Sheffield Wednesday's loss to a 10-man Millwall and Charlton Athletic's draw at Oakwell opened the door for Leeds United to go top.
Leeds United dropped their first points of the season while Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday maintained 100 per cent starts.
Managerless Sheffield Wednesday began the new Championship season in style, as did newcomers Charlton Athletic and Barnsley.
The 2019-20 Championship season is almost here and the likes of Leeds United, Cardiff City and Fulham are among the title contenders.
Having featured for England, Liverpool and Tottenham in a long career, Peter Crouch announced he has retired from professional football.
Sheffield United beat Hull City, moving within three points of Championship leaders Norwich City, who drew at Stoke City on Monday.
Leeds United lost 2-1 at home to 10-man Wigan Athletic as the Championship promotion race took another twist on Friday.
Bristol City's play-off hopes were dented by a 2-1 loss at Aston Villa, while Sheffield United's promotion ambitions suffered a late blow.
Leeds United cranked up the pressure on Sheffield United with a routine win, while there were victories for Bristol City and Middlesbrough.
Bristol City's shock 3-2 win at Bramall Lane means Sheffield United have surrendered second spot in the Championship to Leeds United.