Birmingham clinch second PL promotion slot

Birmingham clinched automatic promotion, and an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League, with a 2-1 win at Reading.

Birmingham clinched automatic promotion, and an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League, with a 2-1 win at Reading.

Reading must now content themselves with a place in the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs.

They will be joined by Sheffield United who were held to a scoreless draw at Crystal Palace.

Burnley join them in the play-offs following a 4-0 win over Bristol City, and near neighbours Preston beat QPR 2-1 to grab the last play-off spot by virtue of having scored one more goal than promotion rivals Cardiff.

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