Gresty Road.
West Ham had a frustrating afternoon at Upton Park as play-off finalists Sheffield United battled out a goalless draw.
Neil Warnock flooded his midfield for the trip to East London and The Hammers, despite the best efforts of Jermain Defoe and David Connolly, could not break down a stubborn Blades side who were well worth their hard-earned point.
Norwich City strolled to a 2-0 win at home to Rotherham after goals from Clint Easton and Mark Rivers virtually sealed the game after half an hour.
Martin McIntosh made matters even worse for Ronnie Moore as he was dismissed late on for collecting his second yellow card.
After a tight 86 minutes at The JJB Stadium, Ricardo Fuller struck to hand Preston a late lead, only for Lee McCulloch to score an instant reply to give Wigan a point.
Coventry's Youssef Safri was sent off in the only incident of note in their 0-0 draw at home to Walsall while George Burley's Derby County held out for a goalless draw at Gillingham.
Cardiff v Bradford
Coventry v Walsall
Crewe v Ipswich
Crystal Palace v Watford
Gillingham v Derby
Norwich v Rotherham
Reading v Nottm Forest
Stoke v Wimbledon
Sunderland v Millwall
West Brom v Burnley
West Ham v Sheff Utd
Wigan v Preston
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