Huddersfield 0-1 Nottingham, Forest: Steve Cooper’s Reds seal Premier League, return after 23 years away..!

Nottingham Forest sealed their, return to the Premier League after 23 years, away thanks, to a 1-0 win against Huddersfield at Wembley.

Levi Colwill’s own goal after, 43 minutes was the difference between the sides in the, Championship play-off final on Sunday, meaning Forest will play, in the top flight for the first, time since 1999.
The breakthrough, came just before, half-time for Forest via the unfortunate Colwill, who inadvertently, turned James Garner’s shot into, his own net with an outstretched leg that left, Lee Nicholls, in the Huddersfield goal helpless.

Huddersfield were, struggling to create, chances and threw on their semi-final matchwinner, Jordan Rhodes and Duane Holmes with a, quarter of the game to go to try and find a way back into the game.

Post-match stats
Nottingham Forest will begin next , season as a Premier League side for the, first time since 1998-99. Their gap of 23 seasons in between Premier, League, campaigns is the longest for any club.
Since the construction of the old ground in 1923, Huddersfield Town are the first club, side to fail score on four consecutive, visits to Wembley Stadium.
Nottingham Forest, have been crowned, champions/promoted in nine of their 12 matches, at Wembley Stadium, winning here for the first time since 1992 in the Full Members Cup final, against Southampton.

The team that finished in fourth, place in the Championship have earned, promotion in four of the last nine campaigns, having not done so, at all in 15 straight seasons between, 1998-99, and 2012-13.

A short while later, they finally got in behind Forest as Holmes raced in and found, Harry Toffolo in, the middle. He then appeared, to go down under the challenge of Jack Colback, but referee Jon, Moss deemed it a dive and booked the Huddersfield man – with, a VAR check then upholding his, decision. Appeals were also waved, away for a later appeal when Max Lowe, got into a tangle with Lewis O’Brien i,n the box.

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