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Five talking points from the EFL weekend round-up

31 October 2022

Another weekend is done and dusted in the EFL! Here are five things you may have missed as we take you through some of the biggest moments from across the divisions...

Managerial milestones

It was a big day in the dugout at Kenilworth Road as Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray’s 800th game in football management and Luton Town manager Nathan Jones’ 350th fixture in charge of the Hatters ended in a 1-1 draw in the Sky Bet Championship.

Mowbray has managed the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers and, most recently taking the reins of the Black Cats in August after departing Blackburn at the end of last term after five years.


Meanwhile, Jones, who was reappointed as Luton boss in the summer of 2020, helped the Bedfordshire Club achieve promotion from Sky Bet League Two, going down in history ass the manager to reach the Hatters’ highest EFL points per game ratio.

Eight-goal thriller

Blink and you’ll miss it at The Valley this weekend as Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town played out an eight-goal thriller. There were four goals in added time as the spoils were shared as it finished 4-4 in South London.

Freddie Ladapo put the Tractor Boys back in the lead in the 91st minute and Sam Morsy looked as though he’d all but sealed maximum points when the skipper made it 4-2 just moments later.

But the Addicks had other ideas. Terell Thomas pulled a goal back for Charlton in the 96th minute before George Dobson snatched a late leveller in the dying moments of the game to make it 4-4 in an eventful day in Sky Bet League One.

Off the mark

Colchester United starlet Marley Marshall-Miranda opened his account for the U’s in style. The 20-year-old struck first for the Essex-based side as it finished a goal apiece between Colchester and Stevenage in League Two.

The midfielder, who joined the Club’s Academy setup from Brighton and Hove Albion in 2019, hit a powerful effort from the edge of the area to put Colchester in the lead inside six minutes. Matt Bloomfield’s side secured a point against second-placed Stevenage to make it back-to-back draws.

Five-star display 

The performance of the day in League Two came from Swindon Town, who put in a five-star shift to come from behind twice to beat Mansfield Town 5-2 on the road.

The Robins fell behind in the first minute but went on to cruise to victory. Jonny Williams bagged a brace, whilst Luke Jephcott and Ronan Darcy both made the scoresheet and Ben Gladwin wrapped up the points from the penalty spot.


Swindon moved up to fourth with that win, knocking the Stags out of the Play-Off spots as it stands.

Spectacular strikes

Cross or shot? Huddersfield Town left back Yuta Nakayama produced the matchwinner against Millwall as the Terriers edged the Lions 1-0 in the Championship, but it was up for question whether the Japanese international’s 40-yard effort was intentional.

Nakayama lifted the ball in from the left which caught out Millwall stopper George Long and left him floundering in mid-air as the defender gave the West Yorkshire side the lead.

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