EFL highlights, summary: Fulham, Derby win; Sunderland lose again | Soccer News

Aleksandar Mitrovic took his tally of goals in this season’s Sky Bet Championship to 30 as Fulham beat Millwall 3-0 to move eight points clear at the top of the table.

Mitrovic opened the scoring in the 29th minute and doubled the home side’s lead shortly after the break by firing in the rebound after Harry Wilson’s shot was saved.

Bobby Decordova-Reid completed the scoring in the dying minutes as Marco Silva’s side stretched their cushion on closest rivals Blackburn.

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Highlights of the league match between Fulham and Millwall

Luton are out of the play-off places on goal difference after a 2-1 win over Barnsley.

Allan Campbell’s opener was canceled by Carlton Morris at half-time, but Brad Collins brought down Fred Onyedinma in the box on the hour mark and Elijah Adebayo converted the resulting penalty .

Stoke moved within three points of the play-off places with a 3-0 win over Swansea at 10.

Jaden Philogene-Bidace celebrated his 20th birthday with the opener just two minutes into the second half and Lewis Baker scored 2-0 from the penalty spot after Swansea defender Ryan Bennett was sent off for handling the ball on the line.

Jacob Brown completed the scoring 10 minutes from time.

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Derby County v Hull City Championship Match Highlights

Derby’s remarkable bid to avoid relegation received another welcome boost when Wayne Rooney’s side beat Hull 3-1 at Pride Park.

Craig Forsyth’s 19th-minute header put the home side ahead and Tom Lawrence doubled the lead before the break as he provided Festy Ebosele to make it 3-0 after two minutes in second period.

Forsyth’s 65th-minute own goal gave Hull a glimmer of hope, but the Rams ran out of deserved winners to move within four points of safety.

Coventry and Blackpool remain mid-table after a 1-1 draw, Gary Madine’s 24th-minute opener for the visitors canceled out by Viktor Gyokeres shortly before the break.

Sky Bet Ligue 1

Joshua Kayode’s second-half goal earned Rotherham a crucial 1-0 victory over Sky Bet League One at AFC Wimbledon.

Kayode scored moments after coming off the bench to pull the Millers nine points clear at the top of the table.

John O’Sullivan and Ethan Hamilton were on target as Accrington beat Oxford 2-0, upending the visitors’ promotion charge.

Karl Robinson’s side were unbeaten in four matches and are one of the division’s top scorers, but they drew at Wham Stadium.

Barry Bannan’s penalty early in the second half gave Sheffield Wednesday a narrow 1-0 victory over Wigan to make it their fourth successive victory.

Paddy Lane’s second-half strike secured relegation-threatened Fleetwood a 1-1 draw against promotion-seeking MK Dons.

Defender Harry Darling headed in Scott Twine’s free-kick to put the Dons ahead after 12 minutes on a rainy night at Highbury Stadium.

But Lane was on hand to call it off six minutes into the restart and prevent MK Dons from moving Wigan into second place.

Wycombe couldn’t make their dominance count as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Shrewsbury at Adams Park.

Alfie May scored the winner as Cheltenham came from a goal to stun managerless Sunderland 2-1 at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

The struggling Robins were winless in 12 games and they fell behind in the first half to Alex Pritchard’s perfectly placed free-kick in the 32nd minute.

But Cheltenham equalized through Elliot Bonds’ first goal for the club in the 64th minute and the Black Cats conceded again 12 minutes from time.

Ryan Hardie bounced back from his missed FA Cup penalty at Chelsea to score a second-half hat-trick as Plymouth came from behind to beat struggling crewe 4-1.

The striker squandered the chance to make it 2-2 late in extra time at Stamford Bridge at the weekend when Kepa Arrizabalaga saved his effort from 12 yards.

But he made amends in style as his hat-trick kept Argyle three points clear of the play-off places.

Gillingham moved within five points of safety after Vadaine Oliver’s goal four minutes from time propelled them to a crucial 1-0 win over Cambridge.

First-half goals from Morgan Whittaker and Cohen Bramall helped Lincoln earn three vital points in their quest to pull away from the drop zone as they beat Morecambe 2-1.

Toumani Diagouraga netted a goal for the Shrimps but despite late pressure they failed to equalise.

Tyreeq Bakinson scored the game’s only goal as Ipswich kept pace with the play-off chasers after a 1-0 win at Doncaster.

Town, six points off the top six, were the dominant team throughout as bottom Rovers struggled to make an impression on the game.

Michael Jacobs scored one and netted the other as Portsmouth beat Burton 2-1 to claim their first win of 2022.

Elsewhere, defender Will Aimson scored his first goal for Bolton to earn his side a fifth victory in six league games with a late winner in a 2-1 win over Charlton.

Sky Bet League Two

Matty Stevens’ late header gave Forest Green a 2-1 win at home to Rochdale and kept them 10 points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two.

Rob Edwards’ side had to come from behind to extend their unbeaten streak to 18 games as James Ball gave Rochdale a shock lead after a scoreless first half.

Jack Aitchison brought Forest Green level from deep in the second half and Stevens’ header four minutes from time earned them all three points.

Tranmere remain second as Kane Hemmings’ brace helped them to a 3-0 win at home to Swindon.

Hemmings scored in both halves with his opener and 72nd-minute penalty sandwiching Paul Glatzel’s effort just before the hour mark.

Fraser Horsfall’s late effort earned Northampton a 1-0 win over Newport at Sixfields and propelled them into an automatic promotion spot.

The Cobblers took third place ahead of Sutton, who were held to a goalless draw at home by Salford.

Mansfield have won nine from 10 league games with a 2-1 win at home to Colchester.

Rhys Oates’ sixth league goal of the season gave Mansfield a half-time lead and Jordan Bowery converted a last-minute penalty. Alan Judge’s free-kick in added time for the Essex side was just a consolation.

Cheick Diabate’s stoppage-time header gave Exeter their fourth league win in five league games, 1-0 at St James Park against Leyton Orient.

It was a good night for the bottom two, with Scunthorpe and Oldham both picking up wins while the seven clubs immediately above them lost.

Scunthorpe ended a seven-game league losing streak with a 1-0 win at home to fellow wrestlers Walsall, thanks to Jai Rowe’s first-half header and despite Tom Pugh’s 53rd-minute dismissal for his second yellow card.

Oldham secured back-to-back league victories for the first time this season under manager John Sheridan by beating Bristol Rovers 2-1 at Boundary Park.

Davis Keillor-Dunn’s first-half brace put Oldham in control and although Sam Nicholson cut Rovers’ deficit before the break, the Latics held on.

Carlisle slipped to a fourth straight defeat, losing 3-1 at home to Port Vale.

David Worrall’s first-minute opener gave Port Vale a good start and although Owen Windsor equalized for Carlisle the visitors regained the lead through James Wilson and David Amoo’s late effort sealed the victory.

Crawley maintained his rise in the standings with an impressive 3-1 win at Harrogate.

France teenager Brahima Diarra canceled out Aramide Oteh’s opener for Crawley early in the second half before late goals from Nicholas Tsaroulla and Tom Nichols guaranteed the visitors maximum points in North Yorkshire.

Jamie Walker’s lone strike in the second half secured Bradford a 1-0 victory at Stevenage and just their second win in six league games.

Hartlepool recorded their first league win in five thanks to Luke Molyneux’s brace in a 3-1 home win against Barrow.

John Rooney gave the visitors a first-half lead but Hartlepool fought back, with Molyneux and Omar Bogle’s brace putting them 3-1 up at the break.

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