Championship - Wolves and Peterborough relegated on dramatic final day

At the bottom of the Championship table, Wolves and Peterborough were both relegated after a hugely dramatic final day.

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Championship - Wolves and Peterborough relegated on dramatic final day

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Wolves manager Dean Saunders (PA Sport)

Champions: Cardiff City

Promoted: Hull City

Play-offs: Watford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester

Relegated: Peterborough, Wolvers, Bristol City.

With Bristol City already relegated, Mile Jedinak's 89th-minute goal for Crystal Palace earned a 3-2 win and sent Peterborough into League One, while Wolves suffered a 2-0 defeat at Brighton.

Posh, who began the day one place above the relegation zone, were just minutes away from safety until Jedinak popped up at the death to win it for Palace and send their visitors into the bottom three owing to Barnsley's 2-2 draw at Huddersfield.

The game appeared to be heading for a 2-2 draw as Posh goals from Lee Tomlin and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing were cancelled out by Glenn Murray and Kevin Phillips.

Tomlin broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when he curled in from the left and after Murray levelled from the spot, Mendez-Laing restored their lead with a similar effort in the 63rd minute.

Veteran Phillips jangled the nerves when he struck from the edge of the area with seven minutes remaining before Jedinak had the final and fatal say.

It was heart-breaking for Peterborough as it was just their second defeat in the last 13 games and brought the curtain down on a two-year stay in the second tier.

For Wolves, it was another desperate showing from Dean Saunders's side as they dropped into the third tier of English football for the first time since 1985.

Wolves' second successive relegation saw them become the first English club to suffer the drop from the first to the third tier in consecutive seasons on two separate occasions.

The fate of the Midlands club was confirmed as Kazenga Lua-Lua netted a double for Brighton at the Amex Stadium, with Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield, Millwall and Barnsley left to celebrate survival as a result of Wolves and Peterborough's plight.

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