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Thousands of fans line the streets to celebrate Norwich City's Premier League promotion

Tens of thousands of Norwich City fans lined the city's streets on Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate the Canaries' promotion to the Premier League.

Norwich secured the Championship title with a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday.

It's the fourth time that the Canaries have won England's second tier.

Fans gathered outside City Hall on Monday morning to salute their heroes as the city centre was transformed into a sea of yellow and green, and players took part in interviews on the balcony.

Thousands of fans gathered outside City Hall. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The team then lifted the Championship trophy as fireworks and confetti were released into the skies, before the players and staff completed a victory lap of the city on an open-top bus.

Head Coach Daniel Farke was clearly emotional as he addressed the crowds and told supporters that what the club had achieved was "extraordinary."

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"It's really outstanding what this club, these supporters and this place has achieved," he said.

"All words are right: World class, special, unique, extraordinary. We are all unbelievably proud.

"When Stuart (Webber) and I signed here for Norwich, we said we wanted to give the pride back. When we got the picture today, you got the feeling that it was well done."

Teemu Pukki and other Norwich players were given a chance to talk to the crowds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Members of Norwich's promotion-winning squad were also given a chance to speak to the crowds, including Championship Golden Boot winner Teemu Pukki whose 29 league goals in his debut season for the club helped fire the Canaries back to the top flight for the first time since they were relegated in 2016.

"It was the best decision of my life to come here," Pukki told fans.

"I'm unbelievably happy that I came here. It's a lovely club to be at, and this team is something else. It's an honour to be part of this team."

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One of the biggest cheers of the day was reserved for Scottish midfielder Kenny Mclean who greeted fans with the mayor's hat on and declared himself the new Mayor of Norwich.

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