Leon Balogun will be playing football in the league one next season after Wigan Athletic were relegated from the Championship after they were held to a draw by a Fulham at the DW Stadium, OwoSports Reports
The Latics, had 12-point deduction for going into administration means they finish in the bottom three, a win for Cook’s Wigan would have been enough to avoid the drop.
Their hopes now rest on an appeal against the sanction, while Fulham will have to settle for a play-off place after remaining below both Brentford and West Bromwich Albion, who ended as runners-up.
Wigan’s hopes of staying in the division looked good when Kieffer Moore headed them ahead from close range in the first half.
Neeskens Kebano’s sublime free-kick drew Fulham level, but Wigan spurned plenty of opportunities to secure the win that would have saved them from dropping into League One.
A remarkable finish at Griffin Park saw Barnsley claim a late win against Brentford to reach 49 points and move third from bottom.
But had Paul Cook’s Wigan side made the most of their second-half chances, they would have finished above the Tykes on goal difference – even with their deduction.
Defeats for Hull City and Charlton Athletic see them join Wigan in the bottom three, while Fulham will meet Cardiff City in the two legged play-off semi-finals.