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Monday, 28 May, 2001, 16:01 GMT 17:01 UK
Football's ups and downs
The agony and ecstasy is reaching boiling point
The agony and ecstasy is reaching boiling point

BBC Sport Online rounds up all the important issues.

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Manchester United are crowned champions with plenty to spare and will be joined in next season's Champions' League by Arsenal and Liverpool.

Liverpool clinch their place with a 4-0 win at Charlton on the final day of the season to add to the celebrations of three cup triumphs.

Leeds' European adventure continues, though next season they will have to make do with a place in the Uefa Cup after finishing fourth in the Premiership.

Ipswich join them after a stunning season which lifted them to fifth place after many had tipped them for relegation. The achievement secures George Burley the manager of the year award.

The final Uefa Cup place goes to Chelsea, with Aston Villa winning a place in the Intertoto Cup.

At the other end of the table, Coventry leave the top flight after 33 uninterrupted years in the spotlight.

Bradford and Manchester City also fall into Division One, with City's relegation costing manager Joe Royle his job.

Division One

Jean Tigana's Fulham win the title at a canter and only narrowly miss out on chalking up a record points haul as they take their foot off the gas late on.

Behind them, Blackburn regain their place in the Premiership with a 1-0 win over Preston at Deepdale in the penultimate game of the season.

Third-placed Bolton grabbed the third promotion spot by beating fourth-placed Preston 3-0 in the Play-Off final in Cardiff.

Tranmere and QPR are relegated along with Huddersfield, who slip up on the final day of the season as Crystal Palace and Portsmouth both win to overhaul them.

Division Two

Millwall go up as champions and are joined in Division One next season by Rotherham.

Walsall come from behind to beat Reading in the Play-Off final and snatch the final promotion place.

Division Three

Brighton and Cardiff are promoted, along with Chesterfield, who will play in Division Two next season despite being docked nine points for financial irregularities.

Blackpool pip Rochdale to the last play-off spot and then go on to win a thrilling final, beating Leyton Orient 4-2 at Cardiff to seal promotion.

At the other end of the table, Barnet are back in the Conference after they lose at home to Torquay.

Nationwide Conference

Rushden are crowned champions thanks to their 2-1 win at Chester.

Yeovil, who needed to beat Scarborough 17-0 to stand any chance of winning promotion to the Football League, lose at Huish Park.

Kettering fill the final relegation spot after Kingtonian and Hednesford are already relegated.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic race away to win the championship by 15 points from Glasgow rivals Rangers, the first leg of a glorious treble for Martin O'Neill's side.

Rangers seal the second Champions League spot while Hibernian will play in the Uefa Cup after finishing third.

At the bottom, St Mirren are relegated after losing out to Dundee United in the fight for survival.

Scottish Division One

Livingston are crowned champions but Alloa are relegated after only one season in the First Division.

They will join Morton in the Second Division, although the Cappielow club could yet go out of existence if a buyer is not found soon.

Scottish Division Two

Partick Thistle claim the Second Division title and will be joined in Division One by Arbroath.

At the bottom, Stirling Albion are joined in Division Three by Queen's Park, who are edged out by Forfar.

Scottish Division Three

Hamilton go up as champions and will be joined in Division Two by Cowdenbeath, who pip Brechin City to the second promotion spot.

All the relegation/promotion issues in full.

Carling Premiership
Champions - Manchester United
Champions League qualifiers - Arsenal and Liverpool
Uefa Cup qualifiers - Leeds, Ipswich and Chelsea
Relegated- Bradford, Coventry and Man City

Division One
Champions - Fulham
Promoted - Blackburn and Bolton
Relegated - Tranmere, QPR and Huddersfield

Division Two
Champions - Millwall
Promoted - Rotherham and Walsall
Relegated - Oxford, Swansea, Luton and Bristol Rovers

Division Three
Champions - Brighton
Promoted - Chesterfield, Cardiff and Blackpool
Relegated - Barnet

Nationwide Conference
Rushden & Diamonds
- Kettering, Kingstonian and Hednesford

Scottish Premier League
Champions - Celtic
Relegated - St Mirren

Scottish First Division
Champions - Livingston
Relegated - Alloa and Morton

Scottish Division Two
Champions - Partick Thistle
Promoted - Arbroath
Relegated - Stirling and Queen's Park

Scottish Division Three
Champions - Hamilton
Promoted - Cowdenbeath

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