As one other thrilling weekend of EFL motion involves a close, it is time to recap among the big outcomes from throughout the three divisions…
Listed below are just a handful you could have missed…
Huddersfield City 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers produced an unbelievable comeback from 2-0 all the way down to beat Huddersfield City 3-2 on Saturday afternoon, sealing the victory just three minutes from time. Trailing 2-1 on the break, the guests put in a fantastic second-half show to turn the sport on its head, in turn selecting up three very important points which leaves them 10 from security. The Chairboys will hope the end result marks the start of a winning run, with three of the 4 sides immediately above them struggling defeat on the weekend.
Watford 6-0 Bristol City
Watford have been Saturday’s big winners, placing an unbelievable six goals past Bristol City at Vicarage Street to get back to winning methods within the league. It was a surprising first-half show from the hosts that in the end did the harm, as Watford went into the break with a 4-0 lead. Ismaila Sarr registered two goals and two assists to maintain the Hornets fourth within the table, and condemn City to their fourth successive league defeat.
Brentford 0-2 Barnsley
Sunday noticed the promotion race take yet one more twist, as Brentford suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Barnsley. The end result not solely means Norwich City ended the weekend top of the table following their 4-1 win over Stoke City, but in addition that just three points separate seventh-placed Cardiff City and Fifteenth-placed Luton City! Barnsley are proper within the combine, and sit twelfth, whereas Brentford stay second within the standings.
Northampton City 0-2 Burton Albion
Burton Albion secured a crucial away win of their battle to keep away from relegation, on the expense of fellow strugglers Northampton City, giving Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink one thing to smile about on his return to his former membership. The victory is the Brewers’ third in 4 league video games and leaves them just two points adrift on the backside of the table, whereas Northampton are one in every of 4 sides locked on 24 points with issues really heating up.
Sunderland AFC 4-1 Doncaster Rovers
Whereas the larger image exhibits Sunderland AFC returning to the Play-Off locations and to inside one place of Doncaster Rovers, this match was all about two males – Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady. Wyke scored all 4 of Sunderland’s goals, finishing his hat-trick just after the half-hour mark, with McGeady offering the assist for every of the striker’s goals. Doncaster did pull one back, but in addition missed two penalties, on what was a disappointing day for Darren Moore’s males.
Oxford United 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Oxford United left it late to say a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic and prolong their glorious latest run of type to just one defeat in 16 video games. It was Elliott Moore who bundled home the winner, a goal which suggests the U’s at the moment are just a point outside of the League One Play-Off locations. Wigan, in the meantime, sit twenty second within the standings, with goal distinction maintaining them within the backside 4.
Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Stevenage
With a number of video games falling to the freezing temperatures, there have been just two League Two fixtures on Saturday, one in every of which seeing Bolton Wanderers document a slim victory to leap as much as thirteenth within the table. It was secured in memorable trend, with Declan John’s first goal in English football, and means they’re now unbeaten in three video games. Stevenage stay twenty first, and six points clear off the relegation zone.
Cambridge United 0-0 Southend United
Southend United constructed on their win at Newport County by holding leaders Cambridge United to a goalless draw, a end result which noticed them move out of the League Two relegation zone for the primary time since October. Cambridge, in the meantime, at the moment are 4 points clear on the top, however have played three video games greater than the 2 sides immediately beneath them within the table. Issues are getting very attention-grabbing at each ends!
Colchester United 2-2 Mansfield City
There was late drama in Sunday’s solitary League Two fixture, as Colchester United struck late on to say a priceless point against in-form Mansfield City. It was Frank Nouble who netted the hosts’ late equaliser, claiming his first goal since returning to the membership with a nice effort. It leaves them seventeenth, one point behind Mansfield, who’re 14th.