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Weekend review: Five things you might have missed!

28 February 2021

The EFL action continued at the weekend across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two and, as usual, produced plenty of drama!

10 years on and Birmingham City still adore late 2-1 wins!

Saturday 27 February 2021 marked an historic landmark for Birmingham City Football Club, with it being 10 years to the day that they came away from Wembley as League Cup winners.

Arsenal were dispatched by two-goals-to-one with a late Obafemi Martins strike and 10 years on they were at it again, this time in a less glamorous occasion, but as important nevertheless.

After going a goal down a minute before the break against Queens Park Rangers, the Blues had their work cut out, but two goals in three minutes from Kristian Pederson and Alen Halilovic secured three points on home soil.

An important three points that lifts them five points above the Championship drop zone. 

Seven goal thriller at Home Park

One of the games of the day in the EFL came from Home Park as Plymouth Argyle ran out 4-3 winners against Lincoln City in the most dramatic fashion.

After going 2-0 up, the Green Army found themselves 3-2 down after the hour mark but Ryan Lowe has instilled a never say die attitude since he took over in 2019, and that was plain to see on Saturday afternoon.

Conor Grant levelled with 13 minutes of the game left before Joe Edwards’ 91st-minute strike sealed all three points.

A huge result for the hosts and a small dent in the Imps’ promotion hopes, with Peterborough United winning above them and Hull City winning below them.

Leaving it late the theme of the day for Cambridge 

Port Vale and Cambridge United’s Sky Bet League Two encounter had to be pushed back 15 minutes, after the visitors were caught in traffic on the M6.

Th3 delay didn’t hamper their preparations for the game however, and were duly rewarded for their patience.

A stunning goal from Liam O’Neil in the 85th minute made sure that the U’s retained top spot, ahead of Forest Green’s 3-0 win over Colchester United later on in the evening.

The mad Hatters

It is testament to Nathan Jones that after saving Luton Town from relegation last season, the Hatters are now 14th in the league and 12 points above the drop zone.

He would have been less than impressed at 3:45pm on Saturday though, taking his side in at the break 2-0 to struggling Sheffield Wednesday

But whatever he said at half-time in the home dressing room at Kenilworth Road clearly worked as Luton turned the game on its head in the first second half,

Kai Naismith, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Elijah Adebayo will probably have less running to do come Monday as their goals eventually helped Jones’ side to three points.

Barton’s Gas up and running 

Joey Barton has been tasked with keeping Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One and after Saturday’s result against Shrewsbury Town, they took their first steps to safety.

Losing in the dying minutes against Wigan Athletic last time out wouldn’t have been how Barton dreamt up his first game in charge.

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