2012 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 2011–12
Champions West Ham United
(Championship)
Huddersfield Town
(League One)
Crewe Alexandra
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 31 (2.07 per match)
Biggest home win West Ham 3–0 Cardiff
(Championship)
Biggest away win Cardiff 0–2 West Ham
(Championship)
MK Dons 0–2 Huddersfield
(League One)
Highest scoring Birmingham 2–2 Blackpool
Southend 2–2 Crewe
(4 goals)
Highest attendance 78,523 – Blackpool v West Ham
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance 3,606 – Torquay v Cheltenham
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance 22,195
2011
2013

The Football League play-offs for the 2011–12 season were held in May 2012. All finals took place at Wembley Stadium in London.

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 3 to 17 May 2012. The finals were held between 19 and 27 May 2012.[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 West Ham United 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86
4 Birmingham City 46 20 16 10 78 51 +27 76
5 Blackpool 46 20 15 11 79 59 +20 75
6 Cardiff City 46 19 18 9 66 53 +13 75

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
3 May 2012
19:45
Cardiff City 0–2 West Ham United
Report Collison Goal 9'41'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 23,029
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

4 May 2012
19:45
Blackpool 1–0 Birmingham City
Davies Goal 45' (o.g.) Report
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 13,832
Referee: Mark Halsey
Second leg
7 May 2012
16:30
West Ham United 3–0 Cardiff City
Nolan Goal 15'
Vaz Tê Goal 41'
Maynard Goal 90'
Report
Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 34,682
Referee: Mike Dean

West Ham United won 5–0 on aggregate.


9 May 2012
19:45
Birmingham City 2–2 Blackpool
Žigić Goal 64'
Davies Goal 73'
Report Dobbie Goal 45'
M. Phillips Goal 48'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,483
Referee: Chris Foy

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

19 May 2012
15:00
Blackpool 1–2 West Ham United
Ince Goal 48' Report Cole Goal 35'
Vaz Tê Goal 87'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 78,523
Referee: Howard Webb

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90
4 Huddersfield Town 46 21 18 7 79 47 +32 81
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 22 14 10 84 47 +37 80
6 Stevenage 46 21 10 15 69 44 +25 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
11 May 2012
19:45
Stevenage 0–0 Sheffield United
Report
Lamex Stadium, Stevenage
Attendance: 5,802
Referee: Anthony Bates

12 May 2012
12:30
Milton Keynes Dons 0–2 Huddersfield Town
Report Rhodes Goal 32'
Hunt Goal 73'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 11,893
Referee: Darren Deadman
Second leg
14 May 2012
19:45
Sheffield United 1–0 Stevenage
Porter Goal 85' Report
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 21,182
Referee: Nigel Miller

Sheffield United won 1–0 on aggregate.


15 May 2012
19:45
Huddersfield Town 1–2 Milton Keynes Dons
Rhodes Goal 18' Report Powell Goal 39'
Smith Goal 90+2'
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 15,085
Referee: Scott Mathieson

Huddersfield Town won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Southend United 46 25 8 13 77 48 +29 83
5 Torquay United 46 23 12 11 63 50 +13 81
6 Cheltenham Town 46 23 8 15 66 50 +16 77
7 Crewe Alexandra 46 20 12 14 67 59 0+8 72

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
12 May 2012
17:30
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Southend United
Dugdale Goal 50' Report
Alexandra Stadium, Crewe
Attendance: 7,221
Referee: Michael Naylor

13 May 2012
12:00
Cheltenham Town 2–0 Torquay United
McGlashan Goal 27'
Burgess Goal 50'
Report
Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham
Attendance: 5,273
Referee: James Adcock
Second leg
16 May 2012
19:45
Southend United 2–2 Crewe Alexandra
Harris Goal 64'
Barker Goal 87'
Report Leitch-Smith Goal 24'
Clayton Goal 86'
Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea
Attendance: 8,190
Referee: Darren Drysdale

Crewe Alexandra won 3–2 on aggregate.


17 May 2012
19:45
Torquay United 1–2 Cheltenham Town
Atieno Goal 85' Report McGlashan Goal 75'
Pack Goal 87'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 3,606
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Cheltenham Town won 4–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

27 May 2012
15:00
Cheltenham Town 0–2 Crewe Alexandra
Report Powell Goal 15'
Moore Goal 82'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 24,029
Referee: Craig Pawson

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