Derby County scored five goals at home, and still lost, in a thrilling League Cup encounter last night.
Charlton Athletic have come a long way in five years – a long way down.
Preston North End's long-anticipated relegation to League One was confirmed yesterday with their 1-0 defeat against Cardiff at Deepdale.
Sticky-bud time is past, succeeded by Sir Alex Ferguson's inelegant variation, but Scunthorpe United, 22nd in the Championship, have burst through the tension into flower.
Functional this victory may have been, but the rewards were considerable.