Wolves secure Championship title as Sunderland relegated
Aston Villa keep slim hopes of automatic promotion alive with 4-0 win at Ipswich
Liam Boyce (right) of Burton Albion celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
Wolves secured the Championship title with a 4-0 victory over relegation-threatened Bolton at the Macron Stadium, on a day when Sunderland were relegated.
Wolves, already promoted, are two points shy of 100 for the season with games against Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland still to come.
Bolton, without a win in six matches, are only two points above the drop zone.
Sunderland’s relegation was confirmed following a 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Burton at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland, who had a last-gasp goal disallowed, suffered relegation for the second consecutive season.
Lewis Grabban netted twice as Aston Villa kept their slim automatic promotion hopes alive with a 4-0 victory at 10-man Ipswich.
David Nugent converted a last-minute penalty for Derby, who are one point off sixth-placed Millwall.
Brentford are level with Derby following a 2-1 win over QPR at Griffin Park.
But Florian Jozefzoon netted the winner in the 69th minute for Dean Smith’s side.
Bristol City, Preston and Sheffield United saw their playoff hopes damaged after dropping points.
Bristol City let a 4-2 lead slip as they drew 5-5 with Hull in a thriller, Preston were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Norwich at Deepdale and Birmingham came from behind to boost their survival hopes with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.
After Harry Wilson scored the opener for Hull, Marlon Park responded for the hosts and a Famara Diedhiou double put them in control.
Yet Joe Bryan secured a draw at the death to keep Lee Johnson’s side in the hunt.
Birmingham moved five points above the drop zone after Barnsley lost to former manager Paul Heckingbottom’s Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road.
Young left back Tom Pearce opened the scoring with his first goal for Leeds and although an own goal from younf Irish defender Paudie O’Connor own goal drew the Tykes level, they remain two points behind Bolton following Gjanni Alioski’s winner.