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Cardiff City will be playing Premier League football next season after Fulham lost at Birmingham and the Bluebirds drew with Reading on Sunday.
The Welsh side were forced to settle for a goalless home draw against struggling Reading – but Fulham’s 3-1 loss at Birmingham meant Neil Warnock’s men could celebrate a return to the top flight after a three-year exile.
Birmingham, who went into their game at St Andrew’s still under the threat of relegation, took control with first-half goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz (15) and Harlee Dean (43).
Tom Cairney gave the Cottagers hope with six minutes remaining but Che Adams’ 89th-minute goal means they must settle for the play-offs.
Barnsley’s 4-1 loss at Derby ended their brief stay in the Championship.
Cameron Jerome opened the scoring for the home side with a powerful left-foot shot in the 14th minute, then set up Matej Vydra for the Rams’ second goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Substitute Vydra then set up David Nugent for Derby’s third midway through the second half. Tom Lawrence made it 4-0 in the 71st, before George Moncur’s reply 10 minutes from time. The win secured the Rams’ place in the play-offs.
Burton lost 2-1 at Preston, with Louis Moult’s goal in added time ending their survival hopes. Callum Robinson gave Preston the lead with a close-range header, before the hosts had Billy Bodin dismissed for two yellow cards – one a handball which saw a goal ruled out, then a dive in the penalty area. Hope Akpan curled in Burton’s equaliser in the 63rd minute.
Bolton produced an impressive late finish to escape the clutches of League One as a result of a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.
Adam Le Fondre volleyed Wanderers in front midway through the second half but Ben Osborn (70) and Jack Colback (79) turned things around and had Bolton staring relegation in the face.
However, goals from David Wheater (87) and Aaron Wilbraham (88) – who had earlier hit the post – kept the hosts up, sparking joyous scenes at the Macron Stadium.
Play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough drew 2-2 at Ipswich. Freddie Sears (eight) and Martyn Waghorn’s 83rd-minute penalty had the hosts ahead twice but Stewart Downing (71) and Patrick Bamford (90) earned the visitors a draw.
The other top six team, Aston Villa, lost 1-0 at Millwall. Shaun Williams got the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, before Lee Gregory missed another spot-kick for the Lions late on.
Elsewhere, bottom club Sunderland stunned champions Wolves 3-0, in front of prospective new owner Stewart Donald.
On-loan duo Ovie Ejaria (19) and Ashley Fletcher (45) had the hosts 2-0 ahead before Paddy McNair got Sunderland’s third midway through the second half.
Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) scored a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 drubbing of Norwich at Hillsborough. Fernando Forestieri (30) and Frederico Venancio (58) also netted, with Timm Klose (83) replying for Norwich.
Wednesday’s city rivals United were also final-day winners, 3-2 at Bristol City.
Leon Clarke opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his 19th league goal of the season, before Billy Sharp (29) and Kieran Freeman (34) made it 3-0. City rallied with goals from Aden Flint (60) and Joe Bryan (75) – but there was to be no leveller.
Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.
Sergi Canos headed the hosts into a 12th-minute lead before Jarrod Bowen levelled in first-half added time. Harry Wilson had the chance to win it for the Tigers in the second half after Luke Daniels fouled Fraizer Campbell – but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with an excellent stop to keep out Wilson’s penalty.
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Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Championship Team of the Year.
Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each.
Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham’s 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney.
The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.
The PFA Championship Team of the Year!
— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018
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Steven Gerrard has emerged as a shock contender to be named Ipswich’s new manager, according to a report.
The Sun on Sunday claims the Liverpool legend, 37, tops a list of potential candidates to replace Mick McCarthy at Portman Road after the long-serving manager quit the Suffolk outfit earlier this week.
Ipswich owner Marcus Evans had vowed to take his time in finding the right candidate to take charge of the Tractor Boys, but the paper claims that Gerrard is high on their list of contenders.
The paper claims an approach to Gerrard has already been made.
Gerrard retired from playing back in November 2016 and has spent the past 15 months coaching Liverpool’s academy stars as he prepares for a future career in management.
Although it is widely believed Gerrard will one day succeed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, the report claims Gerrard could be tempted to cut his management teeth at the Championship side in the meantime.
Discussing their hunt for a new manager, caretaker boss Bryan Klug said: “Marcus [Evans] is going through a process and I have said I will cover for as long as he needs.
“Hopefully we can all help him to get the right management team in here that is the right fit for the club.”
A formal approach for Gerrard would give the Reds legend plenty to think about – not least uprooting his family from their Merseyside base.
Gerrard was linked with the job at MK Dons last year but opted to start his coaching career at the club in their Academy set-up.
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Mick McCarthy’s six-year spell as Ipswich manager will come to an end when his contract expires this summer.
The 59-year-old, the longest-serving manager in the Sky Bet Championship, has agreed with club owner Marcus Evans to a parting of ways at the end of the campaign.
“Mick and I had a discussion and we both agreed that this was the best way forward for him and for Ipswich Town,” Evans told itfc.co.uk after a meeting with McCarthy on Wednesday night.
“It never got to the point where we actually talked about a new contract. It just felt right that it was time for us both to look at different options.
“When Mick arrived, we looked to be on the way to relegation. He saved us from that and then took us to the play-offs within two years.
“In his six years here he has made us a very competitive club in what is a very competitive league.
“I want to put on record my sincere thanks to Mick for the job he has done here as our manager.”
McCarthy, who joined Ipswich in November 2012 after being sacked by Wolves nine months earlier, said he had no regrets about his departure.
“I had a good discussion with Marcus and we feel this is the right thing to do for me and for Ipswich Town,” he said.
“I have loved my time here and I am proud of what I have achieved over the last six years and the relationship I have enjoyed with the players and all the staff at the club in that time.
“I won’t be leaving with any regrets. I have given everything for Ipswich Town and I will see out my contract in the same way.”
Assistant manager Terry Connor will also depart at the end of the season.
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