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EFL matchday review 15-18 March

18 March 2019

Another weekend of fantastic football is over. Here’s a look at a few of the key results across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two...

Leeds United 0-1 Sheffield United

This was a massive result for Chris Wilder's men at Elland Road.

Chris Basham steered home the winner from 20 yards after Billy Sharp capitalised on a slip by Liam Cooper to play him in.

The result saw the Blades leapfrog Leeds into the automatic promotion places. 

Rotherham United 1-2 Norwich City 

Daniel Farke's side took full advantage of Leeds' defeat.

A 2-1 win saw the Canaries extend their gap at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to four points with a hard-fought victory at relegation-threatened Rotherham United.

Centre-back Ben Godfrey scoring the winner, which sees Paul Warne's outfit remain in the relegation zone. 

Aston Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough 

Aston Villa moved up in to the Play-Off places with a resounding victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.

Goals from Anwar El-Ghazi, John McGinn and Albert Adomah saw Villa move within one point of Tony Pulis' side. 

Preston North End 1-0 Birmingham City

Preston are level on points with Villa after they extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches as Sean Maguire struck a stoppage-time winner against Birmingham City.

Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 Blackburn Rovers

Sheffield Wednesday continued their surge towards the play-offs as they saw off Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games.

Sunderland 2-1 Walsall

Sunderland's promotion hopes were boosted as Will Grigg scored the winner in a come-from-behind victory over relegation-threatened Walsall.

The Saddlers, who slipped into the bottom four, took an early lead through Josh Gordon but Lee Cattermole equalised before Grigg struck with 19 minutes left at the Stadium of Light.

The result means the Black Cats now trail second place Barnsley by just two points with a game in hand. 

Portsmouth 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Meanwhile second-half goals from Omar Bogle and Jamal Lowe helped promotion-chasing Portsmouth overcome Scunthorpe United.

Peterborough United 1-2 Coventry City 

Coventry City closed in on the Sky Bet League One play-off places with victory at fellow promotion chasers Peterborough.

Goals from Amadou Bakayoko and Bright Enobakhare either side of half-time made it three wins in four for the Sky Blues, who leapfrogged their opponents into seventh. 

Mansfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City

League leaders Lincoln extended their unbeaten run to 15 games as John Akinde's second-half penalty saw them take a point at Mansfield. 

Captain Krystian Pearce's header in the third minute gave the Stags a one-goal lead at the break before Akinde's spot-kick saw the sides share the spoils. 

The result means the Imps remain 10 points clear of fourth. 

Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Stevenage

Chuks Aneke scored his 17th goal of the season for MK Dons as Paul Tisdale's promotion hopefuls left it late to salvage a 1-1 draw with play-off chasing Stevenage.

The result means the Dons remain level on points with third-place Mansfield. 

Crewe Alexandra 6-1 Crawley Town

Four goals inside seven first-half minutes saw Crewe get their first win in six games as they hammered 10-man Crawley.

The match saw seven different players get on the score-sheet. 

Yeovil Town 0-2 Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town ended a seven-game winless run to move off the bottom of the League Two table and take three vital points against fellow strugglers Yeovil Town.

Sol Campbell's side came into the game six points adrift of safety but they took the lead when James Pearson slotted home from Ben Stephens' delivery.

The Silkmen doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark as Harry Smith tapped in from Reece Cole's cross and that's how it stayed. 

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