The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (22nd & 23rd October 2022)

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (22nd & 23rd October 2022)

#1 QPR retained top spot in the Championship after racking up their fifth win in their last six games. Mick Beale’s Super Hoops beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at Loftus Road.

#2 Blackburn Rovers made it five straight home wins thanks to a 2-1 victory over Birmingham City. The Ewood Park club, who are still yet to draw a competitive game under Jon Dahl Tomasson, are only behind QPR on goal difference.

#3 There was ‘Derby Day’ delight for Blackpool, Swansea and Watford, who all put their nearest and not so dearest to the sword this weekend. Blackpool’s Jerry Yates scored his fifth and sixth goals in his last four games as the Seasiders beat Preston North End 4-2 at Bloomfield Road.

#4 After their 1-1 draw with Rotherham on 5th October, Millwall were 16th in the Championship – four points clear of the relegation zone. Four wins in a row later and the Lions are up to 6th – four points off the top of the league.

#5 In his 141st game for the club, Hull captain Jacob Greaves scored his first goal for the Tigers. Andy Dawson’s men picked up their second win of the week; beating Rotherham 4-2 at the New York Stadium.

#6 In League One, Plymouth Argyle’s five-game winning run came to an end but their 11-game unbeaten run goes on after they drew 2-2 with Bristol Rovers. It was the proverbial game of two halves as Argyle went into the break 2-0 up, but goals from Josh Coburn and Aaron Collins maintained Rovers’ own five-match unbeaten run.

#7 MK Dons lost nine of their 46 regular season games in League One last season. We’re only 14 games into the 22/23 season and MK have already lost ten league games. On Saturday, Liam Manning’s Dons suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers.

#8 All good things come to an end and Stevenage’s 100% home record is no different. Boro, who hadn’t dropped points at Broadhall Way since 2nd April, lost 3-2 to fellow promotion-chasers Northampton Town.

#9 League Two’s early pace-setters Leyton Orient reclaimed top spot after they beat Carlisle United 3-2 at Brunton Park.

#10 Finally, Crawley made it three wins from three games under Lewis Young with a 3-2 victory over Mansfield Town. A penny for Kevin Betsy’s thoughts?

(Photo Creds – Charlie David)