“One Direction Karma” – Twitter reacts to a dramatic Championship climax for Doncaster, Birmingham, Reading & Brighton


With one play-off place and one relegation spot yet to be decided before the final round of fixtures in the Championship this afternoon, there was always going to be drama and England’s second tier did not disappoint.

Everyone wants an invite to the Premier League party and it was Brighton that grabbed sixth place courtesy of Leo Ulloa’s 90th minute winner against Nottingham Forest to break Reading hearts. The Royals were held to a 2-2 draw against Burnley, which did not prove to be enough and Nigel Adkins’ side missed out by a single point.

Even in such a technology fuelled world, it seems no-one told anyone at the Madejski Stadium, with an embarrassing pitch invasion quickly halted when news finally filtered through that Brighton has won the most memorable moment of the day.

However, not to outdone by their neighbours in the north of the table, the four sides battling for survival served up a couple of crackers. At full time it was Doncaster that succumbed, despite spent the majority of the afternoon safe. They slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Leicester while rivals Birmingham City pulled off a late comeback to ensure survival.

Trailing 2-0 at Bolton with a little over 10 minutes left, Lee Clark’s men looked dead and buried. But Nikola Zigic gave them hope before Paul Caddis netted an equaliser at the death to save the Brummies skin.

Predictably, fans and neutrals alike took to Twitter to share their joy and despair at the twists and turns. Quite how 22 men kicking a ball around a pitch manages to stir up so many emotions – but final day dramas often provide some of the best or worst moments as a fan and here are some of the finest bits that caught our eye.


I don’t believe it – Clark is usually so placid.



Such is the life of a yo-yo…

Prepare to be swarmed by a gang of angry teenage girls for this one Daniel.




Classic overtime equalization




Sam Long
Sam Long
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