EFL ROUND UP: Swansea boss Michael Duff is still waiting for lift-off, Preston go top of the Championship, while Exeter knock Stevenage off the summit in League One

  • Swansea boss Michael Duff is yet to win a game since joining in the summer
  • Cardiff won the south Wales derby thanks to a late penalty from Aaron Ramsey
  • Exeter City are currently first in League One, with Gillingham top League Two

Swansea manager Michael Duff is still searching for his first Championship victory after Cardiff ended a run of four south Wales derby reverses with a 2-0 success.

‘We never really looked like scoring in the second half,’ said Duff, who took charge in the summer.

‘It’s a concern, we’ve not won a game, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist.

‘The players who are here are good footballers. The surprising thing is that it’s the lack of quality with the ball that let us down.’

After a first half that produced only one shot on target at the Cardiff City Stadium, the Bluebirds went ahead in the 71st minute when substitute Ollie Tanner rifled past Carl Rushworth.

Cardiff City beat rivals Swansea City 2-0 thanks to goals from Ollie Tanner and Aaron Ramsey

Cardiff captain Aaron Ramsey put the result beyond doubt after converting a penalty four minutes from time to lift his side up to 16th place.

Cardiff boss Erol Bulut praised the home support, saying: ‘The fans were great. From the first minute to the end they were supporting the team perfectly.’

Stevenage were knocked off top spot in League One after Corey Blackett-Taylor’s stoppage-time penalty rescued a point for Charlton in Michael Appleton’s first game in charge.

The home side had taken the lead through Jamie Reid but were replaced at the summit by Exeter, who beat Cheltenham 1-0.

Joel Piroe scored twice as Leeds eased to a 3-0 win away to Millwall on Sunday lunchtime

Joel Piroe scored twice as Leeds eased to a 3-0 win away to Millwall on Sunday lunchtime

Leeds' record signing Georginio Rutter sealed the victory as Daniel Farke's side rose to 10th

Leeds’ record signing Georginio Rutter sealed the victory as Daniel Farke’s side rose to 10th

There was at least some joy for Reading fans at the end of another difficult week which saw them docked three points after the club failed to comply with an order designed to make sure staff are paid on time.

The home supporters threw tennis balls on to the pitch midway through the first half against Bolton in protest against owner Dai Yongge and Ruben Selles’s young Royals side trailed to a Ron Charles goal on 20 minutes. But strikes from Charlie Savage and Caylon Vickers secured three points.

‘I am very proud of the players,’ said Selles. ‘They showed character in the entire week. Our fans have been with us for the entire season. They can see the level of effort and the level of commitment that we have.’

The big winners of the weekend in League Two were Accrington, who trounced Sutton 4-1 at the Wham Stadium. At the bottom of the Football League, Grant McCann’s Doncaster picked up their first win of the season away at Forest Green.

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