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The EFL weekend review

14 March 2022

Take a look back some of the biggest results from across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two…

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Kicking off the weekend’s Championship action, Huddersfield Town were forced to settle for a point away at West Bromwich Albion after spurning a two-goal lead on the Baggies. Danny Ward’s brace was cancelled out by two goals in the space of two minute as Karlan Grant and Andy Carroll offered the West Midlands side a lifeline.

Table toppers Fulham also missed the opportunity to move even further clear at the summit, coming from behind to rescue a point against relegation-threatened Barnsley, whilst Blackburn Rovers succumbed to a 92nd-minute Andreas Weinmann winner against Bristol City. 

Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers turned it around against Luton Town on Sunday afternoon. The Hatters took a 1-0 lead into the break courtesy of Cameron Jerome before Andre Gray and Robert Dickie struck back in the second half to secure maximum points for the Hoops.

And Nottingham Forest boosted their promotion hopes, beating Reading 4-0. Forest, who sit in ninth, are now just two points off of sixth-placed Sheffield United, who suffered a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Coventry City.

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Milton Keynes Dons and Wigan Athletic shared the spoils in League One’s headline fixture. Leam Richardson’s Latics took the lead in the second period before Liam Manning’s men restored parity in the closing stages of the game. Meanwhile, as attentions turned to the other top-of-the-table clash, Wycombe Wanderers and Rotherham United played out a goalless draw.

Sheffield Wednesday romped to a 6-0 win over Cambridge United as Saido Berahino took home the match-ball. The 28-year-old notched his hat-trick within 17 minutes, scoring two before the break before completing the feat 10 minutes after the restart. Barry Bannan, who produced a piece of individual brilliance, and George Byers also made score-sheet.

Gillingham side dug deep to hold on to a 1-0 lead against Doncaster Rovers and earn a valuable three points in their bid for survival after Charlie Kelman opened the scoring inside the first 59 seconds of the game.

Meanwhile, AFC Wimbledon and Fleetwood Town, both level on points with the Gills, were pulled back into the fight, now sitting just outside the drop zone with their respective defeats to Lincoln City and Fleetwood Town, and Crewe Alexandra suffered a 2-0 loss to promotion-chasing Sunderland.

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In League Two, Newport County broke into the automatic promotion spots. The Exiles registered a 2-0 win over Stevenage to see James Rowberry’s side move into third place, extending his side’s unbeaten run to six in the League. Boro, on the other hand, still maintain a three-point gap between themselves and the bottom two.

Elsewhere, Colchester United were inspired to victory by Noah Chilvers. The midfielder bagged a brace in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph over Scunthorpe United. The U’s came from a goal behind to put distance between the Essex side and the drop zone, with Chilvers and Owura Edwards turning it around for Colchester.

There were goals aplenty in our featured game of the weekend in Burslem. Port Vale cruised to a 4-1 win over Crawley Town, with the hosts occupying 10th place, now four points off the Play-Offs.

A top two comprising Forest Green Rovers and Northampton Town slipped to defeat. The League leaders were outshined by Bradford City, as Mark Hughes tasted victory for the first time as Bantams boss.

The Cobblers meanwhile lost 2-1 to Carlisle United who have now made it four wins in a row to move them nine points clear of the relegation places. And Walsall sunk high-flying Sutton United, who fell out of the promotion places. 


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