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Relive an incredible weekend of EFL action

22 November 2021

Following the international break, a full EFL schedule was back on the cards at the weekend, and it certainly didn't disappoint!

Here's a look back at some of the key goals, results and headlines from across the three divisions...


Queens Park Rangers kicked off the weekend's action in front of the Sky Sports cameras, sealing a 2-0 win over Luton Town to remain well and truly in the Play-Off mix.

Our featured game of the weekend came from Craven Cottage, where promotion-chasing Fulham hosted a Barnsley side watched from the stands by new boss Poya Asbaghi. The hosts knew that victory would take them top of the table and took their opportunity with both hands, running out eventual 4-1 winners, thanks in part to Aleksandar Mitrović's 21st League goal of the campaign.

Elsewhere on Saturday, there was another recently-appointed manager looking to make a strong start, as Chris Wilder's Middlesbrough reign began against Millwall, but the former Sheffield United coach had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Cardiff City and Stoke City were the day's other winners, seeing off West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Preston North End and Peterborough United respectively. It means Stoke are fourth in the standings and now just a point behind West Brom, while for Hull and Cardiff it was a second successive League win.

Sunday saw Derby County host AFC Bournemouth and it was the Rams who came out on top as Wayne Rooney's side edged the Cherries 3-2. Bournemouth came from behind to take the lead but Tom Lawrence struck twice in the space of seven minutes to secure maximum points.


There can be no argument about where Saturday's goal of the day occurred, as Morecambe's Cole Stockton scored from his own half with almost the last kick of the game to secure a dramatic 2-1 win in the Shrimps' Lancashire derby at Fleetwood Town. 

There was plenty to talk about across the county too, as Sheffield Wednesday ran out 3-2 winners over Accrington Stanley to move up to seventh. Two places behind them are Portsmouth, who left it late to secure victory over AFC Wimbledon at Fratton Park and make it seven unbeaten in all competitions.

Elsewhere, Plymouth Argyle's 2-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic allowed Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers, MK Dons and Sunderland AFC to all make up ground with victories of their own.

Cheltenham Town also continue to climb the table; they came from behind to beat 10-man Shrewsbury Town 2-1, as Robins manager Michael Duff sealed a win over his old boss at both Cheltenham and Burnley.


In League Two, Jake Caprice's first goal in 321 appearances helped Exeter City continue their incredible run of form as the Grecians saw off Carlisle United 2-1 to move clear of Port Vale, who suffered a late defeat at Oldham Athletic.

Just behind them, Swindon Town were on the right side of some late drama, with Jack Payne's sixth goal of the campaign earning them victory at Newport County. In the capital, Leyton Orient hit four against Sutton United, including a superb volley from Harry Smith, the second of two goals on the day for the O's man.

Towards the bottom, there were much needed victories for both Stevenage and Crawley Town, who narrowly beat Colchester United and Barrow respectively to move in the right direction, while Mansfield Town's 3-1 win over bottom side Scunthorpe United was their third in a row.

It's Forest Green Rovers who remain top of the tree, however; they secured an impressive 3-1 win at Hartlepool United, with all the damage done within the first half.


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