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2019 English Football League play-offs

The English Football League play-offs for the 2018–19 season were held in May 2019 with all finals played at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-offs will begin in each league with two semi-finals played over two legs. The teams who finish in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th-placed teams in League Two are set to compete. The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals, with the winners gaining promotion for the following season.[1]

English Football League play-offs
Wembley-STadion 2013.JPG
Wembley Stadium was the venue for each play-off final
Season2018–19
2018
2020

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The English 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. The fixtures are determined by final league position – in the Championship and League One this is 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th, while in League Two it is 4th v 7th and 5th v 6th.

ChampionshipEdit

Championship semi-finalsEdit

Final league position – Championship
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Leeds United 46 25 8 13 73 50 +23 83
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 11 12 87 61 +26 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 81 59 +21 76
6 Derby County 46 20 14 12 69 53 +16 74
First leg
Aston Villa2–1West Bromwich Albion
Hourihane   75'
Abraham   79' (pen.)
Report Gayle   16'
Attendance: 40,754
Referee: Graham Scott
Derby County0–1Leeds United
Report Roofe   55'
Attendance: 31,723
Referee: Craig Pawson

Second leg

West Bromwich Albion 2–2 Aston Villa on aggregate. Aston Villa won 4–3 on penalties.

Leeds United2–4Derby County
Dallas   23'62' Report Marriott   45'85'
Mount   46'
Wilson   58' (pen.)
Attendance: 36,326

Derby County won 4–3 on aggregate.


Championship finalEdit

Aston Villa2–1Derby County
El Ghazi   44'
McGinn   59'
Report Marriott   81'
Attendance: 85,826
Referee: Paul Tierney

League OneEdit

League One semi-finalsEdit

Final league position – League One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Charlton Athletic 46 26 10 10 73 40 +33 88
4 Portsmouth 46 25 13 8 83 51 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 22 19 5 80 47 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 20 13 13 76 58 +16 73
First leg
Sunderland1–0Portsmouth
Maguire   62' Report
Attendance: 26,610
Referee: Andy Woolmer
Doncaster Rovers1–2Charlton Athletic
Blair   87' Report Taylor   32'
Aribo   34'
Attendance: 11,140
Referee: Oliver Langford

Second leg
Portsmouth0–0Sunderland
Attendance: 18,007
Referee: Peter Bankes

Sunderland won 1–0 on aggregate.


Charlton Athletic2–3 (a.e.t.)Doncaster Rovers
Penalties
Solly  
Cullen  
Taylor  
Aribo  
Sarr  
4–3   Whiteman
  Sadlier
  Crawford
  Marquis
  Rowe
Attendance: 25,428
Referee: Gavin Ward

Charlton Athletic 4–4 Doncaster Rovers on aggregate. Charlton Athletic won 4–3 on penalties.

League One finalEdit

Charlton Athletic2–1Sunderland
Report Sarr   5' (o.g.)
Attendance: 76,155
Referee: Andrew Madley

League TwoEdit

League Two semi-finalsEdit

Final league position – League Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Mansfield Town 46 20 16 10 69 41 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 20 14 12 68 47 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 20 13 13 63 50 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 20 11 15 59 59 0 71
First leg [3]
Newport County1–1Mansfield Town
Amond   83' Report Hamilton   12'
Attendance: 6,035
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Tranmere Rovers1–0Forest Green Rovers
Banks   26' Report
Attendance: 9,579
Referee: John Busby

Second leg
Mansfield Town0–0 (a.e.t.)Newport County
Report
Penalties
Ajose  
Hamilton  
Walker  
Benning  
3–5   Butler
  Amond
  Demetriou
  Poole
  Dolan
Attendance: 7,361
Referee: Michael Salisbury

Mansfield Town 1–1 Newport County on aggregate. Newport County won 5–3 on penalties.

Forest Green Rovers1–1Tranmere Rovers
Mills   12' Report Norwood   27'
Attendance: 4,492
Referee: Eddie Ilderton

Tranmere Rovers won 2–1 on aggregate.

League Two finalEdit

Newport County0–1 (a.e.t.)Tranmere Rovers
Report Jennings   119'
Attendance: 25,217
Referee: Ross Joyce


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EFL Official Website - Rules & Regulations". Efl.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Play-Off semi-final: West Brom confirmed as opponents". www.avfc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Sky Bet EFL Play-Off dates confirmed". efl.com. Retrieved 30 April 2019.