Norwich and Derby could have been promoted this season - if Championship points were awarded over two legs.

The round robin home and away structure of the Football League has formed the basis of the competition for over 100 years.

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However, knockout tournaments such as the League Cup and the Champions League decide the outcome of a tie based on the aggregate scores of the two teams over home and away legs.

But what would be the impact of adopting this format in the league?

Norwich would have trounced Millwall 10-2 but, who cares, because Millwall would finish 18th – safe from relegation.

The Watford-Huddersfield clash would have been a five-all stalemate, while Bournemouth would have taken down Birmingham 12-2.

Norwich would have finished top on 53 points, while Derby would have come second on 52.

Watford, who have been promoted as league runners-up, would be in third place, and this season’s champions, Bournemouth would be joint fourth with Middlesbrough.

Ipswich would have made the last play-off spot at the expense of Brentford in seventh.

Neither Blackpool nor Wigan would have managed to avoid the drop if points were awarded on a two-legged basis, though Brighton would have found themselves in League One next season.

Points based on two legs

Norwich: 53

Derby: 52

Watford: 50

Middlesbrough: 49

Bournemouth: 49

Ipswich: 45

Brentford: 43

Wolves: 41

Blackburn: 38

Reading: 32

Cardiff: 32

Nottingham Forest: 31

Charlton: 31

Sheff Weds: 30

Birmingham: 30

Leeds: 27

Rotherham: 24

Millwall: 23

Huddersfield: 23

Bolton: 21

Fulham: 20

Brighton: 18

Wigan: 16

Blackpool: 8