Sheffield United Crashes in Swansea When Portsmouth Lose Again: Football League

Sheffield United seized the opportunity to put the clubs in automatic promotion positions under pressure when they were defeated 1-0 at Swansea. After second-placed Norwich defeated Birmingham 3-1 on Friday and league leaders Leeds suffered a 2-1 loss at Stoke, Blades were blunt and were brought to victory by Oli McBurnie’s smooth 65th-minute strike.

Derby clung to the sixth-placed play-off position with a 1: 2 defeat to the fighter Reading. Duane Holmes scored his first goal before Harry Wilson’s half-time whistle was deflected. Sone Aluko got one back, but Derby, tired after the weekday FA Cup win over Southampton, looked to win.

The fans of Middlesbrough just wanted to get off the pitch when their team received a penalty in stoppage time for a foul on Daniel Ayala. Millwall had put Jed Wallace ahead in the 22nd minute, but Jordan Hugill got out and turned.

The goals from Jarrod Bowen and Evandro gave Hull a two-goal lead at Aston Villa before James Chester equalized just before half-time. In the 64th minute, Tammy Abraham scored the 2-2 draw in the 64th minute to end the Tigers’ seven games.

Ipswich coach Paul Lambert paid out-of-pocket fans who were traveling to Blackburn, but his team did not offer him value for money as they lost 2-0 to Danny Graham (0-1) and Joe Nuttall ,

QPR is hoping for a league win in 2019 following a 1-1 home win against Preston, with Jayden Stockley, Jordan Storey, Alan Browne and Brad Potts scoring the goals to lift the North End 10 points from the relegation zone. Matt Smith’s 84th-minute goal was a cold consolation for the Rangers’ sixth straight defeat for their Lancastrian visitors.

Rotherham and Brentford scored numerous goals at the New York Stadium, and the visitors finally held on to a 4-2 win. Kamohelo Mokotjo converted twice as Brentford built his unbeaten run to seven games. Saïd Benrahma and Neal Maupay also scored twice for the Bees, beating them twice before Mokotjo’s 75th-minute goal followed Maupay’s decisive strike ten minutes into the game.

Steven Fletcher scored the only goal when Sheffield defeated Wigan 1-0, the Scottish veteran from outside the box.

League One

Portsmouth suffered a 2-1 defeat at relegation rivals Oxford, the second consecutive loss of points. Cameron Brannagan’s 25-yard attack gave Oxford the lead before James Henry scored a second goal just before half-time. Brett Pitman’s header was all Pompey could find.

Luton scored a point from Portsmouth with a close 4-0 win over Peterborough. James Collins scored a hat-trick and Luke Berry the fourth. That Ryan Tafazolli had a red card in the 25th minute did not help Posh.

Josh Maja scored his 16th goal of the season when third-placed Sunderland ended 1-1 at Scunthorpe. The striker, who still signed a new contract, nodded in the 59th minute with a cross from Reece James from close range, but Adam Hammill’s 87th minute from close range meant for Jack Ross a second draw in a row.

Charlton climbed with Sunderland tied after a 1-0 win against Accrington, which was secured only by one of Karlan Grant scored 93rd minute penalty. Fleetwood had sent Lewie Coyle to continue the bad discipline of Joey Barton’s team. They were leading in Rochdale thanks to Paddy Madden’s early meeting, only for Ian Henderson in the 75th minute.

Bradford’s hopes of relegation were stymied by a 4-0 home loss to Southend. Tyler Smith scored twice for Doncaster in his league debut, but John Brayford’s equalizer in the 90th minute gave them a 2-1 win.

League Two

Leading Lincoln held off at the top as they won their 1-0 midway derby with Grimsby. The goal from Harry Toffolo after 12 minutes was enough for the win when James McKeown left too late.

After a 2-1 comeback victory at Forest Green, Bury continues to be Lincoln’s best pursuer. Nicky Maynard won an impromptu winner of the 83rd minute.

New Oldham signed Urko Vera after joining the club on Friday in the first minute of his debut when he converted a penalty against Macclesfield, but ended up on the losing side when Harry Smith and Scott Wilson scored for Sol Campbell’s side , The resurgent Macc lagged behind in the last two years as Yeovil continued his own recovery phase with a 2-0 defeat at Notts County, which is now six points behind.

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