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Hull City players celebrate Premier League promotion

Hull City will play in the Premier League in the 2013/14 season (©GettyImages)
Hull City will play in the Premier League in the 2013/14 season (©GettyImages).

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the Championship campaign and as usual the last game of the season had massive influence over who would be going up and who would be going down.

The race for automatic promotion was very tense and on the last day it was between Steve Bruce's Hull City and Gianfranco Zola's Watford, with Hull in the driver's seat before kick off.

The Tigers were on 78 points and the Hornets were on 77, so the fate was in Hull's hands but they had a tricky tie against already-promoted Cardiff City, whilst Watford faced Leeds United.

Due to a serious injury picked up by Watford's goalkeeper, their game was around 20minutes behind the Hull game and that left a nervy wait for the Hull City faithful.

With their game coming to an end, Hull were 2-1 up and had a penalty in the dying stages to secure their promotion, however they missed the resulting penalty and then went on to concede a penalty of their own at the other end. Cardiff converted their penalty and it ended 2-2, which left Watford needing a win to go above Hull and into second.

The game at Vicarage Road was tied 1-1 and in the last few moments, a massive mistake from Watford's youth goalkeeper saw Ross McCormack give Leeds the win and saw Watford have to settle for a play-off place.

A crazy ending to the Championship season and an ending that has seen Cardiff City and Hull City promoted with; Watford, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester left fighting for promotion via the play-offs.

Below you can see a video of the Hull City players watching the final few moments of the Watford game.

Watch here: Hull City players celebrate promotion to the Premier League. 

 

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