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Weekend action: Five things you may have missed

23 September 2019

What a weekend across the EFL's three divisions! Here are just a few of the big stories from the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two...

1. Leeds v Derby delivers... again!

The weekend's EFL action began with a mouth-watering clash between Leeds United and Derby County, their first since last season's unforgettable Play-Off Semi-Final second leg. And there was to be more drama this time around as, despite Leeds' dominance, the visitors snatched a point at the death through Chris Martin following the first-half own goal which had put the home side ahead. Leeds remain top of the table, but things are certainly heating up in the Sky Bet Championship! 

2. Late, late drama in League One

If you'd offered Tranmere Rovers a point against Burton Albion with 92 minutes on the clock, they probably would have taken it. But, trailing 1-0 and with the odds against them, they managed to take all three. A free kick from Ollie Banks and header from Stefan Payne earned Micky Mellon's men the most dramatic of victories, with the winner assisted by debutant Neil Danns. There were late goals too at Bolton Wanderers, where Sunderland left it late to snatch a point, and Accrington Stanley, where Blackpool did the same.

3. Six of the best from Oxford United

Last weekend saw two League One sides score six goals, and there was another to add to the list this weekend, as Oxford United produced an outstanding display to win 6-0 at Lincoln City, a result  made all the more impressive by the Imps' recent home record. While it represented the worst possible start for Lincoln manager Michael Appleton, the day belonged to the away side and Tariqe Fosu, whose hat-trick will live long in the memory for the travelling U's fans.

4. Crackers at Crewe 

Few would have expected Crewe Alexandra to be challenging at the top of the table before the season started, but they're doing just that at the moment, and in some style too. Saturday wasn't without its challenges for the Alex, as Salford City went ahead at Gresty Road, but an inspired second-half display did the damage as the hosts ran out 4-1 winners. Tom Lowery's first goal was the pick of the bunch, as the Crewe man flicked the ball over a defender before dinking it over the keeper.

5. Yet another West Brom fight-back

Going into Sunday's game against Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion had already recovered 12 points from losing positions in 2019/20, and they had to show some resolve again at The Hawthorns, twice going behind against the bottom-of-the-table Terriers. The Baggies produced a strong second-half display, however, to secure a 4-2 win and three big points, which move them to within a point of the top. Just five points separate Leeds in first and Cardiff City in 13th.

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