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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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Liverpool have stepped up their search for a new goalkeeper this summer, while a top Bundesliga boss has played down talk of a move to Arsenal or Chelsea, according to Monday’s papers.
LIVERPOOL STEP UP NEW KEEPER HUNT
Liverpool have joined the race to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to reports in Spain.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp remains on the lookout for a new number one, with Simon Mignolet seemingly on his way out of the club, while there remain serious doubts over Loris Karius’ position as the club’s top stopper.
The Daily Mirror, via Spanish publication AS, are reporting that Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in acquiring the 25-year-old Slovenian star.
Oblak, who is tied down to Atletico until 2021, has a €100m buyout clause and joins Roma star Alisson and Stoke’s Jack Butland in being linked with a summer switch to Merseyside.
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Juventus are looking to oversee a summer revolution in the transfer window and are primed to launch bids for Matteo Darmian and Emre Can (Daily Mail)
Mauricio Pochettino will consider disregarding next season’s FA Cup by fielding Tottenham’s kids in the competition (Daily Mail)
Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has played down reports linking him with Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea (Daily Star)
Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a £123m-plus-player deal for Mohamed Salah (Daily Express)
Alexandre Lacazette invited an Arsenal fan to watch the game against West Ham on Sunday because of his bizarre tattoo (Daily Mirror)
Mohamed Salah has become embroiled in a “very serious issue” with the Egyptian Football Association over his image rights (Daily Mirror)
England U17 ‘keeper Arthur Okonkwo, 16, is being targeted by RB Leipzig and Celtic because he has yet to sign a deal at Arsenal (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is set to sign a new contract (Daily Mirror)
Brentford are bracing themselves for interest in midfielder Ryan Woods if they are unable to secure promotion through the play-offs (Daily Mirror)
Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not splash the cash to catch Man City (The Sun)
Andres Iniesta will reveal his future plans this week as he continues to be linked with a switch to China in the summer (The Sun)
Jonjo Shelvey will not be part of England’s World Cup squad despite his fine form for Newcastle (The Sun)
Borussia Dortmund are keen on signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal in the summer (The Sun)
Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor could retire from football – aged 31 (The Sun)
Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco warned he does not need his team to tell him about Mohamed Salah’s qualities (The Guardian)
Jose Mourinho did not celebrate Alexis Sanchez’s FA Cup semi-final goal because he had an urgent tactical message to relay to Ashley Young and Ander Herrera (Daily Star)
Defender Luke Garbutt’s Everton career appears to be over after the 24-year-old was told by Sam Allardyce to find another club (Liverpool Echo)
Manchester City fear being punished by the Football Association after a mass pitch invasion following their 5-0 win over Swansea on Sunday (Daily Star)
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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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Queens Park Rangers' three-year battle with the Football League over their Financial Fair Play sanction is due to be resolved in June.