Who is the protagonist of the one remaining EPL promotion ticket?…Coventry vs Luton Final Showdown


Coventry City beat Middlesbrough in Championship PO second leg

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Young-ho = English Professional Football Championship (Part 2) Coventry City and Luton Town face each other for the last remaining Premier League (EPL, Division 1) promotion ticket.

Coventry City won 1-0 in the second leg of the 2022-2023 Championship Playoff (PO) against Middlesbrough held at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England on the 18th (hereinafter Korean time).

Coventry City, who drew without a goal in the first leg, took the PO Finals berth with a 1-0 aggregate score in the first and second leg.

As a result, Coventry City beat Sunderland the previous day to advance to the PO Finals against Luton Town, and on the morning of the 28th, at Wembley Stadium in London, England, a one-game match was played for promotion to the EPL.

Coventry City ended their victory against Middlesbrough that day in the 12th minute of the second half when Gustavo Hamer bypassed an opposing defender from the left side of the penalty area with a skill and scored the winning goal with a wonderful right-footed kick.

Coventry City has a chance to return to the top division after 23 years of being relegated to 19th in the 2000-2001 EPL.

Coventry City’s challenge to return to the first division was tough.

Coventry City, who stood in the championship from the 2001-2002 season, fell to League One (3rd division) after being pushed to 23rd place in the 2012-2013 season, and fell to League Two (4th division) in the 2016-2017 season after finishing 23rd in League One. .

Coventry City, which was promoted from League Two in the 2017-2018 season to the third division through playoffs, won the League One championship in the 2019-2020 season and rose to the championship from the 2020-2021 season.

Coventry City have been in a bleak situation this season as they slumped to an early finish in the Championship, but after British businessman Doug King took over the club in January, they rose sharply in the table.

Finally, Coventry City, who finished the regular season in 5th place, won the PO match against 4th place Middlesbrough and succeeded in advancing to the finals.

Luton Town, which Coventry City will face in the PO Finals, is also expected to face a fierce confrontation as EPL promotion is a ground task.

Luton Town is a club that was relegated from the 1991-1992 Football League 1st Division and was unable to participate in the EPL stage launched in the 1992-1993 season.Luton Town is also aiming for promotion to the first division in 32 years.


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