2017 English Football League play-offs

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English Football League play-offs
Wembley Stadium, illuminated.jpg
Wembley Stadium is the venue for each play-off final
Season2016–17
Matches played15
Goals scored34 (2.27 per match)
Biggest home win Bradford 1–0 Fleetwood
Blackpool 3–2 Luton
Reading 1–0 Fulham
Exeter 3-2 Carlisle
Biggest away win Scunthorpe 2–3 Millwall
Highest scoring Carlisle 3–3 Exeter
Luton 3–3 Blackpool
Highest attendance76,682
Lowest attendance3,882
Average attendance17,205
2016
2018

The English Football League play-offs for the 2016–17 season were held in May 2017 with all finals being staged at Wembley Stadium in London.

Contents

The play-offs begin in each league with two semi-finals which are played over two legs. The teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th-placed teams in League Two compete. The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals, with the winners gaining promotion for the following season.

Background

The English 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. The fixtures are determined by final league position – in the Championship and League One this is 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th, while in League Two it is 4th v 7th and 5th v 6th.

Championship

Championship Semi-finals

Final league position - Championship
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Reading 46267136864+485
4 Sheffield Wednesday 46249136045+1581
5 Huddersfield Town 46256155658–281
6 Fulham 462214108557+2880
First leg
Fulham 1–1 Reading
Cairney Soccerball shade.svg 65' Report Obita Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Craven Cottage, London (Fulham)
Attendance: 23,717
Referee: Stuart Attwell

Second leg
Reading 1–0 Fulham
Kermorgant Soccerball shade.svg 49' (pen.) Report
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 22,044
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Reading won 2–1 on aggregate.

Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 Huddersfield Town on aggregate. Huddersfield Town won 4–3 on penalties.


Championship Final

League One

League One Semi-finals

Final league position - League One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Scunthorpe United 462410128054+2682
4 Fleetwood Town 462313106443+2182
5 Bradford City 46201976243+1979
6 Millwall 462013136657+973
First leg
Millwall 0–0 Scunthorpe United
Report
The New Den, London
Attendance: 12,568
Referee: Andy Madley
Bradford City 1–0 Fleetwood Town
McArdle Soccerball shade.svg 77' Report
Valley Parade, Bradford
Attendance: 15,696
Referee: Oliver Langford

Second leg
Scunthorpe United 2–3 Millwall
Toney Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Dawson Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report Morison Soccerball shade.svg 45', 58'
Gregory Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 7,190
Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Millwall won 3–2 on aggregate.

Fleetwood Town 0–0 Bradford City
Report
Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood
Attendance: 5,076
Referee: David Coote

Bradford City won 1–0 on aggregate.


League One Final

Bradford City 0–1 Millwall
Report Morison Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 53,320
Referee: Simon Hooper

League Two

League Two Semi-finals

Final league position - League Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Luton Town 46201797043+2777
5 Exeter City 46218177556+1971
6 Carlisle United 461817116968+171
7 Blackpool 461816126946+2370
First leg
Blackpool 3–2 Luton Town
Cullen Soccerball shade.svg 19', 47', 67' (pen.) Report Potts Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Vassell Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 3,882
Referee: Nigel Miller
Carlisle United 3–3 Exeter City
Moore-Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 32' (o.g.)
O'Sullivan Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Miller Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Report Grant Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Harley Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Wheeler Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 9,708
Referee: David Webb

Second leg
Luton Town 3–3 Blackpool
Mellor Soccerball shade.svg 36' (o.g.)
Cuthbert Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Hylton Soccerball shade.svg 57' (pen.)
Report Delfouneso Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Gnanduillet Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Moore Soccerball shade.svg 90+5' (o.g.)
Kenilworth Road, Luton
Attendance: 10,032
Referee: Darren Deadman

Blackpool won 6–5 on aggregate.

Exeter City 3–2 Carlisle United
Watkins Soccerball shade.svg 10', 79'
Stacey Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Report Kennedy Soccerball shade.svg 81'
O'Sullivan Soccerball shade.svg 90'
St James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 7,450
Referee: Dean Whitestone

Exeter City won 6–5 on aggregate.


League Two Final

Blackpool 2–1 Exeter City
Potts Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Cullen Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Wheeler Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 23,380
Referee: Darren England

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