Saturday, April 20

Watford v Burnley, Aston Villa v Norwich and the League One finale – live! | premier league


All of that again… but in news form.

The final League One standings. Confirmation that Wigan are champions, with Rotherham taking the other automatic promotion spot. MK Dons will face Wycombe in the semi-finals of the promotion play-offs, while Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland contest the other. Plymouth miss out in spectacular fashion. Gillingham, Doncaster and AFC Wimbledon have their relegations confirmed, going down with the already doomed Crewe.

League One full times

  • AFC Wimbledon 3-4 Accrington Stanley
  • Bolton Wanderers 4-2 Fleetwood Town
  • Burton Albion 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers
  • Cambridge United 2-2 Cheltenham Town
  • Gillingham 0-2 Rotherham United
  • Ipswich Town 4-0 Charlton Athletic
  • Lincoln City 2-1 Crewe Alexandra
  • Morecambe 0-1 Sunderland
  • Oxford United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers
  • Plymouth Argyle 0-5 MK Dons
  • Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 Portsmouth
  • Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Wigan Athletic

GOAL! Bolton 4-2 Fleetwood (Bodvarsson 90+6). Jon Dadi Bodvarsson batters one in from the edge of the box for the hosts, but unless Gillingham find two goals in injury time against Rotherham, Fleetwood are staying up nonetheless.

Liverpool have won 1-0 at Newcastle thanks to a first-half Naby Keita goal. Will Unwin has all the details.

GOAL! Gillingham 0-2 Rotherham (Kelly 89). Georgie Kelly sidefoots powerfully into the top right! Rotherham are going up… and Gillingham are going down.

GOAL! Burton 1-2 Wycombe (Obita 85). Jordan Obita taps in a sitter, and any worries Wycombe had of losing the fourth play-off spot are gone!

GOAL! Bolton 3-2 Fleetwood (Charles 86). Oh but hold on! Dion Charles scores an absurd looper from long distance to give Bolton the lead again. Should Gillingham find an equalizer against Rotherham – and they’ve not been threatening – they’ll pip Fleetwood by a point!

GOAL! Bolton 2-2 Fleetwood (Garner 79). Joe Garner levels for Fleetwood, and they’ve now got a one-point cushion over 21st-placed Gillingham, who are losing at home to upwardly mobile Rotherham and have a significantly worse goal difference. The Gills are all but doomed.

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GOAL! Plymouth Argyle 0-5 MK Dons (Twine 77). It’s four for Scott Twine, who sends a long-range pearler off the left-hand post and in. This is a route now, and any hope of Argyle staying up on goal difference, should Burton complete a comeback win over Wycombe, is pretty much kaput now.

GOAL! Burton 1-1 Wycombe (Ahadme 72). A potentially big goal here. Gassan Ahadme levels things up for Burton. Should the home side get another couple of goals, they could throw Plymouth a lifeline. Goal difference could be the difference, but Argyle need to stem the bleeding against the MK Dons.

Premier League teams

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Iroegbunam, Ramsey, Bailey, Coutinho, Watkins.
Subs: Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Buendia, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Ings, Olsen, Chukwuemeka.
Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Williams, Byram, Normann, McLean, Dowell, Lees-Melou, Rashica, Pukki.
Subs: Gibson, Rupp, Gilmour, Placheta, Sorensen, Sargent, Gunn, Giannoulis, Rowe.

Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Tella, Adams, Long.
Subs: Lyanco, Adam Armstrong, Caballero, Stuart Armstrong, Broja, Djenepo, Smallbone, Elyounoussi, Valery.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Ward, Gallagher, McArthur, Schlupp, Ayew, Mateta, Eze.
Subs: Butland, Mitchell, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Zaha, Hughes, Benteke, Edouard.

Watford: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara, Sissoko, Louza, Kucka, Sarr, Joao Pedro, Dennis.
Subs: Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, King, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Bachmann, Kalu, Kayembe.
Burnley: Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Lennon, Weghorst, Rodriguez.
Subs: Lowton, Barnes, Hennessey, Stephens, Bardsley, Vydra, Long, Thomas, Costelloe.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Jose Sa, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Ait Nouri, Silva, Hwang.
Subs: Marcal, Pedro Neto, Jimenez, Trincao, Jonny, Chiquinho, Ruddy, Gomes, Cundle.
Brighton and Hove Albion: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella, Trossard, Mwepu, Caicedo, Bissouma, March, Mac Allister, Welbeck.
Subs: Lamptey, Webster, Maupay, Gross, Lallana, Alzate, Steele, Duffy, Ferguson.

GOAL! Oxford United 1-1 Doncaster Rovers (Martin 67). Doncaster would have to win by the odd goal in 30 to stay up. Josh Martin fires the starting gun. A goal a minute, and then hope for a big chunk of injury time.

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GOAL! Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Wigan Athletic (Keane 65). Will Keane deftly heads a right-wing free kick home, and the League One title is Wigan’s for sure now.

GOAL! AFC Wimbledon 3-4 Accrington Stanley (Rudoni 66). Come on, it’s still a pipe dream… but at least Wimbledon are going down in style!

GOAL! AFC Wimbledon 2-4 Accrington Stanley (O’Sullivan 63). Any sliver of hope is gone for Wimbledon now. Let’s face it, it was a pipe dream.

GOAL! Plymouth Argyle 0-4 MK Dons (Twine 60). Scott Twine completes his second hat-trick of the season, converting a right-wing cross with a cute backflick into the bottom left from six yards. A dreadful way for Plymouth to miss out on the play-offs.

Goal celebrations for Scott Twine of Milton Keynes Dons. Photograph: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/REX/Shutterstock

GOAL! AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Accrington Stanley (Rudoni 56). Make that seven! Jack Rudoni glances in a header, and no it’s not going to happen.

GOAL! AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Accrington Stanley (Assal 56). Ayoub Assal trundles one in from close range, off the left-hand post, and it’s a sliver of respectability for Wimbledon, who will be playing Fourth Division football next season unless they find another eight goals.

GOAL! Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Fleetwood Town (John 53). Declan John whistles one into the bottom left to give Bolton the lead. Fleetwood are still safe as things stand, but should Gillingham find an equalizer against Rotherham, they’ll slip into the bottom four.

GOAL! Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Wigan Athletic (Keane 50 pen). Max Power takes a shot from the edge of the box. He it’s blocked by a hand, and the referee points to the spot. Will Keane steps up and fires the penalty into the top left. Wigan are so close to the title now!

Will Keane celebrates scoring Wigan Athletic's second goal from the penalty spot.
Will Keane celebrates scoring Wigan Athletic’s second goal from the penalty spot. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/PA

… so this is how things stand at the minute. Wigan will be promoted as League One champions, with Rotherham bagging the other automatic promotion spot. MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland and Wycombe will be in the play-offs; potential for a Wednesday-Sunderland semi-final showdown there, with all its faded 1930s glamour. Gillingham, Wimbledon and Doncaster will be going down with Crewe, Morecambe and Fleetwood breathing a sigh of relief.

All of the League One half-times are in … and it’s extremely bad news for Plymouth Argyle, who are three goals down at home against the usurpers of Milton Keynes. They’re also a man down – Jordan Houghton having been sent packing for two bookable offenses – and with Wycombe Wanderers winning at Burton Albion, the Chairboys are in position to take the final seat in the play-offs.

  • AFC Wimbledon 0-3 Accrington Stanley
  • Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Fleetwood Town
  • Burton Albion 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers
  • Cambridge United 1-1 Cheltenham Town
  • Gillingham 0-1 Rotherham United
  • Ipswich Town 2-0 Charlton Athletic
  • Lincoln City 0-1 Crewe Alexandra
  • Morecambe 0-1 Sunderland
  • Oxford United 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
  • Plymouth Argyle 0-3 MK Dons
  • Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Portsmouth
  • Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Preamble

There’s some hot Premier League action coming up, at the traditional time of Saturday 3pm. Hold onto your hats for…

Aston Villa v Norwich City
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Watford v Burnley
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion

BUT ALSO! BONUSES! EXTRA! It’s all about to come down in League One, so we’ll be on top of how things are panning out immediately, if not sooner.

  • Can Wigan get the point they need at Shrewsbury to clinch promotion?
  • Can Rotherham make sure of going up by beating Gillingham?
  • Can MK Dons, certain of a play-off spot, take advantage of any slip-ups by beating Plymouth?
  • Which of Argyle, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland and Wycombe will make the play-offs?
  • Will Gillingham, Fleetwood or Morecambe go down?

Let’s find out!


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