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Cardiff Promoted To EPL As Aina, Aluko’s Hull, Reading Survive; Akpan’s Burton Relegated

Cardiff Promoted To EPL As Aina, Aluko’s Hull, Reading Survive; Akpan’s Burton Relegated

By Johnny Edward:
Cardiff City have been promoted to the Premier League after clinching the second automatic promotion spot in the English Championship with a 0-0 draw at home to Sone Aluko’s Reading in the final day of the season on Sunday.

Cardiff join Carl Ikeme’s Wolverhampton Wanderers who won the English Championship title while the result was enough for Aluko’s Reading to avoid relegation.

The quartet of Fulham, Aston Villa, Derby County and Middlesbrough will battle for the final spot in the promotion play-offs.

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina came on for Ondrej Mazuch in the eighth minute as Hull City forced Brentford to a 1-1 draw.

The game was Aina’s 42nd game in the English Championship for the Tigers.

Hull City finished the season in 18th position in the 24-team table with 49 points from 46 games.

At the Macron Stadium, Sammy Ameobi played the entire duration of Bolton Wanderers 3-2 home win over Nottingham Forest.

The win ensured Bolton’s safety in the division for next season after Barnsley and Hope Akpan’s Burton Albion lost to Derby County and Preston North End 4-1 and 2-1 respectively.

The defeat for Akpan’s Burton Albion means they are relegated to the third-tier league.

The Albion finished 23rd with 41 points from 46 games.

Bolton Wanderers they finished the season in 21st position with 43 points from 46 games- two points ahead of the relegation zone.

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