2018-19 EFL Championship
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2018%E2%80%9319 EFL Championship

EFL Championship
Season2018-19
Dates3 August 2018 - 5 May 2019
ChampionsNorwich City
PromotedNorwich City
Sheffield United
Aston Villa
RelegatedRotherham United
Bolton Wanderers
Ipswich Town
Matches played552
Goals scored1,471 (2.66 per match)
Biggest home win
(18 August 2018)
Biggest away win
(3 October 2018)

(22 December 2018)

(16 February 2019)
Highest scoring
(28 November 2018)
Longest winning run10 matches[1]
Aston Villa
Longest unbeaten run14 matches[1]
Norwich City
Longest winless run14 matches[1]
Bolton Wanderers
Longest losing run7 matches[1]
Queens Park Rangers
Highest attendance41,696

(5 May 2019)[1]
Lowest attendance8,018

(27 November 2018)[1]
Total attendance10,840,765[1]
Average attendance20,075[1]
2017-18

The 2018-19 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of the EFL Championship under its current name, and the twenty-seventh season under its current league structure. Norwich City were crowned champions on the final day, following a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.[2]

Team changes

The following teams had changed division after the 2017-18 season.

Stadiums

Locations of the 2018-19 Football League Championship teams
London Championship football clubs
West Midlands Championship football clubs

Personnel and sponsoring

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Ipswich Town England Bryan Klug[] End of caretaker spell 6 May 2018 Pre-season England Paul Hurst[27] 30 May 2018
Queens Park Rangers England Ian Holloway[28] Sacked 10 May 2018 England Steve McClaren[29] 18 May 2018
Swansea City Portugal Carlos Carvalhal[30] End of contract 18 May 2018 England Graham Potter[31] 11 June 2018
Stoke City Scotland Paul Lambert[32] Resigned England Gary Rowett[33] 22 May 2018
Derby County England Gary Rowett[34] Signed by Stoke City 22 May 2018 England Frank Lampard[35] 31 May 2018
Leeds United England Paul Heckingbottom[36] Sacked 1 June 2018 Argentina Marcelo Bielsa[37][38] 15 June 2018
Aston Villa England Steve Bruce[39] 3 October 2018 12th England Dean Smith[40] 10 October 2018
Brentford England Dean Smith[40] Signed by Aston Villa 10 October 2018 7th Denmark Thomas Frank[41] 16 October 2018
Ipswich Town England Paul Hurst[42] Sacked 25 October 2018 24th Scotland Paul Lambert[43] 27 October 2018
Reading England Paul Clement[44] 6 December 2018 21st Portugal José Gomes[45] 22 December 2018
Sheffield Wednesday Netherlands Jos Luhukay[46] 21 December 2018 18th England Steve Bruce 2 January 2019
Stoke City England Gary Rowett[47][48] 8 January 2019 14th Wales Nathan Jones[49] 9 January 2019
Nottingham Forest Spain Aitor Karanka[50] Mutual consent 11 January 2019 7th Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill[51] 14 January 2019
West Bromwich Albion Jamaica Darren Moore[52] Sacked 9 March 2019 4th Croatia Slaven Bili?[53] 13 June 2019
Queens Park Rangers England Steve McClaren[54] 1 April 2019 17th England Mark Warburton[55] 8 May 2019

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Norwich City (C, P) 46 27 13 6 93 57 +36 94 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Sheffield United (P) 46 26 11 9 78 41 +37 89
3 Leeds United 46 25 8 13 73 50 +23 83 Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 11 12 87 62 +25 80
5 Aston Villa (O, P) 46 20 16 10 82 61 +21 76[a]
6 Derby County 46 20 14 12 69 54 +15 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 13 13 49 41 +8 73
8 Bristol City 46 19 13 14 59 53 +6 70
9 Nottingham Forest 46 17 15 14 61 54 +7 66
10 Swansea City 46 18 11 17 65 62 +3 65
11 Brentford 46 17 13 16 73 59 +14 64[b]
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 16 14 60 62 −2 64
13 Hull City 46 17 11 18 66 68 −2 62
14 Preston North End 46 16 13 17 67 67 0 61
15 Blackburn Rovers 46 16 12 18 64 69 −5 60
16 Stoke City 46 11 22 13 45 52 −7 55
17 Birmingham City 46 14 19 13 64 58 +6 52[c]
18 Wigan Athletic 46 13 13 20 51 64 −13 52
19 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 9 23 53 71 −18 51
20 Reading 46 10 17 19 49 66 −17 47
21 Millwall 46 10 14 22 48 64 −16 44
22 Rotherham United (R) 46 8 16 22 52 83 −31 40 Relegation to EFL League One
23 Bolton Wanderers (R) 46 8 8 30 29 78 −49 32
24 Ipswich Town (R) 46 5 16 25 36 77 −41 31
Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results[59]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Aston Villa were promoted to the Premier League after beating Derby County in the Play-Off Final.[56]
  2. ^ Brentford were awarded a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers due to Bolton's inability to hold the fixture.[57]
  3. ^ Birmingham City were deducted 9 points for failure to comply with the EFL profitability and sustainability rules.[58]

Play-offs

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3 Leeds United 1 2 3  
6 Derby County 0 4 4  
    6 1
  5 2
4 1 1 2 (3)
5 2 0 2 (4)  

Results

Home \ Away AST BIR BLB BOL BRE BRI DER HUL IPS LEE MID MIL NOR NOT PNE QPR REA ROT SHU SHW STO SWA WBA WIG
Aston Villa 4-2 2-1 2-0 2-2 2-1 4-0 2-2 2-1 2-3 3-0 1-0 1-2 5-5 3-3 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-3 1-2 2-2 1-0 0-2 3-2
Birmingham City 0-1 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-3 2-2 1-0 1-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 3-0 0-0 2-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-0 1-1 1-1
Blackburn Rovers 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 2-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-1 1-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 4-2 0-1 2-2 2-1 3-0
Bolton Wanderers 0-2 1-0 0-1 0-1[60] 2-2 1-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-2 2-1 0-4 0-3 1-2 1-2 1-1 2-1 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 1-1
Brentford 1-0 1-1 5-2 1-0 0-1 3-3 5-1 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-1 3-0 3-0 2-2 5-1 2-3 2-0 3-1 2-3 0-1 2-0
Bristol City 1-1 1-2 4-1 2-1 1-1 0-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 2-0 3-2 2-2
Derby County 0-3 3-1 0-0 4-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-4 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 6-1 2-1 1-1 0-0 2-1 3-1 2-1
Hull City 1-3 2-0 0-1 6-0 2-0 1-1 1-2 2-0 0-1 1-1 2-1 0-0 0-2 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 0-3 3-0 2-0 3-2 1-0 2-1
Ipswich Town 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-0 1-1 2-3 1-1 0-2 3-2 0-2 2-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-2 1-0
Leeds United 1-1 1-2 3-2 2-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-0 3-2 1-3 1-1 3-0 2-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 3-1 2-1 4-0 1-2
Middlesbrough 0-3 1-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-2 2-0 2-1 0-0 3-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 2-0
Millwall 2-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-1 2-2 3-0 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-0 1-3 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-0 2-1
Norwich City 2-1 3-1 2-1 3-2 1-0 3-2 3-4 3-2 3-0 0-3 1-0 4-3 3-3 2-0 4-0 2-2 3-1 2-2 2-2 0-1 1-0 3-4 1-0
Nottingham Forest 1-3 2-2 1-2 1-0 2-1 0-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 4-2 3-0 2-2 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 1-1 3-1
Preston North End 1-1 1-0 4-1 2-2 4-3 1-1 0-0 1-2 4-0 0-2 1-1 3-2 3-1 0-0 1-0 2-3 1-1 0-1 3-3 2-2 1-1 2-3 4-0
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 3-4 1-2 1-2 3-2 0-3 1-1 2-3 3-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 1-4 0-0 1-2 1-2 3-0 0-0 4-0 2-3 1-0
Reading 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-1 2-1 3-2 1-2 3-0 2-2 0-3 0-1 3-1 1-2 2-0 2-1 0-1 1-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 1-4 0-0 3-2
Rotherham United 1-2 1-3 3-2 1-1 2-4 0-0 1-0 2-3 1-0 1-2 1-2 1-0 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-1 0-4 1-1
Sheffield United 4-1 0-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-3 3-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-2 1-0 4-0 2-0 0-0 1-1 1-2 1-2 4-2
Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 1-1 4-2 1-0 2-0 2-0 1-2 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 2-1 0-4 3-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 3-1 2-2 1-0
Stoke City 1-1 0-1 2-3 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 2-2 2-0 0-2 2-2 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-3
Swansea City 0-1 3-3 3-1 2-0 3-0 0-1 1-1 2-2 2-3 2-2 3-1 1-0 1-4 0-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 4-3 1-0 2-1 3-1 1-2 2-2
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 3-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 4-2 1-4 3-2 1-1 4-1 2-3 2-0 1-1 2-2 4-1 7-1 4-1 2-1 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-0 2-0
Wigan Athletic 3-0 0-3 3-1 5-2 0-0 1-0 0-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 0-3 3-2 0-0 0-0 1-0
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Top scorers

As of 5 May 2019[61]

Hat-tricks

  1. ^ Player scored 4 goals

Monthly awards

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