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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday round-up

22 October 2016

Newcastle United made it five straight wins to extend their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship on Matchday 14.

The Magpies cruised to a 3-0 victory at home to Ipswich Town thanks to a double from Ayoze Perez and a fine third from Matt Ritchie.

Brighton moved into second with their win on the road at Wigan Athletic, and the three points means it's now eight unbeaten for the Seagulls.

Huddersfield Town, meanwhile, are up to third after beating Derby County 1-0, while Norwich City slipped to fourth after losing at home to Preston North End.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa made it consecutive victories for the first time in 17 months as Jonathan Kodjia picked up his third goal in as many games.

Also in the Midlands, Wolves were defeated by a goal to nil at home to Leeds. It was Garry Monk's side's fifth win from eight away fixtures in all competitions.

In Saturday's evening kick-off Neil Warnock continued his strong start to life as Cardiff manager. The Bluebirds picked up a 2-1 win at the City Ground over 10-man Nottingham Forest.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 14 results

Friday 21st October 2016

Burton Albion 2-0 Birmingham City

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham
Brentford 0-2 Barnsley
Bristol City 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town 1-0 Derby County
Newcastle United 3-0 Ipswich Town
Norwich City 0-1 Preston North End
Rotherham United 0-1 Reading
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Leeds United
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Cardiff City

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

The highlight of the day's Sky Bet League One action came at Valley Parade in the Yorkshire Derby between Bradford City and Sheffield United, where the sides battled out a 3-3 draw.

Billy Sharp twice gave the Blades the lead but the second-placed Bantams fought back and eventually went in front themselves.

But Chris Basham converted from a Jon Fleck corner to ensure the visitors claimed a point, and Chris Wilder's men moved up to third in the standings as a result.

Table-topping Scunthorpe won 3-0 away at lowly Chesterfield, with the EFL's leading scorer Josh Morris getting his 13th goal of the season as the Iron notched a second-half treble.

Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon are fifth and sixth respectively as both picked up triumphs on the road, at Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United.

Elsewhere, Port Vale found themselves down by two goals at the break, but strikes from Regino Cecilia and debutant Ryan Taylor earned the Valiants a draw against Oxford United, although they still dropped to seventh.

At the other end of the table, it's now two victories in a week for Coventry City - the Sky Blues defeated Rochdale 2-0 at the Ricoh Arena to climb up to 21st.

Managerless Shrewsbury Town remain bottom of the division after they suffered a 4-2 reverse at the hands of Northampton Town.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 15 results

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Bradford City 3-3 Sheffield United
Chesterfield 0-3 Scunthorpe United
Coventry City 2-0 Rochdale
Gillingham 1-1 Charlton Athletic
Millwall 2-1 Fleetwood Town
MK Dons 0-3 Southend United
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Bristol Rovers
Peterborough United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon
Port Vale 2-2 Oxford United
Shrewsbury Town 2-4 Northampton Town
Swindon Town 0-2 Walsall

Monday 24th October 2016

Bolton Wanderers v Bury (7.45pm - live on Sky Sports)

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League One table

Plymouth remain top of Sky Bet League Two after heaping more misery on the struggling Newport County.

The Pilgrims eased to a 3-1 victory at Rodney Parade, with Graham Carey scoring twice from the penalty spot, and that left them four points clear at the top, while County are seven from safety at the bottom.

The EFL's only unbeaten side, Carlisle, continued their fine run on their travels against Stevenage. Jason Kennedy and Danny Grainger got the goals for the second-placed Cumbrians as they won 2-1.

Doncaster Rovers are third but lost ground on the top two after a 4-2 defeat at Blackpool, where Brad Potts hit a double for the Tangerines to earn them their second win in five outings.

Luton are fourth and drew against mid-table Mansfield Town, while Notts County are up to sixth following a 2-1 victory over fifth-placed Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Barnet earned their first win in six games as they defeated fellow strugglers Wycombe Wanderers on the road to move above them in the standings. John Akinde's 93rd-minute goal sealed the win, and it was the striker's 17th in 20 appearances for the Bees.

Another London club also enjoyed success, as Leyton Orient notched their first victory under the guidance of Alberto Cavasin, winning 3-1 at Hartlepool United.

In another of the day's many away victories, Yeovil Town picked up their third 1-0 win in as many games, at Crewe Alexandra, thanks to Matt Dolan's second-half goal.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 14 results

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Blackpool 4-2 Doncaster Rovers
Colchester United 2-2 Morecambe
Crawley Town 0-0 Accrington Stanley
Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Yeovil Town
Exeter City 1-2 Cambridge United
Grimsby Town 0-1 Cheltenham Town
Hartlepool United 1-3 Leyton Orient
Luton Town 1-1 Mansfield Town
Newport County 1-3 Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth 1-2 Notts County
Stevenage 1-2 Carlisle United
Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Barnet

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League Two table

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