FL72 Review: Peter Beagrie reflects on the Football League weekend
Every Monday night, the Sky Sports experts will review the weekend's Football League action on FL72. Check out Peter Beagrie's thoughts on the latest round of fixtures...
Last Updated: 06/11/13 4:26pm
Leicester's impressive 3-0 win at Watford
PETER SAYS: It was a very, very impressive performance from Leicester. Like Burnley, they are very, very consistent with their team selection. They've got two wide players who can go past people, they've got three or four forwards to choose from who can occupy centre-halves and have a great work ethic, and they're very stable at the back. They also have players such as Jeffrey Schlupp, who came in for Paul Konchesky, and Chris Wood, who came in for Jamie Vardy, which shows they have strength in depth as well. They're up to second place now and no longer flying under the radar.
Burnley's resilience against Millwall
PETER SAYS: During the course of the season Burnley were always going to come up against it. Millwall are a much, much better side - and better equipped to play the top sides - than they were at the beginning of the season, when they had a horrendous run. They took a deserved two-goal lead and it took the second goal to really wake Burnley up. We know how creative they can be, though, and Sam Vokes - who is having a brilliant, brilliant season - got his ninth of the season and Michael Kightly produced something special to get them level. They could easily have won it, too, but for the width of a post when Scott Arfield - a bit of an unsung hero there these days - hit the upright. But if you can't have belief when you've been on the run they have [10 unbeaten in the league] then you're never going to have it. After Millwall's second goal Burnley's tempo improved, they got balls in the box, bodies in the box and they got their reward with a point.
The end of Sheffield Wednesday's winless run
PETER SAYS: They've got a real partnership up front now with Connor Wickham coming in and adding to the goals Matty Fryatt has already been getting. Michail Antonio was a threat all game against Reading, too. He got a goal, two or three assists and the Man of the Match award. They've been tremendously unlucky this season, though. They've had eight draws this season and five of them could easily have been wins. I felt for Dave Jones in recent weeks because of some of the goals against them that were allowed which shouldn't have been - offsides, free-kicks and penalties given. They could easily have been 12 points better off this season but they had a bit of luck in this game for the first time.
Leyton Orient responding to Peterborough's opener
PETER SAYS: Once again, we see the character of teams is vitally important and that self-belief which comes from the run Leyton Orient have been on. Peterborough went ahead from a great free-kick but Leyton Orient were never out of the game. Dave Mooney's terrific, Kevin Lisbie is terrific and if you throw into the equation Dean Cox, a lovely little player on the right hand side, and the likes of Moses Odubajo, they've got a threat from all over. They're phenomenal at the moment. Some of them, including the two strikers, have telepathy and know where each other will be. Consistency in selection is so important, too, and it's working really well for Russell Slade at the moment.
Accrington Stanley move off the bottom of League Two
PETER SAYS: Accrington are five games unbeaten now, which is a bit of a turn around after they were looking for a win for what seemed like an absolute age. The thing about player/manager James Beattie is he never ever lost the thought from his mind that they were going to go on a run. When you look at the string of results they've had of late, it's excellent. It shows a lot of spirit and togetherness at the club and Beattie is harnessing that. They need to take little steps but they have a will and spirit which I saw at the beginning of the season, even when they weren't getting wins, so they'll go from strength to strength, hopefully.