2012 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season2011–12
ChampionsWest Ham United
(Championship)
Huddersfield Town
(League One)
Crewe Alexandra
(League Two)
Matches played15
Goals scored31 (2.07 per match)
Biggest home winWest Ham 3–0 Cardiff
(Championship)
Biggest away winCardiff 0–2 West Ham
(Championship)
MK Dons 0–2 Huddersfield
(League One)
Highest scoringBirmingham 2–2 Blackpool
Southend 2–2 Crewe
(4 goals)
Highest attendance78,523 – Blackpool v West Ham
(Championship final)
Lowest attendance3,606 – Torquay v Cheltenham
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance22,195
2011
2013

The Football League play-offs for the 2011–12 season were held in May 2012. All finals took place at Wembley Stadium in London.

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 3 to 17 May 2012. The finals were held between 19 and 27 May 2012.[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 West Ham United 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86
4 Birmingham City 46 20 16 10 78 51 +27 76
5 Blackpool 46 20 15 11 79 59 +20 75
6 Cardiff City 46 19 18 9 66 53 +13 75

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Cardiff City0–2West Ham United
Report Collison Goal 9'41'
Attendance: 23,029

Blackpool1–0Birmingham City
Davies Goal 45' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 13,832
Referee: Mark Halsey
Second leg
West Ham United3–0Cardiff City
Nolan Goal 15'
Vaz Tê Goal 41'
Maynard Goal 90'
Report
Attendance: 34,682
Referee: Mike Dean

West Ham United won 5–0 on aggregate.


Birmingham City2–2Blackpool
Žigić Goal 64'
Davies Goal 73'
Report Dobbie Goal 45'
M. Phillips Goal 48'
Attendance: 28,483
Referee: Chris Foy

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Blackpool1–2West Ham United
Ince Goal 48' Report Cole Goal 35'
Vaz Tê Goal 87'
Attendance: 78,523
Referee: Howard Webb

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90
4 Huddersfield Town 46 21 18 7 79 47 +32 81
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 22 14 10 84 47 +37 80
6 Stevenage 46 21 10 15 69 44 +25 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Stevenage0–0Sheffield United
Report
Attendance: 5,802
Referee: Anthony Bates

Milton Keynes Dons0–2Huddersfield Town
Report Rhodes Goal 32'
Hunt Goal 73'
Attendance: 11,893
Second leg
Sheffield United1–0Stevenage
Porter Goal 85' Report
Attendance: 21,182
Referee: Nigel Miller

Sheffield United won 1–0 on aggregate.


Huddersfield Town1–2Milton Keynes Dons
Rhodes Goal 18' Report Powell Goal 39'
Smith Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 15,085

Huddersfield Town won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Southend United 46 25 8 13 77 48 +29 83
5 Torquay United 46 23 12 11 63 50 +13 81
6 Cheltenham Town 46 23 8 15 66 50 +16 77
7 Crewe Alexandra 46 20 12 14 67 59 0+8 72

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Crewe Alexandra1–0Southend United
Dugdale Goal 50' Report
Attendance: 7,221

Cheltenham Town2–0Torquay United
McGlashan Goal 27'
Burgess Goal 50'
Report
Second leg
Southend United2–2Crewe Alexandra
Harris Goal 64'
Barker Goal 87'
Report Leitch-Smith Goal 24'
Clayton Goal 86'
Attendance: 8,190

Crewe Alexandra won 3–2 on aggregate.


Torquay United1–2Cheltenham Town
Atieno Goal 85' Report McGlashan Goal 75'
Pack Goal 87'
Attendance: 3,606
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Cheltenham Town won 4–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Cheltenham Town0–2Crewe Alexandra
Report Powell Goal 15'
Moore Goal 82'
Attendance: 24,029
Referee: Craig Pawson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play-off dates confirmed". The Football League. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.

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