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2018/19 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Ashley Williams (47')
  • Thomas Edwards (69')
  • Onel Hernandez (24')
  • Teemu Pukki (66')

Norwich all but promoted to Premier League after draw vs. Stoke

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Norwich City frustrated again in pursuit of promotion (1:40)

Norwich City's chase for an automatic promotion spot was hampered by a dogged Stoke City side that came back twice to draw 2-2. (1:40)

Norwich City all but confirmed their promotion to the Premier League with a 2-2 draw at Stoke City on Monday.

The Championship leaders, who sit six points above third-placed Leeds United on 88 points, have a plus 10 goal difference on Marcelo Bielsa's side with just two games remaining.

A second consecutive defeat for Leeds, who lost 2-0 to Brentford, leaves them facing the prospect of settling for a playoff place following Sheffield United's 3-0 win at Hull City.

The Blades, in second place, move onto 85 points and now have a three point cushion on their Yorkshire rivals.

With the finish line in sight, Norwich stumbled to their fourth consecutive draw on Monday -- stretching their unbeaten run to 12 games.

Daniel Farke's side would have secured promotion had they held onto two separate leads, with strikes by Onel Hernandez and Teemu Pukki.

However, equalisers from Ashley Williams and Tom Edwards mean they need a point from their final two games of the season, against Blackburn and Aston Villa, to be assured of a place in England's top flight next season.

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Norwich City 46 +36 94
2 Sheffield United 46 +37 89
3 Leeds United 46 +23 83
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 +25 80
5 Aston Villa 46 +21 76
6 Derby County 46 +15 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 +8 73
8 Bristol City 46 +6 70
9 Nottingham Forest 46 +7 66
10 Swansea City 46 +3 65
11 Brentford 46 +14 64
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 -2 64
13 Hull City 46 -2 62
14 Preston North End 46 0 61
15 Blackburn Rovers 46 -5 60
16 Stoke City 46 -7 55
17 Birmingham City 46 +6 52
18 Wigan Athletic 46 -13 52
19 Queens Park Rangers 46 -18 51
20 Reading 46 -17 47
21 Millwall 46 -16 44
22 Rotherham United 46 -31 40
23 Bolton Wanderers 46 -49 32
24 Ipswich Town 46 -41 31