May 8, 2021

Wigan relegation confirmed after losing appeal

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Barnsley remain in Sky Bet Championship; Sheffield Wednesday and Derby await decision on alleged breach of EFL profit and sustainability rules

Last Updated: 04/08/20 5:17pm

Wigan finished two points behind Barnsley after the Latics' 12-point deduction Wigan finished two points behind Barnsley after the Latics' 12-point deduction

Wigan finished two points behind Barnsley after the Latics’ 12-point deduction

Wigan’s relegation to Sky Bet League One has been confirmed after the club lost its appeal to a 12-point deduction.

Wigan were handed the deduction for entering administration at the beginning of July, and were relegated by on-field results meaning the sanction applied to the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.

Barnsley, who finished two points ahead of the Latics in the final standings, would have been relegated to League One if Wigan had succeeded in their appeal.

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby are still waiting to find out whether they will be deducted points for allegedly breaching the EFL’s profit and sustainability rules – a ruling which could relegate them to League One.

More to follow…

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