EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 19.04.22

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Fulham secured promotion back to the Premier League in emphatic fashion with a comfortable 3-0 win over Preston North End at Craven Cottage.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring with Fulham’s first real chance of the game before Fabio Carvalho added the Cottagers’ second.

And just before half-time Mitrovic made it 40 Championship goals for the season when he took a touch and fired past Preston goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

Marco Silva’s side have been dominant in the second tier this season and have secured promotion with 26 wins, eight draws and just eight losses, having scored 98 goals.

Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic are now unbeaten in four away games following a 2-0 win at Cambridge United.

Ben Worman diverted Corey Blackett-Taylor’s shot into his own net to open the scoring before Chuks Aneke’s strike went in off team-mate Conor Washington to seal the victory 10 minutes from time.

In Easter Monday’s games, Scott Malone’s freakish second-half goal helped Millwall to a 2-1 win over Hull City at The Den to boost their Championship Play-Off hopes.

Malone made it 1-0 after 51 minutes when Richie Smallwood’s clearance rebounded off him into the net before Tom Bradshaw doubled the lead four minutes later.

But the game was far from over as Tom Eaves scored an 86th-minute consolation to make the home fans sweat.

However, the Lions held on to move up to seventh in the table, just one point behind Sheffield United.

QPR also kept their own faint top six hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Derby County at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Luke Amos’ strike two minutes from time proved the difference and in the process relegated the Rams to League One.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon moved closer to relegation after being held to a 1-1 draw to promotion-pushing Wycombe Wanderers at Plough Lane.

The Dons led for an hour through Alex Woodyard’s deflected strike, but just when a first win since December 7 was in sight, Adebayo Akinfenwa denied his old club with a late equaliser.

The result leaves Wimbledon four points adrift of safety with their winless streak now stretching to 25 league games.

In League Two, Rob Milsom’s first-half penalty fired Sutton United back into the Play-Off spots as they secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Newport at Gander Green Lane.

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Matt Gray’s Sutton have stuttered in the past couple of months with just three league wins in February and March combined.

But a perfect April has yielded nine points and put the Us right back in contention – just five points behind third-placed Port Vale with a game in hand.

And finally, two goals from Omar Beckles gave Leyton Orient a 2-1 win at Swindon Town despite having to play for more than an hour with 10 men.

Hector Kyprianou was dismissed for a second bookable offence and although on-loan Charlton striker Josh Davison pulled a goal back with a late strike, the O’s held on for maximum points.

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