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Swansea’s automatic promotion hopes all-but ended by QPR defeat

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA32 hits

Swansea’s automatic promotion hopes from the Sky Bet Championship all but evaporated as QPR claimed a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium.Lyndon Dykes drove home his 12th goal of the season in the final minute after being set up by substitute Albert Adomah.Steve Cooper’s side now trail second-placed Watford – 1-0 winners at promoted Norwich – by nine points with three rounds o...Full Story »

Tranmere in automatic hunt as Paudie O’Connor own goal gives them Bradford win

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA18 hits

Fifth-placed Tranmere improved their chances of automatic promotion after ending their run of seven matches without a win with a 1-0 victory at Bradford.The result leaves them four points behind the third automatic place with three matches to play.It was Bradford’s third defeat in eight days and all but ends their outside hopes of a play-off place.Tranmere’s winning  goal came i...Full Story »

Brentford lose more ground in automatic promotion race after draw with Cardiff

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA26 hits

Brentford failed to keep the pressure on second-placed Watford with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff in another blow to their automatic promotion hopes.Keiffer Moore gave the Bluebirds the lead from the spot just before the hour but Tariqe Fosu levelled minutes later after an Alex Smithies howler.Moore sent David Raya the wrong way from the spot after Ethan Pinnock handled Curtis Nelson’s goal-b...Full Story »

Paul Heckingbottom calls for clarity at Sheffield United following relegation

Posted Sunday, April 18, 2021 by PA35 hits

Sheffield United caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom insists the Blades need clarity to move forward after they were relegated from the Premier League.Willian Jose’s goal was enough to send United down following a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.With six games remaining rock-bottom United have suffered the joint-earliest relegation in Premier League history, alongside Ipswich, Derby and Huddersfield.Co...Full Story »

Brentford held to draw by Millwall as automatic promotion hopes fade

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA18 hits

Brentford wasted the chance to gain ground on second-placed Watford in the Sky Bet Championship promotion race with a 0-0 stalemate against Millwall.With the Hornets losing at local rivals Luton it was set up for the Bees to turn the screw, but they failed to muster a single shot on goal.And it might have been even worse for the hosts if Danny McNamara’s low cross had been met by a Millwal...Full Story »

Tommy Wright sees room for improvement as Kilmarnock secure quarter-final spot

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA15 hits

Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright praised his players for securing their spot in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup but he insists they will need to tighten up for the relegation run-in.Killie set up a last-eight clash with St Mirren following a 3-1 win over League One outfit Montrose.First-half goals from Kyle Lafferty and Chris Burke, with Greg Kiltie netting after the interval, had Kilmarno...Full Story »

Swansea held by Wycombe as automatic promotion hopes fade

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA20 hits

Swansea were forced to claw their way back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw against bottom-of-the-table Wycombe to keep alive their slim hopes of challenging Watford for the second automatic promotion spot.With Luton winning 1-0 at the Hornets, the point Steve Cooper’s side were able to scramble late on cut the gap between second and third to six points.At the other end of the table...Full Story »

John Sheridan accepts criticism as Swindon lose again at bottom side Rochdale

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by PA27 hits

John Sheridan said he and his Swindon team deserve all the criticism that comes their way following the 2-1 defeat against fellow League One strugglers Rochdale.The manager was bitterly disappointed with his side’s performance against bottom-of-the-table Dale and admitted it was not good enough.Goals from Jimmy Keohane and Conor Grant proved enough for the hosts to claim their first home w...Full Story »

Ian Evatt urges Bolton to secure automatic promotion after win at Salford

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by PA22 hits

Bolton boss Ian Evatt has challenged his “magnificent” players to finish the job and secure promotion to League One after ruining Salford’s unbeaten home run with a 1-0 win.Lloyd Isgrove’s cross-shot midway through the first half was backed up by a fantastic defensive effort as Salford’s own faltering charge up the leagues was dealt a huge blow in front of Gary Nevi...Full Story »

Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes suffer blow as Wigan secure comeback win

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by PA26 hits

Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a massive blow after Wigan came from behind to win 2-1 at the DW Stadium.Latics picked up their second win in four days to move out of the relegation zone with five matches to go.But after back-to-back setbacks, the Black Cats look like they may have to make do with the play-offs.It looked good for the visitors when Aiden McGeady’s cros...Full Story »

Thomas Frank doubtful Brentford can overhaul Watford for automatic promotion

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA24 hits

Thomas Frank insists Brentford face an almighty task to overhaul Watford for automatic promotion despite a thumping 5-0 victory over Preston.The Bees ended a run of four successive draws in the Championship with a devastating attacking display to close the gap on second place to nine points.And despite having a game in hand on the Hornets, Frank hinted that their rivals would need to collapse fo...Full Story »

Tommy Wright frustrated as Kilmarnock let lead slip twice against Ross County

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA23 hits

Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright was frustrated his side could not build on their early lead as they drew 2-2 with fellow Scottish Premiership strugglers Ross County.Chris Burke gave the home side a dream start with a goal inside three minutes, only for the visitors to peg them back two minutes later through former Killie man Michael Gardyne.Killie went in at the break ahead thanks to Mitch Pinno...Full Story »

Automatic promotion not an option for Portsmouth, says Danny Cowley

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA14 hits

Danny Cowley ruled Portsmouth out of the automatic promotion race after losing 2-1 at home to Burton in League One.Mike Fondop and Josh Powell scored either side of half-time as Burton ended Cowley’s 100 per cent record as Pompey boss.Portsmouth remain in the top six, but are 12 points off second-placed Peterborough with seven games to play.Cowley said: “The overriding emotion is fru...Full Story »

Torquay keep automatic promotion hopes on track with victory against Weymouth

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA10 hits

Torquay came from behind to earn a 2-1 win at home to Weymouth to keep their National League promotion bid on track.Weymouth took the lead just before half-time when they were awarded a penalty which Andrew Dallas scored after he had been brought down by home keeper Lucas Covolan.Joe Lewis and Asa Hall both hit the crossbar early in the second half for the home side before Jake Andrews drew Torq...Full Story »

Port Vale dent Morecambe’s automatic promotion hopes with hard-fought victory

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA21 hits

Port Vale overcame a lengthy snow delay to continue their remarkable turnaround with victory against promotion hopefuls Morecambe.Nathan Smith’s winner ensured in-form Vale secured their sixth successive win for the first time in 25 years.Shrimps striker Cole Stockton tested Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown with a well-timed low effort early on. Stockton turned creator with a dangerous cross ev...Full Story »

Hamilton lose more ground at bottom of table after defeat to Dundee United

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA19 hits

Hamilton were left further adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premiership after gifting Dundee United striker Marc McNulty an early goal in a 1-0 home defeat.McNulty capitalised on a poor clearance from stand-in goalkeeper Kyle Gourlay to net in the sixth minute and Accies missed a string of chances to level either side of half-time.Gourlay had come into Brian Rice’s injury-hit team after ...Full Story »

Brentford hit Preston for five to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2021 by PA11 hits

Brentford kept their faint automatic promotion hopes alive with a thumping 5-0 victory at Preston.The Bees scored twice in the first half and three times in the second to end a run of four straight Championship draws in emphatic style.Their biggest away win of the season moved Thomas Frank’s side to within nine points of second-placed Watford, with six games still to play.Preston, meanwhil...Full Story »

Tom Cleverley closing in on return ahead of Watford’s clash with Reading

Posted Thursday, April 08, 2021 by PA34 hits

Watford should have midfielder Tom Cleverley in contention again for Friday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash against play-off hopefuls Reading.Cleverley suffered a small set-back to his return from a knee ligament strain ahead of Good Friday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday, so also did not feature in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.The Hornets, who sit second in the table, otherwi...Full Story »

Steve Cooper says Swansea still chasing automatic promotion despite Preston loss

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by PA14 hits

Swansea are not ready to throw in the towel on promotion despite falling to a fourth successive defeat after losing 1-0 to Preston at the Liberty StadiumFor the third time in that run of defeats Steve Cooper’s side conceded a goal to a long throw, the latest one coming in the 91st minute.They are still in fourth place, but are losing momentum with seven games to go and have now failed...Full Story »

Tom Beadling rescues draw for Barrow at Colchester

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by PA14 hits

A late equaliser from substitute Tom Beadling rescued Barrow a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Colchester.Colchester had a goal disallowed in the 20th minute when Brendan Wiredu tapped in from close range but referee John Busby ruled that Barrow goalkeeper Joel Dixon had been fouled.Scott Quigley fired a low cross-shot wide for Barrow before the U’s took a precious 33rd-minute lead through C...Full Story »

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