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Nottingham Forest back in Premier League for first time in 23 years

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Former European champions Nottingham Forest have returned to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years after beating Huddersfield in the play-off final.

Nottingham Forest's team-players celebrates after Huddersfield Town's English defender Levi Colwill (unseen) scored an own goal during their English Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday
Nottingham Forest’s team-players celebrates after Huddersfield Town’s English defender Levi Colwill (unseen) scored an own goal during their English Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday. Picture: Adrian Dennis, AFP

London โ€” Nottingham Forest clinched promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years with a 1-0 win against Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final on Sunday.

Levi Colwill’s own goal late in the first half at Wembley was enough for Steve Cooper’s side to hit the jackpot in the most lucrative single match in world football.

Promotion to the top-flight is estimated to be worth at least ยฃ170 million ($214 million) in increased revenue.

AFP

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