Nigel Adkins' new side Reading FC played host to his former team Southampton FC at the Madejski Stadium. The Saints beat the Royals 2 - 0.
We take a look at all the football fixtures to look forward to this weekend.
Reading boss Brian McDermott admitted Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was the man he tried to sign before the transfer window shut.
Southampton Football Club faces Sunderland today at the Stadium of Light. Kick off is at 15:00.
No excuses. We're ready. That's how Gus Poyet summed up Brighton's situation going into their play-off semi-final at Crystal Palace this evening. The Seagulls have been on a fantastic run, unbeaten in their last nine games.
So Wembley is the prize over two legs. The first game kicks off in just over an hour at Selhurst Park, with the return at the AMEX Stadium on Monday. And with an intense rivalry between the clubs followers, the Brighton manager wants the fans to focus on football.
Brighton football players Dean Hammond and Andrea Orlandi were optimistic as they looked ahead to this evening's Championship play-off semi-final 1st leg at arch-rivals Crystal Palace. Here's what they said - VIDEO.
Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove AlbionSelhurst Park
Kick off: 7.45pm Friday 10th May 2013
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club travel to Selhurst Park tonight, Friday 10th May 2013, to face Crystal Palace in the Championship play-offs.
Kick off: 7.45pm
The pressure was on Bale to deliver after a brilliant week for the Welshman, but for most of the game he disappointed.
The 23-year-old, former Southampton FC player, won the PFA Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year awards this week, was marked out of the game for most of what was largely a dull and uninspiring match.
Bale flitted between positions, his touch was often poor, and he offered little to help Spurs on the attack.
That was until the 86th minute. The forward found space 25 yards out, picked the ball off substitute Lewis Holtby and unleashed a peach of a shot which beat the out-stretched Artur Boruc.
Bournemouth, who were top at the start of the day, could only draw 0-0 at Tranmere but were promoted to the Championship as runners-up.
At the other end, Scunthorpe had their relegation to the fourth tier confirmed after Colchester defeated Carlisle, rendering the Iron's 3-1 win over Swindon futile.
It was a frantic finish for Scunthorpe with all four goals scored in the last seven minutes, including two in stoppage time, but it proved not to be enough.
Swindon took the lead in the 83rd minute through James Collins but Scunthorpe levelled four minutes later through Michael Collins.
Portsmouth, meanwhile, finished their season with a 3-2 defeat by Shrewsbury.
Connor Goldson, Joe Jacobson and Akwasi Asante gave Shrewsbury a 3-0 lead before Ashley Harris and Patrick Agyemang scored for Pompey, but it was not enough to finish their disappointing campaign with a final victory.
A late goal at Elland Road saw 10-man Brighton beat nine-man Leeds to secure a play-off place for Gus Poyet's side in an ill-tempered match.
Will Buckley opened the scoring for Brighton in the 10th minute, with Leeds midfielder Rodolph Austin shown red shortly after.
Brighton's Inigo Calderon was sent off midway through the second half for a challenge on El-Hadji Diouf, who scored the resulting penalty before being sent off himself after appearing to abuse the away fans following the goal.
Jose Ulloa had the final word as he headed a late winner for Brighton.
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