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Coventry 3 - 1 Sheffield United: Coventry win after early touch of Fortune

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Marc-Antoine Fortune's fortuitous goal helped Coventry end their home campaign with a 3-1 win over Sheffield United. The big striker set the Sky Blues on their way in only the fourth minute - but he knew precious little about it. Adam Armstrong made yards into the Sheffield half but when he let fly, the ball hit Fortune on his backside and deflected in past George Long. There was nothing luck...Full Story »

Chesterfield 3 - 0 Bury: Chesterfield beat Bury to secure survival

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Chesterfield confirmed their place in League One next season with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Bury at the Proact Stadium. A first-half penalty from Jay O'Shea and a deflected Lee Novak strike put Chesterfield in charge before Dan Gardner sealed the win they needed to avoid relegation. O'Shea had gone close with a 25-yard free-kick before he beat Chris Neal from the spot in the 29th minute aft...Full Story »

Burton Albion FC 2 - 1 Gillingham: Late Tom Naylor winner puts Burton on the brink of promotion

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Tom Naylor's injury-time header pushed Burton Albion to the brink of promotion after a 2-1 win over Gillingham at the Pirelli Stadium. The midfielder rose majestically at the back post to meet Mark Duffy's cross and send the home fans into delirium. Nigel Clough's side had endured a frustrating second half having seen Gillingham's Cody McDonald head home Bradley Dack's 49th-minute corner to ca...Full Story »

Barnsley 2 - 2 Colchester United: Barnsley made to wait for play-off spot

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Barnsley's quest for a Sky Bet League One play-off place will go down to the final day after Tom Lapslie's last-gasp goal secured a 2-2 draw for relegated Colchester at Oakwell. George Moncur scored a first-half opener to put the visitors ahead before Ashley Fletcher looked to have won it with a second-half brace. However, Colchester claimed a point deep into stoppage time through Lapslie's he...Full Story »

Rotherham United 0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers: Shane Duffy header earns Blackburn first win in seven games

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Blackburn clinched a first win in seven Sky Bet Championship matches as Shane Duffy's early header lifted them to a 1-0 victory at Rotherham. Rovers, who announced earlier this week that Paul Lambert would be stepping down as manager at the end of the season, made a superb start to proceedings, scoring from their first serious attack. The Millers had several opportunities to draw level through...Full Story »

Arsenal 1 - 0 Norwich City: Danny Welbeck boosts Arsene Wenger on a mixed day at the Emirates for Arsenal

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Arsenal celebrated in unison as Danny Welbeck's strike earned a 1-0 win which leaves Norwich's Premier League position ever more precarious. The well-publicised protests in the 12th and 78th minute - to signal 12 years since Arsenal's last Premier League title - were a bit like the Gunners' season. Lots of expectation, poor execution. And Welbeck gave Arsene Wenger reason for cheer and optim...Full Story »

Sheffield Wed. 3 - 0 Cardiff City: Sheffield Wednesday heading for the play-offs after win over Cardiff

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Sheffield Wednesday secured their place in this season's Championship play-offs as a second-half double from Gary Hooper and a Lee Peltier own goal gave them a 3-0 victory over their nearest challengers, Cardiff. Wednesday started well and were unlucky not to go ahead in the fifth minute as Glenn Loovens' near-post header from a Fernando Forestieri corner went over the bar. In the 17th minute,...Full Story »

Hannover 96 1 - 3 Schalke 04: Schalke keep Champions League hopes alive

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Schalke kept their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season alive with a 3-1 win over relegated Hannover keeping them within reach of the Bundesliga top four. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's opening goal was cancelled out by Artur Sobiech's equaliser for the hosts, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Alessandro Schopf ensured the Royal Blues came away with three points. Daniel Stendel was g...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. 0 - 3 Airdrie United: Play-off woe for Airdrieonians despite win over Ayr

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Airdrieonians missed out on a place in the Scottish League One play-offs despite beating second-placed Ayr 3-0. The visitors did what was required of them, having scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes, but Stranraer's win over Cowdenbeath prevented them from securing a top-four spot. Alan Lithgow opened the scoring in the third minute, the defender converting from close range, before Dyla...Full Story »

York City 1 - 4 Bristol Rovers: Bristol Rovers keep automatic-promotion hopes alive

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016 by PA

Bristol Rovers boosted their automatic-promotion hopes with a thumping 4-1 win at relegated York. Billy Bodin's brace set the Pirates on their way and Jermaine Easter and Lee Mansell added further strikes, either side of Kenny McEvoy's consolation for the hosts. Fourth-placed Rovers head into their final match of the season, at home to Dagenham, one point outside the top three. Bodin went cl...Full Story »

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