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Five stories from the weekend's action

25 October 2020

During a weekend that featured endless drama in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, there were plenty of talking points in the EFL once again.

1. Newport's best start

Michael Fynn's Newport County are flying high.

The Exiles' 3-0 win at Bradford City on Saturday means they have made their best start to an EFL campaign.

Newport have taken 19 points from their first eight games of the season and sit top of Sky Bet League Two.


2. Lincoln leaders!

Meanwhile there were also new leaders in Sky Bet League One. 

Hull City's defeat to Peterborough meant that the victors of Lincoln City v Ipswich Town would move up in to top spot.

And it was the Imps who took the points, thanks tot Jorge Grant's 77th minute penalty.


3. Reading breathing space

There was no change at the summitt of the Sky Bet Championship. 

Yakou Meite's double helped leaders Reading move five points clear after seeing off Rotherham to secure a sixth win in seven league matches.

The Royals have the meanest defence in the EFL, only conceding one goal!


4. On-loan Blackburn star scores first goal

Harvey Elliot is a player who looks to have a big future in the game. 

After making his debut at the age of 15 for Fulham in the Carabao Cup, the midfielder made the move to Premier League champions Liverpool. 

He completed a deadline day loan move to Blackburn Rovers, and the now 17-year-old is already having a huge impact - scoring and assisting in their 4-0 win against Coventry City. 


5. Dramatic late goal sees battle of relegated sides end in stalemate

A different pair of managers were in the dugout since the last time Watford and Bournemouth faced each other in the Premier League. 

Watford's Stipe Perica had scored what looked to be the winner after 12 minutes, meeting Ismaila Sarr's inch-perfect cross at the far post to slide home.

But Chris Mepham turned in from close range as the Cherries piled on the pressure during seven minutes of injury time, denying the Hornets a fourth 1-0 victory of the campaign.

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