Football League: Bolton relegated to League One, Sheffield United go second

first_img Quick guide League Two results Ten-man Wigan stun Leeds to blow Championship promotion race open Hide PosTeamPGDPts 2Sheff Utd433282 Bristol City 1-1 Reading, Sheff Utd 2-0 Nottm Forest, Millwall 1-1 Brentford, Birmingham 2-2 Derby, Bolton 0-2 Aston Villa, Leeds 1-2 Wigan, Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke, PNE 4-0 Ipswich, QPR 1-2 Blackburn, Swansea 4-3 Rotherham, West Brom 3-2 Hull, Norwich 2-2 Sheff Wed Pinterest 4West Brom432676 Quick guide League One results Show news Hide 5Tranmere431571 Football League Reuse this content 2Barnsley433885 1Luton424487 Was this helpful? 1Norwich423486 Share on Messenger ChampionshipBolton were condemned to relegation back to League One after two seasons in the second tier, losing 2-0 to Aston Villa, the form team of the division, who collected a ninth successive win after goals from Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham. League One League Two Charlton’s hopes of automatic promotion took a jolt when they lost 2-1 at Oxford as both teams had men sent off. Oxford keeper Simon Eastwood was dismissed for handling outside his area in the 54th minute but the Addicks’ Chris Solly was shown a straight red 20 minutes later. Lyle Taylor scored a fifth-minute penalty, a bright start quickly overturned by a fine volley from Curtis Nelson and a Luke Garbutt free-kick.Wimbledon had looked to be climbing out of the relegation zone when they led Bristol Rovers through a goal from Joe Pigott before Ollie Clarke’s 78th minute equaliser dropped the Dons back into trouble. Rochdale scored a crucial late goal through captain Ian Henderson to beat Wycombe and climb out of the bottom four. Scunthorpe stayed a point clear after drawing 0-0 with Blackpool. Twitter Coventry 2-0 Bradford, Oxford 2-1 Charlton, Barnsley 2-1 Shrewsbury, Burton 1-2 Portsmouth, Fleetwood 1-1 Peterborough, Gillingham 3-1 Plymouth, Rochdale 1-0 Wycombe, Scunthorpe 0-0 Blackpool, Walsall 1-1 Southend, Wimbledon 1-0 Bristol Rovers, Sunderland 2-0 Doncaster  Share on Twitter 4Bury432474 5Charlton432379 2Mansfield433176 Enda Stevens celebrates his goal as Sheffield United beat Nottingham Forest in an early kick-off. Photograph: Ryan Browne/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Championship Hide center_img Was this helpful? Share on Pinterest Share via Email Bristol City stumbled in their chase for the play-offs by being held to a 1-1 home draw by Reading. An equaliser from Josh Brownhill was required after Yakou Méïté had opened the scoring for the visitors. Middlesbrough climbed back into sixth spot after a third successive win by beating Stoke, with Britt Assombalonga scoring the only goal in the second minute. PosTeamPGDPts PosTeamPGDPts The beneficiaries of Leeds’ shock 2-1 loss to Wigan, Sheffield United, climbed up to second by beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 in a lunchtime encounter. Moments after Yohan Benalouane was sent off for a last-man foul on David McGoldrick in the 47th minute, Mark Duffy whipped in the opening goal before Enda Stevens added a late second.Birmingham twice took the lead against Derby through goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz before being pegged back by goals from Martyn Waghorn and Richard Keogh as the game finished 2-2. Derby finished the day in eighth. At the Hawthorns, West Brom fought back from 2-1 down to beat Hull thanks to two goals from Dwight Gayle. Exeter’s 3-1 home defeat to Crawley left them clinging on to the seventh and final play-off position with Carlisle now just a point behind them. The position at the bottom of the table remained the same after third-bottom Macclesfield lost 3-1 at Northampton, but neither Notts County nor second-bottom Yeovil could capitalise. Yeovil lost 2-0 at Crewe, a match in which 20-year-old Alex keeper Will Jääskeläinen made his league debut alongside veteran Nicky Hunt, who played alongside father Jussi at Bolton, and kept a maiden clean sheet. Thank you for your feedback. Show Thank you for your feedback. League OnePortsmouth scored a disputed late winner through Matt Clarke at Burton for a 2-1 win. They stay within two points of second-placed Barnsley, who beat Shrewsbury 2-1 thanks to a 55th-minute winner goal from Jacob Brown. Sunderland beat Doncaster 2-0 in the evening game to go third – and host Portsmouth next Saturday.Coventry’s 2-0 defeat of Bradford, the Bantams’ seventh loss in a row, condemned the West Yorkshire club to relegation. Jordi Hiwula and Bright Enobakhare were on target for the Sky Blues, while Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s was sent off for a second yellow card. Quick guide Championship results Rotherham, desperate for points in their battle against the drop, ran in-form Swansea close in a game that finished 4-3 at the Liberty. Rotherham took the lead in the 10th minute through Michael Ihiekwe, but found themselves 4-2 down after Oli McBurnie had scored his second. Will Vaulks’ goal set up a tight finish, but Rotherham remain third bottom. Millwall, fourth bottom, and Brentford played out a 1-1 draw with Josh Dasilva’s equaliser coming five minutes after Lee Gregory had scored in the 15th minute for Millwall, who are still looking over their shoulders. Blackburn won 2-1 at QPR, with Bradley Dack’s 46th minute goal proving decisive and relegated Ipswich lost 4-0 to Preston with Lukas Nmecha scoring two goals. Exeter 1-3 Crawley, Cambridge 0-0 Swindon, Carlisle 1-0 Lincoln, Cheltenham 0-0 Oldham, Colchester 1-0 Grimsby, Crewe 2-0 Yeovil, Mansfield 4-0 Morecambe, Newport 3-1 Bury, Northampton 3-1 Macclesfield, Notts County 1-2 MK Dons, Port Vale 1-4 Stevenage, Tranmere 0-1 Forest Green Was this helpful? Share on LinkedIn Topics 5Aston Villa432172 4Portsmouth423283 Thank you for your feedback. Share on WhatsApp 1Lincoln City433484 3Sunderland423583 Show Facebook 3Milton Keynes Dons432375 Read more Share on Facebook 3Leeds432682 League TwoAlready-promoted Lincoln missed a chance to clinch the title when losing 1-0 at Carlisle, for a first defeat since Boxing Day. Mansfield moved up to second place with a crushing 4-0 defeat of Morecambe after Bury lost 3-1 at Newport. MK Dons thus moved up to third by winning 2-1 at Notts County.last_img

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