Hull City clinch promotion back to Championship after beating Lincoln

Hull City clinch promotion back to the Championship after victory over Lincoln City… as club poke fun at botched European Super League plot with tongue-in-cheek confirmation of return to the second tier at the first time of asking

  • Hull secured promotion back to the Championship after beating Lincoln 2-1
  • Mallik Wilks scored from the penalty spot late on to clinch an immediate return
  • The club mocked the failed European Super League with a celebratory tweet 
  • Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers side were officially relegated from League One

Mallik Wilks’ late penalty secured Hull’s promotion to the Sky Bet Championship and edged closer to the League One title in a 2-1 win at Lincoln.

Josh Magennis put Hull into an early lead, only for the visitors to be pegged back by Lewis Montsma’s effort.

But just when Hull feared a frustrating draw, up popped Wilks with the winner from the penalty spot to seal their place in the second tier.

Hull celebrated after securing promotion back to the Championship with a 2-1 win over Lincoln

Mallik Wilks (left) scored from the penalty spot for the winning goal to clinch promotion

The club poked fun at the failed European Super League with this tweet after the match

Peterborough’s 1-0 win at Charlton, however, meant that Hull were not able to pop the champagne on a title victory.

Jonson Clarke-Harris’ ninth-minute goal sealed a 1-0 win at Charlton, who saw Jayden Stockley miss a penalty.

Charlie Wyke’s brace took his tally to 30 goals in all competitions for third-placed Sunderland, but the Black Cats could only draw 3-3 with Accrington.

Colby Bishop found the net for Stanley, before a Luke O’Nien own goal dragged the visitors back level at 2-2.

Max Power thought he had snatched back the win for the Wearsiders, only for Sean McConville to net late on and thwart the hosts.

Max Power scored Sunderland’s third goal but his side were held to a 3-3 draw by Accrington

Matt Taylor struck twice with a Joe Edwards own goal also helping out as Oxford saw off Plymouth 3-1.

Niall Ennis was on target for the Pilgrims but it was a tough day on the road for the men from Devon.

Centre-back Matthew Pennington’s goal did the trick for Shrewsbury, who dented Blackpool’s play-off chase with a 1-0 win on their travels.

Northampton struck twice in four minutes through Ryan Edmondson and Fraser Horsfall to pinch a 2-2 draw at Gillingham.

Northampton scored twice to come from behind and earn a point in a 2-2 draw at Gillingham

Vadaine Oliver and Olly Lee had the hosts in control at 2-0 heading into the last 20 minutes, only for the Cobblers to turn the tables at the death.

Joe Piggott missed a penalty as AFC Wimbledon played out a goalless draw at Ipswich.

Barrie McKay found the net as Fleetwood bagged a 1-0 win at Doncaster, while two added-time goals left Crewe and Rochdale drawing 1-1.

First Charlie Kirk thought he had snatched the win for the hosts, only for Matt Done to level for Dale in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time.

Will Keane answered Joe Powell’s early effort for Burton to hand hosts Wigan a 1-1 draw.

Will Grigg struck four goals as MK Dons thrashed Swindon 5-0, with Scott Fraser adding a penalty for good measure.

Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers were officially relegated to League Two thanks to a 1-0 loss at play-off hopefuls Portsmouth.

Ronan Curtis’ first-half goal proved enough to earn Pompey their first win in five matches.

Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers were officially relegated to League 2 after a 1-0 loss to Portsmouth

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