Match ends, Coventry City 1, Charlton Athletic 1.
Coventry City were relegated to the fourth tier of English football for the first time in 59 years after drawing at home to fellow strugglers Charlton.
The game was twice delayed in the first 10 minutes when Charlton fans again threw plastic pigs onto the pitch in protest against their club's ownership.
After Nathan Byrne had hit the bar for Charlton, George Thomas fired City ahead from close range on 28 minutes.
But Patrick Bauer headed in to equalise nine minutes into the second half.
Coventry, who were in the Premier League as recently as 2001, now face the prospect of playing fourth-tier football for the first time since 1958-59, when they were promoted in second place after one season in the old Division Four.
In a difficult season on the pitch matched by problems off it, with fans holding a series of protests against the club's owners Sisu, the Sky Blues' descent towards relegation began when they failed to win in their opening 10 games.
After Tony Mowbray's resignation in September, they briefly picked up under caretaker boss Mark Venus before Russell Slade took over in December, but form has improved since Mark Robins became their fourth manager of the season on 7 March, culminating in their EFL Trophy final win over Oxford.
Having started the brighter of the two teams, both sides were withdrawn from the field after Addicks fans threw pigs onto the pitch for a second time, before Coventry took the lead when they returned through Thomas's sharp finish.
Jodi Jones had a shot saved just before half-time, while Thomas went close again after the break, but City could not maintain their advantage.
Bauer nodded in from two yards out after the hosts had failed to clear a corner - and that sealed City's fate, while allowing the Addicks to climb to 15th, six points clear of relegation with three games to play.
Coventry have made one new appointment in preparation for next season by bringing in former Southampton, Grimsby Town, Port Vale, Hartlepool United and Macclesfield Town midfielder Tommy Widdrington as head of recruitment.
He inherits the role fulfilled by technical director Mark Venus, who left in the week leading up to City's win at Wembley.
- 2WillisSubstituted forFoleyat 73'minutes
- 31StevensonBooked at 82mins
- 10JonesBooked at 71minsSubstituted forReidat 76'minutes
- 16BeavonSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes
- 8CroftsBooked at 60mins
- 15KonsaSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 58'minutes
- 11HolmesSubstituted forAriboat 78'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Charlton Athletic 1.
Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Solly.
Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).
Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. George Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).
Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Aribo replaces Ricky Holmes.
Foul by Kevin Foley (Coventry City).
Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Jodi Jones.
Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Coventry City. Kevin Foley replaces Jordan Willis.