Birmingham 1 – Preston 2 (Championship, April 25, 2009) Paul McKenna and Ross Wallace struck brilliant goals for Preston North End as they defeated Birmingham City, who had taken the lead through Keith Fahey. Lee Bowyer, Lee Williamson and Wallace all saw red in a thrilling encounter as the Blues now await a nervous final day at Reading in their bid for automatic promotion from the Championship.
Coventry 2 – Watford 3 (Championship, April 25, 2009) The Hornets slipped two goals behind at the Ricoh Arena but second half goals from Tommy Smith, Gregor Rasiak and Tamas Priskin won the game and ensure Watford’s survival.
Bristol City 1 – Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Championship, April 25, 2009) Lee Johnson had given the hosts a first half lead before Darren Potter rescued a share of the spoils to keep Wednesday in the top half of the table.
Darlington 1 – Brentford 3 (League Two, April 25, 2009) Alan Bennett then put the visitors in front in the 35th minute and Billy Clarke headed home two minutes before the break to double the advantage. Clarke then scored in the 54th minute to seal promotion for Andy Scott’s side, although the Quakers got a consolation through Pawel Abbot on 59 minutes.