Championship final day LIVE REACTION: Wayne Rooney's Derby SURVIVE relegation on final day in 3-3 thriller – updates

WAYNE ROONEY'S Derby side SURVIVED relegation on the final day of the Championship season thanks to a 3-3 draw at home with Sheffield Wednesday.

As a result, Wednesday were relegated and Rotherham, who drew 1-1 with Cardiff, also dropped to League One.

LIVE RESULTS:

  • Barnsley 2-2 Norwich
  • Blackburn 5-2 Birmingham
  • Bournemouth 0-2 Stoke
  • Bristol City 1-3 Brentford
  • Cardiff 1-1 Rotherham
  • Coventry 6-1 Millwall
  • Derby 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Middlesbrough 0-3 Wycombe
  • Nottingham Forest 1-2 Preston
  • QPR 3-1 Luton
  • Reading 2-2 Huddersfield
  • Watford 2-0 Swansea

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  • Sam Dymond

    YELLOW RIBBONS

    Norwich signed off on a superb season with an entertaining 2-2 draw at play-off bound Barnsley.

    The champions were giving a guard of honour before the game, and celebrated after the game by getting their hands on the Championship trophy.

  • Sam Dymond

    WEEPING WARNE

    A highly-emotional Paul Warne has given his thoughts on Rotherham's afternoon and season. The Millers boss came so close to keeping his side up against the odds.

    I thought we made it hard for an unbelievable Cardiff side, and I couldn't ask any more of my team – perhaps the only thing I could ask is that they take a chance or two. In an hour, if you phoned me up, I’d probably be a lot more pleased with what we’ve tried to do today, but at the moment it’s an absolute acid taste in my throat. It’s going to take some time to get over it. Emotionally, this season has been tough.

    Paul WarneSky Sports

  • Sam Dymond

    THE PLAY-OFF PICTURE

    At the other end of the table, the play-off semi-finals have now been confirmed.

    • Bournemouth v Brentford
    • Barnsley v Swansea

    The first legs are due to be played on Monday, May 17, with the return matches on Saturday, May 22.

    The final is due to be played at Wembley on Saturday, March 29.

    • Sam Dymond

      ROONEY REACTION

      An emotionally-exhausted Wayne Rooney has given his thoughts on an incredible afternoon that has his seen his team avoid relegations.

      It’s been a rollercoaster. The 90 minutes today sums up our season with a lot of difficult moments, on and off the pitch. I’m delighted for the players, they’ve given me everything. I lead, and they follow, so it was important that I stayed calm and kept my emotions in check. We’ll have to move forward but it will be a good night tonight.

      Wayne RooneySky Sports

    • Sam Dymond

      STEEL ILL

      It's been a sorry season for the city of Sheffield.

      Sheffield Wednesday have finished bottom of the Championship, and it's highly likely that Sheffield United will follow suit in the Premier League.

    • Sam Dymond

      WAGHORN THE HERO

      Martyn Waghorn overcame an early injury scare to fire Derby County to safety with two precious goals, his second coming from the penalty spot just 12 minutes from time. He's been giving his reaction at full time.

      This is what you live for as a footballer. The last 15 minutes was absolute hell. There was so much riding on it for the club, the people, the fans – but what a relief. To stand up man for man, it’s incredible. I’m so proud.

      Martyn WaghornSky Sports

    • Sam Dymond

      FULL TIME RESULTS

      And breathe.

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      An extraordinary game to end a far from ordinary season.

      Wednesday led 1-0 and 3-2 but Derby fought back, and their equaliser from the penalty spot, scored almost simultaneously with a leveller for Cardiff against Rotherham, ensured their survival.

    • Sam Dymond

      PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
      IT'S ALL OVER!
      DERBY SURVIVE!
      WEDNESDAY ARE RELEGATED!

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      90+6. The corner is cleared, and Derby break at the open goal.

      Bannan busts a gut to get back, as does Harris, who is penalised and booked for a lunge on Jozwiak.

      Wayne Rooney's team can surely eat up the final few seconds here…

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      90+5. Another Wednesday corner!

      And here comes Westwood!

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      90+4. Derby are clinging on for dear life.

      The Wednesday players look out on their feet.

      It's not pretty, but – my word – it's dramatic!

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      90+2. Wednesday win a corner!

      Goalkeeper Kieren Westwood thinks about going up for it, but he's held back – for now.

      Bannan's delivery is powered away by Kamil Jozwiak.

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      90. Derby have dropped to a back five with four in midfield, packing the area in front of goalkeeper Kelle Roos.

      A two-goal hero, Martyn Waghorn has been substituted but is coaching his teammates from the dugout.

      There will be SIX minutes of added time to be played. Can Wednesday find one last moment of magic?

    • Sam Dymond

      DERBY 3-3 SHEFF WED

      88. So it's all come down to this.

      Derby are two minutes plus stoppage time away from surviving.

      Sheffield Wednesday have to score.

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: READING 2-2 HUDDERSFIELD

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: NOTT'M FOREST 1-2 PRESTON

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: BOURNEMOUTH 0-2 STOKE

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: BARNSLEY 2-2 NORWICH

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: QPR 3-1 LUTON

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: MIDDLESBROUGH 0-3 WYCOMBE

      Wycombe are relegated to League One.

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: CARDIFF 1-1 ROTHERHAM

      Rotherham are relegated to League One.

      It now means it's a straight shootout at Pride Park with five minutes remaining. Derby will survive as it stands, Sheffield Wednesday will survive if they can find a winner.

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: BRISTOL CITY 1-3 BRENTFORD

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: COVENTRY 6-1 MILLWALL

    • Sam Dymond

      FT: BLACKBURN 5-2 BIRMINGHAM

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