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

20 December 2020

The EFL action continued at the weekend across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two and, as usual, produced plenty of drama!

Canaries top table going into Christmas

It was another impressive performance from Norwich City who set Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship action underway.

Daniel Farke’s side made sure they wrapped the three points up with a 2-0 win at Carrow Road, thanks to goals from Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell.

Their result alongside Bournemouth’s draw with Luton Town means that the Canaries lead the way in the Championship by five points.

 

Moore’s men on the move

Doncaster Rovers have the chance to go top-of-the-table in Sky Bet League One if they manage to record a victory over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

They put themselves in prime position with a 3-1 victory over bottom-side Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Captain Ben Whiteman was on the scoresheet once again, netting in-between strikes from Fejiri Okenabirhie and on-loan Brighton man Taylor Richards.

Lukas Akins did score a penalty of his own just before the break for the Brewers, but it turned out to be more of a consolation than a start of a spirited fight back.

 

Saddlers strike back

2-0 down at half-time, Walsall boss Darrell Clarke would have been making his feeling’s well and truly know in the home dressing room at the Banks’s Stadium.

Four substitutions ensued and with that, the game changed.

Dan Scarr who started the fixture netted a brace alongside one of those subs, young 20-year-old Jake Scrimshaw, also netting a brace which saw the Saddlers come back and win the game 4-3 against Port Vale.

Not a bad Christmas present for the Walsall boss!

 

Warnock works his magic

Neil Warnock is in a league of his own, being the only manager in English football to secure a staggering eight promotions during his time in management.

His hunt for a ninth came a step closer at the weekend, albeit there is a long way to go, but his Middlesbrough side are well and truly in with a chance of a Play-Off spot at least come the end of the season.

A third win on the spin for the Boro came on Saturday as they dismantled Birmingham City by four-goals-to-one at the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium.

He couldn’t do it again, could he?

 

Matt’s the man for rampant Rovers

Two of the top three met at The New Lawn as Carlisle United travelled to Forest Green Rovers.

Jamille Matt was the hero for the home side as his ninth goal of the season was enough to hand Mark Cooper’s men the three points in the race for promotion.

Things were made even better after the full-time whistle, as they found out that league leaders Newport County has faltered at home against Oldham Athletic.

Just two points separate Newport, Forest Green and Carlisle. We’re going to have a sensational second half to the season.


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