Nottingham Forest have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years with a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Championship playoff final at Wembley yesterday.

An own goal from Huddersfield defender Levi Colwill was enough for Forest to secure victory in the play-off final, dubbed the “richest game in football” due to the prize of a place in the Premier League, alongside the lucrative broadcasting deals and prize money that come with it.
Forest broke the deadlock at the end of a tense first half as James Garner curled in a cross toward midfielder Ryan Yates which Colwill turned into his own net.

Huddersfield pushed for an equaliser and were denied a penalty on 73 minutes when defender Harry Toffolo went down just inside in the Forest penalty under the outstretched leg of Jack Colback.

Forest, who were playing at Wembley for the first time since its redevelopment in 2007, held on for a narrow victory and will now re-take their place in the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

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