Yorkshire news Sheffield Wednesday relegation permutations after Derby lose at Swansea PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Derby County's defeat at Swansea City means the Championship relegation scrap will go down to the final day, with Sheffield Wednesday facing the Rams and Rotherham still in the hunt
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sheffield Wednesday live to fight another day. Following their drab 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest at lunchtime, it looked as if the Owls' nine-year stay in the division was about to come to an end because any sort of result for Derby County at Swansea City would have relegated them. But despite taking the lead through Tom Lawrence, goals from Morgan Whittaker and Connor Roberts consigned the Rams to an untimely defeat and means the battle for survival in the Championship will go right to the wire on the final day. Rotherham gave themselves a huge boost in their bid for survival after a late Lewis Wing goal secured a 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers and given their game in hand, that puts the Millers in the box seat. Football's social media boycott From 3pm on Friday, April 30 until 11.59pm on Monday, May 3, all sports channels across the entire Reach network - including Yorkshire Live - will join the boycott of social media as part of the campaign against online hate. We are joining the Premier League, EFL, FA, Kick It Out, Women's Super League and clubs up and down the country in staging the boycott. We will of course continue to create the news, match reaction and analysis you enjoy. We just won't be sharing this on our social media channels during this time. You can still keep on top of the latest news around Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday by signing up to our e-mail updates. You can also discuss the story you have just read in our comments section below. Remarkably Wycombe Wanderers are still not mathematically relegated, although their goal difference means they would require a minor miracle on the final day. Their 1-0 win over Bournemouth means Wycombe, Wednesday and Rotherham are all on 40 points, with Derby on 43. Here are all the possible permutations for the teams still involved in the relegation battle.
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. If they beat the Rams, who have an inferior goal difference to Wednesday, they will finish above Wayne Rooney's side.
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The problem they may now face is how Rotherham fare in their final two fixtures. The Millers have a game in hand at Luton Town in midweek and if they win that, they will move into the box seat due to the fact they too boast a better goal difference than the Rams. If they win at Luton, it would need Wednesday hoping for a goal difference swing with the Millers on the final day, with Paul Warne's side away at Cardiff City at the same time Derby and Wednesday lock horns. If Rotherham draw or lose at Luton, Wednesday would need to better their result on the final day. What Derby County need Derby now face an anxious wait to see how Rotherham fare in midweek as it will dictate whether or not things are in their hands on the final day. If Rotherham fail to beat Luton in midweek, Derby would secure their safety on the final day by beating Wednesday. If Rotherham win, they would have to not only match their result on the final day, they would have to overcome a six-goal deficit in goal-difference terms if the Millers won at Cardiff. What Rotherham United need Wing's late goal to secure a point against Blackburn could prove decisive for the Millers, whose fate is now in their own hands.
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If they win both of their remaining games, only a big Derby County win over Sheffield Wednesday could deny them survival. A draw in midweek could still be enough but they would have to win their final game of the season and also hope that Derby either lose to Sheffield Wednesday or that the match finishes as a draw. If they lose to Luton, they would need Sheffield Wednesday to beat Derby on the final day and also beat Cardiff. They would then survive ahead of Wednesday due to their superior goal difference unless Wednesday overturned a five-goal difference deficit in beating Derby. The remaining fixtures Derby's fixtures(played 45, 43 points, GD -22): 8th May: Sheffield Wednesday (h) Rotherham's fixtures (played 44, 40 points, GD - 16): 4th May: Luton Town (a), 8th May: Cardiff City (a) Wednesday's fixtures(played 45, 40 points, GD -21): 8th May: Derby County (a)
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