How today's dramatic League One results have affected Sunderland AFC in the promotion race
Sunderland have fallen down the League One table following the latest round of fixtures – with Phil Parkinson’s side out of action during the international window.
The Black Cats sat seventh in the third tier prior to this weekend’s fixtures, but slipped to ninth following Saturday's results – which saw some surprising triumphs registered.
Sunderland still remain just two points off the play-offs and eight points away from leaders Ipswich – although that could change in Sunday’s only fixture.
But who has benefited from the five games played during the international break so far? We take a look:
Coventry 2-1 Rochdale
The high-flying Sky Blues were heavy favourites for this clash, but found themselves behind before the half hour as Ian Henderson struck.
Jordan Shipley levelled for Mark Robins’ side before the interval, before Liam Walsh netted a late winner – lifting Coventry to 3rd.
Blackpool 2-0 Wimbledon
Simon Grayson’s side leapfrogged the Black Cats – and several other sides – climb into the top four courtesy of victory over Wimbledon.
The Dons made it hard for Blackpool, though, who needed Armand Gnanduillet’s second half brace to seal the three points.
Gillingham 1-0 Lincoln City
It’s been a tough start for the Imps after gaining promotion, and they fell to another defeat at the hands of the Gills.
Ex-Sunderland striker Mikael Mandron netted the only goal of the game as Steve Evans’ side continued their good form of late.
Bolton 1-0 MK Dons
Plenty of late drama here!
After missing a late penalty, Daryl Murphy struck in added time to seal a vital win for the Wanderers.
Rotherham 1-0 Accrington Stanley
Carlton Morris’ strike after 30 minutes saw the Millers continue their march towards the play-offs after a dominant performance.
There is one fixture on Sunday in League One, with Wycombe Wanderers facing Tranmere Rovers in a televised clash.
Anything other than defeat will see the Chairboys move top, with Ipswich out of action this weekend.
The following games in League One were postponed due to international call-ups:
Bristol Rovers v Sunderland
Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury
Burton Albion v Southend
Portsmouth v Fleetwood
Oxford United v Ipswich