League One round-up: Sunderland held by Oxford, Ipswich beat Burton
Last Updated: 03/08/19 6:01pm
Sunderland were held 1-1 by Oxford as they started their quest to escape Sky Bet League One.
Tariqe Fosu scored on his Oxford debut after his summer move from Charlton to give the visitors a surprise lead.
Lynden Gooch levelled from the spot four minutes after the break after he was fouled by Josh Ruffels. But Jack Ross' side, who lost to Charlton in the play-off final in May, failed to find a winner.
Portsmouth slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury at the New Meadow. John Giles' stunning strike condemned Pompey to an opening-day loss and their disappointing afternoon was compounded when Ross McCrorie was sent off with nine minutes left.
Stricken Bolton, who start the season with minus 12 points, lost 2-0 at Wycombe.
Paul Smyth struck just after the break and Fred Onyedinma added a late second for the Chairboys.
The Trotters went to Adams Park only after the EFL gave the game the go-ahead following Bolton providing financial assurances.
Phil Parkinson's side travelled to the game with only three contracted senior outfield players and eight of the squad made their debuts.
Bury's game with MK Dons had already been suspended after they failed to convince the league of their financial viability.
Ipswich, relegated from the Sky Bet Championship last season, began life in the third tier for the first time since 1957 with a 1-0 win at Burton. Luke Garbutt scored an early winner while Stephen Quinn was dismissed late on for the hosts.
Ian Henderson's double, one from the spot, and Rhys Norrington-Davies' second-half strike earned Rochdale a narrow 3-2 win at promoted Tranmere.
Sid Nelson conceded an early penalty for Henderson to score and he added a second after the break before Norrington-Davies got in on the act.
Dale needed to survive a late Rovers rally though after Stephen Dooley's own goal and Connor Jennings' injury-time goal before Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was sent off to end the hosts' hopes.
Fellow new boys Lincoln beat Accrington 2-0 after Michael O'Connor opened the scoring before John Akinde's 81st-minute penalty.
Freddie Ladapo scored a debut goal and Clark Robertson struck a late winner for Rotherham in their 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon. Newcastle loanee Robertson fired in with six minutes left to cancel out Joe Piggott's leveller for the Dons.
Jay Spearing's penalty and Armand Gnanduillet's goal gave Blackpool the perfect start in their 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
Joey Barton's Fleetwood also secured an impressive 3-1 win at Peterborough.
Harry Souttar and Josh Morris put the Cod Army 2-0 ahead and Ivan Toney pulled one back for the hosts but Danny Andrew's free-kick banked the points for Fleetwood.
Elsewhere, Zain Westbrooke's second-half winner gave Coventry a 1-0 victory over Southend.