Get off your sunbed, put the inflatable unicorn away, English football is well and truly back!
The Championship got off to a roaring start on Friday night, while Saturday's action was just as exciting.
Fans have already started dreaming about title wins and sweating over potential relegations, and we're only a matter of days into the season. Ah, how we love football.
Here's a roundup of all the Championship action so far.
Luton 3-3 Middlesbrough
Ashley Fletcher headed Boro into the lead early on, only for a stunning Sonny Bradley strike to bring the newly promoted side level. Luton took the lead soon after through a Martin Cranie header, but an error from goalkeeper Simon Sluga allowed
Barnsley 1-0 Fulham
The only goal of the game came after 13 minutes as winger
Blackburn 1-2 Charlton
Against the run of play, the Addicks led at the breakthrough
Brentford 0-1 Birmingham
The Blues struggled to create many chances but managed to net the game's only goal in the 18th minute when defender Kristian Pedersen headed home. It was their only effort on target, but they only needed one.
Brentford struck the woodwork several times and could have easily netted three or four, but they simply could not find a way through a resolute Birmingham side.
Millwall 1-0 Preston
Jed Wallace's fantastic volley midway through the first half was enough for the hosts, who were happy to sit back and allow Preston plenty of possession. The away side lacked any real spark throughout, in what proved to be a comfortable game for Millwall.
The match certainly wasn't an instant classic but, for Millwall, it didn't need to be.
Reading 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Kadeem Harris made it a debut to remember as he fired Wednesday ahead from an impossible angle, but Yakou Meite headed an equaliser after the break. However, it took the visitors just two minutes to retake the lead with a Sam Hutchinson header - his first goal in almost two years.
It was a nervy end to the game for Wednesday, who saw goalkeeper Kieran Westwood dismissed ten minutes from time. They held on deep into stoppage time, and Lucas Joao's powerful effort in the 97th minute ensured they took all three points.
Stoke 1-2 QPR
On-loan striker Jordan Hugill put QPR ahead early on, and a fine solo effort from
Swansea 2-1 Hull
The Tigers actually took the lead after just three minutes thanks to a rather fortunate effort from Kamil Grosicki, and it looked like they were set for a comfortable victory as Swansea struggled to create much of note in the first half.
However, Steve Cooper's halt-time team talk proved to be magic, as striker Borja netted his first Swansea goal in almost three years to bring them level three minutes into the second half. Play had barely restarted before Mike van der Hoorn headed the Swans ahead, and they held on for all three points.
Wigan 3-2 Cardiff
Great performance from the boys today! Nice to get a goal and all three points against a strong Cardiff team ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ad6rtyDQQ7— Lee Evans (@LeeEvans94) August 3, 2019
Cardiff's Joe Ralls was fortunate not to see red after a dangerous early tackle, but he stayed on the field and netted the game's opening goal after 20 minutes. However, Wigan grew into the game after half-time and netted two quickfire goals through Michael Jacobs and Josh Windass, who also missed a penalty beforehand.
Omar Bogle equalised soon after, but it was Wigan who would have the last laugh as Lee Evans curled home a winner from distance.
Nottingham Forest 1-2 West Brom
West Brom's Sam Johnstone was disappointingly beaten at his near post by Matty Cash to give Forest the lead, but he was let off the hook as Manchester City loanee Aro Muric had a debut to forget in the Forest goal.
The 20-year-old let
Source : 90min