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Revisit the EFL weekend action!

11 April 2022

We’ve reached that time of the season where the highs of promotion and heartbreaks of relegation start to fall into place.

Here’s a look back at all the action across Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two from the weekend.

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The shock of the weekend in the Championship came in the capital on Sunday afternoon as table toppers Fulham were beaten 3-1 by Coventry City at Craven Cottage, as the Sky Blues handed the Cottagers just their seventh defeat of the season.

Also at the top, second-placed Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw away at Play-Off hopefuls Sheffield United, whilst third-placed Nottingham Forest picked up a fifth consecutive League win, defeating Birmingham City 2-0. Elsewhere, the other two teams currently making up the top six, Huddersfield Town and Luton Town, go head to head at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening.

Meanwhile, in the Lancashire derby, Play-Off chasing Blackburn Rovers picked up a 1-1 draw at home to local rivals Blackpool.

At the other end of the table, Hull City picked up a huge three points away at Middlesborough with a 1-0 win to ensure their Championship survival. Peterborough United picked up a point in a 1-1 draw away at Bristol City despite going down to 10 men and Derby County suffered defeat away at Swansea City and Barnsley were also comfortably beaten at Millwall with 4-1 the final score. Just above the dotted line, despite their recent upturn in form, Reading also faced a 2-1 defeat away at Cardiff City.

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At the top of the table, Wigan Athletic continued their eight-match unbeaten run with a comfortable 3-1 away victory at Lincoln City. That result extends the Latics' lead at the top to three points, with two games in hand on second-placed Milton Keynes Dons, who played out a draw with AFC Wimbledon.

Despite their Papa Johns Trophy Final victory at Wembley last weekend, Rotherham United’s automatic promotion hopes were dealt a blow as Charlton Athletic secured a slender 1-0 victory over the South Yorkshire side.

Elsewhere in the Play-Off positions, Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday both picked up away draws at Burton Albion and Bolton Wanderers respectively, and sixth-placed Sunderland picked up a vital three points away at Oxford United; substitute Elliot Embleton scored a 89th minute winner for the Black Cats.

At the bottom, Crewe Alexandra’s relegation to League Two was confirmed after their 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Doncaster Rovers. Along with AFC Wimbledon, Gillingham also earned a draw, however, the Gills stay in the relegation zone on goal difference, despite Fleetwood Town and Morecambe both losing.

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League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Hartlepool United. The remaining two teams in the automatic promotion spots both did all they could over the weekend and picked up maximum points. Exeter City were rewarded with their Carlisle United in a 1-0 win and Port Vale in third position earned a 3-2 victory over Oldham Athletic; Brad Walker's with a stunning strike from 25 yards secured the win.

The race for the Play-Off positions remains tight, with just four points separating Mansfield Town in fourth place and Tranmere Rovers in ninth, as the Stags picked up a convincing 4-0 win away at Scunthorpe United.

Following a late own-goal, Newport County crept back into the Play-Off positions with a 1-0 victory over Swindon Town, whilst Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers, both picked up draws. In addition, Salford City continued their recent charge with a 2-0 home victory over Harrogate Town.

Meanwhile, Stevenage picked up their first win under new boss Steve Evans at Colchester United; this result leaves Boro in the bottom two only on goal difference, with the sides just above them, Barrow and Oldham, both losing over the weekend.


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