2012 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season2011–12
Champions West Ham United
(Championship)
Huddersfield Town
(League One)
Crewe Alexandra
(League Two)
Matches played15
Goals scored31 (2.07 per match)
Biggest home win West Ham 3–0 Cardiff
(Championship)
Biggest away win Cardiff 0–2 West Ham
(Championship)
MK Dons 0–2 Huddersfield
(League One)
Highest scoring Birmingham 2–2 Blackpool
Southend 2–2 Crewe
(4 goals)
Highest attendance78,523 – Blackpool v West Ham
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance3,606 – Torquay v Cheltenham
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance22,195
2011
2013

The Football League play-offs for the 2011–12 season were held in May 2012. All finals took place at Wembley Stadium in London.

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The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs, contested by the teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th-placed teams in the League Two table. The winners of the semi-finals went through to the finals, with the winner of the final gaining promotion for the following season.

The semi-final matches were played from 3 to 17 May 2012. The finals were held between 19 and 27 May 2012. [1]

Background

The 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.

Championship

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 West Ham United 46241488148+3386
4 Birmingham City 462016107851+2776
5 Blackpool 462015117959+2075
6 Cardiff City 46191896653+1375

Semi-finals

First leg
Cardiff City 0–2 West Ham United
Report Collison Soccerball shade.svg 9', 41'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 23,029
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Blackpool 1–0 Birmingham City
Davies Soccerball shade.svg 45' (o.g.) Report
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 13,832
Referee: Mark Halsey
Second leg
West Ham United 3–0 Cardiff City
Nolan Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Vaz Tê Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Maynard Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report
Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 34,682
Referee: Mike Dean

West Ham United won 5–0 on aggregate.


Birmingham City 2–2 Blackpool
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Davies Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Dobbie Soccerball shade.svg 45'
M. Phillips Soccerball shade.svg 48'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,483
Referee: Chris Foy

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final

Blackpool 1–2 West Ham United
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Vaz Tê Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 78,523
Referee: Howard Webb

League One

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Sheffield United 46279109251+4190
4 Huddersfield Town 46211877947+3281
5 Milton Keynes Dons 462214108447+3780
6 Stevenage 462110156944+2573

Semi-finals

First leg
Stevenage 0–0 Sheffield United
Report
Lamex Stadium, Stevenage
Attendance: 5,802
Referee: Anthony Bates

Milton Keynes Dons 0–2 Huddersfield Town
Report Rhodes Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Hunt Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 11,893
Referee: Darren Deadman
Second leg
Sheffield United 1–0 Stevenage
Porter Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 21,182
Referee: Nigel Miller

Sheffield United won 1–0 on aggregate.


Huddersfield Town 1–2 Milton Keynes Dons
Rhodes Soccerball shade.svg 18' Report Powell Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Smith Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 15,085
Referee: Scott Mathieson

Huddersfield Town won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final

League Two

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Southend United 46258137748+2983
5 Torquay United 462312116350+1381
6 Cheltenham Town 46238156650+1677
7 Crewe Alexandra 462012146759+872

Semi-finals

First leg
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Southend United
Dugdale Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report
Alexandra Stadium, Crewe
Attendance: 7,221
Referee: Michael Naylor

Cheltenham Town 2–0 Torquay United
McGlashan Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Burgess Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Report
Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham
Attendance: 5,273
Referee: James Adcock
Second leg
Southend United 2–2 Crewe Alexandra
Harris Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Barker Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Report Leitch-Smith Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Clayton Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea
Attendance: 8,190
Referee: Darren Drysdale

Crewe Alexandra won 3–2 on aggregate.


Torquay United 1–2 Cheltenham Town
Atieno Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report McGlashan Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Pack Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 3,606
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Cheltenham Town won 4–1 on aggregate.

Final

Cheltenham Town 0–2 Crewe Alexandra
Report Powell Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Moore Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 24,029
Referee: Craig Pawson

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References

  1. "Play-off dates confirmed". The Football League. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.