2007 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 2006–07
Champions Derby County
(Championship)
Blackpool
(League One)
Bristol Rovers
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 51 (3.4 per match)
Biggest home win Blackpool 3–1 Oldham
(League One)
Biggest away win Nottm Forest 2–5 Yeovil
(League One)
Highest scoring Lincoln 3–5 Bristol Rovers
(8 goals)
Highest attendance 74,993 – Derby v WBA
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance 7,126 – Shrewsbury v MK Dons
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance 27,018
2006
2008

The Football League play-offs for the 2006–07 season were held in May 2007, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London for the first time. The play-off semi-finals will be played over two legs and will contested by the teams who finish in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams in the League Two table. The winners of the semi-finals will go through to the finals, with the winner of the matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Background[edit]

The 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.

In the Championship, Derby County, who were aiming to return to the top flight for the first time in 5 years, finished 2 points behind second placed Birmingham City, who in turn finished 2 points behind champions Sunderland, who returned to the top flight at the first attempt after relegation from the Premier League last season. West Bromwich Albion who were also relegated from the top flight last season, finished in fourth place in the table. Wolverhampton Wanderers who are aiming to return to the Premiership after a 3 year absence, finished in fifth place. Southampton finished 1 point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion on 75 points and were looking for a place back in the Premiership after 2 seasons outside the top division.

Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Derby County 46 25 9 12 62 46 +16 84
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 10 14 81 55 +26 76
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 22 10 14 59 56 +3 76
6 Southampton 46 21 12 13 77 53 +24 75

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
12 May 2007
12:00
Southampton 1–2 Derby County
Surman Goal 7' Report Howard Goal 36'58' (pen.)
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 30,602
Referee: Mike Jones

13 May 2007
12:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–3 West Bromwich Albion
Craddock Goal 44'
Olofinjana Goal 52'
Report Phillips Goal 25'54'
Kamara Goal 73'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 27,750
Referee: Steve Tanner
Second leg
15 May 2007
19:45
Derby County 2–3 (a.e.t.) Southampton
Moore Goal 3'
Best Goal 66' (o.g.)
Report Viafara Goal 4'54'
Rasiak Goal 89'
  Penalties  
Jones Penalty scored
Howard Penalty scored
Barnes Penalty scored
McEveley Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty missed Best
Penalty scored Surman
Penalty scored Skácel
Penalty scored Rasiak
Penalty missed Idiakez
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 31,569
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Derby County 4–4 Southampton on aggregate. Derby County won 4–3 on penalties.


16 May 2007
19:45
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Phillips Goal 65' Report
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 27,415
Referee: Mark Halsey

West Bromwich Albion won 4–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

28 May 2007
15:00
Derby County 1–0 West Bromwich Albion
Pearson Goal 61' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 74,993
Referee: Graham Poll

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Blackpool 46 24 11 11 76 49 +27 83
4 Nottingham Forest 46 23 13 10 65 41 +24 82
5 Yeovil Town 46 23 10 13 55 39 +16 79
6 Oldham Athletic 46 21 12 13 69 47 +22 75

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
11 May 2007
19:45
Yeovil Town 0–2 Nottingham Forest
Report Commons Goal 23' (pen.)
Perch Goal 90' (pen.)
Huish Park, Yeovil
Attendance: 8,935
Referee: Nigel Miller

13 May 2007
17:30
Oldham Athletic 1–2 Blackpool
Liddell Goal 75' (pen.) Report Barker Goal 52'
Hoolahan Goal 87'
Boundary Park, Oldham
Attendance: 12,154
Referee: Iain Williamson
Second leg
18 May 2007
19:45
Nottingham Forest 2–5 (a.e.t.) Yeovil Town
Dobie Goal 47'
Holt Goal 93'
Report Davies Goal 22'109'
Wright Goal 82' (o.g.)
Stewart Goal 87'
Morris Goal 92'
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 27,819
Referee: Graham Poll

Yeovil Town won 5–4 on aggregate.


19 May 2007
12:00
Blackpool 3–1 Oldham Athletic
Southern Goal 28'
Morrell Goal 75'
Parker Goal 90'
Report Wolfenden Goal 83'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 9,453
Referee: Lee Probert

Blackpool won 5–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

27 May 2007
15:00
Blackpool 2–0 Yeovil Town
Williams Goal 43'
Parker Goal 52'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,313
Referee: Andy D'Urso

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Milton Keynes Dons 46 25 9 12 76 58 +18 84
5 Lincoln City 46 21 11 14 70 59 +11 74
6 Bristol Rovers 46 20 12 14 49 42 +7 72
7 Shrewsbury Town 46 18 17 11 68 46 +22 71

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
12 May 2007
17:15
Bristol Rovers 2–1 Lincoln City
Disley Goal 10'
Walker Goal 54'
Report Hughes Goal 31'
Memorial Ground, Bristol
Attendance: 10,654
Referee: Richard Beeby

14 May 2007
19:45
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 Milton Keynes Dons
Report
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance: 7,126
Referee: Keith Stroud
Second leg
17 May 2007
19:45
Lincoln City 3–5 Bristol Rovers
Hughes Goal 25'90'
Stallard Goal 43'
Report Campbell Goal 3'
Lambert Goal 11'
Walker Goal 36'
Igoe Goal 82'
Rigg Goal 90'
Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 7,694
Referee: Graham Laws

Bristol Rovers won 7–4 on aggregate.


18 May 2007
19:45
Milton Keynes Dons 1–2 Shrewsbury Town
Andrews Goal 74' Report Cooke Goal 58'76'

Shrewsbury Town won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

26 May 2007
15:00
Bristol Rovers 3–1 Shrewsbury Town
Walker Goal 21'35'
Igoe Goal 90'
Report Drummond Goal 3'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 61,589
Referee: Mike Jones

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