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Five things you may have missed from the weekend's action

19 August 2019

It was another thrilling weekend across the EFL's three divisions! Below, we've rounded up some of the big stories from the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two...

1. Siewert's sacking

Huddersfield Town and Fulham kicked off the weekend's feast of football on Friday evening, under the lights at The John Smith's Stadium, and it was the visitors who came out on top. Goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Cavaleiro, either side of Karlan Grant's leveller, earned an important victory for the visitors, just their second in 22 league games on the road. Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert was sacked shortly after full-time, with first-team coach Mark Hudson taking charge of the team until a successor is found.

2. Albion ending Hatters' unbeaten home run

Going into Saturday's clash against West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town were unbeaten in 28 home league games and had not lost consecutive league games since September 2016, a run of 133 games. With the Hatters doing their all to continue the incredible run, Albion loanee Grady Diangana had other ideas, scoring twice in quick succession to earn his side a valuable 2-1 win. The result leaves West Brom third in the table after three games, behind Leeds United and Charlton Athletic on goal difference only.

3. A 15-year wait between goals...

Michael Dawson's goal helped Nottingham Forest seal an impressive 3-0 victory over Birmingham City on Saturday, but the scoresheet only tells half of the story. It had been almost 15 years since his last goal in a Forest shirt - an effort against Leicester City on 17 December 2004. "I couldn't ask for any more," he said in a message to supporters after the game. He'll be hoping the wait for his next goal isn't quite as long...

4. And a 15-year streak of goals! 

If James Coppinger hadn't already secured legend status at Doncaster Rovers, his latest milestone will go some way to doing just that. The midfielder's superb, curling effort helped Rovers to a dramatic 3-2 win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday, and means he's now scored in 15 consecutive seasons for the club. What a record!

5. Familiar territory for the Imps

Promoted from Sky Bet League Two as champions last season, Lincoln City have taken to Sky Bet League One like a duck to water, and sit top of the pile with nine points from three games following a 4-0 win over Southend United on Saturday. It's the first time the Imps have won their opening three league games since 1989/90 - up next for Danny Cowley's side, it's a trip to MK Dons on Tuesday evening.


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