2013 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
2013 Football League playoffs.jpg
Season 2012–13
Champions Crystal Palace
(Championship)
Yeovil Town
(League One)
Bradford City
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 36 (2.4 per match)
Biggest home win Watford 3–1 Leicester
(Championship)
Biggest away win Burton 1–3 Bradford
(League Two)
Highest scoring Brentford 3–3 Swindon
(6 goals)
Highest attendance 82,025 – Crystal Palace v Watford
(Championship Final)
Lowest attendance 5,955 – Cheltenham v Northampton
(League Two semi-final)
2012
2014

The Football League play-offs for the 2012–13 season were held in May 2013 with all finals being staged 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 advanced to the finals, with the winner of the final 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.

Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Watford 46 23 8 15 85 58 +27 77
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 18 9 69 43 +26 75
5 Crystal Palace 46 19 15 12 73 62 +11 72
6 Leicester City 46 19 11 16 71 48 +23 68

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
9 May 2013
19:45
Leicester City 1–0 Watford
Nugent Goal 82' Report
King Power Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 29,650
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
10 May 2013
19:45
Crystal Palace 0–0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Report
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 23,294
Referee: Michael Oliver

Second leg
12 May 2013
12:30
Watford 3–1 Leicester City
Vydra Goal 15'65'
Deeney Goal 90+7'
Report Nugent Goal 19'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 16,142
Referee: Michael Oliver

Watford won 3–2 on aggregate.

13 May 2013
19:45
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–2 Crystal Palace
Report Zaha Goal 69'88'
AMEX Stadium, Falmer
Attendance: 29,518
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Crystal Palace won 2–0 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

27 May 2013
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–0 (a.e.t.) Watford
Phillips Goal 105+1' (pen.) Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,025
Referee: Martin Atkinson

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79
4 Yeovil Town 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
3 May 2013
19:45
Sheffield United 1–0 Yeovil Town
McFadzean Goal 46' Report
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 15,262
Referee: Stuart Attwell
4 May 2013
17:20
Swindon Town 1–1 Brentford
Luongo Goal 70' Report O'Connor Goal 90+4' (pen.)
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 10,595
Referee: Geoff Eltrigham

Second leg
6 May 2013
13:30
Yeovil Town 2–0 Sheffield United
Dawson Goal 6'
Upson Goal 85'
Report
Huish Park, Yeovil
Attendance: 8,152
Referee: Phil Gibbs

Yeovil Town won 2–1 on aggregate.

6 May 2013
16:30
Brentford 3–3 (a.e.t.) Swindon Town
A. Rooney Goal 24' (o.g.)
Donaldson Goal 40'47'
Report A. Rooney Goal 44'
Devera Goal 57'
Flint Goal 90+5'
  Penalties  
Saunders Penalty scored
Hayes Penalty scored
Dean Penalty scored
Craig Penalty scored
Forshaw Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Devera
Penalty scored Flint
Penalty scored Collins
Penalty missed Storey
Penalty scored Roberts
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 9,109
Referee: Nigel Miller

Brentford 4–4 Swindon Town on aggregate. Brentford won 5–4 on penalties.


Final[edit]

19 May 2013
13:30
Brentford 1–2 Yeovil Town
Dean Goal 51' Report Madden Goal 6'
Burn Goal 42'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 41,955
Referee: Andy D'Urso

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Burton Albion 46 22 10 14 71 65 +6 76
5 Cheltenham Town 46 20 15 11 58 51 +7 75
6 Northampton Town 46 21 10 15 64 55 +9 73
7 Bradford City 46 18 15 13 63 52 +11 69

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
2 May 2013
19:45
Bradford City 2–3 Burton Albion
Wells Goal 37' (pen.)
Thompson Goal 75'
Report Zola Goal 22'27'
Weir Goal 44'
Coral Windows Stadium, Bradford
Attendance: 14,657
Referee: James Adcock
2 May 2013
19:45
Northampton Town 1–0 Cheltenham Town
O'Donovan Goal 26' Report
Sixfields, Northampton
Attendance: 6,563
Referee: Mick Russell

Second leg
5 May 2013
12:00
Burton Albion 1–3 Bradford City
Maghoma Goal 55' (pen.) Report Wells Goal 27'57'
Hanson Goal 50'
Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent
Attendance: 6,148
Referee: Graham Scott

Bradford City won 5–4 on aggregate.

5 May 2013
18:45
Cheltenham Town 0–1 Northampton Town
Report Guttridge Goal 28'
Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham
Attendance: 5,955
Referee: Andy Madley

Northampton Town won 2–0 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

18 May 2013
13:30
Bradford City 3–0 Northampton Town
Hanson Goal 15'
McArdle Goal 19'
Wells Goal 28'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 47,127
Referee: Keith Stroud

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