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Scenes As Bolton Avoid Relegation On Day Of High Drama In Championship

Scenes As Bolton Avoid Relegation On Day Of High Drama In Championship

Today was a day of high drama in the Sky Bet Championship as there was still huge questions to be answered with regards to promotion and relegation. After 12 games across the afternoon, Cardiff joined Wolves as the automatically promoted teams while Fulham join Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesborough in the playoffs.

There was much to play for at the other end of the table too, as Bolton knew they needed a win in order to stay up. With ten minutes left they trailed 2-1 but late goals from David Wheater and an 89-minute winner from Aaron Wilbraham ensured they stayed up as Burton and Barnsley joined Sunderland in League One.

Neil Warnock's Cardiff earned a return to the Premier League after their relegation in 2013.

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It marked a remarkable vindication for much-maligned Vicent Tan, who learned from his mistakes in the past to try create a more sustainable model at the club.

It was a disappointing day for several Irish players in the Championship. The large Irish contingent at Preston North End failed to make the playoffs due to Derby's victory while Cyrus Christie's Fulham did not make the automatic promotion spots.

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