|For full league and cup results click on by club required.|
Leading League goalscorer:
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.
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
£170million 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.
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||28||9||9||74||40||93|
|11||Preston North End||46||16||14||16||64||63||62|
|18||Queens Park Rangers||46||15||8||23||52||66||53|
Full home and away table