2011 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season2010–11
ChampionsSwansea City
(Championship)
Peterborough United
(League One)
Stevenage
(League Two)
Matches played15
Goals scored37 (2.47 per match)
Biggest home winSwansea 3–1 Nottm Forest
(Championship)
Biggest away winCardiff 0–3 Reading
(Championship)
Highest scoringReading 2–4 Swansea
Huddersfield 3–3 Bournemouth
(6 goals)
Highest attendance86,581 – Reading v Swansea
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance4,130 – Torquay v Shrewsbury
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance20,733
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
Nottingham Forest0–0Swansea City
Report
Attendance: 27,881
Referee: Mike Dean

Reading0–0Cardiff City
Report
Attendance: 21,485
Referee: Mark Halsey
Second leg
Swansea City3–1Nottingham Forest
Britton Goal 28'
Dobbie Goal 33'
Pratley Goal 90+3'
Report Earnshaw Goal 80'
Attendance: 19,816

Swansea City won 3–1 on aggregate.


Cardiff City0–3Reading
Report Long Goal 28'45' (pen.)
McAnuff Goal 84'
Attendance: 24,081
Referee: Howard Webb

Reading won 3–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Reading2–4Swansea City
Allen Goal 49' (o.g.)
Mills Goal 57'
Report Sinclair Goal 21' (pen.)22'80' (pen.)
Dobbie Goal 40'
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
Bournemouth1–1Huddersfield Town
McDermott Goal 60' Report Kilbane Goal 22'
Attendance: 9,043
Referee: Mick Russell

Milton Keynes Dons3–2Peterborough United
Powell Goal 47'
Baldock Goal 50'
Balanta Goal 56'
Report Mackail-Smith Goal 8'
McCann Goal 81' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,662
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Second leg
Huddersfield Town3–3 (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
Attendance: 16,444

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


Peterborough United2–0Milton Keynes Dons
McCann Goal 11'
Mackail-Smith Goal 54'
Report
Attendance: 11,920
Referee: Colin Webster

Peterborough United won 4–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Huddersfield Town0–3Peterborough United
Report Rowe Goal 78'
Mackail-Smith Goal 80'
McCann Goal 85'
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
Torquay United2–0Shrewsbury Town
Zebroski Goal 29'
O'Kane Goal 45+3'
Report
Attendance: 4,130

Stevenage2–0Accrington Stanley
Long Goal 24'
Byrom Goal 45'
Report
Attendance: 4,424
Referee: Roger East
Second leg
Shrewsbury Town0–0Torquay United
Report
Attendance: 8,452
Referee: Kevin Wright

Torquay United won 2–0 on aggregate.


Accrington Stanley0–1Stevenage
Report Beardsley Goal 90'
Attendance: 4,185
Referee: Russell Booth

Stevenage won 3–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Stevenage1–0Torquay United
Mousinho Goal 41' Report
Attendance: 11,484

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play-off Semi Final Dates". The Football League. 26 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.

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