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Huddersfield Town extended their unbeaten streak to 13 games with an impressive win over Fulham. The Terriers took a 2-0 lead in the first half, thanks to Danny Ward and Duane Holmes, before Bobby Reid halved the deficit in the second half, but it was nothing more than a consolation for Cottagers.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United entered the Play-Off places with victory over Swansea City. The Blades lost 4-0 at South Yorkshire, overtaking Middlesbrough who slipped to a 2-1 loss to Bristol City and out of the top six.

Luton Town’s promotion hopes were also boosted by a 2-0 triumph over West Bromwich Albion. Second-half strikes from Cameron Jerome and Allan Campbell sealed maximum points for the Hatters.

And Derby County left it late to claim a dramatic victory over relegation rivals Peterborough United. Rams midfielder Louie Sibley rippled the net in the 92n/a minute to put Wayne Rooney’s side to move them just one place behind 21st-placed Reading, who beat Preston North End 3-2 in a victory of their own.

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The weekend game came from Buckinghamshire where Wycombe Wanderers and Cheltenham Town exchanged blows in a 10-goal thriller at Adams Park. Robins’ top marksman Alfie May scored eight times in four league appearances, setting up four of Cheltenham’s five goals as the visitors came from 5-3 up to salvage a point.

The battle between the front two saw Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic split the spoils on Friday night. Ollie Rathbone’s long-range strike kept the Latics at bay as the midfielder restored parity, negating Stephen Humphrys’ equally impressive opener. The result sees the Millers retain their six-point lead at the top, with Leam Richardson’s men having two games in hand.

Milton Keynes Dons kept the pressure on the front two, beating Sunderland 2-1, as former Black Cats striker Connor Wickham netted the winner against his ex-employers. Liam Manning’s men sit in third place while Alex Neil’s side have now dropped out of the top six and into seventh place.

Elsewhere, Oxford United found their way back to winning ways, climbing to fourth place with a 4-0 victory over Charlton Athletic, while Plymouth Argyle moved up to fifth to earn them four round wins and a beat Gillingham 2-0.

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New Walsall head coach Michael Flynn got off to a winning start as the Saddlers sank League leaders Forest Green Rovers and ended the Gloucestershire side’s 19-game unbeaten streak . George Miller’s ninth goal of the season was the difference maker as the West Midlands side secured back to back victories, having seen off top-flight Tranmere Rovers last weekend.

Tranmere himself added a point to the table, drawing 1-1 with Port Vale to retain second place, while third-placed Northampton Town, occupying the final automatic promotion spot, overtook Colchester United 3-0.

Elsewhere, a now five-winless Sutton United side settled for a point against Hartlepool United, while Mansfield Town earned a draw with Newport County and, completing the top seven line-up, Swindon Town won. recorded a resounding 3-0 win over struggling Carlisle United.

Meanwhile, Oldham Athletic broke free of the bottom two with a 2-0 triumph over Bradford City. The Latics, who have recorded three wins in their last four games, have swapped places with the Carlisles. First-half strikes from Hallam Hope and Davis Keillor-Dunn sealed the three points for the Lancashire side.



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