Championship round-up: Norwich forced to wait for Premier League return, Derby boost play-off hopes with late victory, plus more


Championship round-up: Norwich forced to wait for Premier League return, Derby boost play-off hopes with late victory, plus more

Championship leaders Norwich missed the opportunity to go within touching distance of promotion after being held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Easter Monday.

The Canaries would’ve sealed their return to the Premier League if they won and Leeds failed to beat at Brentford later this evening – and twice they went in front at the Bet365 Stadium.

Norwich were held by Stoke

Norwich forward Onel Hernandez’s fierce first-half strike was cancelled out by Ashley Williams’ header shortly after the break.

Talisman Teemu Pukki restored Norwich’s lead, only for Tom Edwards to equalise three minutes later as the visitors slipped to a fourth successive draw.

Sheffield United did pile the pressure on third-place Leeds with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Hull.

The Blades have a three-point cushion in the second automatic promotion place thanks to three first-half goals, including a brace from David McGoldrick and left-back Enda Stevens’ second goal in as many games.