Bournemouth s Philip Billing , left,and Nottingham Forest s Ryan Yates battle for the ball during a Sky Bet Championship soccer match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. AP
A fairly low-key final day of the regular season in the Championship ended with Sheffield United and Luton taking the last two playoff spots thanks to wins over Fulham (4-0) and Reading (1-0), respectively.
Fulham had already sealed automatic promotion, as champions, along with Bournemouth.
The third promotion place will be taken by the winner of the playoffs. In the two-legged semifinals, third-place Huddersfield will play sixth-place Luton and fourth-place Nottingham Forest will play fifth-place Sheffield United, which is seeking an immediate return to the Premier League.
Luton, which was playing in the non-leagues as recently as 2014, was last in the top flight in the 1991-92 _ the season before the creation of the Premier League.
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