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

A surprise at Swansea, success for Salford and more!

7 October 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. Stoke springing a surprise at Swansea

Arguably the result of the weekend, Stoke City's dramatic 2-1 victory over league leaders Swansea City was their first in the league in 2019/20. Despite falling behind to Andre Ayew's goal inside a minute at the Liberty Stadium, the Potters fought back against the odds and secured all three points in the 90th minute, thanks to a close-range effort from Scott Hogan. "We need a catalyst, and this is the first step on the ladder," manager Nathan Jones said afterwards.

2. Salford's first EFL away win

Speaking of big away wins, Salford City had plenty of reason to celebrate on Saturday, after they recorded their first-ever away victory in the EFL with an impressive 3-0 triumph at Walsall. Luke Armstrong and Jake Jervis opened their accounts for the Ammies, with experienced winger Craig Conway also notching an assist on his first appearance for the club, with Ibou Touray adding a late third to end the hosts' winning run. 

3. Another big three points for Ipswich

The Tractor Boys' promotion charge just keeps rolling on. Ipswich Town's 1-0 victory at Fleetwood Town on Saturday was their fourth league victory in a row, and moved them seven points clear of the Cod Army with just 11 games played. Kayden Jackson's clinical finish ultimately proved the difference and, despite the striker missing a late penalty, Paul Lambert's side wrapped up all three points. They remain undefeated in Sky Bet League One, and have conceded just five goals this season.

4. A five-star display at Deepdale

Preston North End are the top scorers in the Sky Bet Championship in 2019/20 and, on the weekend's evidence, it's easy to see why. Alex Neil's men put five goals past struggling Barnsley at Deepdale, two of which coming from in-form midfielder Daniel Johnson, to stay just a point off the top of the table. The Lilywhites' next home league clash is against fifth-placed Leeds United, a game which could prove crucial come the end of the season.

5. Drama at Adams Park

Wycombe Wanderers v Peterborough United had it all at the weekend. The two sides have started the season strongly, and shared six goals at Adams Park, with the entertaining game finishing 3-3. The visitors looked to be heading for all three points, but two goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa, including a 95th-minute penalty, saw the 10-man hosts snatch a point at the death. Mo Eisa and Ivan Toney both scored again for Peterborough, and lead League One's scoring charts with nine so far.


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