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Catch up on the EFL weekend action!

6 December 2021

There were some big clashes in Sky Bet Championship this weekend, with plenty to play for and some important points up for grabs.

Take a look back at some of the biggest headlines from the EFL action…


Table toppers Fulham and second-placed AFC Bournemouth set the standard for the weekend, playing out a hotly contested 1-1 draw on Friday evening, as the Championship’s top two shared the spoils at Craven Cottage, where Cherries boss Scott Parker was reunited with his former employers.

Elsewhere, West Bromwich Albion ended a four-game winless streak, beating Coventry City to move back up to third place. The Baggies were 2-0 up heading into the interval and although a late Kyle McFadzean strike put the frighteners on, West Brom held onto all three points, finishing 2-1 at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

In our featured 3pm kick-off, Blackburn Rovers claimed the Lancashire derby day bragging rights over Preston North End as Rovers’ Chilean sensation Ben Brereton Diaz notched his 17th League goal of the season in a 1-0 triumph.

And, rounding off the top six, Stoke City secured maximum points against Queens Park Rangers in West London, seeing off the Hoops 2-0 to complete the weekend schedule.

Meanwhile, Millwall, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United each picked up points this weekend. The Lions registered a resounding 3-1 victory over Birmingham City, whilst Boro edged Swansea City 1-0, and the Blades came from behind to beat Cardiff City 3-2, putting leading marksman Billy Sharp within touching distance of the all-time Championship top scorer David Nugent.

And Luton Town resigned Blackpool to a sixth outing without victory, as the Hatters cruised to a 3-0 win and the Tangerines slipped four places to 15th. Sonny Bradley, Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark all made the scoresheet.

Unbeaten in seven, Nottingham Forest put in an impressive second-half performance to extend their undefeated run against Peterborough United, beating the Posh 2-0.

In the Yorkshire clash, second-bottom Barnsley and 11th-placed Huddersfield Town managed a 1-1 draw, with goals from Lewis O’Brien and Carlton Morris.

And Reading and Hull City played out a 1-1 draw at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, and Bristol City put three points on the board on the back of a slender 1-0 win over Derby County, with Alex Scott’s strike the difference.


In the Sky Bet League One, Accrington Stanley made it back-to-back wins in style. John Coleman’s side breezed past Fleetwood Town 5-1, with braces from Ethan Hamilton and Colby Bishop, along with Liam Coyle’s solitary strike. The Cod Army, on the other hand, are without a win in eight.

And Oxford United moved up to seventh in a 1-1 stalemate with Lee Johnson’s fifth-placed Sunderland.

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