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Watford miss out on being crowned Champions through last minute equaliser- Brentford make the play-offs

Hornets fans celebrate promotion to the Premiership at Vicarage Road after drawing 1-1 home to Sheffield Wednesday. Image: @watfordfcsays

Hornets fans celebrate promotion to the Premiership at Vicarage Road after drawing 1-1 home to Sheffield Wednesday. Image: @watfordfcsays

  • First and second place in the Championship has been decided in London
  • Watford were the champions until Sheffield Wednesday scored an equalizer in the 90th minute
  • Charlton lost three nil at home to Bournemouth who learned that they were the champions when news came in from Vicarage Road
  • QPR’s relegation fight gets harder after losing 1-2 away to Liverpool in Premiership

Watford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1

There were 90 minutes on the clock.

Only three minutes of added time, but Sheffield Wednesday’s Nuhiu scored from close-range to peg the Hornets back.

Watford threw everybody forward, including goalkeeper Gomes.

But no added time winner for the Hornets.

So the crown went to Bournemouth as three nil winners at Charlton.

But promotion to the Premership is still something to celebrate.

Earlier it was Vydra’s goal in the first half that could have been the Championship clincher.

The 1881 Movement put on a colourful display and notice of the support Watford fans intend to give their team next season.

Brentford 3 Wigan Athletic 0

Meanwhile at Griffin Park- one of London’s oldest surviving soccer stadiums, Brentford secured a place in the play-offs.

This gives them the prospect of enjoying back-to-back promotion.

Best second tier finish in 80 years.

Liverpool 2 Queens Park Rangers 1

QPR certainly did enough to come away with a draw.

But it was the determination of outgoing Liverpool captain and legend, Steven Gerrard, to right the wrong of a missed penalty, that gave Anfield all three points.

Chris Ramsey reflected that it was another situation at 87 minutes plus when a loss of concentration cost QPR.

Liverpool FC showed huge respect and thoughtfulness for the passing away of QPR defender Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca.

Chris Ramsey described Rio as ‘a man mountain’ who had continued to train and counsel younger players during his wife’s fatal illness.

Liverpool played with black arm bands and skipper Steven Gerrard gave Joey Barton flowers to pass on as a gesture of sympathy and condolence.

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