2011 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 2010–11
Champions Swansea City
(Championship)
Peterborough United
(League One)
Stevenage
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 37 (2.47 per match)
Biggest home win Swansea 3–1 Nottm Forest
(Championship)
Biggest away win Cardiff 0–3 Reading
(Championship)
Highest scoring Reading 2–4 Swansea
Huddersfield 3–3 Bournemouth
(6 goals)
Highest attendance 86,581 – Reading v Swansea
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance 4,130 – Torquay v Shrewsbury
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance 20,733
2010
2012

The Football League play-offs for the 2010–11 season were held in May 2011. The Championship final took place at Wembley Stadium in London, but the League One and Two finals were held at Old Trafford in Manchester, due to a clash with the UEFA Champions League Final.

The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs, contested by the teams who finished 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 went through to the finals, with the winner of the final gaining promotion for the following season.

The semi-final matches were played from 12 to 20 May 2011. The finals were held between 28 and 30 May 2011.[1]

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.

Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Swansea City 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
12 May 2011
19:45
Nottingham Forest 0–0 Swansea City
Report
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 27,881
Referee: Mike Dean

13 May 2011
19:45
Reading 0–0 Cardiff City
Report
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 21,485
Referee: Mark Halsey
Second leg
16 May 2011
19:45
Swansea City 3–1 Nottingham Forest
Britton Goal 28'
Dobbie Goal 33'
Pratley Goal 90+3'
Report Earnshaw Goal 80'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 19,816
Referee: Andre Marriner

Swansea City won 3–1 on aggregate.


17 May 2011
19:45
Cardiff City 0–3 Reading
Report Long Goal 28'45' (pen.)
McAnuff Goal 84'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 24,081
Referee: Howard Webb

Reading won 3–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

30 May 2011
15:00
Reading 2–4 Swansea City
Allen Goal 49' (o.g.)
Mills Goal 57'
Report Sinclair Goal 21' (pen.)22'80' (pen.)
Dobbie Goal 40'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,581
Referee: Phil Dowd

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Huddersfield Town 46 25 12 9 77 48 +29 87
4 Peterborough United 46 23 10 13 106 75 +31 79
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 23 8 15 67 60 +7 77
6 Bournemouth 46 19 14 13 75 54 +21 71

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
14 May 2011
12:45
Bournemouth 1–1 Huddersfield Town
McDermott Goal 60' Report Kilbane Goal 22'
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 9,043
Referee: Mick Russell

15 May 2011
12:15
Milton Keynes Dons 3–2 Peterborough United
Powell Goal 47'
Baldock Goal 50'
Balanta Goal 56'
Report Mackail-Smith Goal 8'
McCann Goal 81' (pen.)
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 12,662
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Second leg
18 May 2011
19:45
Huddersfield Town 3–3 (a.e.t.) Bournemouth
Peltier Goal 26'
Ward Goal 45+2'
Kay Goal 105+2'
Report Lovell Goal 44' (pen.)63'
Ings Goal 104'
  Penalties  
Novak Penalty scored
Ward Penalty scored
Kilbane Penalty scored
Kay Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty scored Symes
Penalty missed Feeney
Penalty missed Robinson
Penalty scored Cooper
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 16,444
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Huddersfield Town 4–4 Bournemouth on aggregate. Huddersfield Town won 4–2 on penalties.


19 May 2011
19:45
Peterborough United 2–0 Milton Keynes Dons
McCann Goal 11'
Mackail-Smith Goal 54'
Report
London Road, Peterborough
Attendance: 11,920
Referee: Colin Webster

Peterborough United won 4–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

29 May 2011
15:00
Huddersfield Town 0–3 Peterborough United
Report Rowe Goal 78'
Mackail-Smith Goal 80'
McCann Goal 85'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 48,410
Referee: Steve Tanner

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Shrewsbury Town 46 22 13 11 72 49 +23 79
5 Accrington Stanley 46 18 19 9 73 55 +18 73
6 Stevenage 46 18 15 13 62 45 +17 69
7 Torquay United 46 17 18 11 74 53 +21 68*

*Torquay deducted 1 point for fielding an unregistered player.

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
14 May 2011
17:45
Torquay United 2–0 Shrewsbury Town
Zebroski Goal 29'
O'Kane Goal 45+3'
Report
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 4,130
Referee: Scott Mathieson

15 May 2011
19:45
Stevenage 2–0 Accrington Stanley
Long Goal 24'
Byrom Goal 45'
Report
Broadhall Way, Stevenage
Attendance: 4,424
Referee: Roger East
Second leg
20 May 2011
19:45
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 Torquay United
Report
Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance: 8,452
Referee: Kevin Wright

Torquay United won 2–0 on aggregate.


20 May 2011
19:45
Accrington Stanley 0–1 Stevenage
Report Beardsley Goal 90'
Crown Ground, Accrington
Attendance: 4,185
Referee: Russell Booth

Stevenage won 3–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

28 May 2011
15:15
Stevenage 1–0 Torquay United
Mousinho Goal 41' Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 11,484
Referee: Darren Deadman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play-off Semi Final Dates". The Football League. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 

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