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EFL matchday review: 22 April

24 April 2019

Easter Monday certainly didn't disappoint when it came to EFL action, with twists and turns galore across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two.

Here are just a few of the key results...

ASTON VILLA 1-0 MILLWALL

In the absence of star striker Tammy Abraham, Jonathan Kodjia stepped up to the mark, scoring the only goal as Villa saw off Milwall to claim a 10th straight league win and secure a Play-Off place in the process. 

HULL CITY 0-3 SHEFFIELD UNITED

The Blades went into this one knowing that victory would put pressure on fellow automatic promotion chasers Leeds United, and produced an excellent display to take a step closer to the Premier League. Goals from David McGoldrick and Enda Stevens secured the points.

STOKE CITY 2-2 NORWICH 

League leaders Norwich now only need a point to secure promotion after Monday's 2-2 draw in Staffordshire. They'll feel disappointed that they aren't over the line already though, having led twice against Stoke through Onel Hernandez and Finland international Teemu Pukki, who continues to impress.

BRENTFORD 2-0 LEEDS UNITED

In the late kick-off, Leeds missed the chance to make up ground, suffering defeat at the hands of Brentford. Efforts from Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos sealed an impressive victory for the Bees, who are 15th with two games two play. Leeds, meanwhile, are now three points adrift of the top two.

PORTSMOUTH 2-1 COVENTRY CITY

There was late drama at Fratton Park as Pompey captain Brett Pitman scored a late winner to help his promotion-chasing side come from behind to beat Coventry in front of a sold-out crowd. Kenny Jackett's men are the form team in the division, and remain right in the automatic promotion mix.

BRISTOL ROVERS 0-1 ROCHDALE

Brian Barry-Murphy's strong start as Rochdale manager continued as Ethan Hamilton scored a late winner at the Memorial Stadium to help his side ease their relegation fears. It was a second successive win for the Dale, who are now a point above Rovers in what remains an incredible battle to avoid the drop.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 4-0 SUNDERLAND

A game with implications at both ends of the table, Charlton v Scunthorpe saw four goals from four different scorers. Anfernee Dijksteel, Joe Aribo, Igor Vetokele and Lyle Taylor were all on target for Lee Bowyer's side, whose victory leaves their opponents a point adrift of safety and with the second worst goal difference of the sides around them.

PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1-1 SUNDERLAND

A late Matt Godden equaliser gave Peterborough a valuable point in their Play-Off push and dented Sunderland's promotion hopes. The result was made better for the Posh by defeat for Doncaster Rovers at home to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday evening.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2-1 CAMBRIDGE UNITED

Forest Green's victory over Cambridge means they are assured of at least a Play-Off place, but they'll still be targeting automatic promotion after Monday's results. Christian Doidge found the net yet again, scoring what proved to be the winner, leaving Rovers just three points off the top three.

LINCOLN CITY 0-0 TRANMERE ROVERS

While the scoreline won't turn many heads, it was enough to secure Lincoln the Sky Bet League Two title, sparking fantastic celebrations at the full-time whistle. For Tranmere, a share of the spoils means they're likely to end up in the Play-Offs, following an excellent recent run.

MK DONS 1-1 PORT VALE

Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held at home by Port Vale, a result which saw the hosts drop out of the automatic promotion spots at a crucial point in the campaign. Two goals in four second-half minutes means Paul Tisdale's side are outside of the top three on goal difference.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3-2 MANSFIELD TOWN

Mansfield too slipped up in their hunt for automatic promotion, falling to a narrow defeat at Oldham, but they remain in the top three. Athletic's Gevaro Nepomuceno was the star of the show, scoring twice and also registering an assist. 


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