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Relive the EFL weekend action

7 March 2022

Take a look back at the key headlines from across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two…

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Huddersfield Town moved up in to the automatic promotion places with their fourth win on the spin. The Terriers made light work of Peterborough United on Friday evening, cruising to a 3-0 win in West Yorkshire by netting twice in the opening 10 minutes. Carlos Corberan’s side now sit in second, dislodging Bournemouth, who slipped to defeat against Preston North End, partly in thanks to this heroic save from Daniel Iverson:

Nottingham Forest left it late to rescue an important point and keep their promotion hopes alive at Sheffield United. Ryan Yates equalised for the visitors in the 95th minute to restore parity, after Billy Sharp made the scoresheet for the Blades, who now sit just outside the Play-Off places in seventh.

Elsewhere, League leaders Fulham moved nine points clear recording a 2-0 win over promotion rivals Blackburn Rovers, whilst Middlesbrough made it eight consecutive wins at the Riverside in a 2-1 triumph over Luton Town while Queens Park Rangers suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

And Derby County moved above relegation rivals Barnsley in the Championship’s bottom three. The Rams saw off the South Yorkshire side 2-0, with a brace courtesy of Ravel Morrison to move in to 22nd place.

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In League One, 10-man Milton Keynes Dons tightened the gap to the top two as Liam Manning’s side beat table toppers Rotherham United 2-1 on their travels. MK Dons came from behind after conceding a first-half penalty which saw Daniel Harvie sent off to defeat the Millers, who still maintain a four-point lead at the top.

The Dons were not the only team to come back from adversity thought, as the ten-men of Portsmouth made it six unbeaten in an emphatic 4-0 showing over Accrington Stanley

 

Gareth Ainsworth’s 500th game in charge of Wycombe Wanderers ended in victory as the Chairboys beat Crewe Alexandra 3-1, second-placed Wigan Athletic cut the gap to Rotherham with a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United continued their goal-haul, notching 15 goals in their last five games, with the latest coming in a 4-1 triumph over Burton Albion.

Meanwhile Cheltenham Town shared the biggest score-line of the weekend in League One, diminishing Doncaster Rovers’ hopes of survival, putting four goals past Gary McSheffrey’s side on home soil.

Elsewhere, Play-Off chasing Sheffield Wednesday were defeated 3-1 by Lincoln City. The Owls still sit in sixth, after Sunderland recorded a goalless draw with Charlton Athletic.

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Northampton Town kicked off their anniversary celebrations with a 3-2 win over a Tranmere Rovers side now without victory in five. The Cobblers, who turn 125 years old later this week, fashioned a 3-0 lead before Tranmere made a late charge in the second half, grabbing two goals back.

Also winless in five, Forest Green Rovers settled for a point against Salford City. Matt Smith notched an early opened for the hosts, before strike number 21 of the season for Matthew Stevens levelled proceedings in the second half.

Back in the top three, Sutton United made it back-to-back victories, easing past Rochdale 3-0 to break into the automatic promotion places once again. The South Londoners now trail the second-placed Cobblers by just three points.

At the reverse end of the table, Leyton Orient sealed a valuable draw with Stevenage. Theo Archibald arrived in the 94th minute to earn a point for Orient, with a solitary point now standing between the two teams sitting in 20th and 21st place respectively.


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