2013 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
2013 Football League playoffs.jpg
Season2012–13
ChampionsCrystal Palace
(Championship)
Yeovil Town
(League One)
Bradford City
(League Two)
Matches played15
Goals scored36 (2.4 per match)
Biggest home winWatford 3–1 Leicester
(Championship)
Biggest away winBurton 1–3 Bradford
(League Two)
Highest scoringBrentford 3–3 Swindon
(6 goals)
Highest attendance82,025 – Crystal Palace v Watford
(Championship Final)
Lowest attendance5,955 – Cheltenham v Northampton
(League Two semi-final)
Average attendance23,077
2012
2014

The Football League play-offs for the 2012–13 season were held in May 2013 with all finals being staged 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 advanced to the finals, with the winner of the final gaining promotion for the following season.

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 Watford 46 23 8 15 85 58 +27 77
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 18 9 69 43 +26 75
5 Crystal Palace 46 19 15 12 73 62 +11 72
6 Leicester City 46 19 11 16 71 48 +23 68

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Leicester City1–0Watford
Nugent Goal 82' Report
Attendance: 29,650
Crystal Palace0–0Brighton & Hove Albion
Report
Attendance: 23,294

Second leg
Watford3–1Leicester City
Vydra Goal 15'65'
Deeney Goal 90+7'
Report Nugent Goal 19'
Attendance: 16,142

Watford won 3–2 on aggregate.

Brighton & Hove Albion0–2Crystal Palace
Report Zaha Goal 69'88'
Attendance: 29,518

Crystal Palace won 2–0 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

Crystal Palace1–0 (a.e.t.)Watford
Phillips Goal 105+1' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 82,025

League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79
4 Yeovil Town 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Sheffield United1–0Yeovil Town
McFadzean Goal 46' Report
Attendance: 15,262
Swindon Town1–1Brentford
Luongo Goal 70' Report O'Connor Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,595

Second leg
Yeovil Town2–0Sheffield United
Dawson Goal 6'
Upson Goal 85'
Report
Attendance: 8,152
Referee: Phil Gibbs

Yeovil Town won 2–1 on aggregate.

Brentford 4–4 Swindon Town on aggregate. Brentford won 5–4 on penalties.


Final[edit]

Brentford1–2Yeovil Town
Dean Goal 51' Report Madden Goal 6'
Burn Goal 42'
Attendance: 41,955
Referee: Andy D'Urso

League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Burton Albion 46 22 10 14 71 65 +6 76
5 Cheltenham Town 46 20 15 11 58 51 +7 75
6 Northampton Town 46 21 10 15 64 55 +9 73
7 Bradford City 46 18 15 13 63 52 +11 69

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Bradford City2–3Burton Albion
Wells Goal 37' (pen.)
Thompson Goal 75'
Report Zola Goal 22'27'
Weir Goal 44'
Attendance: 14,657
Referee: James Adcock
Northampton Town1–0Cheltenham Town
O'Donovan Goal 26' Report
Attendance: 6,563
Referee: Mick Russell

Second leg
Burton Albion1–3Bradford City
Maghoma Goal 55' (pen.) Report Wells Goal 27'57'
Hanson Goal 50'

Bradford City won 5–4 on aggregate.

Northampton Town won 2–0 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

Bradford City3–0Northampton Town
Hanson Goal 15'
McArdle Goal 19'
Wells Goal 28'
Report
Attendance: 47,127
Referee: Keith Stroud

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