Oldham Athletic have become the first former Premier League club to be relegated from the football after losing at home to Salford City despite a crowd invasion which prevented the match from ending

The club trailed 2-1 with 14 minutes to play against Salford when fans poured on to the pitch to protest against the current ownership

The players were taken off by referee Robert Madeley as supporters staged a centre-circle sit-in against owner Abdallah Lemsagam, despite appeals from boss John Sheridan to return to the stands

The EFL later confirmed that the result when the match was abandoned would stand

Their spokesperson said: “This afternoon’s League Two fixture between Oldham Athletic and Salford City has been concluded behind closed doors.

The remaining 14 minutes played resulted in a final scoreline of Oldham Athletic 1 Salford City 2, and as a result Oldham Athletic have been relegated from League Two.

“Despite the earlier announcement of the abandonment of the fixture, after discussions with both clubs, match officials, and stadium security it was agreed the match could be concluded today.

“The decision was taken in order to maintain the integrity of the competition given the importance of the fixture at both ends of the League Two table.”


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