Championship Desk 2020/21, Relegation & Play-offs

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Derby County narrowly avoided relegation on a dramatic final day of the championship.

The Rams came from behind twice to secure a 3-3 draw with Sheffield at Pride Park on Wednesday and escape the fall at the expense of their opponents.

Martyn Waghorn (2) and Patrick Roberts were on target for Derby, while Sam Hutchinson, Callum Paterson and Julian Borner answered for the visitors.

Rotherham United were on track to survive after Lewis Wing gave them the lead at Cardiff City, but Marlon Pack’s later strike dropped them back to League One after just one season.

Wycombe Wanderers made an immediate return to the third division despite a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough – Fred Onyedinma, Garath McCleary and Jason McCarthy scored the goals.

At the other end of the table, the line-up for the play-offs is set. Brentford faces Bournemouth while Swansea City faces Barnsley.

Brentford secured a comfortable 3-1 win at Bristol City, with Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo and Sergi Canos scoring the goals.

Swansea were beaten 2-0 at Watford, Barnsley 2-2 with Norwich City and Bournemouth lost 2-0 at home to Stoke City.

Blackburn Rovers ended the season with a 5-2 win over Birmingham City at Ewood Park.

West Ham United goal Adam Armstrong scored his second straight hat trick while Ben Brereton and Harvey Elliott also finished for Tony Mowbray’s side.

Coventry City, Preston North End and Queens Park Rangers all recorded last day wins, while Reading drew against Huddersfield Town.

Results of the last day of the championship

Barnsley 2-2 Norwich City
Blackburn Rovers 5-2 Birmingham City
Bournemouth 0-2 Stoke City
Bristol City 1-3 Brentford
Cardiff City 1-1 Rotherham United
Coventry City 6-1 Millwall
Derby County 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Luton Town
Reading 2-2 Huddersfield Town
Watford 2-0 Swansea City

Championship table

Championship playoffs

Semi-final first leg

Barnsley v Swansea City – May 17th
Bournemouth v Brentford – May 17th

Semi-final second leg

Brentford v Bournemouth – May 22nd
Swansea City v Barnsley – May 22nd

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The winners of the two semi-finals will meet on May 29 at Wembley Stadium.

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