The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (5th & 6th November 2022)

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (5th & 6th November 2022)

#1 Championship leaders Burnley suffered their second defeat of the season. The Clarets lost 5-2 to Sheffield United; having led 2-1 at the break. Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades have now won their last three games.

#2 Blackburn moved to within two points of their rivals with a 1-0 win over basement-boys Huddersfield at Ewood Park. The pair meet at Turf Moor next Sunday.

#3 Norwich made it seven points from their last three games with a 2-1 win at Rotherham. The Millers have now taken just one point from the last 15 available.

#4 On Friday night, Ryan Lowe’s Preston racked up their third win in a row. A brace from Ched Evans saw North End beat Reading 2-1 at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

#5 It was bodies on the line as Luton ground out an impressive 1-0 win at Blackpool. The Hatters boss, Nathan Jones, has subsequently been given permission to speak to Southampton about their managerial vacancy.

#6 Chuba Akpom made it three goals in three games under Michael Carrick and seven goals in his last ten Championship matches as he scored in the second half of Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

#7 After beating Watford at Vicarage Road, Coventry City have now won their last three away games and they’ve kept a clean sheet in their last five matches on the road. Interestingly, the Sky Blues had conceded 12 goals in their previous five away games.

#8 Carlos Corberan’s West Brom are now just one point from safety after they made it two wins and two clean sheets in a row. The Baggies beat QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road.

#9 Despite going down to ten men in the first half, Liam Rosenior’s Hull managed to keep their first clean sheet since 6th August – their second league game of the season. Since then, the Tigers had played 17 games in all competitions; conceding 36 goals.

#10 Finally, in the FA Cup, four EFL teams succumbed to non-League opposition. The biggest upset was probably Alvechurch of the Southern Premier Division Central defeating Cheltenham Town of League One.

(Photo Creds – Alex Taylor)