Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Southampton 4 – Coventry 0 (Championship, April 28, 2012) Southampton returned to the Premier League after a seven-year absence with goals from Billy Sharp, Jose Fonte, Jos Hooiveld and Adam Lallana securing promotion on the final day of the Championship season.
West Ham 2 – Hull 1 (Championship, April 28, 2012) Carlton Cole’s brace helped West Ham defeat Hull City at Upton Park, but it was not enough for the Hammers to secure automatic promotion. Corry Evans scored a late consolation for Hull after a defensive mix-up.
Crystal Palace 1 – Cardiff 2 (Championship, April 28, 2012) Palace striker Wilfried Zaha gave the hosts a first half lead when he tucked home Darren Ambrose’s defence-splitting through ball. But Peter Whittingham curled in a free-kick to draw Cardiff level shortly after the restart. And Don Cowie ensured his side would finish sixth in the table when he lashed in Mark Hudson’s flick-on.
Watford 2 – Middlesbrough 1 (Championship, April 28, 2012) Chris Iwelumo scored a terrific back heel golazo for Watford’s opener. Marvin Emnes equalised on 85 but Troy Deeney won the match two minutes later.