Throughout a weekend that featured countless drama within the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, there have been loads of speaking points within the EFL as soon as once more.
It is honest to say issues did not go to plan for Glenn Murray at Watford.
No goals in six apperance throughout his loan spell at Vicarage Street – many questioned whether or not he nonetheless had the fireplace within the stomach to carry out on the age of 37.
The veteran striker is a confirmed prolific marksman at Sky Bet Championship level, scoring 30 goals for Crystal Palace in 2012/13.
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And his reputatation and earlier relationship with manager Chris Hughton was sufficient to persuade Nottingham Forest to take him to the City Ground.
And on his first league start after a deadline day loan signing from Brighton, Murray did not disappoint – scoring two goals in a 3-0 win at Wycombe for Forest.
Oh Jimmy, Jimmy!
When second-placed Hull City rocked up at backside side Burton Albion, on paper it regarded like a foregone conclusion that the guests would take a regulation three points.
However that is Sky Bet League One we’re speaking about!
A last-minute winner from debutant Jonny Smith gave Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side a much-needed victory over the high-flying Tigers.
Smith, one other deadline-day signing, got here on as a second-half substitute and made a big impact, gathering Josh Parker’s cross earlier than sliding the ball past George Lengthy.
Toney’s two takes him to 22!
He is probably the most deadly striker in English skilled football.
And Ivan Toney scored not as soon as, however twice once more on Saturday, as Brentford got here from a goal right down to thump Middlesbrough and move as much as second place within the Championship.
The bees are actually unbeaten in 20 league video games, a run stretching back to 24 October, and one point behind leaders Norwich with a recreation in hand.
Watch Toney’s twenty first goal under.
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Cherries end dropping streak
Just like winning, defeat can grow to be a behavior.
However Philip Billing’s late winner noticed Bournemouth end their four-game dropping run, as caretaker manager Jonathan Woodgate led his side to victory over Birmingham City.
They have been made to work for it thoygh, as they got here from behind twice to document the victory on the Vitality – a consequence that strikes them 9 points away from the automated promotion locations.
Not all Wright on actuality star’s debut
A dream got here true for Mark Wright when he signed skilled phrases with Crawley City last December.
However, so far as full debuts go it was not one to recollect for the former actuality TV star.
The 34-year-old, who shot to fame on ITV’s The Solely Means Is Essex, began at left-back however noticed his side go 3-0 right down to Harrogate earlier than being taken off at half-time.
The one means is up!