Championship Table 2017: Football Results, Final Standings and Play-off Fixtures – Bleacher Report


NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Newcastle United celebrate after winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Newcastle United won the Sky Bet EFL Championship on the final day of the season as Brighton and Hove Albion conceded in the closing moments at Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Seagulls drew 1-1 after leading in the second half, handing the trophy to the Magpies who defeated Barnsley 3-0.

The play-offs will be contested by Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Fulham after a frantic final day.

Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United are joined in relegation by Blackburn Rovers, whose victory against Brentford could not save them from the drop.

Here are Sunday’s results:

Championship 2017: Final-Day Results
Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton
Brentford 1-3 Blackburn
Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham
Burton 2-4 Reading
Huddersfield 0-3 Cardiff
Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley
Norwich 4-0 QPR
Nottingham Forest 3-0 Ipswich
Rotherham 1-1 Derby
Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Fulham
Wigan 1-1 Leeds
Wolves 1-0 Preston
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Here is the final table:

Championship Table 2017: Final Standings
1. Newcastle United 46 29 7 10 45 94
2. Brighton 46 28 9 9 34 93
3. Reading 46 26 7 13 4 85
4. Sheffield Wednesday 46 24 9 13 15 81
5. Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 -2 81
6. Fulham 46 22 14 10 28 80
7. Leeds 46 22 9 15 14 75
8. Norwich 46 20 10 16 16 70
9. Derby 46 18 13 15 4 67
10. Brentford 46 18 10 18 10 64
11. Preston 46 16 14 16 1 62
12. Cardiff 46 17 11 18 -1 62
13. Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 -1 62
14. Barnsley 46 15 13 18 -3 58
15. Wolves 46 16 10 20 -4 58
16. Ipswich 46 13 16 17 -10 55
17. Bristol City 46 15 9 22 -6 54
18. QPR 46 15 8 23 -14 53
19. Birmingham 46 13 14 19 -19 53
20. Burton 46 13 13 20 -14 52
21. Nottingham Forest 46 14 9 23 -10 51
22. Blackburn Rovers 46 12 15 19 -12 51
23. Wigan 46 10 12 24 -17 42
24. Rotherham 46 5 8 33 -58 23
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Here are the play-off fixtures:

Championship 2017: Play-Off Schedule
May 13 1st leg 5:30 p.m. Fulham vs. Reading
May 14 1st leg 12 p.m. Huddersfield vs. Sheffield Wednesday
May 16 2nd leg 7:45 p.m. Reading vs. Fulham
May 17 2nd leg 7:45 p.m. Sheffield Wednesday vs. Huddersfield
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Final Day Recap

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Newcastle United manmager Rafa Benitez celebrates  after winning the Sky Bet Championship Title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Newcastle are back in the Premier League as winners of the Championship after Brighton conceded in the 89th minute at Villa Park.

It appeared Brighton would cap off a brilliant season with silverware, but Villa dug in and snatched a goal through Jack Grealish.

The result sparked scenes of jubilation at St James’ Park after strikes from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle sealed the points.

The moment was captured by The Times‘ George Caulkin as the news of Brighton’s failure filtered through:

There was drama at the other end of the table as Blackburn went down on goal difference, with Nottingham Forest saving themselves with a 3-0 win at home to Ipswich Town.

Birmingham City’s 1-0 victory away at Bristol City kept them clear of relegation as manager Harry Redknapp celebrated at the final whistle.


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