Barnsley, Burton Albion relegated from Championship as Bolton Wanderers survive

Barnsley and Burton Albion are relegated from the Championship and will join Sunderland in League One as Bolton Wanderers leave it late to secure survival.

Barnsley and Burton Albion have been relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season as Bolton Wanderers secured survival in dramatic circumstances.

The Tykes suffered a 4-1 defeat at Derby County which, combined with Bolton's dramatic 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest, saw their two-year tenure in the Championship come to an end.

Burton, meanwhile, appeared safe heading into the latter stages of their game at Preston North End, as they were level against the Lilywhites.

Bolton's remarkable comeback, however, combined with Louis Moult's late strike for the hosts, saw Nigel Clough's side fall to a 2-1 defeat and drop to the third tier alongside Barnsley and Sunderland.

Barnsley and Burton's misery was Bolton's jubilation but Phil Parkinson's charges were made to sweat for salvation as Ben Osborn and Jack Colback nullified Adam le Fondre's opening volley.

However, the Whites drew level on 87 minutes through David Wheater and, not long after, Aaron Wilbraham headed home the winner for the hosts before holding out for an improbable win.

Higher up the table, Derby claimed the final playoff spot, finishing ahead of Preston, whose win over Burton was not enough to see them over the line.

The Rams join Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Fulham - who fell to a 3-1 defeat at Birmingham City to gift second place to Cardiff City - in the playoffs.

Championship results in full: Birmingham City 3-1 Fulham, Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Nottingham Forest, Brentford 1-1 Hull City, Bristol City 2-3 Sheffield United, Cardiff City 0-0 Reading, Derby County 4-1 Barnsley, Ipswich Town 2-2 Middlesbrough, Leeds United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers, Millwall 1-0 Aston Villa, Preston North End 2-1 Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City, Sunderland 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CWolverhampton WanderersWolves46309782394399
3Fulham462513879463388
4Aston Villa4624111172423083
5Middlesbrough4622101467452276
6Derby CountyDerby4620151170482275
7Preston North EndPreston4619161157461173
8Millwall4619151256451172
9Brentford4618151362521069
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd46209176255769
11Bristol City461716136758967
12Ipswich TownIpswich46179205760-360
13Leeds UnitedLeeds46179205964-560
14Norwich CityNorwich461515164960-1160
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461415175960-157
16Queens Park RangersQPR461511205870-1256
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest46158235165-1453
18Hull City461116197070049
19Birmingham CityBirmingham46137263868-3046
20Reading461014224870-2244
21Bolton WanderersBolton461013233974-3543
RBarnsley46914234872-2441
RBurton Albion461011253881-4341
RSunderland46716235280-2837

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