Sunderland's Chris Maguire sees red, Portsmouth slip up against Blackpool plus other League One winners and losers

Sunderland missed the chance to move into the automatic promotion places following a 1-1 draw with Luton - but how did the Black Cats' rivals fare on an eventful weekend in League One?

Sunday, 13th January 2019, 3:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th January 2019, 3:49 pm
Sunderland's Chris Maguire is sent off against Luton.

We take a closer look at the division's winners and losers, as well as some of the stories you might have missed.

Another reminder of just how important the Scottish keeper is to Sunderland. The 31-year-old shot stopper made four superb saves in the first half against Luton and once again showed his worth.
The mercurial playmaker completed his return to Peterborough earlier this week and it didnt take long for him to make an impact. Tomlin opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as Posh beat Rochdale 2-1 and moved back into the top six.

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Lee Bowyer said he was targeting automatic promotion following the Addicks draw with Sunderland last weekend. Following a 3-0 win at Shrewsbury, Charlton are now just three points off the top two - they have played more games than the sides around them though.
Gareth Ainsworths side completed the comeback of the weekend after coming from two goals down to defeat play-off contenders Doncaster. The Chairboys scored three times in the final 13 minutes, with Paris Cowan-Hall netting the winner in stoppage-time.
The Tykes have now gone 21 home games unbeaten following a comfortable 3-0 win over Bradford. Daniel Stendels side have played the same number of games as Sunderland and are now just three points behind the Black Cats in fifth.
With promotion rivals Sunderland and Luton playing each other, this was the perfect chance for Pompey to extend their lead at the top. But Kenny Jacketts side suffered a shock home defeat to Blackpool. They are still four points clear of second-place Luton though.
The popular forward scored his first league goal since October but is now facing a three-game ban unless the club mount a successful appeal. Maguire was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Alan McCormack, a decision Jack Ross disagreed with.
Before Maguires dismissal, Hylton was also shown a straight red card for elbowing Jack Baldwin. Once again the decision looked harsh and Luton are also likely to appeal following a day to forget for referee Lee Probert.
Its been a miserable week for the Brewers. Following Wednesdays 9-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, Nigel Cloughs side came from 2-0 down to draw level with Gillingham. That was before Josh Rees scored a stoppage-time winner for the Gills.
The Cod Army let a two-goal lead slip against relegation-threatened Oxford. Joey Bartons side were 2-0 up at half-time before second-half goals from Jamie Mackie and James Henry rescued a 2-2 draw for the visitors.