2021-22 Sky Bet Championship: Week 46 Roundup

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Roundup of the final round of regular season action in 2021-22 Sky Bet Championship as play-off placings were finalised.

Morgan Gibbs-White and Iliman Ndiaye both delivered one goal and assist apiece as Sheffield United thrashed this season’s champions – Fulham 4-0 at Bramall Lane, which meant that Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades secured fifth.

Luton bounced back from a Bank Holiday Monday mauling at Fulham with a lucky first-half injury-time winner to defeat Reading and secure sixth, as Harry Cornick ruthlessly intercepted a poor goal kick drop from Orjan Nyland and fired into an empty net.

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10-men Middlesbrough consequently settled for seventh after suffering a difficult 4-1 away loss at Preston, in which Emil Riis Jakobsen netted a second-half brace for the hosts, who had led at half time through Alan Browne’s opener in the 24th minute and Dael Fry’s 35th minute own goal.

Kieffer Moore’s late goal capped off a strong finish to the season for second-placed Bournemouth with a narrow home win over Millwall, which ended the play-off hopes of Gary Rowett’s Lions who needed to win and hope results elsewhere went their way.

First-half goals from Harry Toffolo and Danny Ward saw Huddersfield defeat Bristol City 2-0 to set up a play-off semi-final against Luton

Hull snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest as Keane Lewis-Potter cancelled out Brennan Johnson’s effort, which meant that Forest will play Sheffield Utd in their play-off semi-final.

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Elsewhere, John Buckley and Ben Brereton Diaz found the net as Blackburn won 2-1 at Birmingham City to secure eighth in Tony Mowbray’s final game as manager of the club.

Karlan Grant’s brace helped West Brom thrash Barnsley 4-0 at The Hawthorns as the Baggies finished 10th in the standings.

Mark Warburton’s reign as manager of QPR ended on a high as the Hoops snatched a late winner at Swansea, through Andre Gray’s strike from Ilias Chair’s pass in a cagey dead rubber contest at the Liberty Stadium.

Sammie Szmodics struck twice as Peterborough ran riot in a 5-0 home mauling of Blackpool which meant that the Posh head back down to League One on a high.

Jordan Hugill struck a 55th minute winner from Eli King’s pass as Cardiff scraped a 1-0 win away at relegated Derby.

Finally, Sam Clucas cancelled out Viktor Gyokeres’ opener as Stoke fought back to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Coventry.

Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
1 Fulham (P), (C) 46 +63 90
2 Bournemouth (P) 46 +35 88
3 Huddersfield 46 +17 82
4 Nottingham Forest 46 +33 80
5 Sheffield United 46 +18 75
6 Luton 46 +8 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 +9 70
8 Blackburn 46 +9 69
9 Millwall 46 +8 69
10 West Brom 46 +7 67
11 QPR 46 +1 66
12 Coventry 46 +1 64
13 Preston 46 -4 64
14 Stoke 46 +5 62
15 Swansea 46 -10 61
16 Blackpool 46 -4 60
17 Bristol City 46 -15 55
18 Cardiff 46 -18 53
19 Hull 46 -13 51
20 Birmingham City 46 -25 47
21 Reading 46 -33 41
22 Peterborough (R) 46 -44 37
23 Derby (R) 46 -8 34
24 Barnsley (R) 46 -40 30

(P) – Promoted

(C) – Champions

(R) – Relegated

3 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Luton Extends Matt Ingram’s Emergency Loan For 2021-22 Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs – Sport Grill
  2. 2021-22 Championship Play-Offs: First Leg – Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest – Sport Grill
  3. QPR Reverts Stadium Name Back To Loftus Road – Sport Grill

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