Here’s a minute-by-minute graphical breakdown of the relegation zone as Premiership matches played out on the last day of the season.
5 teams started the day with the chance they could be relegated; 4 of these teams spent some part of the match in one of the two spare relegation positions.
- Wolves 2-3 Blackburn
- Stoke 0-1 Wigan
- Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool (relegated)
- Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Birmingham (relegated)
Wolves, unable to ensure by their own hands (or feet) that they were not relegated, had to rely on Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur winning their games to provide a safety buffer.