2014 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 2013–14
Champions Queens Park Rangers
(Championship)
Rotherham United
(League One)
Fleetwood Town
(League Two)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 34 (2.27 per match)
Biggest home win Derby County 4–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
(Championship)
Biggest away win Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Derby County
(Championship)
Highest scoring Derby County 4–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
(5 goals)
Highest attendance 87,348 – Derby County v Queens Park Rangers
(Championship Final)
Lowest attendance 4,581 – Burton Albion v Southend United
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance 20,504
2013
2015

The Football League play-offs for the 2013–14 season were held in May 2014 with all finals being staged at Wembley Stadium in London.

The play-offs began at the semi-final stage with all semi-finals being 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 then 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 Derby County 46 25 10 11 84 52 +32 85
4 Queens Park Rangers 46 23 11 12 60 44 +16 80
5 Wigan Athletic 46 21 10 15 61 48 +13 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 15 12 55 40 +15 72


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

v · e     8 May 2014
19:45 BST
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Derby County
Lingard Goal 18' BBC Report Martin Goal 29' (pen.)
Kuszczak Goal 45+2' (o.g.)
Amex Stadium, Falmer
Attendance: 27,118
Referee: Roger East

v · e     9 May 2014
19:45 BST
Wigan Athletic 0–0 Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report
DW Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Mike Jones

Second leg

v · e     11 May 2014
17:15 BST
Derby County 4–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Hughes Goal 34'
Martin Goal 56'
Thorne Goal 76'
Hendrick Goal 87'
BBC Report LuaLua Goal 89'
iPro Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 32,602
Referee: Craig Pawson

Derby County won 6–2 on aggregate.

v · e     12 May 2014
19:45 BST
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Wigan Athletic
Austin Goal 73' (pen.)96' BBC Report Perch Goal 9'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 17,061
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Queens Park Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.



Final[edit]

v · e     24 May 2014
15:00 BST
Derby County 0–1 Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report Zamora Goal 90'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 87,348
Referee: Lee Mason


League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Leyton Orient 46 25 11 10 85 45 +40 86
4 Rotherham United 46 24 14 8 86 58 +28 86
5 Preston North End 46 23 16 7 72 46 +26 85
6 Peterborough United 46 23 5 18 72 58 +14 74


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

v · e     10 May 2014
17:15 BST
Preston North End 1–1 Rotherham United
Garner Goal 49' BBC Report Revell Goal 21'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 17,221
Referee: Ian Williamson

Second leg

v · e     13 May 2014
19:45 BST
Leyton Orient 2–1 Peterborough United
Cox Goal 60'
Dagnall Goal 88'
BBC Report Washington Goal 90+2'
Matchroom Stadium, London
Attendance: 8,545
Referee: Mick Russell

Leyton Orient won 3–2 on aggregate.

v · e     15 May 2014
19:45 BST
Rotherham United 3–1 Preston North End
Thomas Goal 24'
Frecklington Goal 34'
Agard Goal 67'
BBC Report Gallagher Goal 16'
New York Stadium, Rotherham
Attendance: 11,576
Referee: Keith Stroud

Rotherham United won 4–2 on aggregate.


Final[edit]


League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Fleetwood Town 46 22 10 14 66 52 +14 76
5 Southend United 46 19 15 12 56 39 +17 72
6 Burton Albion 46 19 15 12 47 42 +5 72
7 York City 46 18 17 11 52 41 +11 71


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

v · e     11 May 2014
12:00 BST
Burton Albion 1–0 Southend United
McGurk Goal 45' BBC Report

v · e     12 May 2014[note 1]
19:45 BST
York City 0–1 Fleetwood Town
BBC Report Blair Goal 50'
Bootham Crescent, York
Attendance: 5,124
Referee: Carl Boyeson



Second leg

v · e     16 May 2014
19:45 BST
Fleetwood Town 0–0 York City
BBC Report
Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood
Attendance: 5,194
Referee: Scott Duncan

Fleetwood Town won 1–0 on aggregate.

v · e     17 May 2014
12:00 BST
Southend United 2–2 Burton Albion
Leonard Goal 32'
Straker Goal 39'
BBC Report Holness Goal 21'
McGurk Goal 69'
Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea
Attendance: 9,696
Referee: Paul Tierney

Burton Albion won 3–2 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

v · e     26 May 2014
15:00 BST
Burton Albion 0–1 Fleetwood Town
BBC Report Sarcevic Goal 75'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 14,007
Referee: Michael Naylor


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Originally to be played on 10 May (19:30) but postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.[1]
  1. ^ "York P–P Fleetwood". BBC Sport. 10 May 2014.