Breakthroughs, comebacks & drama - EFL in 2022-23

2023-05-30 15:30:55  • 8 mins

Vincent Kompany, Josh Windass and Neil Warnock (left to right) all had something to celebrate this season

Josh Windass' goal to send Sheffield Wednesday up to the Championship against Barnsley - with the final kick of the English Football League season - drew an emphatic line under an epic campaign.

It had all started in Huddersfield on the last Friday in July.

A new-look Burnley, fresh from being relegated from the Premier League and under the management of Vincent Kompany for the first time, claimed a 1-0 win over the Terriers to raise the curtain on the new season.

The following 10 months saw dozens of managerial changes, record-breaking comebacks and, somewhat inevitably, a 74-year-old Neil Warnock coming out of retirement.

As the dust - not to mention confetti - settles on the play-off finals, which, for the first time ever all went to extra time, BBC Sport takes a look back at the 2022-23 EFL campaign.

Unexpected champions in room 101

Burnley endured a summer of major upheaval after their eight-season spell in the top-flight came to an end. With Manchester City legend Kompany stepping into the second tier of English football for the first time, there was uncertainty about how the Clarets would get on.

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