Five of the best EFL openers

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The EFL fixtures were announced on Thursday morning, giving fans plenty to look forward to when the 2018-19 season starts in August.

Previous years have thrown up some memorable openers and Press Association Sport’s Sam Constance looks at five of them here.

Middlesbrough 9 Brighton 0 (August 23, 1958)

Brian Clough was in fine form for Middlesbrough in 1958 (Howard Talbot/EMPICS).

Barnet 4 Crewe 7 (August 17, 1991)

Soccer – Barclays League Division Three – Northampton Town v Barnet
Barry Fry’s Barnet were entertaining in 1991 (Graham Chadwick/PA).

Luton 8 Yeovil 2 (August 5, 2017)

Luton Town v Barnet – Sky Bet League Two – Kenilworth Road
James Collins scored three on the opening day last season (Joe Giddens/PA).

MK Dons 4 Gillingham 2 (August 9, 2014)

Soccer – Sky Bet League One – Bradford City v MK Dons – Coral Windows Stadium
Will Grigg was on target for MK Dons in the thriller against Gillingham (Mike Egerton/PA).

Stevenage 3 Oldham 4 (August 6, 2013)

Soccer – Pre-Season Friendly – Oldham Athletic v Huddersfield Town – Boundary Park
Oldham’s Jose Baxter was among the goals in the comeback win at Stevenage (Dave Howarth/EMPICS).

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