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

The final weekend of the decade more than lived up to expectations!

29 December 2019

The last weekend of the decade was certainly one to remember!

1. Leeds United end decade top of table for second time running

We'll get on the the drama of that 5-4 win at Birmingham City shortly, but the result also meant Leeds finished top of the Sky Bet Championship. 

Coincidently, the Whites also ended the noughties at the top of League One. 

That season they went on to secure automatic promotion on the final day of the regular season, with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bristol Rovers.

2. Nine goal thriller one of the games of the decade?

This will not be happy reading for Birmingham City fans but Leeds had not scored five goals in an away league game since April 2003, when they won 6-1 at Charlton in the Premier League.

The whites took an early 2-0 lead before Birmingham fought back to make it 2-2. 

An incredible finish from defender Luke Ayling then put Leeds back in front, though Blues once again responded through Jérémie Bela.

Stuart Dallas put Leeds back in front a minute later but Lukas Jutkiewicz's second goal in injury time looked to have secured a point for Birmingham. 

However, an own goal from Wes Harding in the 95th minute saw United take all three points back to West Yorkshire. 

It was an incredible match of football and another advert for what is one of the most pulsating league's in world football. 

3. First wins away, first defeats at home

When you looked at the fixtures, few would have predicted Middlesbrough and Coventry City getting victories at league leaders West Bromwich Albion and Wycombe Wanderers.

But it was victory for the first time this season on the road for both teams.

Coincidentally, both their opponents had not tasted defeat at home this season until the final match of the decade. 

4. A barren run to can't stop scoring

It's been quite a run for Accrington Stanley. 

Their 2-0 win against Burton Albion made it seven matches unbeaten for John Coleman's men. 

Striker Sean McConville upturn in form has played a big part in those results. 

After failing to score in his first 12 Sky Bet League One appearances for Stanley this season, McConville has now scored five goals in his last five games.

5. Argyle on the rise

There are few things sweeter than last-minute winners.

Niall Canavan's 96th minute winner for Plymouth Argyle against Stevenage lifted the Pilgrims up in to the Sky Bet League Two Play-off positions. 

It is also the first time Plymouth have won five consecutive home leagues games since April 2018.

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