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      CHAMPIONSHIP    2016/17
     
   

Leading League goalscorer:
Chris Wood
 (Leeds United)
27 goals

Attendances were on the up in the Championship thanks largely to sides relegated from the Premier League - Newcastle (average home League gate of 51,106) and Aston Villa (32,107).  Champions Newcastle's figure was the third best ever average in the second tier.

Newcastle pipped Brighton to the title after the south coast side picked up just one point from their last 3 matches. In one of those matches Brighton were beaten 2-0 at Norwich where their goalkeeper, David Stockdale, had the misfortune to score two identical own goals - more details.

Perhaps surprisingly two clubs who had finished 17th and 19th in last season's Championship and who had finished this season with goal differences of +4 and -2 met in what was described as the most valuable football match in the world - the Play Off final with a Premier League place and a reputed 170 million at stake. Huddersfield, who had been beaten 5-0 and 4-1 by Fulham during the League season, met Reading, who had lost 7-1 at Norwich just before the season ended, at Wembley and they couldn't manage a goal between them until the penalties. Then it was Huddersfield who prevailed to earn the right to play in the Premier League for the first time.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Results 1 Newcastle United 46 29 7 10 85 40 94 Promoted
    Results 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 28 9 9 74 40 93 Promoted
    Results 3 Reading 46 26 7 13 68 64 85 Play Off
    Results 4 Sheffield Wednesday 46 24 9 13 60 45 81 Play Off
    Results 5 Huddersfield Town 46 25 6 15 56 58 81 Promoted
    Results 6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 85 57 80 Play Off
    Results 7 Leeds United 46 22 9 15 61 47 75
    Results 8 Norwich City 46 20 10 16 85 69 70
    Results 9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 54 50 67
    Results 10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 75 65 64
    Results 11 Preston North End 46 16 14 16 64 63 62
    Results 12 Cardiff City 46 17 11 18 60 61 62
    Results 13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 47 48 62
    Results 14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 64 67 58
    Results 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 10 20 54 58 58
    Results 16 Ipswich Town 46 13 16 17 48 58 55
    Results 17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 60 66 54
    Results 18 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 8 23 52 66 53
    Results 19 Birmingham City 46 13 14 19 45 64 53
    Results 20 Burton Albion 46 13 13 20 49 63 52
    Results 21 Nottingham Forest 46 14 9 23 62 72 51

    Results 22 Blackburn Rovers 46 12 15 19 53 65 51 Relegated
    Results 23 Wigan Athletic 46 10 12 24 40 57 42 Relegated
    Results 24 Rotherham United 46 5 8 33 40 98 23

Relegated
   
   

Full home and away table

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 13 Fulham 1 - 1 Reading
Sun May 14 Huddersfield Town 0 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
2nd Leg
Tue May 16 Reading 1 - 0 Fulham
Wed May 17 Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 Huddersfield Town
Aggregate scores
Reading 2 - 1 Fulham
Huddersfield Town 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday
     Huddersfield won 4-3 on penalties
                 
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Mon May 29 Huddersfield Town 0 - 0 Reading


Huddersfield won 4-3 on penalties and were promoted to the Premier League

 

 

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