Hull City have been promoted to the top flight for just the second time in their 109-year history on a dramatic afternoon at the KC Stadium in which they were forced to wait 20 minutes before their fate was determined.
Steve Bruce's men were unable to secure the three points against the champions which would have guaranteed them second spot, yet they had a helping hand from Leeds United, who eventually beat third-placed Watford 2-1.
Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town and Barnsley both finished the season with their npower Championship status intact after playing out a pulsating last-day 2-2 draw - with Peterborough United the side relegated following their 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Goals from Peterborough duo Lee Tomlin and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing were cancelled out by Glenn Murray and Kevin Phillips before Mile Jedinak struck late on to break the visitors' hearts.
Posh will be joined in League 1 next season by basement club Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who went down 2-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion - Kazenga LuaLua scoring both goals. The Robins' disappointing season ended with a 4-1 defeat against Charlton Athletic.
Leicester City sneaked into the Play-Offs with a 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest with goals from Matty James, Andy King and Anthony Knockaert.
Forest, who scored through Simon Cox and Elliott Ward, lost out along with Bolton Wanderers, who were held 2-2 at home by Blackpool.
Matt Phillips and Ludovic Sylvestre put Blackpool in charge before Chris Eagles and Craig Davies gave the home side hope but it was in vain.
Sheffield Wednesday made sure of their status with a 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough thanks to goals from Steve Howard and Leroy Lita and Derby County beat Millwall 1-0 with a late Conor Sammon goal.
Burnley defeated Ipswich Town 2-0 with goals by Junior Stanislas and Martin Paterson.
Birmingham City drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers with the goals coming from Ravel Morrison for the home side and Jordan Rhodes.