With Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland being relegated you may be asking who will replace them. With the promotion tournament over, we now have our answer.
Every year the top two teams from the league under The Premier League, English Football League Championship, are automatically promoted to The Premier League. This year these two teams were Newcastle United, and Brighton and Hove Albion. For the final spot the teams that finished 3rd to 6th place battle it out in a tournament to decide who gets the final ticket to The Premier League. The Semi-Finals match is two legs while the Finals is one leg.
This year battling it out for the final promotion was Reading–3rd place finish–, Sheffield Wednesday–4th place finish–, Huddersfield Town–5th place finish–, and Fulham–6th place finish–. In the Semi-Finals Reading took down Fulham with a final aggregate score line of 2-1, and Huddersfield Town narrowly made it passed Sheffield Wednesday after they beat them 4-3 in penalties after a aggregate of 1-1 for their leg matches. In the Finals, these two teams produced many opportunities to produce likely game winning goals, but continuely missed. After 90 minutes the score line read 0-0. In penalties, Huddersfield clinched their spot in The Premier League by winning 4-3.
Notoriously, teams that get promoted often just end up the next season being promoted down back to the English Football League Championship. It will be interesting to watch how it all unfolds, and whether any of these teams will adapt well enough to The Premier League as to stay up for a second season.
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