Football League Championship
2009-10
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Season information
Winners Newcastle United
Promoted West Bromwich Albion
Blackpool
Relegated Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Argyle
Peterborough United
Season statistics
Matches played 514
Goals scored 1317
Average (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Peter Whittingham (19)
Biggest home win Cardiff 6-1 Derby
WBA 5-0 Watford
Forest 5-0 QPR
Newcastle 6-1 Barnsley
Reading 5-0 Sheff Wed
Biggest away win Bristol City 0-6 Cardiff City
Highest scoring Peterborough 4-4 Cardiff
Derby 5-3 Preston
Bristol City 5-3 Barnsley
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Promotion and relegation

Start of season

Teams promoted to Premier League 2009-10

Teams promoted from League One 2008-09

End of season

Teams relegated from Premier League 2009-10

Teams relegated to League One 2010-11

Current league table

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Newcastle United (C) (P) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69
8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 +7 65
9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63
10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 -9 63
11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 +8 62
12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 +1 60
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 -7 57
14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 -10 56
15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 -11 56
16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 -7 54
17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 -15 54
18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 -16 54
19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 -17 54
20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 62 84 -22 52
21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 -3 49*
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 46 11 14 21 49 69 -20 47 Relegated to League One
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 11 8 27 43 68 -25 41
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 8 10 28 46 80 -34 34

Source: Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
* Crystal Palace were given a ten point deduction for entering administration.
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Football League Championship 2009-10 Winners
Newcastle United
1st Championship title
3th second tier English title

Play-offs

Semifinals Finals
                           
  6  Blackpool 2 4 (6)  
3  Nottingham Forest 1 3 (4)  
  6  Blackpool 3
  4  Cardiff City 2
5  Leicester City  0 3 (3) (3)*
  4  Cardiff City  1 2 (3) (4)*  
  • *After extra time and penalties.

Top goalscorers

Scorer Goals Team
Peter Whittingham 21 Cardiff City
Nicky Maynard 20 Bristol City
Gary Hooper 19 Scunthorpe United
Charlie Adam 17 Blackpool
Andy Carroll Newcastle United
Kevin Nolan Newcastle United
Gylfi Sigurðsson Reading
Michael Chopra 16 Cardiff City
Darren Ambrose 15 Crystal Palace
Robert Earnshaw Nottingham Forest
Billy Sharp Doncaster Rovers

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