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Weekend review: Five things you may have missed

23 December 2019

It was another action-packed weekend across the EFL's three divisions, as the festive fixtures officially got under way.

Here are just a handful of the stories you may have missed...

1. Barnsley's big boost

Barnsley took a positive step in their bid to avoid the drop in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon, securing a dramatic late win over Millwall at The Den, courtesy of Patrick Schmidt's 94th-minute header. It's a result which means the Tykes now sit just a point adrift of safety with 23 games played. 

2. A tough day for the top sides in Sky Bet League One

Wycombe Wanderers will be top of the Sky Bet League One table on Christmas Day, but missed the chance to move further clear of the chasing back following a 1-0 defeat at fellow promotion hopefuls Oxford United. Ipswich Town failed to capitalise, going down by the same scoreline against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, while Peterborough United's draw with Bristol Rovers means the battle at the top is alive.

3. Exeter City salvage a point from 3-0 down

Exeter City will certainly want to forget the opening half an hour of their game against Walsall in a hurry. The hosts found themselves 3-0 down within 30 minutes, but produced an incredible fightback to secure a 3-3 draw on Saturday afternoon, and in turn claim a valuable point in their hunt for promotion from Sky Bet League Two.

4. Ten in a row for Eoin Doyle

Swindon Town's incredible run of form owes plenty to the form of their star striker, Eoin Doyle, and he took his chance to shine yet again for the League Two leaders at the weekend. The forward scored for the 10th league game in a row - bagging his 20th and 21st goals of the campaign - but couldn't prevent Forest Green Rovers coming back to claim a 2-2 draw. 

5. A five-star performance from Crewe Alexandra

Crewe Alexandra turned on the style to remain well and truly in Legaue Two promotion contention going into Christmas, putting five goals past Stevenage on the road. Chuma Anene netted a brace for the visitors, who are now three points behind second-placed Exeter City with a game in hand.

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