EFL essential stats: Tony Pulis reaches managerial landmark
By James Wheeler
Last Updated: 22/10/18 6:49pm
We take a look at the top stats and facts from the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two.
Pulis reaches landmark
Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough side went back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. The victory at Hillsborough brought up a notable landmark for Pulis as it was his 400th career win as a manager.
Pulis' first victory was on August 22, 1992 when his Bournemouth team won 2-1 at home against Port Vale in Division Two with goals from Steve Fletcher and Alex Watson.
Reach hits another rocket
Adam Reach scored Sheffield Wednesday's goal in the defeat against Middlesbrough on Friday. It was his fourth Championship goal this season, all of which have come from outside the box. His tally from outside the box is more than any other player in the Championship and is only two goals behind Ruben Neves' tally of six goals from last season.
Bryson starts early
Craig Bryson's goal for Derby against Sheffield United on Saturday was the fastest in the top four divisions this season. Bryson's strike after 17 seconds was five seconds faster than Scunthorpe's Ryan Colclough, who scored after 22 seconds earlier in the day.
Tammy Abraham scored the only goal for Aston Villa as Dean Smith's reign began with a win against Swansea at Villa Park on Saturday. All 32 of Abraham's career league goals have been scored from inside the penalty box.
Tangerines still unbeaten
Blackpool's 2-0 win against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday extended their unbeaten run in League One to 10 games. This is their longest unbeaten run since going 10 Championship games without a defeat between April and August 2012.
Macclesfield finally win
Macclesfield's 2-1 win against Carlisle on Saturday ended a run of 36 EFL games without a win. A 79th-minute penalty from Michael Rose levelled for Macclesfield before Peter Vincenti scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute to give the Silkmen their first EFL win since December 2011.
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