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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

12 May 2007
12:00
Southampton 1–2 Derby County
Surman   7' Report Howard   36'58' (pen.)
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 30,602
Referee: Mike Jones

Second leg

15 May 2007
19:45
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
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 31,569
Referee: Andy D'Urso

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


West Bromwich Albion won 4–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

28 May 2007
15:00
Derby County 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
Pearson   61' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
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

11 May 2007
19:45
Yeovil Town 0–2 Nottingham Forest
Report Commons   23' (pen.)
Perch   90' (pen.)
Huish Park, Yeovil
Attendance: 8,935
Referee: Nigel Miller

13 May 2007
17:30
Oldham Athletic 1–2 Blackpool
Liddell   75' (pen.) Report Barker   52'
Hoolahan   87'
Boundary Park, Oldham
Attendance: 12,154
Referee: Iain Williamson
Second leg

18 May 2007
19:45
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'
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 27,819
Referee: Graham Poll

Yeovil Town won 5–4 on aggregate.


19 May 2007
12:00
Blackpool 3–1 Oldham Athletic
Southern   28'
Morrell   75'
Parker   90'
Report Wolfenden   83'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 9,453
Referee: Lee Probert

Blackpool won 5–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

27 May 2007
15:00
Blackpool 2–0 Yeovil Town
Williams   43'
Parker   52'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
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

12 May 2007
17:15
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Lincoln City
Disley   10'
Walker   54'
Report Hughes   31'
Memorial Ground, Bristol
Attendance: 10,654
Referee: Richard Beeby

Second leg

17 May 2007
19:45
Lincoln City 3–5 Bristol Rovers
Hughes   25'90'
Stallard   43'
Report Campbell   3'
Lambert   11'
Walker   36'
Igoe   82'
Rigg   90'
Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 7,694
Referee: Graham Laws

Bristol Rovers won 7–4 on aggregate.


Shrewsbury Town won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

26 May 2007
15:00
Bristol Rovers 3–1 Shrewsbury Town
Walker   21'35'
Igoe   90'
Report Drummond   3'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 61,589
Referee: Mike Jones

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