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Brighton Secure Premier League Promotion

Brighton Secure Premier League Promotion

by | 18th April 2017
Brighton and Hove Albion player celebrating promotion.

Championship leaders Brighton were promoted to the Premier League after they beat relegation-threatened Wigan, and Huddersfield then drew at Derby.

 

Brighton’s promotion was confirmed when Huddersfield Town could only manage a 1­1 draw at Derby County in the day’s late kick­off.

 

Glenn Murray’s crisp strike from the edge of the area put Albion ahead.

 

Solly March smashed in a second after the break, before Nick Powell’s header made it a nervy final five minutes.

 

Brighton can now start preparing for life in the top division again following their relegation in 1982-83 and subsequent journey down and back up the leagues.

 

A Huddersfield win would have meant the Seagulls needed one more point to mathematically guarantee promotion, but their goal difference was already far superior to the Terriers.

 

Brighton need three more points to clinch the Championship title and will be crowned champions if they win at Norwich on Friday.