EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 15.04.22

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Fulham’s bid for an immediate return to the Premier League was put on hold again after they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at relegation-battling Derby County.

The Cottagers would have sealed promotion with victory and the Championship leaders were on track to do just that when Fabio Carvalho put them ahead in the 20th minute.

But the Rams hit back with Luke Plange drawing the sides level in the 51st minute before then pressuring Tosin Adarabioyo into a 73rd-minute own goal as they competed for Tom Lawrence’s cross.

Meanwhile, Murray Wallace scored at both ends of the pitch as Millwall drew 1-1 against Preston North End at Deepdale.

The Scottish defender turned the ball into his own net after just six minutes but atoned by heading in an equaliser 16 minutes later.

The draw leaves the Lions three points off the Championship’s top six with four games to play.

Elsewhere, QPR also had to settle for a point after an entertaining 2-2 draw away to fellow Play-Off hopefuls Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield twice led through Yoann Barbet’s own goal and Harry Toffolo’s header but were pegged back each time as Luke Amos and Ilias Chair were on target for the visitors.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon’s hopes of avoiding relegation were delivered a blow as already-relegated Crewe came from behind to win 3-1 at Gresty Road.

The Dons led through Sam Cosgrove’s 19th-minute goal but Mikael Mandron and Chris Long turned things around in the space of two second-half minutes before Bassala Sambou sealed the victory in added time.

There was also defeat for Charlton Athletic as they lost 3-2 to relegation-threatened Morecambe at The Valley.

Cole Stockton (26) and Arthur Gnahoua (43 and 59) got the visitors’ goals with Jayden Stockley (53) and Chuks Aneke (81) replying for the home side.

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In League Two, Sutton United moved into the top seven with an impressive 3-2 win at Play-Off rivals Mansfield Town.

Omar Bugiel, David Ajiboye and Richie Bennett were all on the scoresheet for the Us with Mansfield getting their goals through a Ben Goodliffe own goal and a late Matty Longstaff effort.

And finally, Leyton Orient condemned Scunthorpe to non-league football with a comprehensive 3-0 win at Brisbane Road.

Paul Smyth opened the scoring from a tight angle inside 15 minutes before the O’s made it 2-0 in the 24th minute when Theo Archibald swept the ball past Scunthorpe goalkeeper Rory Watson from the edge of the area.

Ruel Sotiriou then added a third for the hosts six minutes later, heading in at the back post, to seal Scunthorpe’s fate.

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