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Supporters returned to the grounds, many for the first time in nearly nine months, across the EFL on Wednesday night following changes to UK Covid-19 restrictions.
Barring a small sample of pilot events in August and September, this was the first time fans have been allowed to watch professional league football in England since the game was suspended due to the coronavirus on March 13.
The new tier system in England went into effect on Wednesday, and with six Football League-wide matches taking place in tier two regions, up to 2,000 fans were able to enter the stadiums to watch the beautiful game live. once again.
So sit back, relax, and prepare to be nostalgic for the turnstiles, entrances, and applause.
Luton versus Norwich, the leader of the table, was one of two Championship matches played in front of the fans, with up to 1,000 fans allowed in Kenilworth for the clash.
It was the first time the couple had met in the same division in 13 years.
Wednesday was especially emotional for Wycombe fans, as 1,000 lucky people were able to see their team live in the second division of English football for the first time.
Much has happened to the club since the last time fans were at Adams Park, with the Chairboys securing a famous promotion through the playoffs at Wembley in July to reserve their place in the Championship for the first time in their history.
The club paid tribute to the fans on the team sheet, and coach Gareth Ainsworth completed a lap of the field before starting to applaud the Wycombe faithful.
Charlton was one of a selection of clubs to welcome supporters at the start of the season in short-lived pilot events, and became the first London team to host fans for their League One clash with MK. Dons.
The Addicks could move on to the auto-promotion venues with a win as they attempt to return to the Championship the first time they ask.
The second League One match that allowed fans to return was Accrington Stanley’s visit to the Shrewsbury fight in New Meadow.
A total of 2,000 fans were allowed to attend, with mandatory masks.
The 2,000 fans were also able to enter Abbey Stadium for the League 2 clash between high-flying Cambridge and Mansfield.
The early start in League Two was the first game of the night to welcome fans as playoff contenders Carlisle and Salford went head-to-head.
The 2,000 supporters were allowed in Brunton Park for the fourth-level clash.