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Matchday 30: Review

26 January 2019

There were some mouthwatering ties across the EFL in a reduced fixture list due to the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Mateusz Klich scored twice as Leeds came from behind to win at Rotherham to extend their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship. 

The win also moves Leeds six points clear of Sheffield United in third, after the Blades drew 2-2 at second-placed Norwich. 

The Canaries led twice but were pegged back each time by Billy Sharp, who has now hit the net in the Championship 18 times. 

Meanwhile the League's top-scorer Tammy Abraham notched a brace to take his tally of goals to 19 for the season as Aston Villa beat bottom club Ipswich Town 2-1.

Alan Browne's 10th goal of the season helped earn Preston back-to-back away victories as Alex Neil's side won 2-0 at Stoke. 

Blackburn won their fourth successive Championship match as they eased past fellow in-form side Hull, beating the Tigers 3-0 at Ewood Park.

Martin O'Neill won his first match in charge of Nottingham Forest as his side beat Wigan 3-1.

Luton moved up to the summit of Sky Bet League One after Matty Pearson's first-half header saw them win 1-0 at Southend. 

Peterborough Manager Steve Evans was sacked after their side's goalless draw with Charlton.

Hope Akpan rescued a point against his former side as Bradford came from behind to draw 1-1 at Burton.

Scunthorpe's unbeaten run was extended to six games with a gritty 1-0 win at Fleetwood.

Nathan Delfouneso and Armand Gnanduillet goals saw Blackpool come away with a 2-0 victory at Coventry.

Barnsley came from behind and beat struggling Rochdale 2-1 at Oakwell.

Wycombe ended Plymouth's winning streak with a 1-0 victory at Adams Park.

Lincoln City let slip a lead three times after an exhilarating match saw them draw at fellow promotion-rivals Bury 3-3 at Gigg Lane.

Meanwhile Jorge Grant scored twice as Mansfield maintained the pressure on the Imps at the top with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Tranmere.

Cheltenham came back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory over 10-man Macclesfield.

A late winner from Eddie Nolan saw Crewe clinch a 2-1 win over Colchester.

Nicky Law's deflected goal proved enough for Exeter to get back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over battling St James Park.

Morecambe fought back to draw 1-1 at Northampton.

Forest Green furthered secured their play-off place with a 2-0 win at Stevenage.


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