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2018/19 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Ashley Williams (47')
  • Thomas Edwards (69')
  • Onel Hernández (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 West Bromwich Albion 12 +9 25
2 Leeds United 12 +9 23
3 Swansea City 12 +7 22
4 Nottingham Forest 11 +7 22
5 Queens Park Rangers 12 0 22
6 Preston North End 12 +10 21
7 Charlton Athletic 12 +6 21
8 Sheffield Wednesday 12 +7 20
9 Bristol City 12 +2 20
10 Fulham 12 +8 19
11 Cardiff City 12 0 17
12 Birmingham City 12 -4 16
13 Brentford 12 +1 15
14 Blackburn Rovers 12 -2 15
15 Derby County 12 -3 15
16 Luton Town 12 -2 14
17 Millwall 12 -5 14
18 Hull City 12 -3 13
19 Reading 12 -5 11
20 Wigan Athletic 11 -7 11
21 Middlesbrough 12 -6 10
22 Huddersfield Town 12 -6 9
23 Stoke City 12 -9 8
24 Barnsley 12 -14 7