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Owls grounded: It’s League One for Moore’s men


SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Rotherham and Wycombe will all be in League One next season after the trio were relegated on a dramatic final day of Championsh­ip.

Derby’s 3-3 draw with the Owls at Pride Park – in which they trailed 1-0 and 3-2 either side of leading 2-1 – sealed Darren Moore’s team’s fate.

And Rotherham’s 1-1 draw at Cardiff – after they conceded a late equaliser by ex-Pompey player

Marlon Pack – confirmed a Yorkshire relegation double.

Wycombe needed a lastday miracle to stay up and a 3-0 win at Middlesbro­ugh was not enough to save them.

Both Wycombe, via the play-offs, and Rotherham were promoted from League One only a year ago.

Wednesday finished bottom of the table with 41 points, having been hit with a six-point deduction at the start of the campaign after financial difficulti­es.

Moore left his post at Doncaster – who were sitting in the League One play-offs – to take charge of the Owls in March.

However, the task of steering Wednesday to safety proved too lofty for the ex-Blues defender.

If Pompey don’t win promotion, they will make their first visit to Hillsborou­gh since the 2002-03 Division One titlewinni­ng season, when Harry Redknapp’s side earned a 3-1 win, with Svetoslav Todorov firing a double and Gary

O’Neil also on target.

Rotherham, meanwhile, were left heartbroke­n after Cardiff ’s late equaliser.

Coming into League One from the other direction are promoted League Two trio Cheltenham, Cambridge and Bolton.

The League Two play-offs will feature Morecambe, Newport, Forest Green and Tranmere.

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Darren Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday have been relegated

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