Championship lifeline for Norwich City

A win for Norwich City over Reading on Monday night (7.45pm) would see them move out of the Coca-Cola Championship drop zone and above Barnsley on goal difference.

A win for Norwich City over Reading on Monday night (7.45pm) would see them move out of the Coca-Cola Championship drop zone and above Barnsley on goal difference.

The Canaries were handed a Championship lifeline after relegation rivals Barnsley conceded a late equaliser against Wolverhampton Wanderers having taken the lead in the 58th minute.

Kyel Reid's 84th minute equaliser at Oakwell was also enough to ensure that Mick McCarthy's men were crowned champions.

Barnsley are now three points ahead of Norwich, who have a game in hand, in 21st place.


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Meanwhile, Blackpool striker Brett Ormerod scored against former club Nottingham Forest as the Seasiders secured their Coca-Cola Championship survival despite going down to 10 men.

Dexter Blackstock was on hand to smash in from close range as Billy Davies' side took the lead before Ormerod - who enjoyed a loan spell with Forest during their promotion from League One last season - grabbed the equaliser.

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It means that fellow strugglers Forest are still within touching distance in 20th place on 50 points, two places and four points ahead of the Canaries.

QPR and Plymouth played out a goalless draw which means Argyle edged slightly further away from the drop zone.

Southampton will kick off next season in League One on minus-10 points following a dramatic draw with Burnley at St Mary's.

Saints looked set to end a traumatic week on a high note as they twice led the play-off chasing Clarets through goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and David McGoldrick.

But Graham Alexander pegged them back from the spot and McGoldrick missed a penalty before Clarke Carlisle earned Burnley a point. Saints, who were condemned to relegation on Thursday when the Football League docked them 10 points over their recent fall into administration, cannot now finish outside the bottom three.

That means, barring a successful legal challenge, they will kick off in the third tier - for the first time since 1960 - 10 points adrift at the bottom.

Key results

Barnsley 1 Wolves 1 R

Coventry 2 Watford 3 R

Derby 1 Charlton 0 R

QPR 0 Plymouth 0 R

Southampton 2 Burnley 2 R

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