2019 English Football League play-offs

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English Football League play-offs
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Wembley Stadium was the venue for each play-off final
Season 2018–19
2018
2020

The English Football League play-offs for the 2018–19 season were held in May 2019 with all finals played at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-offs will begin in each league with two semi-finals played over two legs. The teams who finish 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 are set to compete. The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals, with the winners gaining promotion for the following season. [1]

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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 24th And 22nd Vs 23rd In Relegation Playoffs

Championship

Championship semi-finals

Final league position – Championship
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Leeds United 46258137350+2383
4 West Bromwich Albion 462311128761+2680
5 Aston Villa 462016108159+2176
6 Derby County 462014126953+1674
First leg
Aston Villa 2–1 West Bromwich Albion
Hourihane Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Abraham Soccerball shade.svg 79' (pen.)
Report Gayle Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 40,754
Referee: Graham Scott
Derby County 0–1 Leeds United
Report Roofe Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 31,723
Referee: Craig Pawson

Second leg

West Bromwich Albion 2–2 Aston Villa on aggregate. Aston Villa won 4–3 on penalties.

Leeds United 2–4 Derby County
Dallas Soccerball shade.svg 23', 62' Report Marriott Soccerball shade.svg 45', 85'
Mount Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 36,326
Referee: Anthony Taylor

Derby County won 4–3 on aggregate.


Championship final

Aston Villa 2–1 Derby County
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McGinn Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Report Marriott Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,826
Referee: Paul Tierney

League One

League One semi-finals

Final league position – League One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Charlton Athletic 462610107340+3388
4 Portsmouth 46251388351+3288
5 Sunderland 46221958047+3385
6 Doncaster Rovers 462013137658+1673
First leg
Sunderland 1–0 Portsmouth
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Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Attendance: 26,610
Referee: Andy Woolmer
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 Charlton Athletic
Blair Soccerball shade.svg 87' Report Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Aribo Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Attendance: 11,140
Referee: Oliver Langford

Second leg
Portsmouth 0–0 Sunderland
Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 18,007
Referee: Peter Bankes

Sunderland won 1–0 on aggregate.


Charlton Athletic 2–3 (a.e.t.) Doncaster Rovers
Penalties
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The Valley, London
Attendance: 25,428
Referee: Gavin Ward

Charlton Athletic 4–4 Doncaster Rovers on aggregate. Charlton Athletic won 4–3 on penalties.

League One final

Charlton Athletic 2–1 Sunderland
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Wembley Stadium , London
Attendance: 76,155
Referee: Andrew Madley

League Two

League Two semi-finals

Final league position – League Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Mansfield Town 462016106941+2876
5 Forest Green Rovers 462014126847+2174
6 Tranmere Rovers 462013136350+1373
7 Newport County 462011155959071
First leg [3]
Newport County 1–1 Mansfield Town
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Rodney Parade, Newport
Attendance: 6,035
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Forest Green Rovers
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Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 9,579
Referee: John Busby

Second leg
Mansfield Town 0–0 (a.e.t.) Newport County
Report
Penalties
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3–5Soccerball shad check.svg Butler
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Field Mill, Mansfield
Attendance: 7,361
Referee: Michael Salisbury

Mansfield Town 1–1 Newport County on aggregate. Newport County won 5–3 on penalties.

Forest Green Rovers 1–1 Tranmere Rovers
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The New Lawn, Nailsworth
Attendance: 4,492
Referee: Eddie Ilderton

Tranmere Rovers won 2–1 on aggregate.

League Two final

Newport County 0–1 (a.e.t.) Tranmere Rovers
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Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 25,217
Referee: Ross Joyce

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