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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday round-up

29 October 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion remained in the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places after thrashing close challengers Norwich City 5-0.

Glenn Murray hit three goals to make it six wins in eight games for the Seagulls, as manager Chris Hughton got one over on his former employers in style.

Fulham also claimed three points courtesy of a 5-0 scoreline, against another team fighting near the top of the table. The Cottagers thumped third-placed Huddersfield Town, who have now conceded eight times in their last two away games.

There were plenty of other goals around the grounds on Matchday 15. Barnsley and Bristol City drew 2-2 following a late equaliser from Adam Hammill, and Ipswich Town also rescued a point late on, against Rotherham United, in another 2-2 scoreline.

Newcastle United remain top after a fifth straight success, at Preston North End, while at the other end of the division, managerless Wigan Athletic inflicted a first defeat on Cardiff City under Neil Warnock.

Elsewhere, Derby County, Leeds United and Reading all claimed victories.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 15 results

Friday 28th October 2016

Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Brentford

Saturday 29th October 2016

Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion 5-0 Norwich City
Cardiff City 0-1 Wigan Athletic
Derby County 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham 5-0 Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town 2-2 Rotherham United
Leeds United 2-0 Burton Albion
Preston North End 1-2 Newcastle United
Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Sunday 30th October 2016

Birmingham City 1-1 Aston Villa

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Scunthorpe United romped to their 10th Sky Bet League One victory of the season, seeing off Swindon Town 4-1 at Glanford Park.

The Iron have now hit 36 goals in their opening 16 games - an EFL high.

Bolton Wanderers remain three points adrift of Scunthorpe at the summit, but they comfortably defeated Port Vale 3-1.

Sheffield United continued their impressive unbeaten streak, beating managerless Milton Keynes Dons 2-1, and Bradford City remain in the mix at the top thanks to their dramatic 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon.

The Bantams weren’t the only side to walk away with the spoils in the dying moments - Tom Nichols struck in second-half stoppage time to gift Peterborough United all three points at Bristol Rovers.

Charlton Athletic, Fleetwood Town, Millwall and Rochdale were all victorious, as were Northampton Town, who saw off a late fightback from Bury to move into the Play-Off places.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 16 results

Saturday 29th October 2016

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

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

Plymouth Argyle and Carlisle United extended their unbeaten runs to 13 and 15 games respectively on Matchday 15 in Sky Bet League Two.

Leaders Plymouth edged Colchester United 2-1 following a late strike from Ryan Donaldson, while Carlisle toppled Crawley Town 3-1 at Brunton Park. 

The game of the day came at The Hive, where Barnet fought back from two-down to defeat Hartlepool United 3-2. John Akinde, Luke Gambin and Shaun Batt all scored goals in the final 20 minutes to pull off a remarkable turnaround.

Crewe Alexandra moved into the top seven and consigned Leyton Orient to the Sky Bet League Two relegation places after their 2-0 win at Brisbane Road.

Bottom-of-the-table Newport County, Portsmouth, Stevenage and Exeter City all registered three points on their travels, and there were two entertaining 2-2 draws, between third-placed Doncaster Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers, and Cheltenham Town and Blackpool. 

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 15 results

Saturday 29th October 2016

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

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

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