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Rooney’s Derby County Escape Relegation On Final Day Of Championship Season 

Rooney’s Derby County Escape Relegation On Final Day Of Championship Season 

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County escaped relegation to English third-tier division after a dramatic 3-3 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the Championship season.

And incredible contest at Pride Park saw Rooney’s side battle back twice from losing positions on an unforgettable final day.

Martyn Waghorn headed an equaliser after Sam Hutchinson put Wednesday ahead in first-half stoppage time before Manchester City Patrick Roberts gave Derby the lead with a brilliant strike.

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Callum Paterson levelled and Julian Borner restored Wednesday’s lead but Waghorn had the final say when substitute Kamil Jozwiak was fouled by Chey Dunkley in the box, holding his nerve to score the decisive penalty.

The result means Derby finished in 21st position on 44 points just a point above the drop zone in the 24-team Championship table.

The three teams who were relegated are Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday.

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