Sheffield United have confirmed their automatic promotion spot after Bolton failed to secure three points against Oldham Athletic.

The Blades sit comfortably at the top of the table with currently 91 points. A win for Bolton would have pushed the Whites to 82 points, which would have kept them fighting for the champion title.

Latics’ Lee Erwin ended Bolton’s hopes after meeting Tope Obadeyi’s cross where he fired home, making it 1-0.

Without Gary Madine…

Bolton fans weren’t too happy about the opposition taking the lead, but it sounded like they were missing striker, Gary Madine:

Full-time whistle blows…

The final whistle blew at Boundary Park, not only giving Oldham their second win, but Sheffield United confirming their champions title and their promotion to the Sky Bet Championship next season.

It’s not over yet, Bolton!

The Whites remain in second place, where just three matches left could result in them becoming the runners-up and securing a place in the Sky Bet Championship alongside Sheffield United. Fleetwood Town are in third place with 75 points (overtaking Bradford City on goal difference)

What about the bottom of the table?

These last few matches are crucial for not only the top 6 in the table, but also the clubs edging away from relegation. Port Vale’s third defeat narrows them to be one point away from climbing out of facing League Two next season. The Valiants travel to Oxfordshire where they face Oxford United this upcoming Saturday.

Coventry City only took home just one point after a draw with Charlton Athletic, but it wasn’t enough to keep them fighting to stay in League One. They confirmed that they were relegated to Sky Bet League Two next season.


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