Championship leaders Norwich Metropolis getting ready to promotion to Premier League after Derby County win

Championship leaders Norwich Metropolis getting ready to promotion to Premier League after Derby County win

Norwich are 17 factors forward of third-placed Brentford and wish simply two factors from their remaining 5 video games to substantiate automated promotion.

Championship leaders Norwich City on the brink of promotion to Premier League after Derby County win

Derby County and Norwich Metropolis gamers stand for a two-minute silence following the dying of Britain’s Prince Philip forward of the Championship match at Delight Park Stadium. PA through AP Picture

London: Norwich are getting ready to promotion to the Premier League after the Championship leaders beat Derby 1-0 on Saturday.

Daniel Farke’s facet had been denied the prospect to go up on Saturday as promotion rivals Brentford and Swansea each gained.

However the Canaries are nonetheless firmly heading in the right direction for a direct return to the highest flight after final season’s relegation.

They’re 17 factors forward of third-placed Brentford and wish simply two factors from their remaining 5 video games to substantiate automated promotion.

Kieran Dowell’s free-kick was the distinction at Delight Park, however Norwich needed to grasp on within the second half, with Tim Krul making key saves earlier than virtually gifting Graeme Shinnie a stoppage-time equaliser.

Norwich maintain an eight-point benefit over second-placed Watford, who beat Studying 2-0 on Friday.

The Hornets have a nine-point cushion within the race for the second automated promotion spot after poor current runs for each Brentford and Swansea.

Brentford acquired again on observe with a 5-0 rout of Preston at Deepdale.

Bryan Mbuemo and Marcus Forss had the Bees in management earlier than the break, whereas Ivan Toney, Sergi Canos and Emiliano Marcondes all scored within the remaining quarter-hour.

Swansea, having gone 4 video games with no purpose, gained 3-0 at Millwall, with Jamal Lowe scoring a second-half brace after Andre Ayew ended their scoring drought simply earlier than the break.

Fifth-placed Barnsley are an extra three factors behind the Swans, having performed a recreation extra, after Alex Mowatt and Daryl Dike scored in a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Oakwell.

Bournemouth capitalised on Studying’s defeat as they climbed into the ultimate play-off place with a 4-1 win over struggling Coventry.

Birmingham moved one other step nearer to security as Lukas Jutkiewicz’s double secured a 2-0 win over Stoke.

Victory lifted Blues 9 factors away from the underside three and above Huddersfield who had been held to a goalless draw at house to Rotherham.

Second-bottom Sheffield Wednesday are deep in bother after a 4-1 loss at QPR left them seven factors adrift of security with six matches remaining.

Backside-of-the-table Wycombe misplaced 3-1 at house to Luton, who scored thrice within the remaining 10 minutes.

Blackburn and Cardiff drew 2-2, whereas Bristol Metropolis shared a goalless stalemate with Nottingham Forest.

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