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Full time: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

Premier League: In all the excitement surrounding goings-on in League Two, I forgot to confirm that Crystal Palace have beaten Watford, sending the Hornets down to the Championship.

League Two: Forest Green are champions, Exeter City and Northampton have beaten Barrow 3-1 but have dropped into the playoffs due to Bristol Rovers scoring seven without reply against Scunthorpe. The players have been taken off the field at Rovers’ Memorial Stadium after a pitch invasion and are due back out to play the last few minutes. If Rovers don’t concede they will be promoted ahead of Northampton on goals scored.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Wolves (Coady 90)

Premier League: A rare Conor Coady goal looks to have dealt a hammerblow to Chelsea, whose presumed place is the top four is looking increasingly insecure.

Conor Coady scores an equaliser for Wolves.
Conor Coady scores an equaliser for Wolves. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images/Reuters

Full time: Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa

Premier League: A late, late consolation from Maxwel Cornet isn’t enough to prevent Burnley losing at home to Aston Villa, where the full-time whistle has been blown.

Full time: Brentford 3-0 Southampton

Full time: Brentford beat Southampton with relative ease to go 12th in the table, leapfrogging Newcastle and Leicester.

League Two: Northampton’s goalkeeper Liam Roberts has just been sent off for punching the ball outside his penalty area and outfield player Danny Rose has gone in goal. Northampton have to score or hope Bristol Rovers concede, otherwise they’ll miss out on automatic promotion in the most astonishing circumstances imaginable.

Bristol Rovers score their seventh!!!

League Two: Bristol Rovers have gone 7-0 up against Scunthorpe and are on the verge of a sensational smash-and-grab as far as the third automatic promotion place is concerned. There’s been a pitch invasion and the players have been taken off the field of play.

League Two latest

  • Barrow 1-3 Northampton Town
  • Bradford City 2-0 Carlisle
  • Bristol Rovers 7-0 Scunthorpe United
  • Exeter City 0-1 Port Vale
  • Harrogate 0-2 Sutton United
  • Hartlepool United 0-2 Colchester United
  • Leyton Orient 0-1 Tranmere Rovers
  • Mansfield Town 2-2 Forest Green Rovers
  • Newport County 0-1 Rochdale
  • Oldham Athletic 3-3 Crawley Town
  • Stevenage 4-2 Salford City
  • Walsall 0-3 Swindon Town
  • View the League Two table

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Wolves (Trincao 79)

Premier League: Francisco Trincao cuts in from the right and fires across the bows oif Eduoard Mendy.

Francisco Trincao scores with a swerving shot for Wolves.
Francisco Trincao scores with a swerving shot for Wolves. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Getty Images

GOAL! Brentford 3-0 Southampton (Ajer)

Premier League: Kristoffer Ajer pokes the ball home from close range to increase Brentford’s lead.

Kristoffer Ajer of Brentford scores.
Kristoffer Ajer of Brentford scores. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

League Two: Unbelievable Jeff! It’s Bristol Rovers 6-0 Scunthorpe! Rovers are a goal away from automatic promotion despite not having been in the top three all season.

Aaron Collins of Bristol Rovers scores their sides sixth goal.
Aaron Collins of Bristol Rovers scores their sides sixth goal. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

League Two: Oof!! Bristol Rovers go 5-0 up against Scunthorpe. If they score two more goals and Northampton don’t get another goal against Barrow, Rovers would mug the Cobblers and nick the third automatic promotion place.

Brentford 2-0 Southampton: James Ward-Prowse has had two free-kicks a man of his expertise over a dead ball would have expected to score at Brentford, but both have been blocked by the wall. The latest looked to be on its way in but is deflected wide.

League Two: Forest Green equalise against Mansfield Town and as things stand they will go up as champions. Mansfield currently occupy the last playoff spot, with Sutton, who are one up against Harrogate, a point behind them.

League Two: Bristol Rovers go 4-0 up against Scunthorpe. Now here’s the thing – they need to win by five more goals than Northampton to overtake the Cobblers in the race for the third automatic promotion spot. Northampton currently lead Barrow 3-1. It’s on … but they need to score three more goals and hope Northampton don’t score again.

Antony Evans scores to make it 4-0 Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe United.
Antony Evans scores to make it 4-0 Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe United. Photograph: Kieran Riley/JMP/REX/Shutterstock

GOAL! CHelsea 2-0 Wolves (Lukaku 58)

Premier League: Romelu Lukaku scroes his second goal in as many minutes, lashing the ball home from 20 yards after a mix-up between Conor Coady and Ruben Neves.

Lukaku doubles the score.
Lukaku doubles the score. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Wolves (Lukaku 56pen)

Premier League: Having won the penalty, Romelu Lukaku scores it to give Chelsea the lead.

Lukaku celebrateshis penalty with Rudiger.
Lukaku celebrateshis penalty with Rudiger. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Chelsea 0-0 Wolves: There’s a VAR check at Stamford Bridge to see whether a foul on Romelu Lukaku took place inside or outside the Wolves penalty area. It’s confirmed – Chelsea get a spot-kick.

GOAL! Burnley 0-3 Aston Villa (Watkins 52)

Premier League: John McGinn sends a perfect cross into the Burnley box and a completely unmarked Ollie Watkins heads past Nick Pope from six yards out.

Ollie Watkins scores with a header.
Ollie Watkins scores with a header. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters
Watkins sees the ball over the line.
Watkins sees the ball over the line. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

Brentford 2-0 Southampton: Southampton have been denied a stonewall penalty after Armando Broja was taken down by Brentford goalkeeper David Raya. Michael Salisbury is the referee at the Brentford Community Stadium, with Lee Mason on VAR. It seems an astonishing non-decision by the duo.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford: The half-time whistle has blown at Selhurst Park after a long break so Palace’s Marc Guehi could receive treatment for an injury moments after being denied by a superb Ben Foster save.

Marc Guehi goes close to scoring before getting injured.
Marc Guehi goes close to scoring before getting injured. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/REX/Shutterstock

League Two half-times

As things stand, Exeter City will win the title and go up with already promoted Forest Green. Northampton Town will take the third automatic promotion spot, with Bristol Rovers, Mansfield, Port Vale and Swindon going into the playoffs. THere is, however, plenty of time for more twists and turns on this final day of the season.

  • Barrow 1-3 Northampton Town
  • Bradford City 1-0 Carlisle
  • Bristol Rovers 2-0 Scunthorpe United
  • Exeter City 0-1 Port Vale
  • Harrogate 0-1 Sutton United
  • Hartlepool United 0-1 Colchester United
  • Leyton Orient 0-1 Tranmere Rovers
  • Mansfield Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers
  • Newport County 0-1 Rochdale
  • Oldham Athletic 2-2 Crawley Town
  • Stevenage 2-1 Salford City
  • Walsall 0-3 Swindon Town
  • View the League Two table

Premier League half-times

  • Brentford 2-0 Southampton
  • Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa
  • Chelsea 0-0 Wolves
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (L)
  • Brighton v Manchester United (5.30pm)
  • Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (7.45pm)
  • View the Premier League table

Chelsea 0-0 Wolves: Chelsea have had two goals disallowed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has just had one chalked off for a marginal offside after a long VAR check by Aussie official Jarred Gillett, while Timo Werner – poor Timo! – had one ruled out a few minutes previously for a shove on Romain Saiss in the build-up.

Referee Peter Bankes assesses the goal with VAR, eventually disallowing it.
Referee Peter Bankes assesses the goal with VAR, eventually disallowing it. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

League Two: Top of the table Exeter have gone behind against Port Vale, while second placed Forest Green are also losing. Behind the two promoted sides, the teams from third to ninth in the table inclusive are all winning, with Northampton cruising as far as the third automatic promotion spot is concerned.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (Zaha 31pen)

Premier League: After a long VAR check, Palace are awarded a penalty for a Hassane Kamara handball which Wilf Zaha scores. If Watford fail to win this game they will be relegated this afternoon.

Zaha scores from the penalty spot.
Zaha scores from the penalty spot. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa (Buendia 31)

Premier League: In excellent news for Everton and Leeds United fans, Burnley have gone 2-0 down against Aston Villa. Emi Buendia has just bagged Villa’s second of the game to leave Burnley in all sorts of relegation bother. His shot was deflected past Nick Pope after taking a nick off James Tarkowski that completely wrongfooted the goalkeeper.

Buendia celebrates scoring.
Buendia celebrates scoring. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters

League Two: Oldham are on their way to the National League but are going down swinging haymakers. Davis Keillor-Dunn has just put them 2-0 up against managerless Crawley Town.

League Two latest

  • Barrow 0-3 Northampton Town
  • Bradford City 1-0 Carlisle
  • Bristol Rovers 2-0 Scunthorpe United
  • Exeter City 0-0 Port Vale
  • Harrogate 0-1 Sutton United
  • Hartlepool United 0-1 Colchester United
  • Leyton Orient 0-0 Tranmere Rovers
  • Mansfield Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers
  • Newport County 0-1 Rochdale
  • Oldham Athletic 1-0 Crawley Town
  • Stevenage 1-1 Salford City
  • Walsall 0-2 Swindon Town
  • View the League Two table in-running

League Two: Northampton are three up at Barrow, with Sam Hoskins bagging their third. Assuming they win, they’ll go up unless Bristol Rovers beat relegated Scunthorpe by five more goals. Rovers are two up at the moment but as things stand would need an eight-goal victory to overtake Northampton.

Bristol Rovers’ Connor Taylor rushes back to the centre after scoring their side’s second goal.
Bristol Rovers’ Connor Taylor rushes back to the centre after scoring their side’s second goal. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA

Brentford 2-0 Southampton: Southampton are in danger of shipping an absolute hiding at Brentford, who lead 2-0 and have missed several glorious chances. Already on the scoresheet, Yoane Wissa has just fired over an empty goal.

League Two: Northampton double their lead against Barrow to tighten their grip on the last remaining automatic promotion place. Behind them in the table and in the playoff shake-up, Bristol Rovers, Sutton United, Mansfield Town and Swindon are all winning.

Fraser Horsfall of Northampton Town scoring,
Fraser Horsfall of Northampton Town scoring, Photograph: Paul Currie/REX/Shutterstock

GOAL! Brentford 2-0 Southampton (Wissa 14)

Premier League: Recalled to Brentford’s starting line-up today, Yoane Wissa marks the occasion with a goal to double his side’s lead after curling a shot around Fraser Forster.

GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Southampton (Jansson 13)

Premier League: Pontus Jansson fires Brentford ahead on his milestone day as a centurion for the club. He turns the ball home at a corner after Ivan Toney had leaped highest to head across the face of goal.

Brentford’s Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring.
Brentford’s Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images/Reuters

League Two: Sutton need to win today to have any chance of gatecrashing the playoff party and they’re doing their bit after going ahead against Harrogate. Craig Eastmond has scored the opener at the CNG Stadium.

GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Aston Villa (Ings 7)

Premier League: Burnley suffer an early gut-punch as their former striker Danny Ings puts Villa ahead at Turf Moor.

Aston Villa’s Danny Ings scores against his old club Burnley.
Aston Villa’s Danny Ings scores against his old club Burnley. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters

League Two: Northampton have gone a goal up at Barrow courtesy of a Sam Hoskins curler inside the post. Should Northampton win, they’ll go up automatically.

League Two: Hats off to Harry McKirdy, who has scored the first goal in our three o’clock games, putting Swindon ahead at Walsall with his 22nd goal of the season. A win for Swindon will guarantee them a playoff place at least.

Our three o’clock kick-offs are under way: The ball is rolling in 16 different games across the top flight and League Two. Games on!

Todd Boehly, Co-Owner of the LA Dodgers and looks on from the stands.
Todd Boehly, Co-Owner of the LA Dodgers and looks on from the stands. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Championship round-up: Sheffield United and Luton Town have secured places in the playoffs at the expense of Middlesbrough and Millwall, the two sides who maintained hope of sneaking into the top six on the final day of the regular season.

Bramall Lane
Sheffield United booked their place in the play-offs with an emphatic win over champions Fulham at Bramall Lane. Photograph: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images

Match report: Celtic 4-1 Hearts

Scottish Premiership: Celtic came from a goal down to all but seal the title with a win over Hearts in Glasgow. They are nine points and 22 goals clear of Rangers, who have three games remaining.

Sheffield United and Luton book play-off places

Championship: Sheffield United have booked their place in the play-offs with a 4-0 thrashing of champions Fulham. Luton join the Blades, Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest in the play-offs after a remarkable season, with Middlesbrough and Millwall both missing out. Huddersfield will face Luton in the semi-finals, while Forest will take on Sheffield United.

Burnley v Aston Villa: Ashley Barnes starts for Burnley for the first time since September, while Maxwel Cornet is sufficiently recovered from injury to merit a place on the bench.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has made changes following a bad run of results and leaves Leon Bailey, Jacob Ramsey and Philippe Coutinho out. Ezri Konsa, Danny Ings and Emi Buendia get the nod.

Ashley Barnes
Ashley Barnes makes a rare start for Burnley this afternoon. Photograph: Jon Super/REX/Shutterstock

Brentford v Southampton: Yoane Wissa and Mathius Jensen come into the Brentford side, while Pontus Jansson makes it a century of starts for the club.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl hands starts to Armando Broja, Ibrahima Diallo, Stuart Armstrong and Adam Armstrong.

Pontus Jansson
Pontus Jansson makes his 100th start for Brentford today. Photograph: Paul Dennis/TGS Photo/REX/Shutterstock

Crystal Palace v Watford: After being left of the Palace starting line-up only to come on and score a late winner in their most recent game against Southampton, Wilf Zaha starts today. Michael Olise is also back in the Palace side.

Watford manager Roy Hodgson makes four changes – three of them forced by injury – with Tom Cleverley and Edo Kayembe among those coming into the side.

Michael Olise
Michael Olise is back in the Crystal Palace side along with WIlfried Zaha. Photograph: Jed Leicester/REX/Shutterstock

Chelsea v Wolves: Romelu Lukaku makes a rare start for Chelsea this afternoon, while Kai Havertz and Mason Mount both drop to the bench. Pedro Neto, Jonbny and Raul Jiminez all come into the Wolves starting line-up.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku warms up at Stamford Bridge ahead of Chelsea’s match against Wolves. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Getty Images

Brentford v Southampton line-ups

Brentford: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Sorensen, Henry, Jensen, Norgaard, Eriksen, Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.

Subs: Dasilva, Jeanvier, Fosu, Baptiste, Janelt, Roerslev, Stevens, Young-Coombes, Lossl.

Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Stuart Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Redmond, Adam Armstrong, Broja.

Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Romeu, Long, Adams, Tella, Elyounoussi, Valery, Dibling.

Referee: Michael Salisbury (Lancashire)

Che Adams
Southampton striker Che Adams takes in his surroundings at the Brentford Commiunity Stadium. Photograph: Matt Watson/Southampton FC/Getty Images

Crystal Palace v Watford line-ups

Crystal Palace: Butland, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Ward, Gallagher, Hughes, Olise, Eze, Zaha, Edouard.

Subs: Mitchell, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Kouyate, Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp, Matthews, Benteke.

Watford: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara, Sissoko, Kayembe, Cleverley, Sarr, King, Dennis.

Subs: Ngakia, Etebo, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Sema, Gosling, Bachmann, Kabasele, Kalu.

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

Roy Hodgson
Watford manager Roy Hodgson signs autographs outside his old stomping ground of Selhurst Park. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Chelsea v Wolves line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso, Pulisic, Lukaku, Werner.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz, Sarr.

Wolves: Jose Sa, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait Nouri, Pedro Neto, Jimenez.

Subs: Hoever, Marcal, Trincao, Silva, Chiquinho, Ruddy, Gomes, Hwang, Cundle.

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)

En route to Stamford Bridge
A merchandise stall outside Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

Burnley v Aston Villa line-ups

Burnley: Pope, Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Lennon, Barnes, Weghorst.

Subs: Lowton, Hennessey, Stephens, Cornet, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Thomas, Costelloe.

Aston Villa: Martinez, Chambers, Konsa, Mings, Cash, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Digne, Ings, Buendia, Watkins.

Subs: Sanson, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Coutinho, Olsen, Chukwuemeka, Iroegbunam, Feeney.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Chelsea: A consortium led by Todd Boehly has signed a contract to buy Chelsea and the deal to end Roman Abramovich’s ownership will go through subject to Premier League and UK government approval. Jacob Steinberg reports …

Scottish Premiership

Celtic tightened their grip on the title and are effectively champions after coming from a goal down to beat Hearts 4-1 at Celtic Park. Mathematically speaking, Rangers can still overtake them but only if Celtic lose their final two games and their Glasgow rival make a goal difference of over 20 in their last three. Rangers, who one presumes have more pressing Europa League and Scottish Cup matters on their minds, host Dundee United tomorrow.

Georgios Giakoumakis
Celtic’s Georgios Giakoumakis celebrates scoring against Hearts on a day when Celtic all but won the title with a come-from-behind win against Hearts. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Women’s Super League

This season’s WSL reaches its denouement tomorrow, with Chelsea in the box-seat to take the title, but Arsenal still hopeful of overtaking them on the final day of the season. Read on …

Today’s Premier League fixtures

  • Brentford v Southampton
  • Burnley v Aston Villa
  • Chelsea v Wolves
  • Crystal Palace v Watford
  • Brighton v Manchester United (5.30pm)
  • Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (7.45pm)
  • View the Premier League table

League Two

Forest Green and Exeter City have already booked their places in League One next season but a home win for Exeter against Port Vale will send them up as champions.

There’s a five-way battle for the third automatic promotion spot which is currently occupied by Northampton Town on 77 points, who have Bristol Rovers (77), Mansfield (76), Port Vale (75) and Swindon Town (74) breathing down their necks in the play-off places.

Sutton United (73) and Tranmere Rovers (72) are also harbouring hopes of making the play-offs but will have to rely on teams above them dropping points. At the bottom of the table, Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe have already been consigned to the drop.

Today’s League Two fixtures

  • Barrow v Northampton Town
  • Bradford City v Carlisle
  • Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe United
  • Exeter City v Port Vale
  • Harrogate v Sutton United
  • Hartlepool United v Colchester United
  • Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers
  • Mansfield Town v Forest Green Rovers
  • Newport County v Rochdale
  • Oldham Athletic v Crawley Town
  • Stevenage v Salford City
  • Walsall v Swindon Town
  • View the League Two table
Harry Cornick
Harry Cornick (left) celebrates with his Luton Town team-mates after scoring an audacious opener in their game against Reading. Photograph: Joe Toth/REX/Shutterstock

The Championship

It’s the final round of fixtures and Fulham and Bournemouth have already secured automatic promotion, with the team from Craven Cottage guaranteed to go up as champions following their 7-0 win over Luton Town. At the other end of the table, Derby County, Barnsley and Peterborough United are already relegated.

In the battle for the play-off places, which kicked off at 12.30pm (BST), Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town have already booked their berths, while Sheffield United and Luton occupied fifth and sixth spots before kick-off. They can still be overtaken by one or both of Middlesbrough or Millwall and Scott Murray has the latest on the final day twists and turns …

Saturday Clockwatch …

There are six Premier League fixtures slated for today, four of which kick off at 3pm. Brentford host Southampton in a game with little or nothing at stake for either side, while fans at Turf Moor will hope to witness a Burnley win over Aston VIlla as the Clarets continue their heroic attempt to beat the drop.

At Stamford Bridge, victory for Chelsea over Wolves would go a long way towards cementing their place in the top four, while anything less than a win for Watford at Crystal Palace will result in a relegation that is already signed and sealed but not quite delivered even if the postman is already knocking loudly on the door.

Meanwhile in League Two, the final round of fixtures kicks off this afternoon and with one automatice promotion spot and the play-off places up for grabs, we’ll keep an eye on proceedings in the fourth tier.



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