By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gillingham brought Leeds United back down to earth with a 2-1 home victory.Gillingham brought Leeds United back down to earth with a bump following a 2-1 victory at The Priestfield Stadium.
Leeds were given a harsh lesson about life outside The Premiership after their opening day success at home to Derby County.
The Gills' new strike-force of Darren Byfield and Iwan Roberts had the hosts in command at the break before Danny Pugh scored his first Leeds goal with ten minutes remaining.
Alan Pardew put one over his former club as West Ham United nicked a late winner at home to Reading.
Veteran schemer Teddy Sheringham notched his first goal for the club on 81 minutes when he turned in a Luke Chadwick cross.
Sunderland pocketed their first points of the season after overcoming Crewe Alexandra 3-1 at The Stadium of Light.
Carl Robinson had volleyed The Black Cats ahead on 12 minutes but Mark Rivers equalised just before half time.
Marcus Stewart put the hosts back ahead midway through the second period and Stephen Elliott sealed the game in the latter stages.
Wigan Athletic served a reminder of their promotion credentials with a 2-0 triumph at FA Cup finalists Millwall.
The Latics produced an eye-catching performance at The New Den as Lee McCulloch and Jason Roberts netted in the second half.
Cardiff City produced a spirited second half comeback as they battled back to dent Coventry City's hopes of starting the season with a 100 percent record.
Graham Barrett got the final touch to a corner to put The Sky Blues in front at the break before Robert Earnshaw netted on 54 minutes.
John Robinson had set up the equaliser and he was the provider for the winner with his free kick enabling Lee Bullock to head home.
The tussle between the two promoted sides at The Withdean Stadium went the way of last season's Division Two champions Plymouth Argyle.
Brighton's Danny Cullip put through his own goal on 11 minutes and the game was as good as over on the stroke of half time.
The home team's Daniel Harding was sent off for bringing down Marino Keith in the area and Paul Wotton dispatched the resulting penalty.
Sheffield United are still searching for their first three points of the season after being held 0-0 at home to Stoke City.
Neil Warnock's side could not capitalise in the second half after Gifton Noel-Williams was dismissed on 51 minutes for catching Chris Morgan in the face with his boot.
Rotherham United and Burnley followed up draws in their opening games by sharing a 0-0 draw at Millmoor.
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Brighton 0-2 Plymouth
Cardiff 2-1 Coventry
Gillingham 2-1 Leeds
Millwall 0-2 Wigan
Rotherham 0-0 Burnley
Sheff Utd 0-0 Stoke
Sunderland 3-1 Crewe
West Ham 1-0 Reading