Championship Review: Brighton shocked, Wigan relegated, Redknapp works his magic

Championship Review: Brighton shocked, Wigan relegated, Redknapp works his magic

Brighton and Hove Albion missed the chance to win
the Championship after a shock 1-0 home defeat to
Bristol City.
The result means they stay a point above
Newcastle United heading into the last round of
matches and also guaranteed that Lee Johnson's
side will stay in the division.
Wigan Athletic were not so fortunate and will join
Rotherham United in League One next term, but
Birmingham City finally got a win that could prove
crucial in their survival bid.
Blackburn Rovers are also still alive but the game
of the day saw Leeds United come back from 3-0
down to draw with Norwich City, only to see their
hopes of a play-off spot all but ended.
CHAMPAGNE ON ICE FOR BRIGHTON AS LEEDS
FALTER DESPITE COMEBACK
Brighton will need to beat Aston Villa on the last
day of the season to ensure they win the title after
Bristol City shocked them at Amex Stadium.
Chris Hughton's sluggish side were beaten
courtesy of a first-half Josh Brownhill goal that
ensures City cannot now be dragged into the
bottom three.
Newcastle's win at Cardiff City on Friday means
they can leapfrog Brighton if they better their result
on the final day.
Leeds United's hopes of a Premier League return
are virtually over, however, after they were held to a
3-3 draw by Norwich.
Garry Monk's side came from 3-0 down to salvage
a point but Sheffield Wednesday's win at Ipswich
Town and Fulham's 1-1 draw with Brentford
means Leeds sit three points outside the play-offs,
with a vastly inferior goal difference.
WIGAN WOE BUT REDKNAPP GETS BIRMINGHAM
BOUNCING
Wigan – who lost Shaun MacDonald to a broken
leg – joined Rotherham in dropping into League
One after they lost 1-0 at Reading, who confirmed
their play-off place through Yann Kermorgant's
sixth-minute goal.
Blackburn gave their survival hopes a boost, with
Danny Graham's goal giving them a 1-0 win over
Aston Villa that puts them level on 48 points with
Nottingham Forest, who went down 2-0 at QPR and
are now only one goal above the drop zone.
Harry Redknapp's hopes of keeping Birmingham up
are firmly intact, however, as they survived Che
Adams' 23rd-minute red card – and a missed
penalty from Lukas Jutkiewicz – to beat
Huddersfield Town 2-0 and move two points clear
of the bottom three.
BURTON GOING NOWHERE, ROTHERHAM END
WROTTEN AWAY RUN
Burton Albion will be playing Championship
football next season, with Luke Varney's
goal cancelling out George Moncur's opener to
secure a 1-1 draw at Barnsley.
Rotherham might already be down but their recent
improvement continued at Preston North End, as
Richard Smallwood's first goal for the club was
enough for them to end a run of 14 away defeats in
a row.
Meanwhile, Derby County ended a three-game wait
for a win with a comfortable 3-1 victory over
Wolves. David Nugent, Bradley Johnson and Craig
Bryson getting the goals, with Ben Marshall scoring
for the visitors after Ivan Cavaleiro had been sent
off for an off-the-ball incident.


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