Huddersfield promoted to the Premier League
Huddersfield Town FC have been promoted to the Premier League after defeating Reading 4-3 on penalties in the Championship Play-Off Final.
The richest game in football was a full 120-minute contest between Huddersfield and Reading as they vied for a spot in the footballing promise land, the Premier League.
Huddersfield secured their spot in the Wembley showpiece after beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties, while Reading booked their spot over Fulham.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the game went into extra-time. With the main-takeaway from normal time being Huddersfield's Izzy Brown's absolute sitter from a few yards out in the opening minutes of the match.
Another dose of lackluster football prompted a penalty shoot-out where Huddersfield won 4-3.
This was also the first Championship final to remain goalless since the play-offs were introduced in 1987 and the first to go to penalties since 2002 (when Birmingham City defeated Norwich City) and it was predictably, remorselessly tight. Chances were at a painful premium, just two shots were on target in 120 minutes.
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Huddersfield have been promoted from 3 of their 4 play-off finals, winning promotion in 1995, 2004 and 2012.
Huddersfield are the 1st team in English Football League history to be promoted having conceded more goals than they’ve scored in the league campaign.
Huddersfield will be the 49th different team to play in the Premier League and will be in the top-flight for the first time since 1972.