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        Pompey win again; Colchester beat Notts County 5-4

        EFL round-up: Ipswich go top despite draw

        2023/09/30 18:29

        It’s been another dramatic day in the EFL with some big score lines, particularly in League Two. As always, Playmaker is here to go through all the key moments from across ‘the 72’.


        Ipswich Town left it late to deny Darren Moore his first win as Huddersfield Town manager when Brandon Williams made it 1-1 in the 87th minute.

        The result moves the Tractor Boys up the summit of the Championship but that could change tomorrow as second-place Leicester City face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

        Preston North End’s unbeaten start to the season is over in spectacular fashion after Ryan Lowe’s side lost 4-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion.

        Darnell Furlong opened the scoring after just four minutes for the baggies before Alex Mowatt, Matt Phillips, and Kyle Bartley added to the scoreline.

        After a slow start to the season, Middlesbrough won their third game in a row in all competitions at Vicarage Road. Riley McGree had Boro 2-0 up after just 12 minutes before goals from Vakoun Bayo and Wesley Hoedt levelled things up for the Hornets.

        But it was Boro who claimed all three points with Josh Coburn scoring the winner – his first goal of the season – in the 63rd minute to make it 3-2.

        And in the early game between two teams who dropped down to the second tier, Adam Armstrong scored twice in a 3-1 win for Southampton at home to Leeds United.

        Championship final scores

        Southampton 3-1 Leeds United
        Preston North End 0-4 West Bromwich Albion
        Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Coventry City
        Watford 2-3 Middlesbrough
        Norwich City 2-0 Birmingham City
        Millwall 0-3 Swansea City
        Bristol City 2-3 Stoke City
        Cardiff City 2-0 Rotherham United
        Huddersfield Town 1-1 Ipswich Town
        Hull City 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

        League One

        Portsmouth’s good start to the season continued with a 2-1 victory away to 10-man Wigan Athletic.

        The Latics had taken the lead in the 27th minute through Martial Godo before Regan Poole and Paddy Lane put the unbeaten Pompey ahead. Wigan didn't manage to get a leveller though – not helped by Charlie Wyke receiving a straight red card four minutes into the second half.

        Oxford United are just behind Portsmouth in second place after defeating fellow good starters Stevenage on the road. The Boro had taken the lead in the 15th minute through Jamie Reid with a Greg Leigh brace and Elliott Moore earning the win for Liam Manning’s team.

        After scoring eight goals against Manchester United’s U21 side in the EFL Trophy midweek, Bolton had to settle for scoring just one away to Port Vale – but it was enough with Dion Charles getting his seventh goal in ten for Bolton this season.

        Despite the defeat, Port Vale stay in the top six just behind Peterborough United with the Posh winning their game 2-0 at home to Bristol Rovers.

        League One final scores

        Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Charlton Athletic
        Reading 0-0 Burton Albion
        Stevenage 1-3 Oxford United
        Wigan Athletic 1-2 Portsmouth
        Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Carlisle United
        Port Vale 0-1 Bolton Wanderers
        Peterborough United 2-0 Bristol Rovers
        Derby County 0-0 Cambridge United
        Exeter City 0-2 Northampton Town
        Fleetwood Town 1-0 Leyton Orient
        Lincoln City 2-0 Cheltenham Town
        Barnsley 0-1 Blackpool


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        League Two

        Colchester United defeated league-leaders Notts County in a nine-goal thriller that also included a sending off.

        Noah Chivers, Jayden Fevrier, and Arthur Read had Colchester 3-1 up by half-time with Macaulay Langstaff pulling one back for Notts County early into the second.

        Goals from Cameron McGeehan, Jodi Jones, and another from Read made it 5-3 to Colchester by the time they were reduced to ten men in the 79th minute when McGeehan received his second yellow card.

        Langstaff did bring it back to 5-4 in the second minute of stoppage time but Notts County weren’t able to snatch a point in after a thrilling contest.

        Despite losing, Notts County are still top of League Two but Crawley Town’s comfortable 3-0 win at home to Sutton United means that they go level on points with the Magpies but with an inferior goal difference.

        Swindon Town are up into third place following a 2-1 win at home to Grimsby Town after Gillingham and Mansfield shared the points between them.

        And finally, 10-men Wrexham left it late to salvage a point after being 3-2 down at home to Crewe Alexandra after Ryan Barnett was given a straight red card 36 minutes into the match.

        But substitute Steven Fletcher rescued a draw five minutes into stoppage time – a perfect time to get his first goal for the club.

        League Two final scores

        MK Dons 0-1 Harrogate Town
        Gillingham 1-1 Mansfield Town
        Salford City 2-1 Newport County
        Swindon Town 2-1 Grimsby Town
        Wrexham 3-3 Crewe Alexandra
        Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Morecambe
        Crawley Town 3-0 Sutton United
        Accrington Stanley 1-3 Stockport County
        Barrow 3-2 Doncaster Rovers
        Bradford City 1-3 Walsall
        Colchester United 5-4 Notts County
        Wimbledon 4-1 Tranmere Rovers

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        2023-10-01 08h01m by omitchellsonjones
        A Patrick Roberts goal was enough to separate the two sides and move the Teessiders up to 10th in the Championship.

        Wow! What a day of football in the EFL! Championship thriller, Preston North End's unbeaten start to the season ended with a 4-0 loss, and Middlesbrough up to 10th, great stuff!
        2023-09-30 19h47m by awalkerson7
        A first-half brace from Britt Assombalonga and another from Paddy McNair sealed the 3-0 win for Jonathan Woodgate’s side.
        2023-09-30 19h10m by hturnerford
        A 4-1 win over Watford moves Boro up to 10th in the table.

        Impressive result from Boro!
        2023-09-30 18h58m by lhalliday_bart
        Wow, what a day of football! Plenty of surprises and excitement!


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