Two sides have now booked their trips to England’s top flight after Newcastle United rattled off its 27th win of the season.
[ MORE:Oriol Romeu— The perfectly poised destroyer ]The Magpies earned a decisive 4-1 victory over Preston North End on Monday afternoon at St.James’ Park as the second-place side ensured its finish inside the top two in the English Championship.⚫️⚪️#NUFCpic.twitter.com/jkXK7mFojB— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC)April 24, 2017Newcastle joins already-promoted club Brighton & Hove Albion, who currently sit atop the Championship on 92 points.Ayoze Perez paced the hosts with goals on both sides of halftime, whileChristian AtsuandMatt Ritchiealso converted for Newcastle.U.S. Men’s National Team defenderDeAndre Yedlinwas on the bench for the Magpies but didn’t feature in Monday’s match.
The third and final team to be promoted from the Championship will be decided by the league’s annual promotion playoff, which is held at the end of the season and contested by four sides that finish third through sixth position.
As it stands,Reading, Sheffield Wednesday,Huddersfield Town and Fulham occupy the four playoff positions.