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Catch up on the weekend action

It was another exciting Saturday across the EFL's three divisions...

15 August 2021

With another weekend of EFL action done and dusted, there's plenty to digest ahead of the midweek fixtures...

Here's our division-by-division round-up of Saturday's results, and what they mean for the respective standings...


The Sky Bet Championship delivered yet more drama on Saturday, with the early kick-off just a sign of things to come. Trailling 1-0 to Derby County going into the final stages, Peterborough United scored in the 91st and 100th minute of the game - through Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele to earn their first win of the season in stunning fashion. 

The day's biggest winners were Fulham, who sit top of the table after a resounding 5-1 victory at Huddersfield Town, which included two goals for Ivan Cavaleiro. The victory was Marco Silva's first since taking over at the club.

Queens Park Rangers were also convincing winners on the road, beating Hull City 3-0, while West Bromwich Albion made it a winning start on home soil by holding on to see off Luton Town 3-2. The late kick-off, between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday, had less drama, with the sides settling for a point following a goalless draw in Wales.

It all means that, with two games played, not a single team in the division has a 100% winning record. The Championship remains as unpredictable as ever.


In League One, four sides made it two wins from two, with Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth, Sunderland AFC and Burton Albion making up the top four in the division. Just behind them is Morecambe, whose incredible start to the season across league and cup continued with a 2-0 home victory over bottom-placed Shrewsbury Town.

Elsewhere, Lincoln City, Plymouth Argyle and Wigan Athletic all left it late to claim wins of their own over Fleetwood Town, Gillingham and Rotherham United respectively, but the game of the day came from AFC Wimbledon, who came from 3-1 down to claim a point against Bolton Wanderers.

In the all-Yorkshire clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers, it was the hosts who secured their first win and scored their first goals of the new season in an eventual 2-0 triumph at Hillsborough, a game which included a fantastic effort from Barry Bannan.

The result leaves Doncaster in the bottom four as one of three Clubs yet to register a point in 2021/22.


Last but not least, there were 11 fixtures to enjoy in Sky Bet League Two, with Forest Green Rovers leading the way, level on points with Stevenage, Mansfield Town and Northampton Town. Stevenage's impressive late double at Bristol Rovers saw Chris Lines find the net against his former club.

Bradford City's homecoming and Derek Adams' first home match in charge was one to remember for the bumper crowd of 17,264, as Lee Angol scored a dramatic last-minute penalty to give the Bantams victory over Oldham Athletic.

Like Bradford, Carlisle United secured their first victory of the campaign, courtesy of a 2-1 win at promotion hopefuls Swindon Town, thanks in part to a precise volleyed effort from Joe Riley.

And while Leyton Orient were comfortable 3-0 winners over 10-man Exeter City, the result was less certain at Holker Street, where Barrow eventually got the better of newly promoted Hartlepool United in a entertaining 3-2 victory. 

There's more on the way in midweek, of course, with plenty to look forward to as we approach the floodlit football.


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