Christian Atsu’s Newcastle United crowned Champions of England’s Championship


    Newcastle United have been crowned the champions of the EFL Championship.

    The toffees won the title after beating Barnsley at the St James Squad.

    Newcastle United were relegated from top flight football, the English Premiership, last year.

    After competing in the lower side for a year, Newcastle United gained promotion back to the premiership by winning the championship.

    Brighton were a minute away from the title, but Jack Grealish’s equaliser for Aston Villa a minute from time has handed the title to Newcastle United.

    All three relegation candidates in Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest won, and that means its the former going down to League One.

    The play-offs will see Reading play Fulham and Huddersfield Town take on Sheffield Wednesday.

    Blackburn became the first Premier League winners to be relegated to League One despite beating Brentford 3-1 on the final day of the Championship season.

    Rovers were demoted on goal difference after Birmingham and Nottingham Forest both won.

    Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Guthrie gave Blackburn the perfect start as they found themselves two up inside 16 minutes, but results elsewhere soon began to go against them.

    Lasse Vibe pulled one back for Brentford in the second half, before Craig Conway’s penalty restored Blackburn’s two-goal lead.

    Che Adams grabbed Birmingham’s winner 16 minutes in for a 1-0 victory at Bristol City as Harry Redknapp’s side survived.

    Forest thrashed Ipswich 3-0 on an eventful afternoon for Britt Assombalonga.

    The striker scored a penalty two minutes before half-time before Chris Cohen fired in a second from distance after the break.

    Assombalonga then had a second spot-kick saved by Bartosz Bialkowski, although he did complete his brace in the 69th minute.