Ups, downs and the race for Europe-ZoomTech News

Ups, downs and the race for Europe-ZoomTech News

Portsmouth and Stockport each clinched EFL divisional titles on 16 April

BBC Sport outlines the promotion and relegation points – and the race for European qualification – in England and Scotland for 2023-24.

Premier League

The title is between Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal, and shall be selected the ultimate day of the season.

The highest 4 groups qualify for the Champions League group stage – Manchester Metropolis, Arsenal, Liverpool and Aston Villa.

The fifth-placed Premier League workforce will qualify for the Europa League group stage, together with the FA Cup winners. If Manchester Metropolis win the FA Cup, that Europa place reverts to the league.

The Europa Convention League place earned by Liverpool for successful the Carabao Cup will revert to the league. Tottenham can’t end decrease than sixth, so will qualify for the Convention League at worst.

The underside three groups shall be relegated to the Championship. Sheffield United‘s relegation was confirmed on 27 April as they misplaced 5-1 at Newcastle. Burnley joined them on 11 April after dropping 2-1 at Tottenham, whereas Luton would be the third relegated membership except they win their ultimate recreation and Nottingham Forest lose, and the Hatters make up a 12-goal swing in aim distinction on Forest.

Ladies’s Tremendous League

The WSL champions and runners-up will enter the Champions League second spherical, with the third-placed workforce getting into on the first spherical. Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal have made certain of the Champions League spots, however the title – which is between Chelsea and Metropolis – shall be selected the ultimate day of the season.

Bristol Metropolis have been relegated and can make a right away return to the Championship, after they have been thumped 4-0 by league leaders Man Metropolis on 29 April. They are going to be changed by Championship winners Crystal Palace.


Leicester City's Kasey McAteer and Patson Daka celebrate promotion
Leicester Metropolis are the primary workforce to have received English soccer’s second tier on eight separate events

Leicester Metropolis clinched a right away return to the Premier League on 26 April after promotion rivals Leeds misplaced 4-0 at QPR, and made certain of the title by successful 3-0 at Preston three days later. Ipswich City earned the second computerized place by beating Huddersfield 2-0 on the ultimate day of the season.

Within the play-off ultimate on Sunday 26 Could, Leeds United face Southampton for the ultimate promotion place.

The underside three groups are relegated to League One. Rotherham United have been the primary EFL workforce to be relegated after they misplaced 1-0 to Plymouth on 5 April, they usually have been be joined on the ultimate day of the season by Huddersfield City who misplaced 2-0 at Ipswich and Birmingham Metropolis, regardless of their 1-0 win over Norwich.

League One

Colby Bishop celebrates a goal for Portsmouth against Barnsley
Portsmouth clinched promotion – and the title – at Fratton Park with two video games to spare

Portsmouth secured computerized promotion to the Championship as champions on 16 April by beating Barnsley 3-2, and have been joined by runners-up Derby County who overcame Carlisle 2-0 on the ultimate day of the season.

Bolton Wanderers face Oxford United within the play-off ultimate on Saturday 18 Could for the ultimate promotion place.

The underside 4 groups are relegated to League Two. Carlisle United have been relegated on 6 April after dropping 2-0 at Northampton. Port Vale joined them after a 2-0 loss at Bolton on 20 April, the identical day that Fleetwood City went down regardless of beating Leyton Orient 1-0. The fourth relegated workforce was Cheltenham City, who misplaced 2-1 at Stevenage on the ultimate day.

League Two

Stockport celebrate winning the title at Notts County's Meadow Lane
Stockport celebrated their title win with a flag remembering George Thompson, a teenage Hatters fan who died in 2021

Stockport County clinched computerized promotion to League One by beating Morecambe 2-0 on 13 April, and received the title three days later with a 5-2 win at Notts County.

They are going to be joined by Wrexham, who made certain of promotion by beating Forest Inexperienced 6-0 on 13 April, and Mansfield City who beat Accrington 2-1 on 16 April.

Crewe Alexandra face Crawley City within the play-off ultimate on Sunday 19 Could for the ultimate promotion spot.

Forest Inexperienced Rovers’ relegation to the Nationwide League was confirmed on 16 April after Colchester beat Grimsby 2-0, they usually have been joined on the ultimate day of the season by Sutton United who drew 4-4 at Milton Keynes.

Nationwide League

Chesterfield celebrate with their fans after clinching promotion
Chesterfield have been the primary workforce in England or Scotland’s main leagues to clinch promotion

Chesterfield secured the title, and computerized promotion again to the EFL after six years away, by beating Boreham Wooden 3-0 on 23 March, whereas Bromley will play in League Two for the primary time of their historical past after beating Solihull Moors on penalties within the play-off ifnal on 5 Could.

The underside 4 groups are relegated to Nationwide League North or South, and shall be changed with the champions and play-off winners of these two divisions.

Oxford Metropolis‘s relegation was confirmed after they misplaced 2-1 at AFC Fylde on 23 March, they usually have been joined on 13 April by Dorking Wanderers who drew 1-1 at Rochdale, Kidderminster Harriers who misplaced 1-0 to Eastleigh, and Boreham Wooden who drew 0-0 with Ebbsfleet on the ultimate day of the season.

Tamworth clinched the Nationwide League North title on 6 April with a 1-1 draw in opposition to Warrington, whereas Boston United received the play-off ultimate 2-1 in opposition to Brackley City on 4 Could.

Yeovil City made certain of the Nationwide League South title by beating Truro 2-0 on 11 April, whereas Braintree City beat Worthing 4-3 within the play-off ultimate on 6 Could.

Scottish Premiership

Celtic celebrate after winning the Scottish Premiership title
Celtic clinched their twelfth Scottish title in 13 seasons with a recreation to spare

Champions Celtic made certain of the title on 15 Could by successful 5-0 at Kilmarnock, They’ll enter the Champions League group stage, with runners-up Rangers getting into within the third qualifying spherical.

With these two golf equipment additionally contesting the Scottish Cup ultimate, the Europa League place reserved for the Cup winners reverts to the league.

So Hearts will enter the Europa League on the play-off spherical, with Kilmarnock within the second qualifying spherical, whereas St Mirren will enter the Europa Convention League on the second qualifying spherical.

Backside membership Livingston have been relegated to the Scottish Championship on 4 Could after dropping 4-1 at Motherwell, whereas the Eleventh-placed workforce (St Johnstone or Ross County) will tackle Championship aspect Raith Rovers within the two-legged play-off ultimate.

Scottish Championship

Dundee United celebrate promotion
A goalless draw of their penultimate recreation of the season clinched a right away return to the highest flight for Dundee United

Dundee United have been promoted to the Scottish Premiership as champions on 26 April after a 0-0 draw at Airdrieonians.

Within the play-off ultimate, Raith Rovers will meet the Eleventh-placed Premiership aspect – over two legs – for the ultimate place in subsequent season’s prime flight.

Backside aspect Arbroath‘s relegation to League One was confirmed with a 5-0 thrashing by Ayr United on 13 April. Ninth-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle should beat League One aspect Hamilton within the two-legged play-off ultimate to retain their Championship standing.

Scottish League One

Falkirk players and manager John McGlynn celebrate their League One title win
Falkirk have been assured of the title after Hamilton did not win earlier within the day

Champions Falkirk clinched computerized promotion to the Scottish Championship after rivals Hamilton drew 0-0 with Queen of the South simply earlier than they received 7-1 at Montrose on 30 March.

Hamilton Academical should beat ninth-placed Championship aspect Inverness Caledonian Thistle within the two-legged play-off ultimate to safe promotion.

Backside membership Edinburgh Metropolis have been the primary workforce in England or Scotland to be relegated after dropping 5-2 to Alloa on 16 March. Ninth-placed Stirling Albion will be a part of them in League Two after dropping to Dumbarton within the play-off semi-finals on 11 April.

Scottish League Two

Stenhousemuir celebrate
Stenhousemuir’s triumph was the primary league title within the membership’s historical past

Stenhousemuir clinched computerized promotion to League One as champions on 6 March after drawing 0-0 with East Fife. Dumbarton have been promoted on 17 Could after beating The Spartans within the play-off ultimate.

Backside aspect Stranraer face a play-off in opposition to Lowland League winners East Kilbride on 11 and 18 Could for the ultimate place in League Two for 2024-25.

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