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Emotional celebrations for Huddersfield Town players as Terriers are promoted to the Premier League

David Wagner lifts the Championship play-off final trophy as Huddersfield Town are promoted

David Wagner celebrates the victory over Reading. Credit: PA

Huddersfield are back in the top flight after 45 years, clinching Premier League football and a £170million windfall by beating Reading on penalties in the Championship play-off final.

Few backed these sides to be challenging for promotion at the start of the campaign, with David Wagner's men considered to be in for a relegation fight as the Royals started anew under Jaap Stam.

Both teams have had memorable campaigns but Reading's has ended in heartache, whereas Huddersfield can look forward to life in the Premier League after securing a 4-3 penalty shootout triumph after 120 goalless minutes at Wembley.

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Huddersfield Town promoted to the Premier League

Huddersfield Town are a Premier League club.

Christopher Schindler scored the winning penalty to make it 4-3 in the shootout.

The Championship play-off final against Reading finished goalless after 120 minutes before the Terriers turned around a shootout.

Town were trailing when Michael Hefele missed his spotkick.

But David Wagner's men scored their remaining penalties, while Reading's Liam Moore and Jordan Obita missed - Danny Ward saving the latter.

The victory means Huddersfield Town will start the 2017/18 season as a top flight side for the first time since 1972.

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