Wigan & Wolves Pull Final Day ‘Houdini’ Acts, Birmingham & Blackpool Relegated From Premier League (With Photos)

Chris Wright

22nd, May 2011


By Chris Wright

That’s it, that’s all she wrote folks…

Permutations, permutations, permutations. That was all a little bit manic, wasn’t it?

Despite being firmly rooted in the bottom three for the majority of the season, both Wigan and Wolves hauled themselves out of the relegation zone right at the death to ensure that Birmingham and Blackpool (along with already-relegated West Ham) will be plying their respective trades in the Championship as of next season.

Wolves lost 3-2 against Blackburn (who were also potential relegation candidates at the start of the game) but Stephen Hunt’s 87th-minute goal was enough to move Mick McCarthy’s side above local rivals Birmingham on goal-difference after Brum lost 2-1 to Tottenham though, in a bizarre twist of fate, Big Eck’s men are now set to play alongside

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