Good Monday’s top 5 EFL stories – 17th April 2017

Brighton back up, Plymouth promoted and Leeds lacklustre.


The Flying Seagulls 


Picture credit to the Times

Brighton survived a late scare to beat Wigan 2-1 to assure their promotion to the Premier League next season.

A hearted display saw the Seagulls overcome relegation worried Wigan to go to 92 points meaning they are promoted to the Premier League after Huddersfield could only draw 1-1 with Derby.

Also aptly, Newcastle shockingly lost to Ipswich 3-1 to uncover the stat that the Magpies have only won 2 games in their last 8.



Welcome to League One!


Plymouth will be playing League One football next season after they hit Newport for 6 and only conceding one in the process meaning they are automatically promoted from League Two.

Argyle only needed a point but braces from Jake Jervis and Graham Carey saw them to an emphatic victory as they return to the third tier of English football.

Portsmouth have also filled up the last automatic promotion spot in League Two after they beat Notts County 3-1 as Luton could only draw with Mansfield.



Play-off Perplexion

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It was all change in the play-off positions as Reading beat already relegated Rotherham to move up to 3rd, Leeds dropping out of the play-offs after they lost to Wolves and being replaced by Fulham who beat Aston Villa


Another Casualty 

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Chesterfield have been relegated from League One after suffering a 3-1 loss to Scunthorpe. Gary Caldwell’s men only managed 1 win in the last 9 games as they sit 23rd, 9 points from safety with two games remaining.


Deadly Drop-zone Drama


Wigan’s loss means they now have a mountain to climb if they are to evade the drop. Blackburn’s draw draws them one point closer to safety after Nottingham Forest lost away at Cardiff.

Birmingham lost 2-0 to fellow relegation strugglers Burton which prompted the resignation of manager Gianfranco Zola.

Meanwhile, one more win for QPR would see them safe for another season.


Debate Points

How will Brighton fare next year?

Who will miss out on the play-offs?

Are foreign owners ruining the English game? 


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