It was the mid-season for Division 2 as the teams took part in the Week 4 fixtures. The first match was a battle between the teams sitting in second and third places.
Sheffield Wednesday has surprised many as they rocketed off to the lead of the Division, only to suffer a shock defeat against QPR last week. Manchester City had been expected to win the Division easily, but a slow start with a few draws had left them chasing. So there was everything to play for in the big game.
In a close game, City took the lead with Wednesday scoring themselves to make it 1-1. City continued to push for a winner and were rewarded with a 2-1 victory. It leads Sheff Wed freefalling down the table whilst Man City hit the top spot for the first time.
The second game was an incredible match between Charlton and QPR. The sides were evenly matched and looked like they would score every time they attacked. Charlton took the lead twice, only to be pegged back by QPR. In the final few minutes, QPR scored a third goal to take all three points, leaving Charlton in the relegation places. QPR have turned a few heads as they are only 1 point off the top in 3rd place.
The next game was a thrilling encounter between Wimbledon and Aston Villa. Villa were the current league leaders and Wimbledon were bottom, so Villa should have been the easy winners. Wimbledon decided they did not want that to happen and took the game to their opponents. Villa were strong enough to score on the counter to deny the Wombles in a 2-2 draw. A point for each side does not really help either team.
The final match of the week was between a struggling Leeds United and Luton who are looking for promotion back to Division 1. It was a very close game, but one where the keepers were supreme. Both goalies made excellent saves, with one by the Luton keeper (in the photo) being the save of the day. With neither side able to find the goal, the 0-0 gives a point to each team. Leeds manage to climb up to 6th but it leaves Luton 2 points off the top in 4th.