WINNERS AND LOSERS
Monday 06 May 1996
Champions Manchester United
Runners-up Newcastle United
In Europe next season Manchester United (Champions' League); Liverpool (Cup-Winners' Cup), Newcastle, Aston Villa, Arsenal (Uefa Cup)
Relegated Manchester City, Queen's Park Rangers, Bolton
Runners-up Derby County
Play-offs - semi-finals first legs (12 May) Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace; Stoke City v Leicester City Second legs (15 May) Crystal Palace v Charlton; Leicester v Stoke. Final 27 May, Wembley.
Relegated Millwall, Watford, Luton Town
Champions Swindon Town
Runners-up Oxford United
Play-offs - semi-finals first legs (12 May) Bradford v Blackpool; Crewe v Notts County Second legs (15 May) Blackpool v Bradford; Notts County v Crewe Final 26 May, Wembley
Relegated Swansea City, Brighton, Hull City, plus York City or Carlisle United
Champions Preston North End
Third (also promoted) Bury
Play-offs - semi-finals first legs (12 May) Colchester v Plymouth, Hereford v Darlington Second legs (15 May) Plymouth v Colchester, Darlington v Hereford Final 25 May, Wembley
Torquay, who finished bottom, will not be relegated because the ground of Stevenage Borough, the GM Vauxhall Conference champions, did not meet League requirements by 31 December deadline
Champions Stevenage Borough
Relegated Dagenham and Redbridge, Runcorn (only two teams relegated because no promotion candidate from Unibond League)
Promoted into Conference (provisional) Rushden & Diamonds (from Beazer Homes League), Hayes (from Icis League)
Play-off (winners to play in Premier Division next season, losers to play in First Division) First leg (12 May) Partick Thistle (second to bottom of Premier Division) v Dundee United (runners-up First Division) Second leg (16 May) Dundee United v Partick
In Europe next season Rangers (Champions' League); Hearts (Cup-Winners' Cup); Celtic, Aberdeen (Uefa Cup)
Runners-up (into play-off) Dundee United
Relegated Hamilton, Dumbarton
Runners-up (also promoted) East Fife
Relegated Forfar, Montrose
Runners-up (also promoted) Brechin City
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