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Tom Garry and Ian Woodcock

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  1. Newcastle champions, Blackburn relegated

    Days like this are always days of contrasts.

    Either you're up...

    Forest celebrate
    Newcastle celebrate

    Or you're down...

    Blackburn Rovers relegated
    Brighton fan

    Next it's the play-offs. Surely they'll deliver similar drama to what we've seen today.

    Thanks for your company.

  2. Still to come...

    Still thirsty for more football today? Fear not - the BBC Sport website and app has it covered.

    Liverpool v Southampton is under way in the Premier League, and that's followed by Arsenal v Manchester United, which you can also hear on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Then at 18:30 BST, we'll have live text coverage of the League One play-off semi-final second legs. Bradford have a 1-0 lead in their tie with Fleetwood, while there were no goals in the first leg between Millwall and Scunthorpe.

  3. Rovers go down with 51 points

    Blackburn Rovers relegated to League One

    History suggests Blackburn can consider themselves pretty unlucky to have gone down with more than 50 points.

    That hasn't happened since 2013, when Wolves and Peterborough went down with 51 and 54 points respectively.

    As little as 41 points could have saved a team last term, and just 42 points the year before that.

    But, despite going unbeaten for their final five games of this season - winning three - 51 points wasn't enough for Rovers, who go down on goal difference.

  4. Blackburn relegated

    FT: Brentford 1-3 Blackburn

    Blackburn fans
    Elliott Bennett

    After the utter dejection of today wears off, there's some big work to be done at Blackburn Rovers as they prepare to play in League One next season.

    Will there be any resolution to their off-field turmoil? Will Tony Mowbray still be manager? And which players will leave in the aftermath of relegation?

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    Harry Redknapp

    Nathan R: Hard to be jubilant as a Bluenose as this should never have happened. Just relief and cautious optimism, we've been great since 'Arry.

    Mohammad Rizwan: Who would have thought that Rafa's next trophy would be a Championship title when he went to Real Madrid. Still, so pleased for him.

    Lee Watkiss: What a cracking last day of the Championship season.

  6. Championship play-off dates

    Now that we know who's playing who in the play-offs, here's when they'll play each other:

    Sat 13 May, 17:30 BST: Fulham v Reading

    Sun 14 May, 12:00 BST: Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday

    Tue 16 May, 19:45 BST: Reading v Fulham

    Wed 17 May, 19:45 BST: Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town

    Mon 29 May, 15:00 BST: Final (at Wembley)

    Follow live text coverage of every game in the EFL play-offs, including radio commentaries of selected matches, on the BBC Sport website and app.

  7. The final Championship table

    Newcastle champions, Blackburn relegated

    What a dramatic day! Here's how the final tables stand. We'll have details of the play-off semi-finals shortly...

  8. Full-time scores

    Shall we remind you of those full-time scores then? Here goes:

    • Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton
    • Brentford 1-3 Blackburn (Blackburn relegated)
    • Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham
    • Burton 2-4 Reading
    • Huddersfield 0-3 Cardiff
    • Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley (Newcastle champions)
    • Norwich 4-0 QPR
    • Nottingham Forest 3-0 Ipswich
    • Rotherham 1-1 Derby
    • Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Fulham
    • Wigan 1-1 Leeds
    • Wolves 1-0 Preston
  9. Magpies continue north east tradition

    FT: Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley

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  10. Newcastle win the Championship title

    FT: Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley

    There's a title party starting at Newcastle...

    Newcastle lift the Championship title
    Rafael Benitez
  11. Rovers reaction

    Blackburn Rovers relegated to League One

    On the future, Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray tells Sky Sports:

    "There’s a bit of talking to be had. We’ll wait and see. There’ll be a lot of recruitment to be done.

    "I love football. I want to work with players and teach them what it takes to be a winning unit.

    "Ideally, we’ll start this journey with it being as low as this club gets and move forward."

  12. 'Blues showed great character'

    Birmingham City survive

    Harry Redknapp

    Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp tells Sky Sports:

    "It’s fantastic. Three games. I looked at the fixtures and thought ‘oh, they’re not great fixtures!’

    "The two wins we’ve had have shown great character.

    "We could hear the cheers going up from the Bristol City fans and we knew we needed a win today.

    "It was not an easy place to come and win.

    "I’m so proud of the boys, they were fantastic."

  13. 'A great day for the supporters'

    Nottingham Forest survive

    Chris Cohen

    Chris Cohen, scorer of Nottingham Forest's second goal, tells Sky Sports:

    "When you’ve got players like Britt [Assombalonga] you’ll always have a chance.

    "We’ve got a good manager. I think we can be a force next year.

    "It’s a great day for the supporters. We’ve come through it."

  14. Brighton pipped to title

    FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton

    Sure, Brighton were promoted. But who says the title doesn't matter?

    Anthony Knockaert, the Championship's player of the year, was in tears at full-time.

    Anthony Knockaert
  15. Forest survive

    FT: Nottingham Forest 3-0 Ipswich

    Mark Warburton

    Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton tells BBC Radio 5 live: "When you heard the early goals elsewhere, you could hear the nerves around the ground, but the boys stuck to their task.

    "We came in at 1-0 and it was in our control. It was about being positive.

    "I'm delighted with the work ethic they showed. It's great for the club and supporters and we have to build from here."

  16. Rovers reaction

    Blackburn relegated to League One

    Blackburn's top scorer Danny Graham tells Sky Sports:

    "Everyone is devastated. We've let those fans down this season. We've under-performed as a group over 46 games.

    "We have to go again in pre-season now."

  17. Newcastle win the title

    FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton, Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley

    These were the scenes as Newcastle's players found out they were champions.

    It took a last-minute equaliser from Aston Villa's Jack Grealish to deny Brighton top spot and send the title to Tyneside.

    Newcastle champs
    Newcastle champs
  18. Birmingham survive

    FT: Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham

    Harry Redknapp

    Three games, six points, Championship survival achieved.

    Mission accomplished for Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp.

  19. Forest fans on the pitch

    FT: Nottingham Forest 3-0 Ipswich

    Nottingham Forest's vital win today has ensured they'll play a 10th straight season in the Championship.

    Their thrilled fans have invaded the pitch at the City Ground, in a sea of red.

  20. Shearer sorrow for relegated Rovers

    FT: Brentford 1-3 Blackburn

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    Alan Shearer's goals fired Blackburn to the Premier League title in 1995, now they face life in the third tier.

    Shearer is unequivocal in who is to blame for their plight.