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The first EFL club has been relegated this season

Rotherham United’s fate was sealed as they became the first team in the English Football League to suffer relegation.

A 1-0 defeat at home to Plymouth Argyle finalized their drop from the Championship, ending their two-year stint in the second tier of English football.

The decisive blow came in a tense encounter at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, where the Millers faced fellow strugglers Plymouth Argyle.

Despite Rotherham’s efforts to stave off relegation, it was Bali Mumba’s goal that illuminated a lackluster first half, setting the tone for their downfall.

Throughout the match, Rotherham’s goalkeeper Viktor Johansson displayed commendable resilience, making several crucial saves to keep his team’s hopes alive.

However, Plymouth’s substitute Ben Waine came close to extending their lead, hitting the post late in the game. Ultimately, Rotherham’s inability to find the net and secure a vital result spelled their doom.

The defeat not only confirmed Rotherham’s relegation but also highlighted the challenges they faced throughout the season.

Despite their best efforts, they were unable to secure the necessary points to maintain their Championship status.

With five games still to play, their fate was sealed, marking an early end to their campaign.

For Rotherham United, the relegation represents a significant setback, marking their return to League One after just two years in the Championship.

With an insurmountable 19-point gap between them and 21st place, Birmingham City, and only 15 points left to play for, their fate was sealed with time still remaining in the season.