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Five things you may have missed from the EFL this weekend

15 August 2022

What a weekend it was in the EFL!

Here are five things you may have missed...

An unlikely hero

When Queens Park Rangers keeper Seny Dieng opted to make his way up the pitch for a late corner at the Stadium of Light, even he couldn’t have expected the outcome.

The Hoops stopper rose highest to nod home the equaliser in the 92nd minute, rescuing a point for the West London visitors against Sunderland, who held a 2-0 lead up until the final five minutes, when Ilias Chair pulled a goal back before Dieng levelled for QPR.

And, down at the other end, the Senegal international was the hero as he kept out Black Cats midfielder Elliot Embleton in the dying moments of the game in the Sky Bet Championship.

Raining goals 

There was no shortage of goals across the three divisions this weekend, particularly in Sky Bet League One where there was an eight-goal thriller played out between Accrington Stanley and Burton Albion.

In the end, the spoils were shared as Stanley came from 3-0 down to put a point on the board. Accrington's Josh Woods made it 3-4 in the 90th minute before Rosaire Longelo netted an extra-time winner to make it 4-4. James Keillor-Dunn also took home the match ball, netting a hat-trick for the Brewers.

And in the Championship, Rotherham United stormed to a 4-0 victory over Reading, with all four goals coming in the first period as veteran skipper Richard Wood opened the scoring inside seven minutes.

Striking efforts

On the topic of goals, Preston North End midfielder Brad Potts stole the show with his acrobatics against Luton Town.

The 28-year-old’s scissor kick proved to be the match-winner in a slender 1-0 triumph for the Lilywhites and Potts appears to have put himself in early contention for Goal of the Season with this strike.

Comeback kings

Doncaster Rovers are making a habit of leaving it late, after coming from behind last weekend with two last gasp goals to beat Sutton United 2-1 in Sky Bet League Two. This time out, it took Tommy Rowe and Ro-Shaun Williams to strike in the 86th and 90th minute respectively to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

Millwall turned it around to edge Coventry City 3-2 in the Championship. George Saville completed the comeback in the 85th minute as the Lions battled against a 2-0 deficit to take maximum points.

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Meanwhile, Luke Leahy’s late penalty saw Shrewsbury Town see off Wycombe Wanderers 2-1, Stevenage secured a late equaliser against Walsall, and Grimsby Town’s Luke Waterfall bagged a 92nd minute winner against Rochdale.

Local pride

The Lancashire derby ended in stalemate as Morecambe and Fleetwood Town drew 1-1 in League One.

Shrimps forward Arthur Gnahoua opened the scoring in the first half, only for Fleetwood defender Danny Andrew to level proceedings in the 83rd minute, meaning the Cod Army are now unbeaten in five of their last seven league meetings with Morecambe.

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