Players and fans celebrate Southampton's promotion

Southampton's Rickie Lambert celebrates with fans at the final whistle following the club's promotion to the Premier League
Southampton's Rickie Lambert celebrates with fans at the final whistle following the club's promotion to the Premier League Credit: PA
Southampton's Billy Sharp of is helped down the tunnel by stewards at end of game during Football League Championship match
Southampton's Billy Sharp of is helped down the tunnel by stewards at end of game during Football League Championship match Credit: PA
Southampton's Jos Hooiveld is carried off the pitch by fans at the end of the game after the club's promotion to Premier League
Southampton's Jos Hooiveld is carried off the pitch by fans at the end of the game after the club's promotion to Premier League Credit: PA

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Southampton promotion

Southampton secured their return to the Barclays Premier League after a seven-year absence with a comfortable win against already relegated Coventry.