Championship roundup: Leeds crowned champions, Brentford slip up, relegation to Hill Edge and more

The biggest division in the world season is coming to an end. The Championship has surprised us over the past 11 months, and its twists and turns have led to one of the most fascinating seasons in recent history.

Friday evening saw Leeds United finally reunited with the Premier League’s promised land, after West Brom’s shock 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town blew the promotion race wide open.

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— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 18, 2020

After the weekend’s appetizer offered such a shock, all eyes turned to Saturday’s fixture, with Brentford needing just a point to leapfrog the Baggies into second, and bottom. There was quite a commotion.

But surely there were no more shocks in this crazy campaign, right? Well, at 90 minutes it’s our duty to tell you that there were definitely an eyebrow-raising result or two. Here’s our look at another breath-taking day at the Championship.

We’ll start at the top, where Stoke City finished of Brentford An incredible eight-game winning streak, claiming a blowout 1-0 Win at Bet365 Stadium. Lee Gregory’s first-half knock meant the Bees missed the chance to decide their fate, and West Brom must pray to drop the points against QPR on the final day of the season.

Michael O’Neill’s Appreciation Tweet ✨

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— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 18, 2020

Brentford’s loss also meant that Leeds United were confirmed as champions, as they now boast an unassailable lead at the very top of the table.

Elsewhere in the championship summit, Fulham kept their slim hopes of automatic advancement alive with purpose 5-3 victory Sheffield Wednesday. The Cottagers raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time, and coach Scott Parker will be hoping for more of the same at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday evening.

As Latexhe suffered a heart attack at the last minute CharltonOn scoring the equalizer in the 90th minute 2-2 In the relegation shootout. The draw gives Wigan 58 points, but with their impending 12-point deduction, they look set to slip into the bottom three.

Cause You Legend! The substitute fires away and gives Town a valuable lead.


— @LutonTown (@LutonTown) July 18, 2020

This result was great news for fellow strugglers. Luton Townwho took advantage of recovery to defeat destruction Hull City 1-0 With this devastating defeat at the KC Stadium, the Tigers look destined for relegation to League One next year, while the Heat live to fight another day.

Cardiff City Put in a solid display on Saturday afternoon, Patna Middlesbrough 3-1, and are all but confirming their spot in the upcoming playoffs. Boro’s defeat means they are still not safe, and face a nerve-wracking, final-day trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

during this, Preston North End deep Birmingham City Troubles, beating the sinking blues 2-0 At Deepdale, leaving them stranded on 50 points and still uncomfortably close to the dreaded drop.

FT – Preston 2 (Bauer 43, Potts 87) Blues 0

The Blues were beaten by the Lilywhites.

— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) July 18, 2020

Playoff hopefuls City of Swansea Played his role even while beating. Bristol City 1-0 To finish just three points behind the Bluebirds, keeping alive their slim hopes of sneaking into sixth place.

A team that won’t gatecrash into the top six. mill wall, who lost 4-3 In an unusual meeting with QPR. Todd Kane scored the all-important winning goal for the R’s, who cemented their place in the middle of the pack.

In another dead rubber clash of the championship, Blackburn Rovers And Study Put on a show for your supporters, with the hosts coming out on top one on one. 4-3 Victory over Royals thanks to Sam Gallagher’s late strike.

? Yorkshire Pirlo Choir

— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 18, 2020

Hands up, who can’t wait until Wednesday evening? me neither!


Blackburn Rovers 4-3 reading
Charlton 2-2 Wigan Athletic
Fulham 5-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Hull City 0-1 Luton Town
Middlesbrough 1-3 Cardiff City
Preston 2-0 Birmingham City
QPR 4-3 mill wall
Stoke City 1-0 Brentford
City of Swansea 1-0 Bristol City

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