EFL round-up: Huddersfield drop points, Cherries mount pressure and a Report from Swindon

☑️ On course for an xG of 54.11 in 22/23
☑️ 5% conversion rate against (lowest)
☑️ March & Trossard high performers

#Brighton’s metrics have been of the highest quality this season. But they also show De Zerbi where he can improve.

#BHAFC | #LIVBHA
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/what-will-the-roberto-de-zerbi-era-look-like-for-brighton/

🔹 @MiamiDolphins 15-27 @Bengals 🔸

The #Dolphins suffer their first defeat of the season in Cincinnati. A statement win over an in-form team moves the #Bengals up to .500 and back on track after a tricky start.

Here’s the @NextGenStats angle from last night. ⬇️

#TNF

🔥 Top 10 most aggressive QBs heading into Week 4, according to @NextGenStats.

Jameis Winston tops the list, with the #Saints heading to London for the first of 3 #NFLUK games.

Will Burrow or Tua find themselves on this list by the end of tonight?

#TNF #Bengals #Dolphins

🐯 15. #Bengals [+3]

Joe Cool & co. have the chance to move up to .500 after a strong win over the #Jets last week.

🐬 3. #Dolphins [+5]

Tua, Tyreek and Waddle have lit up this Miami offense so far. Can they keep it up?

#TNF #RuleTheJungle #FinsUp
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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Fulham and Huddersfield both drop points as Bournemouth eye automatics

The Championship action returned on Friday night at The Hawthorns as West Brom hosted high flying Huddersfield.

The Terriers appeared to be set to make it five wins on the spin in the league until a Karlan Grant penalty and a late Andy Carroll header put a spanner in the works.

It could be considered two points dropped for Town who, despite the Baggies late comeback, kept hold of a 17-game unbeaten run in the league.

 

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Tino Anjorin of Huddersfield Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town at The Hawthorns on March 11, 2022 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

 

Saturday afternoon started with struggling Barnsley at home to top of the table Fulham at Oakwell. This seemed to be an away banker -it was not. Barnsley had bright spells throughout this clash and took the lead through Carlton Morris’ penalty. They led from that point until four minutes from time. Harry Wilson’s late long-range equaliser spared the Cottagers blushes and extended their lead to 15 points for a few hours at least.

The pressure was on Bournemouth to get a positive result against struggling Derby at the Vitality Stadium. Dominic Solanke, with his 22nd goal of the season, and Jamal Lowe’s late goal secured a 2-0 success meaning Scott Parker’s side overtook Huddersfield and with-it 2nd place in the table. The Cherries have only lost one of their last seven games as they look to take advantage of their games in hand on Carlos Corberan’s side.

Peterborough stay rooted at the foot of the Championship table despite stealing a late draw against Stoke City. Jonson Clarke-Harris’ late penalty meant they escaped with a draw from a game they twice came from behind in. Their inferior goal difference (-45, having conceded 72 this season) effectively means the Posh are seven points from safety with 10 games left.

 

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Peterborough United and Stoke City at London Road Stadium on March 12, 2022 in Peterborough, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

 

Nottingham Forest continued their impressive form against struggling Reading. They are two points away from the top six after going seven games unbeaten and confidently cast aside the Royals 4-0 thanks to a brace from Keinan Davis, Ryan Yates and substitute Sam Surridge.

 

Millwall and Middlesborough are also making things interesting in the play-off hunt. They met at the Den although they couldn’t be separated, and the game finished goalless. Both sit one and three points off the top six respectively.

 

 

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday dazzle with six-goal success

There is only one place to start in League One and that is at Stadium MK as second met third when Wigan travelled to MK Dons. The home side were unbeaten in ten games, and the Latics had lost just once in seven league games. Only top of the table Rotherham and the Dons had a better away record coming into this.

They couldn’t be separated as the game finished 1-1, with Harry Darling grabbing a late equaliser for the Dons.

 

Tom Naylor scores for Wigan Athletic, to take the lead to make it 1 – 0 against Milton Keynes Dons, during the Sky Bet League 1 match between MK Dons and Wigan Athletic at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes on Saturday 12th March 2022. (Photo by John Cripps/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

Rotherham have now gone without a win in three league games, their longest run of the season, as they laboured to a 0-0 draw with play-off hopefuls Wycombe Wanderers. That result has them four points clear of Wigan.

A team on the march and hopeful of a play-off spot is Sheffield Wednesday. They secured a huge 6-0 success against Cambridge United at Hillsborough. Only Sunderland boast a better home record with their one defeat at home coming from top of the table Rotherham.

 

 

AFC Wimbledon are in free-fall. They cling onto 20th place in League One currently due to superior goal difference over Gillingham. They have gone 18 games without three points after their most recent 2-0 defeat at home to Lincoln. The Imps went down to 10 men mid-way through the second half with the score at 1-0 but despite this they added a second through Teddy Bishop’s late goal.

Gillingham edged closer to safety after they beat fellow strugglers Doncaster 1-0, with loanee Charlie Kelman scoring in the first minute of that game. This victory puts them level on points with 19th placed Fleetwood and 20th placed AFC Wimbledon after two straight away wins.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hughes bags first win with Bradford

Too many Cook(e)s didn’t spoil the broth for Mark Hughes as he collected his first victory as Bradford boss thanks to Callum Cooke and Andy Cook’s goals against Forest Green Rovers. The league’s pace setters have now not won in six games as their push for the League Two championship appears to be stalling.

Hot on Rovers tails are the likes of Newport County, who went to struggling Stevenage and won 2-0 thanks to Rob Street and Ryan Haynes goals which meant they jumped to third at Tranmere’s expense, despite their 3-2 success over in-form Mansfield Town on Friday night. Mansfield looked to have snatched a late draw until Elliott Nevitt struck five minutes into stoppage time to end the Stags 14 game unbeaten run in the league.

Struggling Scunthorpe had hoped their luck was turning when Joe Nuttall gave them an early lead against fellow strugglers Colchester United. Things soon turned sour though when Luke Matheson picked up a second yellow card 10 minutes before half time. This appeared to spark the U’s into life as two Noah Chilvers goals and a Owura Edwards goal secured them a 3-1 away win pushing them eight points clear of safety.

 

League Two: Report from Country Ground

At the County Ground, Swindon Town took on lowly Oldham Athletic.

Oldham Athletic’s Hallam Hope tussles with Dion Conroy of Swindon Town Football Club during the Sky Bet League 2 match between Swindon Town and Oldham Athletic at the County Ground, Swindon on Saturday 12th March 2022. (Photo by Eddie Garvey/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 

Oldham needed a win after a devastating defeat against fellow strugglers Carlisle last time out with Swindon looking to pick up a decent run going into the latter part of the season.

In truth it was a poor game, the home side bossed throughout, although Oldham were hampered with disciplinary issues, picking up eight yellow cards if you include full-back Jordan Clarke’s late second yellow card.

It looked destined to be 0-0 until Ellis Landolo’s brilliant free kick was headed home by Dion Conroy well into the fifth minute of stoppage time.

The late goal moved the Robins up into 6th. That’s a position Oldham can only look at with envy, as only themselves and Scunthorpe prop up the division.

 

 

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☑️ On course for an xG of 54.11 in 22/23
☑️ 5% conversion rate against (lowest)
☑️ March & Trossard high performers

#Brighton’s metrics have been of the highest quality this season. But they also show De Zerbi where he can improve.

#BHAFC | #LIVBHA
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/what-will-the-roberto-de-zerbi-era-look-like-for-brighton/

🔹 @MiamiDolphins 15-27 @Bengals 🔸

The #Dolphins suffer their first defeat of the season in Cincinnati. A statement win over an in-form team moves the #Bengals up to .500 and back on track after a tricky start.

Here’s the @NextGenStats angle from last night. ⬇️

#TNF

🔥 Top 10 most aggressive QBs heading into Week 4, according to @NextGenStats.

Jameis Winston tops the list, with the #Saints heading to London for the first of 3 #NFLUK games.

Will Burrow or Tua find themselves on this list by the end of tonight?

#TNF #Bengals #Dolphins

🐯 15. #Bengals [+3]

Joe Cool & co. have the chance to move up to .500 after a strong win over the #Jets last week.

🐬 3. #Dolphins [+5]

Tua, Tyreek and Waddle have lit up this Miami offense so far. Can they keep it up?

#TNF #RuleTheJungle #FinsUp
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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