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

5 November 2019

There were thrills and spills across the EFL's three divisions at the weekend! Here are just a few of the big results and stories you may have missed...

1. EFL's longest serving manager takes Wycombe top of Sky Bet League One

Gareth Ainsworth's side beat Shrewsbury Town thanks to a first goal from Newcastle United loanee Rolando Aarons. 

Ainsworth takes over as the EFL's longest serving manager after Jim Bentley resigned from his role at Morecambe last week. 


2. New era at Shrimps

It was the first time since May 2011, Bentley was not taking charge of Morecambe on a Saturday afternoon. 

But striker Kevin Ellison and goalkeeper Barry Roche guided them to a 1-0 victory against Leyton Orient in their opening game in temporary charge.

The win moves them level on points with Stevenage, but the Shrimps remain bottom of Sky Bet League Two.


3. Rovers involved in another dramatic turnaround

The previous weekend they threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to local rivals Preston - the next Blackburn fought back to win with two goals inside the final two minutes against Sheffield Wednesday

That was after they went a goal behind to the Owls in the 83rd minute, with a note from manager Tony Mowbray seeming to spark Rovers' revival.


4. Salford end Newport's home unbeaten run

The EFL's newest team are rapidly rising up the table.

Graham Alexander's men's win in South Wales made it 13 points from a possible 18.

It also ended an unbeaten run for Newport at Rodney Parade which stretched back to February. 


5. West Brom move back to the summit as lead at the top of the Championship changes hands FOUR Times.

Swansea led the table after they scored a dramatic winner in injury time to beat Wigan in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. 

A first goal in his first start of the season for Tyler Roberts then helped secure Leeds a 2-0 win at home to QPR to move them back to the summit. 

Attention then switched to the Valley on Sunday, as Preston North End then delivered in a fine win aganst Lee Bowyer's Charlton Athletic to leapfrog them above Leeds. 

But Slaven Bilic's men's 2-1 win over Stoke City on Monday night saw them end the weekend where they began. 






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