Hull City Get Promoted To The Premier League After Play-Off Victory
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Hull City have returned to the Premier League after spending just one season in the Championship, thanks to their 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off final.
The two teams battled for promotion in front of a 70,189 crowd in the decorated Wembley stadium. The game was pretty hard fought, and remained goalless for 72 minutes, making it clear that something special would be needed to break the deadlock, which is exactly what Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diamé provided.
The 28-year-old Senegal international curled the ball beyond Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood from 23 yards out, scoring a beauty worthy of winning any final.
Watch the goal here:
Hull City manager Steve Bruce, who has now won promotion to the Premier League for the 4th time, heaped enormous praise on the only goal of the game.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Bruce stated: “It was just that little bit of quality to decide a big game. Diamé has produced a bit of magic and it’s won us the match. We seemed to have so many good chances. Thankfully Diamé has come up with a wonder striker and I’m delighted for him. I thought we had the better chances – my big players today performed excellently.”
The Tigers will now return to the top flight of English football for the third time in the last eight years, with the promotion also earning them a whopping £170 million.