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Sky Bet Football League weekend in numbers

20 April 2015

A first title in 60 years for Bristol City and promotion for Burton Albion - we take a look at the numbers that make up the weekend's Football League action.

0 - Cardiff City and Millwall battled out a 0-0 draw in the only Sky Bet Championship game not to feature a goal. It was the same story for AFC Wimbledon and Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League 2.

1 - Burton Albion picked up three points at Morecambe to secure a first-ever promotion to Sky Bet League 1 in the club’s history.

2 - Mark Hudson scored his second Huddersfield Town goal on Saturday, in a 4-4 draw with Derby County. His only other goal for the Terriers came in the reverse fixture against the Rams in November.

3 - Nottingham Forest fought back three times to take a share of the spoils at Blackburn Rovers.

3 - Cambridge United’s three-month wait for a home win was ended as they beat Mansfield Town 3-1, in their fourth clash against the Stags this term.

3 - Brentford’s last three home games have all ended in 2-2 draws, including on Saturday against Bolton Wanderers.

4 - Luton Town had lost four on the spin at Kenilworth Road before coasting to a 3-0 success against Hartlepool United on Saturday.

5 - Norwich City’s five-game winning run, and eight-match unbeaten stretch, was ended by promotion rivals Middlesbrough on Friday night.

5 - Leeds United fell to their fifth successive defeat, at the hands of Charlton Athletic.

6 - Southend United became the first team in English football this season to keep six consecutive clean sheets in the league.

6 - Notts County had drawn five on the spin, before losing to Crawley Town on Saturday, meaning they’re now without a win in six.

7 - Bury registered a club-record seventh successive away win by triumphing 1-0 at Portsmouth.

7 - Chesterfield haven’t lost in seven and they are within touching distance of securing a place in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs.

8 - The spoils were shared in eight of the 12 matches in Sky Bet League 1 over the weekend.

8 - Barnsley are without a victory in eight outings, drawing six of those, after winning six on the bounce prior to that run.

9 - Charlton’s Yoni Buyens scored his ninth goal of the season against Leeds from the penalty spot, which was his eighth successful spot-kick of the season.

10 - Dale Stephens ended Brighton’s 10-hour goal drought, finding the net against Wigan Athletic. They hadn’t scored for six matches before that, going back to 17th March.

16 - Preston North End are undefeated in 16 but have drawn their last three to invite pressure from MK Dons in the battle for automatic promotion in Sky Bet League 1.

18 - Wigan Athletic notched their first home victory since August - 18 winless games ago - by seeing off Brighton 2-1 in what was Gary Caldwell’s dugout debut at the DW Stadium.

19 - Rudy Gestede took his tally of goals to 19 for the season with a hat-trick of headers against Nottingham Forest.

24 - Jake Howells celebrated his 24th birthday on Saturday by scoring for Luton Town against Hartlepool United.

27 - Preston North End have scored in each of the last 27 games. The next best current run in the League is Wolves, who’ve scored in 13 successive matches.

28 - Leeds United’s Steve Morison scored his first goal in 28 appearances.

31 - Benik Afobe now has 31 goals for the season. The striker has scored eight goals in 10 games at Molineux since joining Wolves.

39 - Tranmere Rovers lost for the fourth match in a row, all without scoring, to go winless in seven and they sit bottom of The Football League on 39 points.

60 - Bristol City secured their first title in 60 years by drawing 0-0 with Coventry City.

85 - Watford now lead the way in the Sky Bet Championship on 85 points, followed by Bournemouth (84) and Middlesbrough (84), with two games to go.

89 - Danny Batth has started all 89 league games under Kenny Jackett at Wolves.

90 - Milton Keynes Dons hit six goals in a match for the fourth time this season to take their scoring tally to 90 for the campaign, which is a new club record. They’ve netted 52 of those goals over 21 outings at stadiummk.
100 - Marc Richards scored his 31st Northampton Town goal in his 100th appearance for the club, against Cheltenham Town.

26,993 – The Football League's highest attendance of the weekend came on Friday night at Carrow Road, where almost 27,000 fans witnessed Middlesbrough's 1-0 victory over Norwich.

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