Expect more twists in the tale as Championship enters final chapter

21 July 2020 16:02
Promotion, relegation and play-off places are all yet to be settled going into the final round of games in a season that has been gloriously unpredictableEight days and only three games ago, no Championship club was guaranteed to be in the second tier next season and even now, with 90 minutes to go, a maze of permutations are at play, with more than half the division either jostling to survive or to escape the madness of a captivating and chaotic blink-and-you-will-miss-it competition.In between Marcelo Bielsa strolling out of his flat in Wetherby to celebrate promotion with a dozen Leeds supporters as if he was about to carry in the bags from a grocery delivery and Gerhard Struber haring on to the pitch in slim-fit jeans and pristine trainers to embrace Patrick Schmidt’s stoppage-time winner for Barnsley, there was a lorryload of goals on Saturday – including eight alone at Craven Cottage – but no strike was more significant than Lee Gregory’s winner for Stoke, blowing second place wide open with the final round of matches to play. Related: 'I'm very happy': Bielsa salutes Leeds' Championship title after win at Derby Related: Relegated clubs could earn reprieve amid Championship chaos Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian