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EFL action: Five things you may have missed

20 January 2020

After another thrilling weekend of football, here are five things you may have missed from the weekend’s action.

1. Five-star Rovers
Before the weekend, Blackburn Rovers had lost seven of their last ten away games in all competitions. They’d also won just one of their five league games not to feature Bradley Dack and were without him again on Saturday as an injury keeps the midfielder sidelined.
An early goal set Rovers on their way, before Sheffield Wednesday were reduced to ten men allowing Tony Mowbray’s men to take full advantage. The Lancashire side put five past Wednesday to record their biggest win since 2001 and their biggest away league win since 1964!
The result puts them five points outside the Play-Off places, with just eight points separating third and 11th place in the Championship table.
2. Away day delight for Stevenage

Stevenage had only scored four goals in their past 13 Sky Bet League Two games before Saturday, but they managed to hit the back of the net four times in just 90 minutes on Saturday, beating Cambridge United 4-0.

The emphatic victory was not only the club’s first away win of the season, but it also gave Graham Westley his first win of his fourth spell in charge of the club. The victory moved Stevenage off the bottom of the League Two table on goal difference as they continue to fight for survival in the EFL.

Boro take to the field again on Tuesday night against League Two promotion hopefuls Exeter City, in the Trophy Quarter-Finals. 

3. High-flying Rotherham 
Paul Warne is on the brink of something special at Rotherham United as his side sit top of the Sky Bet League One table. In fact, it’s the first time Rotherham have been top of a league table since August 2011.
The Millers are currently on their best run since February 2018, and three second-half goals saw them overcome Bristol Rovers on Saturday to make it five wins from five.
Paul Warne’s side are also being recognised for their goalscoring exploits, having scored 18 league goals since 1 December - only Manchester City have scored more in this period. 
4. Wycombe end winless run
Despite being winless in five league games going into Saturday, Wycombe Wanderers have managed to keep themselves in the automatic promotion places in Sky Bet League One. 
After falling behind against Rochdale, it looked as though it wouldn’t be their day, but the return of an old face in Jason McCarthy drew level for Wycombe before Joe Jacobson scored a 94th-minute penalty to end the Chairboys’ winless streak.
Gareth Ainsworth’s men have now won 10 league matches at home this season, with only Liverpool winning more in England’s top four tiers. 
5. Missed opportunity for West Brom
Following QPR’s victory over Leeds United Saturday lunchtime, league leaders West Brom had the opportunity to go four points clear at the top of the Championship with victory over Stoke City on Monday evening. 
Tyrese Campbell scored the only goal of the game - and his fifth in nine league games - as he got on the end of a perfect Tom Ince pass to find the bottom corner from 12 yards. The Hawthorns was stunned as Michael O’Neill’s side climbed four points clear of the drop zone creating themselves some breathing space, meanwhile just a point separates Slaven Bilic’s men and Leeds United at the top of the table. 

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