There’s still time for one final flourish from Manchester United and Liverpool before the season concludes. United had the better of Liverpool in their previous meeting back in November but the Reds have had a much better recent record, culminating in an emphatic 4-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield last weekend. United will be keen to ensure they don’t lose their final three games and consolidate their position at the top of the table, while Liverpool’s aim will be
In League One, Northampton Town are currently in 2nd place, only 10 points behind leaders Burton Albion with 12 games left. They are still in contention for promotion, and if they can beat Burton on Saturday they will be level on points with them with a game in hand. In League Two, it’s been a very different story. There has been little to separate the top four teams, with Plymouth Argyle leading the way with 51 points. However
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Another midfielder to keep an eye on is Leeds United’s Luke Murphy, who has been in fine form this term, while Bradley Johnson of Blackburn Rovers has been in excellent form for a while now. At the back, there are plenty of candidates for the award, but two favourites are Reading’s Alex Pearce and Derby County’s Andreas Weimann. Both defenders have played an important role in their respective teams’ promotion bids, and should be essential
Gray has made an incredible impact in his first season as manager of Sutton, leading the club to an 11th-place finish in the division. His team’s adherence to budget and playing style has been praised by many, and Gray’s work at the Matchday HQ could see him land the award.
The Player of the Year is an annual award given to the best male player in a given sport. The award has been given since the 1950s. The award is generally given to the best player of the year, irrespective of whether they are the leading scorer or not. As of the 2019 season, the award is given to the best player in the major professional leagues in Europe and North America.
Golden Boot winner: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Bannan has made the most key passes (287), created the most chances (78) and scored the most goals (15) in League One this season.
In the fifth tier, there are a number of sides who will be eyeing promotion including Witton Albion, Southport, Ashton United, and Grimsby Town.
Derby County and Sheffield United were the only two teams to finish in the automatic promotion places, but because of the Football League new format, the two clubs played each other in a two-legged play-off. Derby won the first leg 3-1, but lost 2-1 in the second leg. This meant that Sheffield United were promoted to the Championship.
Manager Paul Cox has signed a number of new players this summer and is hoping that they can help the side improve on their performance last season. Hallam Amos, Mark Atkinson, Tom King, Luke Batty and Shaun Donnellan are all new recruits that Cox is hoping can help the side achieve their goals. 2017/18 will be a crucial season for Mansfield as they aim to get back into the play-offs.
Barrow came into the season with a new head coach, Mark Robins, with the aim of returning to the Championship, but they have defied all expectations by currently sitting in seventh place with 43 points from 30 games. Sutton have also had a change in head coach, with Phil Brown replacing Iain Dowie, who was sacked in late October. Brown has led Sutton to a tenth-place finish with 41 points from 30 games.
The 2017-18 season was the 72nd season of the Football League Two. The winners of the league were Plymouth Argyle, who were promoted to League One. The runners-up were Southend United, who were promoted to League One. The three teams who finished in third, fourth and fifth places all played two-legged play-offs to determine which team would be relegated from League Two. The winner of the play-offs was Luton Town, who were relegated to
Leyton Orient v Charlton Athletic Saturday 3rd April 2016, 15:00 Leyton Orient v Charlton Athletic is a fixture between the two sides that are currently occupying the top two places in League Two. The Addicks are coming into this game after a 3-0 win over Burton Albion and will be looking to continue their good form. Orient will be looking to keep their title challenge alive and progress to the next round of the FA Cup.
So, who's in with a chance of securing automatic promotion? Well, if you're looking at the teams currently occupying the automatic promotion spots, you're looking at teams that have displayed some pretty consistent play over the past few months. Southend United (68 points in 37 games) and Leyton Orient (67 points in 37 games) have both had relatively easy rides in the league this season and have shown no signs of regression. However, with only five points separating 3
League One relegation (known as English football's second tier from 1987–88 to 1990–91 and third tier from 1991–92 to 2004–05) is the act of a football club being relegated from the English Football League One in the second division of the English football league system. League One is the third tier of English football and is the lowest of the three leagues in the English football league system. League One is divided into a Conference and a League. The Conference is made
Oxford United host Plymouth Argyle on Saturday in a match that could determine their fate. Plymouth are in a good position, but with games in hand over Oxford, a win for the U's could see them stay up. MK Dons visit Rotherham United on Sunday in a match that could also be decisive. Rotherham are five points above the relegation zone, but MK Dons have two games in hand.
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The play-offs for League One were contested by the six highest-placed clubs not already qualified for the Premier League or the Football League Championship. The winners of the play-offs were Cambridge United, who won 2–1 over Crawley Town in the final. Cambridge United (2) 1 Crawley Town (1) AET Cambridge United: Ruddy 9, Maddison 80, Mansour 90 Crawley Town: Tomp
Bolton have played one match fewer than Derby County, while Peterborough have played two matches more. Wycombe Wanderers have played one match fewer. The top two teams in League Two will join the Championship in the next season. Play-offs 1. Wycombe Wanderers (61 points) 2. Peterborough United (63 points) 3. Bolton Wanderers (64 points) 4. Derby County (65 points) 5.
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Rovers are another team to avoid in the play-offs. Manager Paul Dickov is a League One promotion specialist and has never made it past the first round of the play-offs. Meanwhile, their opponents in the first round, Wycombe Wanderers, have made it to the League Two play-offs in each of the past three seasons.
Nottingham Forest were promoted to the Premier League as champions of League One.
Elsewhere, Reading (72 points) and Hull City (71 points) are now just one and two points ahead of the Owls, who’ve played two more games. Rotherham United (69 points) are fifth, one point behind the Owls. What does this mean for Sheffield Wednesday? The Owls are now favourites to earn automatic promotion, but they face a tough task. They need to win their final four games and hope that their rivals fal
If Ipswich Town (75 points) and Barnsley (72 points) both win their games in hand, then, just five points will be between the top four sides in League One. If Ipswich Town (75 points) lose their game in hand, then they will be fourth, two points behind Barnsley, but if Barnsley (72 points) lose their game in hand, then they will be third, just one point behind Ipswich Town.
Sheffield Wednesday are in a tricky place at the moment. They have dropped off the pace in the league, and their performance in the FA Cup against Arsenal was substandard. The team looked sloppy and lacked concentration for large parts of the game. Wednesday will hope this dip in form is coming at a suitable time as they have enough at their disposal to get over the line. They are having to do it the hard way though as Plymouth, Ipswich and Barnsley will ask them serious
Martin has a contract at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2020, but it is thought he may be considering his future at the club. Swansea are seventh in the table, eight points off the play-off places, and Martin's side have lost four of their last five matches.
Relegation from the Premier League is a possible outcome of the 2016–17 season, if either of the two bottom teams are relegated, and they are not the first or second-bottom team. If two teams are to be relegated, then the team that finishes the season in the relegation Places will be relegated, regardless of their league position at the end of the season. Relegation from the English football league system to the second tier, Football League Two, is a
At the top, Manchester City are in uncharted territory as they have now won the league for the fourth successive year and the Champions League for the third time in four seasons. The only thing that could stop them from completing a clean sweep of both trophies is a Leicester City victory in the FA Cup Final. Here are the latest news and rumours from the Championship: Wigan Athletic Wigan Athletic were knocked out of the Championship by three points after they were found to have fielded
Birmingham City (41 points) are too far behind to realistically challenge for promotion. Wolverhampton Wanderers (42 points) and Burnley (43 points) can feel safe in their positions in third and fourth, respectively. Everton (45 points) and Southampton (46 points) are fifth and sixth, respectively, and are unlikely to be able to make up too much ground in the closing stages of the season. The relegation battle is much tighter. Barnsley (47
They take on fellow strugglers Barnsley this weekend who sit bottom of the table on 26 points. Reading are two places above the Tykes, but just one point above the relegation zone. Barnsley will be looking to gain some points at home and keep their head up for their matches against Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.
The play-offs for the English football league system are a series of playoffs between the top finishing teams in the Football League. They are contested by the four highest placed teams in the Football League, with the two highest placed teams playing each other in the semi-finals, and the winner of each semi-final playing the third placed team in the Football League in the final. The Football League was first formed in 1888, so the play-offs have been taking place since then.
1. Norwich City 2. Stoke City 3. Leicester City 4. Sheffield United 5. Middlesbrough 6. Derby County
Arsenal are only two points behind this mini-league, but they have a game in hand. Liverpool (59 points) and Chelsea (60 points) are also in a good position, but it's increasingly looking like all three sides will need to win their remaining games in order to guarantee a top-6 finish. Manchester United (62 points) are still in the running, but their fixture list is harder than most. If you're looking for a team to catch fire and
The top three will automatically qualify for the Premier League and the fourth-place team will play in the Championship play-offs. Here is every team’s current position: 1. Manchester City (94 points) 2. Liverpool (93 points) 3. Chelsea (91 points) 4. Tottenham Hotspur (89 points) 5. Watford (86 points) 6. Millwall (86 points) 7. Norwich City (83
The 2002–03 Scottish First Division was the tenth season of the Scottish First Division. The season started on 8 August 2002 and ended on 2 May 2003. Queen of the South were champions, winning their fifth league title. They were promoted to the Scottish Premier League. Celtic were runners-up, finishing two points behind Queen of the South. St Mirren were relegated from the Scottish Premier League and were relegated to the Scottish First Division. Dun
With 15 games still to play, the Clarets have a real chance of retaining their Premier League crown and becoming the first side to do so in Burnley’s 92-year history. Since the Clarets’ return to the top flight in 2012, they have finished in the top four in every season, with a final-day victory over Watford in last season’s Championship play-off final meaning they reached the Premier League for the first time in their
Third place is up for grabs and there are a number of teams capable of making a late surge. Bolton Wanderers, Leicester City and Sheffield United can all easily overtake their rivals if they can secure points in their final six games. However it is Middlesbrough who have the best chance of securing the third spot and automatic qualification for the Europa League. Roberto Martínez’s side have been consistent this season and currently occupy the second automatic spot in the table.
Former Derby County and Middlesbrough midfielder, George Friend, has signed for Levadiakos on a two-year deal after being released by Reading. Friend, who will be available for Levadiakos’ next three games, made 95 appearances for Reading, scoring three goals. In addition to the newly-promoted sides, South Yorkshire side Rotherham United have picked up a point at home to Bolton Wanderers, while Swindon Town and Brentford have
Luton were impressive in their 2-1 victory over Burton Albion but they will be without key players such as Duane Holmes and Anssi Jaakkola. Middlesbrough have not been as convincing in their past few games and they have now lost their last 3 games.