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The EFL weekend review

29 November 2021

Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two delivered once again this weekend!

Take a look back at some of the biggest outcomes from across the three divisions…


It was a weekend of firsts as Chris Wilder and Paul Heckingbottom recorded their first wins in the dugout for Middlesbrough and Sheffield United respectively. Tied on points, the Teessiders climbed to 12th with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town, whilst the Blades now occupy 13th spot, following a 2-0 triumph against Bristol City.

Meanwhile, Hull City made it four wins on the spin with victory over Millwall. The Tigers, who hosted the Lions on Saturday, opened the scoring inside the first half-hour via George Honeyman, before Tom Bradshaw nullified the midfielder's strike. However, Ryan Longman restored Grant McCann's side's lead to make it 2-1.

Promotion chasing AFC Bournemouth and Coventry City – two teams both without a win in three – shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium, meaning the Cherries stay in second, whilst Todd Kane’s 95th minute equaliser salvaged a point for the Sky Blues.

And, elsewhere at the top, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion registered draws against Preston North End and Nottingham Forest respectively, whilst Blackburn Rovers - who climbed to fourth - managed a slender 1-0 win over Stoke City, who sit just outside of the Play-Off places.


In League One, second-placed Wigan Athletic resigned fourth-placed Plymouth Argyle to a third straight defeat, seeing off the Pilgrims in a 2-1 win. And Latics goal-scorers Will Keane and Callum Lang – who struck in the dying moments to secure maximum points – dedicated the victory to absentee team-mate Charlie Wyke.

Unbeaten in 13 in the League, Rotherham United kept a tight grip on the top spot, adding another point to the board in the wake of a goalless draw with Oxford United. Meanwhile, Wycombe Wanderers, who briefly surfaced to the summit on Saturday, settled for a point in a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Our featured 3pm kick-off didn’t fail to disappoint, as Bolton Wanderers and Cheltenham Town battled it out at the University of Bolton Stadium. The hosts came from behind twice to secure a hard-earned point, as it finished 2-2 between the Trotters and the Robins.

Whilst Milton Keynes Dons rallied to a 4-0 triumph over Morecambe, bouncing back from defeat to the Owls last time out in midweek.


Table toppers Forest Green Rovers extended their lead at the top of League Two to six points, with a Jamille Matt brace enough to seal three points against Bristol Rovers in a 2-0 win. And second-placed Northampton Town kept the pressure on with a 1-0 triumph over Leyton Orient, with Sam Hoskins’ first half strike the difference.

League Two’s leading marksman Dom Telford has now scored in seven consecutive games, taking his impressive return to 13 strikes and counting this season, as Newport County recorded a 1-1 draw with Colchester United on Friday evening.

At the reverse end of the table, Carlisle United registered an important win over Walsall to move up and out of the bottom two.

Meanwhile, Greater Manchester rivals Salford City and Oldham Athletic met on Saturday, and it was the hosts who ran out 2-0 winners, with goals from Matthew Lund and Brandon Thomas-Asante.

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