5 tales from the weekend’s motion

The EFL motion continued on the weekend throughout the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two and, as common, produced loads of drama!

Canaries go 10 points clear

Norwich City got here from a goal all the way down to beat struggling Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough and go 10 points clear on the top of the Championship.

Jordan Rhodes gave Wednesday a shock early lead from six yards against his former membership after Barry Bannan’s free-kick was blocked by the wall and Joey Pelupessy’s follow-up strike was not correctly cleared.

Teemu Pukki blasted Norwich level from eight yards after an hour pretty much as good build-up play set up the prolific Finn to strike into the top corner.

Todd Cantwell secured an eighth successive win for the Canaries 16 minutes later as he curled in a superb effort from contained in the field.

 

Mick McCarthy’s unbeaten start involves an end

Watford claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory at Cardiff City to move back into the automated promotion locations as Mick McCarthy lost for the primary time as Bluebirds boss.

Cardiff took an early lead when Francisco Sierralta turned Josh Murphy’s cross into his own net.

However the Hornets levelled instantly as Nathaniel Chalobah drove home.

Watford received it 4 minutes into added time when Adam Masina’s thumping free-kick flashed past Dillon Phillips.

 

Rochdale end drought to move off the underside

Rochdale breathed new life into their Sky Bet League One survival hopes with a 2-1 win at promotion-chasing Lincoln.

An extended throw from Conor Shaughnessy was cleared to Oliver Rathbone, who made area for himself on the sting of the realm earlier than firing a low shot past Alex Palmer to present Dale the lead.

City drew level on the hour mark because of a moment of brilliance from Morgan Rogers, who exchanged passes with Callum Morton earlier than unleashing an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Nonetheless, Stephen Humphrys bought the goal his performance deserved after 74 minutes when he shrugged off a few challenges earlier than discovering the net through the within of a post to seal a worthwhile victory for Dale.

 

Cheltenham leave it late to stay top

Andy Williams got here off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage-time winner and give Sky Bet League Two leaders Cheltenham a win at promotion rivals Exeter.

the sport burst into life with Exeter substitute Robbie Willmott played by means of on goal, solely to fireside straight at Griffiths, whereas Exeter goalkeeper Jokull Andresson pulled off a superb one-handed save to disclaim Alfie Could.

Nonetheless, within the first minute of time added on on the end of the competition, Cheltenham made the decisive breakthrough when an extended Ben Tozer throw into the field was headed onto the bar and bundled over the road by Williams.

 

42-year-old Ellison comes back to hang-out Morecambe

Shrimps legend Kevin Ellison put the boot into his old team to seal an enormous win in Newport County’s Sky Bet League Two promotion bid.

The Exiles adopted up their victories against Colchester and Bradford with a 3-1 success in Lancashire, the primary time they’d hit three within the league since October.

It was the second goal of the season for Ellison within the first recreation against his former side since being launched last summer time. 

 

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