2018–19 English Football League

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English Football League
Season 2018–19

The 2018–19 season will be the 120th season of the English Football League (EFL) and the third season under that name after it was renamed from The Football League in 2016. It will begin on 3 August 2018 and conclude on 5 May 2019,[1] with the promotion play-off finals at Wembley Stadium on 25–27 May 2019. For the sixth season running, the league is sponsored by Sky Betting & Gaming and is therefore known as the Sky Bet EFL.

The EFL is contested through three divisions: the Championship, League One and League Two. The winner and the runner up of the Championship will be automatically promoted to the Premier League and they will be joined by the winner of the Championship playoff. The bottom two teams in League Two will be relegated to the National League.

The 2018–19 season marked the start of an initial two year partnership between the EFL and its official charity partner Mind. The mental health charity will have its logo displayed on the shirts of all EFL clubs and will work with the EFL to promote mental health within football and the wider community.[2]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

League tables[edit]

Sky Bet Championship[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Leeds United 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Middlesbrough 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 14
3 Sheffield United 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12 Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 Derby County 6 4 0 2 10 8 +2 12
5 Brentford 6 3 2 1 12 6 +6 11
6 Bristol City 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11
7 Swansea City 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11
8 Bolton Wanderers 6 3 2 1 8 8 0 11
9 West Bromwich Albion 6 3 1 2 15 9 +6 10
10 Wigan Athletic 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10
11 Sheffield Wednesday 6 3 1 2 9 9 0 10
12 Aston Villa 6 2 3 1 11 11 0 9
13 Blackburn Rovers 6 2 3 1 7 8 −1 9
14 Nottingham Forest 6 1 4 1 8 8 0 7
15 Rotherham United 6 2 0 4 5 11 −6 6
16 Millwall 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5
17 Norwich City 6 1 2 3 9 12 −3 5
18 Stoke City 6 1 2 3 7 11 −4 5
19 Preston North End 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5
20 Birmingham City 6 0 4 2 4 6 −2 4
21 Hull City 6 1 1 4 6 11 −5 4
22 Queens Park Rangers 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10 4 Relegation to EFL League One
23 Ipswich Town 6 0 3 3 5 9 −4 3
24 Reading 6 0 2 4 5 9 −4 2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [3]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AST BIR BLB BOL BRE BRI DER HUL IPS LEE MID MIL NOR NOT PNE QPR REA ROT SHU SHW STO SWA WBA WIG
Aston Villa a 2–2 1–1 a 3–2
Birmingham City a 2–2 0–0 0–0
Blackburn Rovers 1–0 0–0 2–2
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 2–2 0–3
Brentford 2–1 a 5–1 2–0
Bristol City 4–1 0–2 1–1
Derby County 2–0 1–4 a 2–0
Hull City 1–3 0–1 1–2
Ipswich Town 1–1 2–2 1–1
Leeds United 0–0 a 2–0 3–1
Middlesbrough 1–0 3–0 1–0
Millwall 2–1 a 2–2 1–2
Norwich City a 0–3 2–0 3–4
Nottingham Forest 2–2 a 1–0 1–1
Preston North End 2–2 1–0 2–2
Queens Park Rangers a 0–3 1–2 1–0
Reading 0–1 1–2 1–2
Rotherham United 2–3 1–0 1–0
Sheffield United 4–1 2–1 a 1–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 2–1 2–1 a
Stoke City 1–1 2–0 0–3
Swansea City 0–1 2–2 1–0
West Bromwich Albion a 1–2 7–1 2–1
Wigan Athletic 2–2 1–0 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Sky Bet League One[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Peterborough United 7 6 1 0 19 7 +12 19 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Portsmouth 7 5 2 0 13 4 +9 17
3 Barnsley 7 4 3 0 15 4 +11 15 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Sunderland 7 4 3 0 14 6 +8 15
5 Walsall 7 4 3 0 11 6 +5 15
6 Fleetwood Town 7 3 3 1 12 5 +7 12
7 Doncaster Rovers 7 3 3 1 9 5 +4 12
8 Charlton Athletic 7 3 2 2 9 8 +1 11
9 Blackpool 7 2 4 1 7 5 +2 10
10 Accrington Stanley 7 2 4 1 9 9 0 10
11 Luton Town 7 2 2 3 9 10 −1 8
12 Coventry City 7 2 2 3 5 7 −2 8
13 AFC Wimbledon 7 2 2 3 4 8 −4 8
14 Rochdale 7 2 2 3 10 16 −6 8
15 Gillingham 7 2 1 4 9 11 −2 7
16 Southend United 7 2 1 4 9 11 −2 7
17 Burton Albion 7 2 1 4 8 10 −2 7
18 Scunthorpe United 7 1 4 2 9 16 −7 7
19 Wycombe Wanderers 7 1 3 3 7 11 −4 6
20 Bradford City 7 2 0 5 6 11 −5 6
21 Bristol Rovers 7 1 2 4 6 9 −3 5 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Shrewsbury Town 7 0 4 3 5 8 −3 4
23 Oxford United 7 1 1 5 8 17 −9 4
24 Plymouth Argyle 7 0 3 4 4 13 −9 3
Updated to match(es) played on 10 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC WIM BAR BLP BRA BRR BRT CHA COV DON FLE GIL LUT OXF PET PLY POR ROC SCU SHR STD SUN WAL WYC
Accrington Stanley 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1
AFC Wimbledon a 0–0 1–2 1–3
Barnsley 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1
Blackpool 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–2
Bradford City 0–2 1–0 1–2
Bristol Rovers 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–1
Burton Albion 3–0 1–0 1–2
Charlton Athletic a 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–2
Coventry City 1–0 0–1 1–2
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0
Fleetwood Town 0–1 2–1 2–2
Gillingham 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–4
Luton Town 3–2 2–0 1–1
Oxford United 2–3 3–1 0–2
Peterborough United 2–1 1–1 3–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–5 1–1 1–1
Portsmouth 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–1
Rochdale 0–4 1–4 1–2
Scunthorpe United 2–2 0–5 3–3 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 0–1 1–1
Southend United 2–0 1–2 2–3 2–3
Sunderland 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0
Walsall 0–0 2–1 2–1
Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 1–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Sky Bet League Two[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln City 7 5 1 1 14 5 +9 16 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Newport County 7 5 1 1 9 7 +2 16
3 Exeter City 7 4 1 2 13 7 +6 13
4 Carlisle United 7 4 1 2 9 8 +1 13 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Colchester United 7 3 3 1 14 5 +9 12
6 Milton Keynes Dons 6 3 3 0 6 3 +3 12
7 Swindon Town 7 3 3 1 12 12 0 12
8 Yeovil Town 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11
9 Forest Green Rovers 7 2 5 0 11 6 +5 11
10 Oldham Athletic 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 11
11 Stevenage 7 3 2 2 7 6 +1 11
12 Mansfield Town 6 2 4 0 8 4 +4 10
13 Bury 7 3 1 3 12 9 +3 10
14 Tranmere Rovers 7 2 4 1 8 7 +1 10
15 Crawley Town 7 3 1 3 9 10 −1 10
16 Crewe Alexandra 6 2 1 3 9 8 +1 7
17 Port Vale 7 2 1 4 7 8 −1 7
18 Cheltenham Town 7 2 1 4 6 8 −2 7
19 Cambridge United 7 2 1 4 7 12 −5 7
20 Northampton Town 7 1 3 3 8 11 −3 6
21 Grimsby Town 7 1 2 4 5 12 −7 5
22 Morecambe 7 1 0 6 3 15 −12 3
23 Macclesfield Town 7 0 2 5 5 14 −9 2 Relegation to the National League
24 Notts County 7 0 1 6 7 21 −14 1
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BUR CAM CAR CHL COL CRA CRE EXE FGR GRI LIN MAC MAN MKD MOR NEW NOR NOT OLD POR STE SWI TRA YEO
Bury 1–1 4–0 3–2 1–0
Cambridge United 1–2 0–1 0–2 3–2
Carlisle United 1–0 2–2 2–1
Cheltenham Town 0–1 1–3 0–1
Colchester United 6–0 1–2 2–0
Crawley Town 3–2 1–3 2–2
Crewe Alexandra 3–0 0–0 6–0
Exeter City 3–1 0–3 1–1 5–1
Forest Green Rovers 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
Grimsby Town 1–4 1–1 0–1
Lincoln City 2–1 0–1 a 3–1 4–1
Macclesfield Town 1–1 0–2 1–1
Mansfield Town 1–0 1–1 3–0
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 1–0 1–1
Morecambe 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1
Newport County 1–0 1–0 3–2
Northampton Town 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–1
Notts County 0–0 1–3 0–4
Oldham Athletic 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–1
Port Vale 3–0 1–0 1–2
Stevenage 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2
Swindon Town 3–2 1–1 3–2
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Yeovil Town 2–2 0–0 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 8 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment Position in table
Charlton Athletic England Karl Robinson Signed by Oxford United 22 March 2018[4] 2017–18 season England Lee Bowyer 6 September 2018[5] 10th
Scunthorpe United Scotland Graham Alexander Sacked 24 March 2018[6] England Nick Daws 25 May 2018[7] Pre-season
West Bromwich Albion England Alan Pardew 2 April 2018[8] 2017–18 Premier League season Jamaica Darren Moore 18 May 2018[9]
Northampton Town Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 2 April 2018[10] 2017–18 season England Dean Austin 12 May 2018[11]
Ipswich Town Republic of Ireland Mick McCarthy Resigned 10 April 2018[12] England Paul Hurst 30 May 2018[13]
Milton Keynes Dons England Dan Micciche Sacked 22 April 2018[14] England Paul Tisdale 6 June 2018[15]
Sunderland Wales Chris Coleman Released 29 April 2018[16] Scotland Jack Ross 25 May 2018[17]
Carlisle United England Keith Curle Resigned 5 May 2018[18] Pre-season Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 5 June 2018[19]
Barnsley Portugal José Morais Sacked 6 May 2018[20] Germany Daniel Stendel 6 June 2018[21]
Bradford City England Simon Grayson End of contract 8 May 2018[22] Republic of Ireland Michael Collins 18 June 2018[23]
Queens Park Rangers England Ian Holloway Sacked 10 May 2018[24] England Steve McClaren 18 May 2018[25]
Swansea City Portugal Carlos Carvalhal End of contract 18 May 2018[26] England Graham Potter 11 June 2018[27]
Stoke City Scotland Paul Lambert Sacked 18 May 2018[28] England Gary Rowett 22 May 2018[29]
Derby County England Gary Rowett Signed by Stoke City 22 May 2018[29] England Frank Lampard 31 May 2018[30]
Shrewsbury Town England Paul Hurst Signed by Ipswich Town 30 May 2018[13] England John Askey 1 June 2018[31]
Leeds United England Paul Heckingbottom Sacked 1 June 2018[32] Argentina Marcelo Bielsa 15 June 2018[33]
Exeter City England Paul Tisdale End of contract 1 June 2018[34] England Matt Taylor 1 June 2018[35]
Macclesfield Town England John Askey Signed by Shrewsbury Town 1 June 2018[31] England Mark Yates 19 June 2018[36]
Fleetwood Town Republic of Ireland John Sheridan End of contract 2 June 2018[37] England Joey Barton 2 June 2018[37]
Doncaster Rovers Scotland Darren Ferguson Resigned 4 June 2018[38] Northern Ireland Grant McCann 27 June 2018[39]
Oldham Athletic England Richie Wellens Sacked 8 June 2018[40] England Frankie Bunn 13 June 2018[41]
Blackpool England Gary Bowyer Resigned 8 August 2018[42] 12th
Cheltenham Town England Gary Johnson Sacked 21 August 2018[43] 22nd
Scunthorpe United England Nick Daws 24 August 2018[44] 18th Scotland Stuart McCall 24 August 2018[45] 18th
Notts County England Kevin Nolan 26 August 2018[46] 24th Australia Harry Kewell 31 August 2018[47] 24th
Crawley Town Australia Harry Kewell Signed by Notts County 31 August 2018[47] 14th
Bradford City Republic of Ireland Michael Collins Sacked 3 September 2018[48] 17th Scotland David Hopkin 4 September 2018[49] 17th

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