Derby County Suffers Relegation from the Championship
Derby County have been relegated from the English Championship for the first time in 36 years.
The Rams as they are popularly called got relegated to the third tier of English football after losing 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers ( QPR) on Monday, April 18th, 2022. QPR ended a six-match winless run to move up to 10th in the table and to within two points of the top six, although sixth-placed Sheffield United could increase that gap if they beat Bristol City later on Monday.
Derby’s season suffered a collapse following a 21 points deduction which was melted on them by the organisers of the league as their punishment for breaches of profitability and sustainability rules.
If not for the 21-point deduction this season, for entering administration and breaching the EFL’s financial regulations, Derby would be 17th in the table and almost as close to the play-off places as the relegation spots.