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As with any weekend of football across the three divisions that make up the Football League, there are standout performances by both teams and individuals.

This weekend is no different as both players and teams stood out from those around them in performances that span across all three EFL divisions.

Here are five of the performances that have stood out this weekend, from goals galore to comebacks – this weekend had it all.

Up first is a classic case of second versus last with a result that was to be expected.

Newcastle reclaim top spot with emphatic win over Rotherham

There is nowhere to hide at the bottom of the pile when all eyes are cast your way, this is Rotherham’s plight as they sit cemented to the foot of the table and nine points adrift of the closest side to them, with safety and 21st-placed Wigan also nine points to the good.

Newcastle were expected to beat Rotherham, who had shipped 56 goals already this season and at an average of over two conceded per game. As expectations go, it was a healthy one and the Magpies duly obliged with what amounted to a 4-0 drubbing of the bottom side.

What faint hope that the Millers had that Championship top-scorer Dwight Gayle was injured was unfounded as Daryl Murphy (45+2), a Matt Ritchie brace (49′ and 77′) and one from Ayoze Perez (59′) was enough to see Newcastle home with all three points.

Milton Keynes prove they are the Dons in a goal fest

Relegated from the Championship last season, the MK Dons are struggling in League One at the moment. They are sitting in 16th position after 26 games and with 31 points to their name. Before today’s game they had scored only 29 goals; they scored five more today.

In an eight-goal thriller, the MK Dons beat promoted side Northampton Town 5-3  at Stadium MK thanks to goals by Kieran Agard (38′), Chuks Aneke (43′ PEN, 56′), Darren Potter (63′) and Harvey Barnes (79′).

As a spectacle it contained eight goals, two long-range strikes, two penalties and some pretty lax marking but it was definitely value for money.

Here’s a link to the match highlights.

Northampton boss, Justin Edinburgh, reflects on the loss at Stadium mk


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