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EFL preview: matchday five

Get the latest fixtures and league standings ahead of the weekend!

22 August 2019

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Leeds United returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table with a 1-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday evening, and they will be looking to strengthen their grip on top spot when they travel to rock-bottom Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

Swansea City are level on points with the Yorkshire outfit after beating QPR 3-1 in midweek; they will have to wait until Sunday before they can play, when they host Birmingham City.

At the other end of the table, Huddersfield Town and Luton Town all have one point to their name after four games. The Terriers host Reading and the Hatters travel to Barnsley.



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Danny Cowley’s Lincoln City may have missed the opportunity to go top of the league standings after a 2-1 defeat away to MK Dons in midweek, but they have the chance to leapfrog leaders Blackpool with a win at Doncaster Rovers in the weekend’s early kick-off.

Elsewhere, at the top of Sky Bet League One, high flyers Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers take on Gillingham and Southend United respectively.

Accrington Stanley will be hoping to right a wrong after blowing a 2-0 lead against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening; they travel 42 miles to Highbury Stadium to take on Fleetwood Town.

Meanwhile, Wally Downes’ AFC Wimbledon travel to the Stadium of Light looking to try to topple fifth-placed Sunderland AFC.

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After losing 3-0 to Plymouth Argyle on the opening day of the season, a lot of people would not have tipped Crewe Alexandra to be top of the pile come matchday five in Sky Bet League Two. David Artell’s men travel to Newport County on Saturday looking for their fourth straight win.

Hot on their tail are Bradford City, Cambridge United and Exeter City, they play Forest Green Rovers, Oldham Athletic and Morecambe respectively at the weekend.

Scunthorpe United currently sit at the foot of the table with one point after four games, and  travel to take on Macclesfield Town.



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