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Five things you may have missed from the weekend

3 February 2020

It was another big weekend of action across the EFL's three divisions, and we've rounded up just a few of the big stories...

Here are a few things you may have missed:

1. Five-star Brentford

Saturday's early kick-off saw Hull City host Brentford in front of the Sky Sports cameras, and it was the promotion-chasing Bees who put on a show. A hat-trick from star man Said Benrahma - including a second-half brace - was the highlight, as Thomas Frank's side kept pace with the sides above them. Hull meanwhile, without Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki who departed on deadline day, have now suffered four defeats in a row.

2. A suprise at Elland Road

The situation at the top of the Sky Bet Championship is changing with every matchday, and it did so again at the weekend, with Leeds United suffering a surprise defeat at home to Wigan Athletic. That result, coupled with West Bromwich Albion's 2-0 win over struggling Luton Town, means Albion are back on top by a single point. Fulham, in third, are now just three points behind Leeds following their 3-2 win over Huddersfield Town.

3. Big results at the bottom

Moving on to Sky Bet League One and there were some big results at both ends of the table, particularly the bottom. Tranmere Rovers travelled to bottom side Bolton Wanderers looking for a victory which would have been a big boost to their survival hopes, but it was the hosts who eventually ran out 2-0 winners. A bad day for Rovers was made worse by Southend's first home win of the season, one secured in the last minute of injury time, and three points for MK Dons against promotion hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers.

4. Free-scoring Posh win again

Two sides with automatic promotion ambitions met at Portman Road on Saturday, as Ipswich Town hosted Peterborough United. The visitors were in fine form going into the game and it soon showed, with a double from Sammie Szmodics helping the Posh leapfrog their opponents and remain the highest-scoring side in the division. Ivan Toney also found the net once again, taking his tally to 19 for the season.

5. Doyle scores as top two go head-to-head

Last, but certainly not least, Eoin Doyle celebrated his return to League Two leaders Swindon Town in style, finding the net as they secured a huge 2-1 win over Exeter City. No player in Europe's top divisions has scored more than the Irishman in 2019/20 - he's now bagged 24 goals since the start of the campaign, 10 more than the next highest scorer. Swindon are five points clear of the Play-Off places.

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