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    When are EFL play-off finals 2021/22? Championship, League One and League Two dates

    THE EFL has reached its business end as teams look to secure those promotion places.And as every year, in each of the three divisions – Championship, League One and League Two – four teams compete in the play-offs with only one earning promotion in the Wembley finals.
    Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off final winnersCredit: Getty
    Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off winners after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea at Wembley.
    When are the EFL play-off finals?
    The dates for each of the EFL play-off finals have been confirmed and will take place across two weeks.
    The League One final will be played a week before the League Two and Championship finals as Wembley is unavailable on the Bank Holiday Monday of May 30.
    The reason for this is the Uefa-Conmebol Finalissima, which will see European Champions Italy take on Copa America winners Argentina at the national stadium on Wednesday, June 1.
    EFL play-off final dates
    League One

    Wycombe vs Sunderland (3pm) – Saturday, May 21

    League Two

    Mansfield vs Port Vale (4pm) – Saturday, May 28

    Championship

    Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest (4.30pm) – Sunday, May 29

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    When are the EFL play-off semi-finals?
    Dates for the EFL play-off semi-finals are as follows:
    Championship

    League One

    Wycombe 2-0 MK Dons
    MK Dons 1-0 Wycombe (1-2 agg)

    League Two

    Mansfield 2-1 Northampton
    Northampton 0-1 Mansfield (1-3 agg)

    Swindon 2-1 Port Vale
    Port Vale 1-0 Swindon (2-2 agg; Port Vale win 6-5 on pens)

    Do the EFL play-offs have away goals?
    The EFL play-offs do NOT have away goals.
    The rule was scrapped in 1999 after third placed side Ipswich were beaten by sixth placed Bolton on away goals.
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    Northampton pitch invaders in ugly scenes after play-off defeat with ‘flare THROWN’ at Mansfield players during clashes

    NORTHAMPTON fans invaded the pitch and a flare was reportedly thrown at Mansfield players in yet more ugly EFL scenes.The Cobblers lost their League Two play-off semi-final as the Stags booked their place in the final.
    Fans came on to the pitch as Northampton lost in the play-offsCredit: Getty
    One confronted Mansfield striker Jordan Bowery in ugly scenesCredit: Rex
    Stewards and security eventually took the supporters off after clashing with Mansfield playersCredit: Rex

    And in the closing moments, two furious Northampton supporters made their way on to the pitch where they clashed with rival players.
    One appeared to confront Mansfield striker Jordan Bowery.
    Mansfield tweeted: “Embarrassing scenes at Sixfields as a number of Northampton fans run onto the field.”
    And the visiting boss Nigel Clough told talkSPORT the recent disorder “all stems from the Euros final at Wembley last summer”.
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    He wants a zero-tolerance policy adopted and security beefed up to protect players and officials.
    Furious Stags gaffer Clough said: “This is very concerning.
    “It is very important that security is stepped up now at football matches.
    “This has got to be dealt with and sorted out now. It is becoming a problem.
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    “Arrests and disorder are up at matches since January.
    “Supporters are not allowed on to the pitch at any time.
    “Only the 22 players and the officials should be on the pitch. So stay off it.
    “Luckily none of my players have been injured, they are all fine.
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    “But this sort of incident has got to be nipped in the bud now.” 
    The disturbing scenes at Northampton came just 24 hours after an idiotic Nottingham Forest fan headbutted Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp following the penalty shootout at the City Ground.
    Nottinghamshire police have arrested a 31-year-old man and Forest are expected to issue a life ban.
    The worrying rise in disgusting fan behaviour could even see EFL grounds closed next season.
    League chiefs were already ready to bring in new hardline rules even before the latest incident at Sixfields.
    Northampton will remain in League Two after Bristol Rovers pipped them to automatic promotion in staggering fashion with a 7-0 win on the final day of the regular season.
    Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Nottinghamshire, they went down 1-0 tonight.
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    Left-back Stephen McLaughlin grabbed the only goal of the game on 32 minutes, slamming home Elliott Hewitt’s cross after a controversial offside was ignored in the build-up.
    Port Vale and Swindon face off in the other semi-final second leg for the right to face Clough’s side at Wembley on May 28, Mansfield’s first trip to the national stadium since an FA Trophy final defeat in 2011.
    Stephen McLaughlin grabbed the only goal of the night to send Mansfield throughCredit: PA
    The Sixfields chaos came just 24 hours after similar events at the City GroundCredit: PA
    A flare was said to have been thrown at a Stags playerCredit: Getty
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    EFL stadiums could be SHUT next season amid huge surge in fan violence and horrific attack on Sheff Utd’s Billy Sharp

    A CRACKDOWN on fan violence chaos could see EFL grounds closed next season.League chiefs are ready to bring in new hardline rules in the wake of a series of incidents this term.
    The moment a supporter carried out an unprovoked attack on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp
    The disgraceful and cowardly assault on Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp by a Nottingham Forest fan after the Reds’ Championship play-off semi-final win at the City Ground has prompted a new demand for action.
    Nottinghamshire police have arrested a 31-year-old man and Forest are expected to issue a life ban.
    But EFL bosses have opted to act now with a strong upgrade in policy to come into effect in August.
    A spokesman said: “We recognise that this lawlessness is being conducted by a small minority of individuals and that the majority of people attending matches are a credit to their club.
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    “However, it is not acceptable for supporters to enter the field of play at any time given the EFL’s objective is to ensure our matches remain a safe and welcoming one for all.
    “Over the summer we will consider what further measures are now at our disposal, including the potential use of capacity reductions or other similar mitigations.”
    Partial ground closures or ordering teams to play behind closed doors are now on the EFL agenda.
    Their statement pointed out: “Supporters are reminded that it is against the law to enter the pitch at any time and could result in a club ban and criminal record.
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    “More importantly it puts the safety of players, coaches, managers and match officials at risk.
    “It is vital that those playing the game can do so safe in the knowledge that they will not be subjected to violent, threatening or anti-social behaviour going forward.” More

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    When are EFL play-offs 2021/22? League One final date, Championship and League Two semi-finals confirmed

    THE EFL has reached its business end as teams look to secure those promotion places.And as every year, in each of the three divisions – Championship, League One and League Two – four teams compete in the play-offs with only one earning promotion in the Wembley finals.
    Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off final winnersCredit: Getty
    Brentford were last year’s Championship play-off winners after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea at Wembley.
    When are the EFL play-off finals?
    The dates for each of the EFL play-off finals have been confirmed and will take place across two weeks.
    The League One final will be played a week before the League Two and Championship finals as Wembley is unavailable on the Bank Holiday Monday of May 30.
    The reason for this is the Uefa-Conmebol Finalissima, which will see European Champions Italy take on Copa America winners Argentina at the national stadium on Wednesday, June 1.
    EFL play-off final dates
    League One

    Wycombe vs Sunderland (3pm) – Saturday, May 21

    League Two

    Saturday, May 28 (4pm)

    Championship

    Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest (4.30pm) – Sunday, May 29

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    When are the EFL play-off semi-finals?
    Dates for the EFL play-off semi-finals are as follows:
    Championship

    League One

    Wycombe 2-0 MK Dons
    MK Dons 1-0 Wycombe (1-2 agg)

    League Two

    Mansfield 2-1 Northampton
    Northampton vs Mansfield (7.45pm) – Wednesday, May 18

    Swindon 2-1 Port Vale
    Port Vale vs Swindon (7.45pm) – Thursday, May 19

    Do the EFL play-offs have away goals?
    The EFL play-offs do NOT have away goals.
    The rule was scrapped in 1999 after third placed side Ipswich were beaten by sixth placed Bolton on away goals.
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    ‘Absolute disgrace’ – Luton boss Jones fumes after he’s goaded by Huddersfield fans who stormed pitch after play-off win

    LUTON manager Nathan Jones tore into Huddersfield Town fans for abusing his players following their Championship play-off final win.Town fans invaded the pitch after booking their place in the Wembley final thanks to Jordan Rhodes’ 82nd-minute winner.
    “Huddersfield have won the battle of the underdogs!” 👏Jordan Rhodes’ late strike sends the Terriers to Wembley!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/0HVq5yVL84— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 16, 2022

    A pitch invasion followed Huddersfield Town’s play-off semi-final successCredit: Getty
    Thousands of Town fans celebrate as Luton’s Mick Harford consoles Danny Hylton (left)Credit: Rex
    Nathan Jones was upset with the behaviour of Huddersfield fans after their winCredit: Getty
    But Jones was not happy with the manner of celebration, labelling the actions of some supporters as “disgusting”.
    One fan slapped the back of Kai Naismith’s head as others taunted the 2,000 travelling Hatters crowd.
    An elderly Luton fan was also left bleeding after being struck by a coin, allegedly thrown by a Terrier.
    “The fans were an absolute disgrace…How one of us hasn’t been (injured).
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    “Stewards? I don’t know why they turned up… The fans were an absolute disgrace. But we won’t complain, football fans are like that. Some are idiots.
    “They didn’t paint Huddersfield Town as a good club in terms of how they were. They have won the game, go celebrate with your players. Go and celebrate something wonderful.
    “Instead they were more concerned with obscene gestures. I have seen a mother with a little kid… If that was my wife, I’d be disgusted.
    “They approached me and abused me. They have done stuff to me. Some were okay and congratulated us. But they all did not paint Huddersfield Town in a good light after that.
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    “But look, that’s individuals. Not everyone will be pure Huddersfield fans.
    “They have turned up tonight and that is probably the biggest crowd Huddersfield have had this season, so a lot of them might not be true Huddersfield fans, you never know.
    “I don’t understand. Go celebrate with your players, go celebrate something big. They were more concerned with taunting and abusing our fans and filming it. That logic I don’t get.
    “I literally saw a woman and some of the things she was doing. It can’t be ‘northern’, surely.” More

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    Bournemouth duo Kieffer Moore and Chris Mepham celebrate promotion by getting engaged to model wags in Dubai

    LOVE is in the air at Premier League newboys Bournemouth after Kieffer Moore and Chris Mepham both got engaged to their long-term girlfriends in Dubai in the space of 24 hours.Striker Moore, who scored the winner against Nottingham Forest on May 3 which clinched the Cherries’ return to the Prem, got down on one knee and proposed to Charlotte Russell on Sunday.
    Kieffer Moore got down on one knee in front of a big ‘marry me’ signCredit: Instagram @kieffermoore
    Moore and fiancee Charlotte Russell shared a celebratory kissCredit: Instagram @kieffermoore
    Chris Mepham’s fiancee Jodie Francis looked ecstatic with her ringCredit: Instagram @_meps
    Mepham romantically laid out rose petals and candlesCredit: Instagram @_meps
    Then Moore’s Bournemouth and Wales team-mate Mepham also announced yesterday that he had popped the question to Jodie Francis.
    It caps off a dream season for the pair, who are on holiday in the United Arab Emirates before they link up with the Wales squad next Monday for their World Cup play-off final against Scotland or Ukraine on June 5 in Cardiff as well as four Nations League matches.
    Moore revealed on Instagram that ‘she said yes’ accompanied by a wedding ring and love heart emojis.
    He added on his post: “The most incredible woman and I can’t wait to marry her!”
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    The 29-year-old shared a series of pictures from his proposal with the words ‘marry me’ spelt out in lights behind them.
    The couple have been together for more than nine years and the big forward received congratulations from Bournemouth and Wales pals including Mepham, David Brooks, Brennan Johnson and Jonny Williams.
    Defender Mepham, 24, also took to Instagram on Monday night when he posted: “She said YES!!!’ followed by a wedding ring and love heart emojis.
    He added: “Cannot begin to explain how grateful I am to have you in my life, I can’t wait to one day marry you and spend the rest of my life with you.”
    Russell has dated Moore for nine yearsCredit: Instagram @charlotteamyrussell
    Francis said she was the “happiest girl in the world” following Mepham’s proposal
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    More messages of congratulations poured in from the likes of Moore, Brooks, Johnson, Harry Wilson and Neco Williams.
    It is an amazing start to the summer for the pair which could get even better if they help Wales qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
    Wales are set to take on Scotland or Ukraine in the play-off final with the winner booking a place in England’s group at the World Cup. More

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    Huddersfield vs Luton LIVE REACTION: Rhodes goal sends Terriers to Wembley in Championship play-off – latest

    HUDDERSFIELD TOWN are through to the Championship play-off final after beating Luton 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate).Jordan Rhodes scores the only goal of the game to book the Terriers place at Wembley.
    Nottingham Forest or Sheffield United await in the play-off final.

    Result: Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1 agg)
    TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Football
    Huddersfield XI: Ingram, Bree, Naismith, Bradley, Cornick, Burke, Clarke, Campbell, Lansbury, Bell, Jerome
    Luton XI: Nicholls, Toffolo, Hogg, O’Brien, Holmes, Turton, Sarr, Sinani, Ward, Lees, Russell

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    A late goal from Jordan Rhodes has booked Huddersfield’s place in the Championship Play-Off final at Wembley Stadium.
    The Terriers are now just one game away from a return to the Premier League.
    Thank you for reading, and goodnight!
    Harry Toffolo reacts
    Wembley anyone? 🔵⚪️— Harry Toffolo (@Harry_Toffolo) May 16, 2022

    Nathan Jones reacts
    When speaking to Sky Sports, Jones said:
    “First and foremost, congratulations to Huddersfield. They’ve been excellent all season, they finished third.
    “Secondly, I couldn’t be more proud of my team. We were better tonight. We were the best side tonight.
    “We missed chances in the first half. We should’ve been ahead.
    “There was a bit of sloppiness, we didn’t clear it and then they scored from a set play which they do regularly.
    “But we’ve been outstanding tonight. So so proud.
    “So proud of the team. So proud on how they’ve gone about their work.
    “We’ve had to contend with absolutely everything – if you look at our bench we’ve not got the pace and power we had. We’ve got eight missing tonight but look I’m so proud of the group.”
    Credit: Getty
    Carlos Corberan reacts
    “Fortunately, we’ve achieved a result that allows us to go to Wembley and play a very special game. We always try to learn from what we do, use the experience and improve. That’s what we’ve done as a Club.”
    “This is a very special group of players, who have had a real determination to achieve something together from the first day of the season.”
    “Tonight was a very tough game, just as we expected. It was a very balanced and competitive Play-Off semi-final.”
    Credit: Getty
    Sorba Thomas reacts
    When speaking to Sky Sports, Thomas said:
    “Obviously it’s amazing.
    “I was fortunate enough to [get to Wembley] with Boreham Wood.
    “Didn’t play the minutes that I wanted to play in the game but amazing experience.
    “But now, we’re going in there with a lot of confidence.
    “Listen, when you have a striker like [Rhodes], 200 goals and I’m struggling to score one!
    “But it’s amazing!”
    Credit: Getty
    Jordan Rhodes reacts
    When speaking to Sky Sports, Rhodes said:
    “There’s not many words for it.
    “Special nights that you’ll remember for a lifetime and I think that was the message before the game, to go out there and make it a memorable night and do yourselves proud.”
    “I can’t think of one [a more important goal scored] to mind but I’m just happy to be on the field, to try and contribute.
    “Huddersfield Town going to Wembley has a good ring to it!”
    Credit: Reuters
    Scenes at Full Time
    Credit: Getty
    Credit: Craig Thomas/News Images
    Full Time – Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Luton will be kicking themselves for not making the most of their chances.
    They were dominant throughout and arguably could have been two goals ahead at half time.
    But ultimately Huddersfield were able to capitalise on the opportunities they created, and that was what separated the two sides in the end.
    Credit: Rex
    Full Time – Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    A late strike from Jordan Rhodes fires Huddersfield to Wembley!
    The Terriers were on the back foot for the majority of the game, but they made their chances count and now just one match separates them from a monumental return to the Premier League!
    Credit: Craig Thomas/News Images
    Full Time – Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Huddersfield are off to Wembley!
    90+3. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    The Terriers are running down the clock.
    One minute to go.
    90. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Four minutes added on…
    Time is running out for Luton.
    89. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Luton make one final change.
    Cornick is replaced by Adebayo.
    88. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Pipa attempts an audacious strike from distance, but his effort flies over the bar.
    87. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Luton make a change.
    Mendes Gomes replaces Burke.
    86. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Huddersfield make another change.
    Holmes is replaced by Sarr.
    83. Huddersfield 1-0 Luton (2-1)
    Thomas sends an outstanding pass towards the far post from a free kick.
    Rhodes battles to get there and manages to tap it in!
    As it stands, Huddersfield are heading to Wembley!
    82. GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL HUDDERSFIELD!!!!!
    Super-sub Rhodes puts Huddersfield ahead!
    80. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    The Terriers are really gaining momentum now.
    That penalty dispute has lit a fire under them and they are now pushing for the winner.
    75. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Penalty appeal!
    Toffolo is brought down in the box by Ingram but the referee DOES NOT give the penalty!
    Huddersfield are fuming with that decision!
    Credit: Getty
    73. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Another chance for Luton!
    Cornick breaks into the box before unleashing a powerful strike.
    Nicholls parries it out to Bree, but the wing-back takes too long to rebound and Huddersfield can clear.
    70. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Chance for Luton!
    Snodgrass sends a fantastic pass into the box from a free kick.
    The ball finds Jerome who heads it towards goal, but his effort runs just wide.
    66. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Luton make their first change.
    Jerome comes on to replace Hylton.
    65. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Huddersfield have the ball in the back of the net, but the goal will not count.
    Thomas sends the ball into the box from a free kick, but Colwill commits a foul before Lees heads in.
    Credit: Reuters
    64. Huddersfield 0-0 Luton (1-1)
    Naismith is booked for a dangerous challenge on Thomas.
    Frustrations are starting to show.
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    Crazy stat reveals Sunderland have NEVER lost at Wembley when given the west end… but not won with fans in east side

    SUNDERLAND will hope to continue winning ways at Wembley with their fans watching from the west end. The Black Cats have their lucky end at the national stadium this time as they bid to finally get out of League One.
    Sunderland have never lost with their fans set in the west endCredit: PA
    In their ten Wembley matches, Sunderland have won three times when given the west end.
    But they have NEVER been victorious with their fans in the east stand.
    The Black Cats were officially being assigned the west stand when winning the EFL Trophy last season, albeit with no fans in attendance due to coronavirus restrictions.
    Before that, they also had it for their FA Cup victories in 1937 and 1973.
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    Fans were sitting to the east for their last League One play-off final in 2019, when they heartbreakingly lost in added time to Chartlon.
    They have now been given the same end in the League One playoff finals on Saturday against Wycombe.
    A win would make it four for four but a loss would be their first while given the west end.
    Sunderland booked their place at Wembley by beating Sheffield Wednesday over two legs.
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    And midfielder Alex Pritchard hailed manager Alex Neil as the right man to get them back into the Championship.
    Pritchard said: “When he came in he stamped his authority on the place, he tightened things up and stopped us conceding so many goals.
    “There were also a lot of good things here as well so he could look and say, ‘I don’t need to do anything with that’.
    “We had got a lot of things right under Lee Johnson, but it was just a case of making a few adjustments and you can see that Alex Neil has done that.
    “He’s a great manager and you can see what he has done since he has been in here.”
    Sunderland manager Alex Neil celebrates with Alex PritchardCredit: PA More