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Huddersfield all but relegated from Championship while League Two play-off spots decided

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 Apr 2024

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Huddersfield Town saw their relegation from the Championship all but confirmed after a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Birmingham City.

The Terriers avoided a defeat that would have seen them relegated on Saturday, but even a win over promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town on the final day will not be enough unless they complete a huge goal-difference swing of 15 to overhaul Plymouth Argyle.

Birmingham remain in the third relegation place and now must beat Norwich City to stand a chance of staying up with Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth and Blackburn Rovers also still in danger.

At the other end of the table, the Canaries dropped points in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City, leaving the door open for Hull City, who could close the gap to the top six when they face Ipswich.

Sixth-placed West Brom are also under pressure in the play-off hunt, their 3-0 defeat to Wednesday meaning they remain just three points clear of Hull.

Meanwhile, on the final day in League Two, Sutton United were relegated from the Football League following their 4-4 draw with MK Dons, joining Forest Green, whose relegation was already confirmed.

With the top three of Stockport County, Wrexham and Mansfield Town already set in stone, there were three play-off places left to be decided.

Ten-man Doncaster Rovers finished fifth after their 2-2 with Gillingham and will face Crewe Alexandra in the play-offs, after they claimed sixth place with a 1-1 draw against Colchester United.

MK Dons had already secured fourth spot and will play Crawley Town in the other semi-final after they beat Bradford City to the other play-off spot, thanks to their 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town.

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