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Ipswich Town promoted to the Premier League after 22 years away | UK News



Ipswich Town players celebrate promotion to the Premier League. Pic: Reuters

Ipswich City have been promoted to the Premier League after 22 years out of the highest flight.

The Tractor Boys beat Huddersfield 2-0 at Portman Street to safe a second successive promotion, having completed runners-up to Plymouth in League One final season.

Kieran McKenna’s aspect already had a three-point benefit over third-placed Leeds going into the ultimate sport of the season and solely wanted a draw to safe promotion from the Championship.

Ipswich turned the primary membership since Southampton in 2012 to achieve back-to-back promotions from the third tier to the Premier League, whereas the end result sealed Huddersfield’s relegation to League One.

1000’s of Ipswich followers gathered outdoors the bottom earlier than kick-off with some setting off smoke bombs and flares.

Ipswich City rejoice their aspect’s promotion to the Premier League. Pic: PA

The expectant residence crowd watched their workforce pin the opposition in their very own half within the opening 20 minutes and Ipswich ought to have taken the lead following a breakaway within the twenty fifth minute.

However the dominant show noticed the Tractor Boys go 1-0 up two minutes later from a well-worked transfer the place Conor Chaplin discovered Wes Burns unmarked within the field and the Welshman fired residence to an enormous uncooked from the gang.

Omari Hutchinson struck once more three minutes after the restart, skipping away from a problem to search out the again of the online from the sting of the field.

Followers poured on to the pitch after the ultimate whistle to rejoice a outstanding turnaround within the membership’s fortunes.

McKenna pledged to “work actually arduous over the summer season” and praised his “unbelievable” gamers.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna celebrates. Pic: PA
Ipswich City supervisor Kieran McKenna celebrates. Pic: PA

“To get right here up to now so shortly, plenty of arduous work, everybody collectively, it is wonderful what you are able to do,” he stated.

“They’re unbelievable [the players]. I am going to communicate to them over the following few days, they’ve been an absolute privilege to work with, my first managerial job. I have been lucky with the group of gamers, group of those who I’ve come throughout and they’re a beautiful group and so they deserve all of the success.

“It has been nice and a large thanks to my household and to my mother and father.

“What a journey it has been. I am undecided it’ll occur once more in the way in which that we have completed it. I do know you’ll be able to say technically it has been completed earlier than however I am undecided it has been completed like this in a soccer membership like this, how we have completed it and undecided it will occur for a really very long time.

“We are going to work actually arduous over the summer season and what a improbable problem forward and benefit from the celebrations and look ahead and we are going to be sure you get pleasure from subsequent season.”

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