Football League play-offs
2017–18
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Season information
Winners Fulham (Championship)
Rotherham United (League One)
Coventry City (League Two)
Season statistics
Matches played 13
Goals scored 24
Biggest home win Exeter City 3–1 Lincoln
Fulham 2–0 Derby
Rotherham Utd 2–0 Scunthorpe Utd
Biggest away win Notts County 1–4 Coventry City
Highest scoring Notts County 1–4 Coventry City
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The English Football League play-offs for the 2017–18 season was held in May 2018 with all finals being staged at Wembley Stadium in London.

The play-offs begin in each league with two semi-finals which are played over two legs. The teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Championship and League One and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th-placed teams in League Two compete. The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals, with the winners gaining promotion for the following season.

Background

The English 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. The fixtures are determined by final league position – in the Championship and League One this is 3rd v 6th and 4th v 5th, while in League Two it is 4th v 7th and 5th v 6th.

Championship

Main article: 2017–18 Football League Championship

Championship Semi-finals

Final league position - Championship
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Fulham 46 25 13 8 79 46 +33 88
4 Aston Villa 46 24 11 11 72 42 +30 83
5 Middlesbrough 46 22 10 14 67 45 +22 76
6 Derby County 46 20 15 11 69 48 +21 75
First leg
11 May 2018
19:45 BST
Derby County 1–0 Fulham Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 27,163
Referee: Roger East
Jerome Goal 34' Report
12 May 2018
17:15 BST
Middlesbrough 0–1 Aston Villa Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Attendance: 29,233
Referee: Bobby Madley
Report Jedinak Goal 15'

Second leg
14 May 2018
19:45 BST
Fulham 2–0 Derby County Craven Cottage, Fulham
Attendance: 23,529
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Sessegnon Goal 48'
Odoi Goal 66'
Report

Fulham won 2–1 on aggregate.

15 May 2018
19:45 BST
Aston Villa 0–0 Middlesbrough Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 40,505
Referee: Mike Dean
Report

Aston Villa won 1–0 on aggregate.


Championship Final

Main article: 2018 EFL Championship play-off Final
26 May 2018
17:00 BST
Aston Villa 0–1 Fulham Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,243
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Report Cairney Goal 23'
Odoi Red card

League One

Main article: 2017–18 Football League One

League One Semi-finals

Final league position - League One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 25 12 9 60 39 +21 87
4 Rotherham United 46 24 7 15 73 53 +20 79
5 Scunthorpe United 46 19 17 10 65 50 +15 74
6 Charlton Athletic 46 20 11 15 58 51 +7 71
First leg
10 May 2018
19:45 BST
Charlton Athletic 0–1 Shrewsbury Town The Valley, Charlton
Attendance: 14,367
Referee: Simon Hooper
Report Nolan Goal 80'
12 May 2018
12:30 BST
Scunthorpe United 2–2 Rotherham United Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 6,591
Referee: Tim Robinson
Ihiekwe Goal 18' (o.g.)
McGeehan Goal 88'
Report Taylor Goal 17'
Newell Goal 64'

Second leg
13 May 2018
17:15 BST
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Charlton Athletic New Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance: 9,016
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
C. Morris Goal 58' Report

Shrewsbury Town won 2–0 on aggregate.

16 May 2018
19:45 BST
Rotherham United 2–0 Scunthorpe United New York Stadium, Rotherham
Attendance: 11,061
Referee: Scott Duncan
Wood Goal 45+2'
Vaulks Goal 63'
Report

Rotherham United won 4–2 on aggregate.


League One Final

Main article: 2018 EFL League One play-off Final
27 May 2018
15:00 BST
Rotherham United 2–1
(a.e.t.)
Shrewsbury Town Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 26,218
Referee: Robert Jones
Wood Goal 32'103' Report Rodman Goal 58'

League Two

Main article: 2017–18 Football League Two

League Two Semi-finals

Final league position - League Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Exeter City 46 24 8 14 64 54 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 21 14 11 71 48 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 22 9 15 64 47 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 20 15 11 64 48 +16 75
First leg
12 May 2018
15:00 BST
Lincoln City 0–0 Exeter City Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 9,509
Referee: Ben Toner
Report
12 May 2018
19:30 BST
Coventry City 1–1 Notts County Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,404
Referee: Gavin Ward
McNulty Goal 87' (pen.) Report Forte Goal 49'

Second leg
17 May 2018
19:45 BST
Exeter City 3–1 Lincoln City St James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 5,645
Referee: Darren England
Stockley Goal 27'
Boateng Goal 47'
Harley Goal 69'
Report Green Goal 78'

Exeter City won 3–1 on aggregate.

18 May 2018
19:45 BST
Notts County 1–4 Coventry City Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 17,615
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Grant Goal 44' Report Biamou Goal 6'71'
McNulty Goal 37'
Bayliss Goal 85'

Coventry City won 5–2 on aggregate.


League Two Final

Main article: 2018 EFL League Two play-off Final
28 May 2018
15:00 BST
Exeter City 1–3 Coventry City Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 50,196
Referee: David Webb
Edwards Goal 89' Report Willis Goal 49'
Shipley Goal 54'
Grimmer Goal 68'
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