CHAMPIONSHIP    2008/09
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Leading League goalscorer:
Sylvain Ebanks-Blake
 (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
 25  goals

Reuben Noble-Lazarus became the youngest player to play in the Football League when he came on as a sub for Barnsley at Ipswich Town on Tuesday 30th September 2008. At 15 years 45 days old he bettered the previous record by 113 days.

Attendances are on the up with a total of 9,877,552 attending the 552 Championship games at an an average of 17,894 a match. Once again it is the 4th most-watched league in Europe. Only the Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga and Spain's La Liga doing better with Serie A lagging well behind the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday did a League double over neighbours Sheffield United - the first time they had done that since the 1913/14 season.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Wolverhampton W. 46 27 9 10 80 52 90 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Birmingham City 46 23 14 9 54 37 83 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Sheffield United 46 22 14 10 64 39 80 Play Off
    Season Results 4 Reading 46 21 14 11 72 40 77 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Burnley 46 21 13 12 72 60 76 Promoted
    Season Results 6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 74 Play Off
    Season Results 7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 74
    Season Results 8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 68
    Season Results 9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 66
    Season Results 10 Bristol City 46 15 16 15 54 54 61
    Season Results 11 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 16 15 42 44 61
    Season Results 12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 13 17 51 58 61
    Season Results 13 Watford 46 16 10 20 68 72 58
    Season Results 14 Doncaster Rovers 46 17 7 22 42 53 58
    Season Results 15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 57
    Season Results 16 Blackpool 46 13 17 16 47 58 56
    Season Results 17 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 58 54
    Season Results 18 Derby County 46 14 12 20 55 67 54
    Season Results 19 Nottingham Forest 46 13 14 19 50 65 53
    Season Results 20 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 45 58 52
    Season Results 21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 44 57 51
    Season Results 22 Norwich City 46 12 10 24 57 70 46 Relegated
    Season Results 23 Southampton 46 10 15 21 46 69 45 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Charlton Athletic 46 8 15 23 52 74 39

Relegated
   
   

Full home and away table

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Fri May 8 Preston North End 1 - 1 Sheffield United
Sat May 9 Burnley 1 - 0 Reading
2nd Leg
Mon May 11 Sheffield United 1 - 0 Preston North End
Tue May 12 Reading 0 - 2 Burnley
Aggregate scores
Sheffield United 2 - 1 Preston North End
Burnley 3 - 0 Reading
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Mon May

25

Burnley 1 - 0 Sheffield United
Burnley were promoted to the Premier League.