Huddersfield Town fans taunt Leeds United after securing promotion


Huddersfield Town fans taunt Leeds United after securing promotion

After a drab 120 minutes of action at Wembley, with Huddersfield locking horns with Reading in the Championship playoff final, David Wagner's men held their nerve to run out 4-3 winners on penalties and book a top flight spot.

Huddersfield Town completed their fairy tale season on Monday by winning promotion to the Premier League - and the club's board plan on rewarding long-term supporters.

"I'm so emotional. To say I've been supporting this club since 1969, to be a Premier League team now - dreams come true", Hoyle told Sky Sports.

The German, who had a budget of less than £12m to work with this season, said: "By the way, Ian Holloway, all the best for next season". I know a lot of the pundits wrote us off at the start of the season.

"I have a contract and I'm very happy here", said the Dutchman.

The Terriers had not actually won a game or score a goal of their own during their play-off run, and they also became the first team in Football League history to win promotion with a negative goal difference.

Michael Hefele missed his first penalty but Ward thwarted Liam Kelly and Liam Moore, in between Mooy's successful kick, to put the Terriers a kick away from promotion, with Christopher Schindler duly obliging.

"I said to the players before the playoffs that they are heroes - because of finishing fifth in the league and playing an unbelievable season", he said. I need some time to get my head around it.

When the fixture list comes out, Wagner will look for Huddersfield's dates with Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp has been a close friend since they worked together at Dortmund.

Little did he know that three months later he would be a Wembley victor as City won the League Two play-off final over Northampton, in a game in which he scored.

"Of course I thought we were able to get more than fighting for relegation. He's a pal but it doesn't meant it won't be insane on the touchline".

"What we achieved this season is great, but in a final it doesn't matter how you play, the result is the most important thing", said the Dutchman.

Reading finished third in the table, two places and four points above Huddersfield, but it was Wagner's side who made all the running in the early stages. We have been working for 11 months - its hard but that's how it goes.