Norwich created a lead atop the second-tier on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over rivals Ipswich in the Old Farm Derby.

An early opener from Onel Hernandez was consolidated by a Teemu Pukki brace, gifting the Canaries some breathing space at the summit.

Leeds trail closely after dropping two points against Middlesbrough, but it could have been far worse with Kalvin Phillips scoring an equaliser in, incredibly, the 11th minute of added time.

Another side in Yorkshire were involved in added-time drama but not of the good sort.

Sheffield United spurned a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 on Friday night against Aston Villa, shortening their comfortability in third.

At the bottom end of the table Bolton lost to mid-table Preston while Reading played out a stalemate at the Madejski.

With six teams feasibly in the relegation while the whole top-half can still dream of promotion, how will it all end up?

Well, the boffins at Football Web Pages have had their super computer do the maths to predict the standings come Sunday 5 May and Express Sport is on hand to fill you in.

Super computer – Championship table prediction

Norwich have had four different spells in the Premier League since its inception in 1992, and they should expect another, with the super computer predicting them to finish top of the pile with 95 points.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are expected to secure the other automatic promotion spot, but will supposedly lose eight more points on the apparent champions.

West Brom currently sit in fourth but will miss out on second by one point, the computer suggests, just edging the Blades on goal difference.

Middlesbrough and Bristol City are also predicted to attain play-ff spots, meaning Derby, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham all miss out on returns to the big time.

At the other end of the table, Bolton are expected to finish rock bottom despite leading current occupiers of that position, Ipswich, by five points.

The Tractor Boys, nevertheless, will ostensibly finish 23rd, with Rotherham also joining them in League One next season.

That means Reading escape the drop alongside Millwall and Wigan.



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