Championship Carnage… – Sheffield Wednesday set for survival Saturday with STILL no team relegated
The Championship relegation battle is going into the final day, with still no team mathematically relegated after this weekend’s results.
Sheffield Wednesday put in a lacklustre performance against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon’s early kickoff, drawing 0-0 and leaving their own fate in the hands of Derby County – who just needed a draw to relegate the Owls.
And the writing was on the wall after the Rams took the lead early in the second half, with Wednesday heading down into League One after their relegation rivals opened up a seven-point lead on them.
Things changed rapidly as the half went on though, with the Swans grabbing two goals to reverse the scoreline and mean that Wednesday’s draw was enough to take it to the last day – it is now looking like a ‘winner stays up’ scenario at Pride Park.
Rotherham United could very well have a say in it all though, with their 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers today meaning that they’re still in the hunt for survival and also have a game in hand against Luton Town on Tuesday night.
If they win either of their last two games then their superior goal difference would make it almost impossible for Wednesday to stay up even if they beat Derby, however getting a result in their final game is now non-negotiable for the Owls if they’re to stand any chance of staying up.
Wednesday face Derby on May 8th, while Rotherham take on Cardiff City on the final day in their own attempt to remain in the second tier.