Brighton won't break the bank after promotion

Brighton Make It To PL

Wigan grabbed a late consolation goal courtesy of in-form man Nick Powell who was bizarrely benched after scoring a hat-trick last time out.

Huddersfield had to win to delay Brighton's celebrations but their result left the Seagulls 13 points clear of Reading, now in third place, with only a maximum of nine points available to the Berkshire club from their three remaining league games this season.

And when Aaron Mooy's Hudderfsield Town side shipped a late goal to be held 1-1 by Derby County, Brighton's move to the top flight was assured.

They also stole a march on Newcastle in the race for the title after the Magpies lost to Ipswich.

2015-16: Beginning the campaign with a 21-game unbeaten run, Chris Hughton's side missed out on automatic promotion on the final day as they needed to beat Middlesbrough in another winner-takes-all clash, but could only manage a 1-1 draw and Boro went up.

Brighton will return to the top flight next season for the first time in 34 years after securing promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

He added: "Brighton have got that quality and they have done a fantastic job".

"The amounts of money in the Premier League does equalise things a bit", Bloom told reporters.

Despite the fans already in party mode, goalkeeper David Stockdale knows there are still games to be played and wants to finish the season as champions.

"We're going to be there next season and we'll enjoy it".

Freddie Sears put the hosts ahead just before half-time, but when former Tractor Boy Daryl Murphy levelled in the second half the Magpies had a chance to switch their fortunes.

Huddersfield could have closed the gap to Brighton and second-placed Newcastle with a win. It is 11 months since I went into the changing-room at the end of the play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday and the players were on the floor.

Goals from Lloyd Dier and Lucas Akins saw Burton climb up to 19th and give their survival hopes a massive boost, and prompted plenty of home fans inside St Andrew's to make their displeasure known.

Their playoff position was claimed by Fulham, who kept up their amusing season using a 3-1 triumph over 10-guy Aston Villa, Ryan Sessegnon again one of the goals.

First Lewis Grabban then John Swift beat Richard O'Donnell to seal the points with a 2-1 win.



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