REPUBLIC of Ireland inter-national Simon Cox came agonisingly close to inspiring Nottingham Forest to a win over Huddersfield only for his goal to be cancelled out in stoppage time.
Jordan Rhodes' late penalty salvaged a point for Huddersfield after Cox had looked to have marked his first Nottingham Forest start with the winner at the John Smith's Stadium.
Rhodes barely touched the ball all evening, but he showed why he is so highly sought after by keeping his cool to slot home from the spot three minutes into time added on after Dan Harding had brought down Jack Hunt.
It looked like the Terriers' first home game in the Championship after an 11-year absence from the second tier would end defeat after Cox, a recent £2million signing from West Brom, struck midway through the second half.
There was better luck for Cox's Ireland team-mate Stephen Ward, who was among the scorers as Wolves got their season going with a 3-1 victory over Barnsley.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Bolton manager Owen Coyle lauded the leadership of captain Kevin Davies after the relegated Trotters recovered from their disappointing start to life in the Championship.
Defeat at Burnley on Saturday was a miserable way for Bolton to begin their campaign, but they registered their first points last night as Davies and Chris Eagles scored in a 2-0 home win against Derby.
Thirty-five-year-old Davies broke the deadlock with a fine finish 13 minutes from time.
The long-serving striker volleyed home at the far post after goalkeeper Frank Fielding had repelled his initial header, and Eagles sealed the win in added time with a superb right-footed finish.
Coyle said: "I thought Kevin Davies was outstanding. Even if he hadn't scored the goal he did, I thought it would still have been a man-of-the-match performance.
"He won every header that came his way, he led the line and he showed what the football club means to him.
"He's a real man's man and obviously we're very fortunate to have him here as captain."
Yann Kermorgant silenced the jeers of the Leicester fans by firing Charlton to their first league win of the season, 2-1 at The Valley.
Kermorgant missed a penalty for Leicester against Cardiff in a shoot-out in their 2010 play-off semi-final, when he failed with a chipped effort, resulting in his unpopularity.
The former Foxes frontman doubled Charlton's lead last night after Bradley Wright-Phillips had put the newly-promoted Addicks ahead, and substitute Andy King pulled one back for the Foxes.
Charlton manager Chris Powell said: "I'm pleased for Bradley and with Yann, the story was written I suppose."
New signing Rodri marked a stunning debut with a goal as Sheffield Wednesday defeated Birmingham 3-2 in a thriller at Hillsborough.
Reda Johnson and Jermaine Johnson also scored for the home side, with Nikola Zigic and Marlon King on target for Birmingham.
Middlesbrough edged out Burnley 3-2, and Bristol City beat Crystal Palace 4-1.
Ipswich overcame Watford 1-0, with a late strike from Michael Chopra, while Millwall defeated Peterborough 2-1 and Brighton and Cardiff drew 0-0.
Blackpool came from behind to beat Leeds 2-1.