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Nottingham Forest return to England’s top flight after 23 years

Manager Steve Cooper’s extraordinary run with Forest has taken the club back to the top flight for the first time since 1999.

Kieran Quaile
Update:
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 29: Lewis Grabban of Nottingham forest lifts the trophy following their victory the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final match between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Nottingham Forest have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 in Sunday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Manager Steve Cooper’s extraordinary run with Forest has taken the club back to the top flight for the first time since 1999.

The match-winning goal came just before half-time when Huddersfield’s Levi Colwill put the ball into his own net following a cross from James Garner.

Before the decider at Wembley, Forest defeated Championship side Sheffield United over two legs for a place in the play-off final.

Forest make Premier League return

Forest, European Cup winners in 1979 and 1980, have spent 23 years out of the Premier League, including three seasons in League One from 2005 to 2008.

When Cooper joined Forest in September 2021, they had collected just one point from their opening seven league matches.

Fulham and Bournemouth had already booked their places in the Premier League for 2022-23 after they finished first and second in the Championship respectively.

Norwich City, Watford and Burnley will spend next season in the Championship following relegation from the Premier League.

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