After failing to beat Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship division regular season this past year, Sheffield Wednesday knocked off the Seagulls on Friday in a 2-0 win, giving them more than enough goals to beat them on aggregate despite the second-leg at Falmer Stadium to secure a spot in the Championship play-off Final.
Ross Wallace’s score on Monday was all Sheffield Wednesday needed to stave off a chase from Brighton & Hove Albion. After drawing 1-1, the final aggregate score was Brighton 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls were relegated from the Premier League in 2000 and have not been back since. They will take on the winner of Derby County vs Hull City in the Final on May 28.
Hull lead the play-offs against Derby County 3-0 on aggregate with all three goals coming as away goals. Needless to say, Derby County have their work cut out for them.
For Brighton & Hove Albion, the loss caps off a bitter end to an otherwise superb season in which they only missed out on promotion by two goals. The Seagulls have not played in the English First Division since they were relegated in 1983.
Burnley and Middlesbrough secured promotion by finishing first and second on the table respectively.
Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City will all be dropping into the Championship division next season.
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