Phillips helps Palace win 3-2 to relegate Posh; Wednesday stay up beating Boro; Leicester make the playoffs at Forest; Brighton drop Wolves
- May 4, 2013
Crystal Palace 3 – Peterborough 2 (Championship, May 4, 2013) Lee Tomlins gave Posh the lead. Palace equalised through a cool Glen Murray penalty, who stroked his spot kick right down the middle. Mendez-Laing made it 2-1 Posh, before 39-year old Kevin Phillips popped up for Palace to stick a beauty into the top corner to make it 2-2.
Sheffield Wednesday 2 – Middlesbrough 0 (Championship, May 4, 2013) First half goals from Steve Howard and Leroy Lita were enough to keep Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.
Nottingham Forest 2 – Leicester 3 (Championship, May 4, 2013) The Foxes trailed to Simon Cox’s early shot but a deflected Matt James strike made it 1-1, before Andy King’s header put the visitors 2-1 ahead. Elliott Ward headed Forest level, but a pulsating match was settled by Anthony Knockaert’s late counter-attack winner.
Huddersfield 2 – Barnsley 2 (Championship, May 4, 2013) James Vaughan’s 82nd-minute equaliser appeared to have consigned Barnsley to League One, but Crystal Palace’s 89th-minute winner against relegation rivals Peterborough meant both Yorkshire sides stayed up.
Derby 1 – Millwall 0 (Championship, May 4, 2013) Conor Sammon’s late strike settled a tense encounter, as Millwall just survived the drop.
Brighton 2 – Wolves 0 (Championship, May 4, 2013) Two superb Kazenga LuaLua dropped Wolves into League One.
Bolton 2 – Blackpool 2 (Championship, May 4, 2013) Matt Phillips gave Blackpool the lead and Ludovic Sylvestre volleyed in a second for the hosts after 35 minutes. Two quick goals from Chris Eagles and Craig Davies in first-half stoppage time then brought Bolton level.