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Football League play-offs
2016–17
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The Football League play-offs for the 2016–17 season will be held in May 2017 with all finals being staged at Wembley Stadium in London.

The play-offs begin at the semi-final stage with all semi-finals being 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 then advance to the finals, with the winner of the final gaining promotion for the following season.

Background

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

Main article: 2016–17 Football League Championship

Championship Semi-finals

Final league position - Championship
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3Reading 46267136864+485
4Sheffield Wednesday 46249136045+1581
5Huddersfield Town 46256155658-281
6Fulham 462214108557+2880
First leg
13 May 2017
17:30 BST
Fulham 1–1 Reading Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 23,717
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Malone Yellow card 54'
McDonald Yellow card 56'
Cairney Soccerball 65'
Report Swift Yellow card 40'
Kermorgant Yellow card 42'
Obita Soccerball 53'
McShane Red card 80'


14 May 2017
12:00 BST
Huddersfield Town 0–0 Sheffield Wednesday John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 20,357
Referee: Paul Tierney
Smith Yellow card 28' Report Wallace Yellow card 34'
Hunt Yellow card 61'
Jones Yellow card 74'
Reach Yellow card 90'

Second leg
16 May 2017
19:45 BST
Reading 1–0 Fulham Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 22,044
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Kermorgant Soccerball 49' (pen.)Yellow card 51'
Moore Yellow card 52'
Report McDonald Yellow card 38'
Johansen Yellow card 58'
Malone Yellow card 65'

Reading won 2–1 on aggregate.

17 May 2017
19:45 BST
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1
(a.e.t.)
Huddersfield Town Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 32,625
Referee: Andre Marriner
Hutchinson Yellow card 24'
Fletcher Soccerball 51'
Bannan Yellow card 86'
Report Hogg Yellow card 44'
Lees Soccerball 73' (og)
Hefele Yellow card 63'
  Penalties  
Hutchinson -Soccerball shade cross
Bannan Soccerball shad check
Lee Soccerball shad check
Hunt Soccerball shad check
3–4 Löwe Soccerball shad check
Hefele Soccerball shad check
Wells Soccerball shad check
Mooy Soccerball shad check
Payne -Soccerball shade cross

Huddersfield won 4–3 on penalties


Championship Final

Main article: 2017 EFL Championship play-off Final
29 May 2017
15:00
Huddersfield Town 0–0
(a.e.t.)
Reading Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Report
  Penalties  
Löwe Soccerball shad check
Hefele -Soccerball shade cross
Wells Soccerball shad check
Mooy Soccerball shad check
Schindler Soccerball shad check
4–3 Kermorgant Soccerball shad check
Williams Soccerball shad check
Kelly Soccerball shad check
Moore -Soccerball shade cross
Obita -Soccerball shade cross

League One

Main article: 2016–17 Football League One

League One Semi-finals

Final league position - League One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3Scunthorpe United 462410128054+2682
4Fleetwood Town 462313106443+2182
5Bradford City 46201976243+1979
6Millwall 462013136657+973

Semi-finals

First leg
4 May 2017
19:45 BST
Millwall 0–0 Scunthorpe United The Den, London
Attendance: Andy Madley
Referee: 12,568
Morison Yellow card 42'
Ferguson Yellow card 69'
Craig Yellow card 87'
Report Toney Yellow card 24'
Wallace Yellow card 64'
4 May 2017
19:45 BST
Bradford City 1–0 Fleetwood Town Northern Commercials Stadium, Bradford
Attendance: 15,696
Referee: Oliver Langford
McArdle Soccerball 77' Report Schwabl Yellow card 23'

Second leg
7 May 2017
18:30 BST
Scunthorpe United 2–3 Millwall Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 7,190
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Toney Soccerball 19'
Dawson Yellow card 35' Soccerball 81'
Ness Yellow card 51'
Bishop Yellow card 88'
Report Abdou Yellow card 39'
Williams Yellow card 41'
Morison Soccerball 45'58'
Gregory Soccerball 52'

Millwall won 3–2 on aggregate.

7 May 2017
18:30 BST
Fleetwood Town 0–0 Bradford City Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood
Attendance: 5,076
Referee: David Coote
Report

Bradford won 1–0 on aggregate.


Final

Main article: 2017 EFL League One play-off Final
20 May 2017
15:00 BST
Bradford City 0–1 Millwall Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 53,320
Referee: Simon Hooper
Meredith Yellow card 76' Report O'Brien Yellow card 58'
Morison Soccerball 85'

League Two

Main article: 2016–17 Football League Two

League Two Semi-finals

Final league position - League Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4Luton Town 46201797043+2777
5Exeter City 46218177556+1971
6Carlisle United 461817116968+171
7Blackpool 461816126946+2370

Semi-finals

First leg
14 May 2017
18:30 BST
Blackpool 3–2 Luton Town Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 3,882
Referee: Nigel Miller
Cullen Soccerball 19'47'67' (pen.) Report Potts Soccerball 26'
Vassell Soccerball 28'
14 May 2017
18:30 BST
Carlisle United 3–3 Exeter City Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 9,708
Referee: David Webb
Moore-Taylor Soccerball 32' (o.g.)
O'Sullivan Soccerball 71'
Miller Soccerball 73'
Report Grant Soccerball 15'
Harley Soccerball 45+1'
Wheeler Soccerball 56'

Second leg
18 May 2017
19:45 BST
Luton Town 3–2 Blackpool Kenilworth Road, Luton
Attendance: 10,032
Referee: Darren Deadman
Mellor Soccerball 36' (o.g.)
Cuthbert Soccerball 45'
Hylton Soccerball 57' (pen.)
Report Delfouneso Soccerball 22'
Gnanduillet Soccerball 76'
Moore Soccerball 90+5' (o.g.)

Blackpool won 6–5 on aggregate.

18 May 2017
19:45 BST
Exeter City 2–1 Carlisle United St James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 7,450
Referee: Dean Whitestone
Watkins Soccerball 10'79'
Stacey Soccerball 90+5'
Report Kennedy Soccerball 81'
O'Sullivan Soccerball 90'

Exeter City won 6–5 on aggregate.


Final

Main article: 2017 EFL League Two play-off Final
28 May 2017
15:00 BST
Blackpool 2–1 Exeter City Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 23,380
Referee: Darren England
Potts Soccerball 3'
Cullen Soccerball 64'
Report Wheeler Soccerball 40'
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