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Round-up: Sky Bet EFL Matchday 29

27 January 2018

A reduced schedule didn't reduce the excitement and drama across all three divisions in a fine day of action.

Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their lead at the top of the Championship to 12 points with a 1-0 win away at Ipswich Town. Matt Doherty grabbed the only goal at Portman Road.

Bristol City were 2-0 victors at home over QPR despite being a man down. Lee Johnson's side earned the win through goals from Famara Diedhiou and Joe Bryan. The three points take the Robins up to fourth.

Fulham needed two stoppage-time strikes to secure three points against Barnsley. Ryan Sessegnon netted a brace in the 3-1 win at Oakwell, which took the Cottagers into a Play-Off spot.

The day's only other Championship fixture saw Brentford host Norwich City, with the Bees' 13-match unbeaten streak at Griffin Park coming to an end. The Canaries' win came courtesy of a James Maddison wonder strike.

Shrewsbury Town reclaimed second spot in League One with a textbook away performance at Fratton Park. The Shrews were solid at the back and had James Bolton to thank for their 1-0 win.

They moved above Blackburn Rovers, who were held at home by Northampton Town. The Cobblers held a lead thanks to John-Joe O'Toole's fourth goal in four games, but Danny Graham rescued a point for the hosts.

AFC Wimbledon were awarded the EFL Result of the Day due to their spectacular performance at Valley Parade. Neal Ardley's men were without an away win since November, yet emerged 4-0 winners to complete a double over Bradford City.

Bristol Rovers were also victorious on the road, registering a 3-1 win at Doncaster Rovers after going a goal behind.

Chris Powell got his managerial stint at Southend United off to a flyer. His side were 3-2 winners over Scunthorpe United thanks to Michael Turner's 92nd-minute winner at Roots Hall.

Elsewhere, Gillingham and Plymouth Argyle were 2-1 winners over Fleetwood Town and Oldham Athletic respectively.

Luton Town's lead at the top of the division was again extended, despite being down to 10 men for more than an hour. James Collins' second-half strike provided the win away to Grimsby Town.

Mansfield Town moved into third spot thanks to a 94th-minute Malvind Benning goal, the Stags recovering from 1-0 down to defeat Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Fifth-placed Accrington Stanley saw their winning streak ended away at Crawley Town, defeated 2-1 by Harry Kewell's in-form side.

Swindon Town saw two of their players named as EFL Stars of the Day. Marc Richards and Timi Elsnik netted a brace apiece as David Flitcroft's men fought back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at home to Crewe Alexandra.

Chesterfield and Forest Green Rovers were both beaten by a goal to nil, with Stevenage and Carlisle United the victors in those respective fixtures.

Elsewhere, Port Vale and Colchester shared a 2-2 draw, while Cheltenham Town and Barnet drew 1-1.


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