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The EFL weekend review

21 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…


Second-placed Bournemouth breezed past promotion rivals Huddersfield Town. The Cherries registered a 3-0 victory over the Terriers, making it just one defeat in their last nine League outings. 

Luton moved up to third in the standings with a comfortable 3-1 showing over Hull City. Elijah Adebayo had the Hatters a goal up within the opening 10 minutes, and Harry Cornick and James Bree added their names to the scoresheet on the second half. Tom Eaves grabbed a late goal back for the Tigers, but it was nothing more than a consolation.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United claimed the bragging rights over Barnsley in the South Yorkshire derby. The Blades, who sit inside the Play-Off places, made the most of their chances in the second half, running out 2-0 winners over their neighbours.

Hot on Barnsley’s heels, Peterborough United recorded a huge win. In Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off, Grant McCann’s side came from behind against Queens Park Rangers to put three crucial points on the board in a 3-1 triumph. Peterborough now trail Reading, who snatched a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers, by seven points.


There was late drama in League One, as Oxford United rescued a point in the featured game of the weekend against Ipswich Town. Luke McNally was the hero in the 95th-minute, cancelling out Bersant Celina’s second half strike in the dying moments of the game to make it 1-1.

Plymouth Argyle continued their fine streak of form, extending their winning run to five on the bounce. The Pilgrims saw off Accrington Stanley, who were reduced to 10-men following the dismissal of Toby Savin, 4-0 on home soil. Panutche Camara, Joe Edwards, Niall Ennis and Ryan Hardie were all on target, with the latter wrapping up all three points with this effort…

Meanwhile at the top, Wigan Athletic thrashed Morecambe 4-1 to move a point off the top after Rotherham United were beaten 3-0 at home by Shrewsbury Town, whilst Milton Keynes Dons also stayed in the hunt for automatic promotion, edging past Cambridge United 1-0.

At the opposite end of the table, Fleetwood Town and Doncaster Rovers played out a goalless draw, AFC Wimbledon fell to a 3-1 defeat to Cheltenham Town, whilst Gillingham secured a point against Sheffield Wednesday.


Two of the division’s high-flyers, Sutton United and Tranmere Rovers, shared the spoils on Saturday afternoon. The South Londoners, who are looking to muscle their way back into the top seven, took the lead against fifth-placed Tranmere through Ben Goodliffe, but the visitors fought back, as Josh Hawkes restored parity in the second period.

Bristol Rovers made it four wins on the spin, sinking third-placed Northampton Town. The Gas came away with maximum points courtesy of Harry Anderson, who notched the only goal of the game inside the first minute in a 1-0 win for Rovers.

Elsewhere, Salford City kept their eight-game unbeaten streak going in spectacular style. The Ammies ran out 5-1 winners over League Two strugglers Scunthorpe United. Brandon Thomas-Asante bagged a hat-trick; the 23-year-old rippled the net on the stroke of half-time, completing his treble in the second period with 10 minutes left.

And Exeter City moved up in to the promotion places with a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic. Their second win on the bounce moves the Grecians in to second, whilst the Latics are winless in their last six.

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