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Crystal Palace Retain Top Place In Div3 -Week 4

With the Division 3 – Week 4 results now finalised, it is becoming a very interesting year for the competing teams.

Conference Champions Wolves managed to get their season back on track as they beat Coventry 2-0. The win pushes Wolves back up to joint second in the table as they look for promotion. Coventry are really struggling this year, as they drop to last place in the table. Coventry have some tough fixtures to come, so it is not looking good for them.

Crystal Palace managed a goalless draw with surprise team Hull City. The point was enough to keep Palace in first place, two points clear of the chasing pack. Palace are desperate for promotion after narrowly missing out last year. Hull’s season is going from strength to strength as they keep adding the points to stay in joint second place.

Leicester City suffered a shock defeat against Oxford United, which has really hit their promotion chances. Despite everyone thinking the previous League Champions would be candidates for relegation, the team from Oxford won 2-1, as the 3 points puts them into joint second position in the league. Leicester now sit in 5th place and they will need a good run from now on to stand any chance of a top 2 finish.

In the final match of the week, Millwall played Derby County in a relegation 6-pointer. Relegated Derby started the season in great form, but this has slipped in recent weeks as they tumbled down the table. Millwall are perennial strugglers but a win would really boost their chances. Derby took a 2-0 lead, partly thanks to Millwall’s sloppy defending. Millwall managed to get a goal back and continued to push hard. Derby had a chance to win the game but did not take advantage and then Millwall struck back to equalise. the 2-2 score line means the teams share the points, but it does not really help either side in their bid to retain Division 3 status next year.

Hull City Cause Huge Surprise In Week 3

Outside of Division 1, there were some stand out games from the lower Divisions. Hull City from Division 3 arguably produced the result of the week, as they beat Derby County 1-0. Hull were one of the favourites to be relegated, with Derby looking to return to Division 2. The result has moved Hull from 6th up to 2nd in the table, in what has become a very competitive Division 3. It does not guarantee Hull safety, but it puts them in a very good place to push on for a high finishing position.

With an even bigger move upwards in Division 3, Leicester City jumped from 8th to 3rd by defeating Millwall 4-1. In our featured photo, Crystal Palace continued their run at the top of the table after beating Coventry 2-0. It took Palace a while to find a way to score, but a superb cross was met by a striker waiting on the far post to pop the ball into the net.

Wolves and Oxford produced another draw to leave them both mid-table with 3 points.

In Division 2, leaders Sheffield Wednesday stuttered as they lost away to QPR, dropping them to second in the table. Newly promoted Aston Villa took up the lead after they beat a struggling Leeds 2-1.

Manchester City finally found winning ways as they put three past Wimbledon, who did score a consolation goal near the end. The defeat leaves Wimbledon anchored to the bottom of the table.

Luton Town could only draw with Charlton as their bid to return to Division 1 faltered. Charlton are sixth in the table and playing well, but have bene unable to find a way to win league matches so far this season.