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2007 Football League play-offs

The Football League play-offs for the 2006–07 season were held in May 2007, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London for the first time. The play-off semi-finals will be played over two legs and will contested by the teams who finish in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams in the League Two table. The winners of the semi-finals will go through to the finals, with the winner of the matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Football League play-offs
Season 2006–07
Champions Derby County
(Championship)
Blackpool
(League One)
Bristol Rovers
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 51 (3.4 per match)
Biggest home win Blackpool 3–1 Oldham
(League One)
Biggest away win Nottm Forest 2–5 Yeovil
(League One)
Highest scoring Lincoln 3–5 Bristol Rovers
(8 goals)
Highest attendance 74,993 – Derby v WBA
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance 7,126 – Shrewsbury v MK Dons
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance 27,018
2006
2008

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The Football League play-offs have been held every year since 1987. They take place for each division following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places.

In the Championship, Derby County, who were aiming to return to the top flight for the first time in 5 years, finished 2 points behind second placed Birmingham City, who in turn finished 2 points behind champions Sunderland, who returned to the top flight at the first attempt after relegation from the Premier League last season. West Bromwich Albion who were also relegated from the top flight last season, finished in fourth place in the table. Wolverhampton Wanderers who are aiming to return to the Premiership after a 3-year absence, finished in fifth place. Southampton finished 1 point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion on 75 points and were looking for a place back in the Premiership after 2 seasons outside the top division.

ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Derby County 46 25 9 12 62 46 +16 84
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 10 14 81 55 +26 76
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 22 10 14 59 56 +3 76
6 Southampton 46 21 12 13 77 53 +24 75

Semi-finalsEdit

First leg
Southampton 1–2 Derby County
Surman   7' Report Howard   36'58' (pen.)
Attendance: 30,602
Referee: Mike Jones

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 West Bromwich Albion
Craddock   44'
Olofinjana   52'
Report Phillips   25'54'
Kamara   73'
Attendance: 27,750
Referee: Steve Tanner
Second leg
Derby County 2–3 (a.e.t.) Southampton
Moore   3'
Best   66' (o.g.)
Report Viafara   4'54'
Rasiak   89'
Penalties
Jones  
Howard  
Barnes  
McEveley  
4–3   Best
  Surman
  Skácel
  Rasiak
  Idiakez
Attendance: 31,569
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Derby County 4–4 Southampton on aggregate. Derby County won 4–3 on penalties.


West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Phillips   65' Report
Attendance: 27,415
Referee: Mark Halsey

West Bromwich Albion won 4–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Derby County 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
Pearson   61' Report
Attendance: 74,993
Referee: Graham Poll

League OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Blackpool 46 24 11 11 76 49 +27 83
4 Nottingham Forest 46 23 13 10 65 41 +24 82
5 Yeovil Town 46 23 10 13 55 39 +16 79
6 Oldham Athletic 46 21 12 13 69 47 +22 75

Semi-finalsEdit

First leg
Yeovil Town 0–2 Nottingham Forest
Report Commons   23' (pen.)
Perch   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,935
Referee: Nigel Miller

Oldham Athletic 1–2 Blackpool
Liddell   75' (pen.) Report Barker   52'
Hoolahan   87'
Attendance: 12,154
Second leg
Nottingham Forest 2–5 (a.e.t.) Yeovil Town
Dobie   47'
Holt   93'
Report Davies   22'109'
Wright   82' (o.g.)
Stewart   87'
Morris   92'
Attendance: 27,819
Referee: Graham Poll

Yeovil Town won 5–4 on aggregate.


Blackpool 3–1 Oldham Athletic
Southern   28'
Morrell   75'
Parker   90'
Report Wolfenden   83'
Attendance: 9,453
Referee: Lee Probert

Blackpool won 5–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Blackpool 2–0 Yeovil Town
Williams   43'
Parker   52'
Report
Attendance: 59,313
Referee: Andy D'Urso

League TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Milton Keynes Dons 46 25 9 12 76 58 +18 84
5 Lincoln City 46 21 11 14 70 59 +11 74
6 Bristol Rovers 46 20 12 14 49 42 +7 72
7 Shrewsbury Town 46 18 17 11 68 46 +22 71

Semi-finalsEdit

First leg
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Lincoln City
Disley   10'
Walker   54'
Report Hughes   31'
Attendance: 10,654
Referee: Richard Beeby

Shrewsbury Town 0–0 Milton Keynes Dons
Report
Attendance: 7,126
Referee: Keith Stroud
Second leg
Lincoln City 3–5 Bristol Rovers
Hughes   25'90'
Stallard   43'
Report Campbell   3'
Lambert   11'
Walker   36'
Igoe   82'
Rigg   90'
Attendance: 7,694
Referee: Graham Laws

Bristol Rovers won 7–4 on aggregate.


Milton Keynes Dons 1–2 Shrewsbury Town
Andrews   74' Report Cooke   58'76'

Shrewsbury Town won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Bristol Rovers 3–1 Shrewsbury Town
Walker   21'35'
Igoe   90'
Report Drummond   3'
Attendance: 61,589
Referee: Mike Jones

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