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29 May 2018

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On this day in 2017 Huddersfield Town won promotion to the Premier League

- Town promoted to Premier League for first time
- Terriers beat Reading in Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final
- Watch highlights from the win and the celebrations

One year ago today (29 May 2017), Huddersfield Town won promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

The Terriers beat Reading at Wembley Stadium in front of 76,682 people on penalties.

David Wagner’s side had to great chances to take the lead in the opening 10 minutes of the match but neither Michael Hefele or Izzy Brown could hit the target.

Despite numerous efforts to open to scoring, the match finished 0-0 after 120 minutes, which meant it was a second successive Sky Bet Championship Play-Off penalty shoot-out for Town, who beat Sheffield Wednesday on spot-kicks in the Semi-Final.

The penalty shoot-out had twists and turns with Michael Hefele missing Town’s second penalty. However, Liam Moore put Reading’s fourth over the bar before Danny Ward expertly saved Jordan Obita’s spot-kick.

That meant Christopher Schindler had the chance to fire Town into the top-flight for the first time in 45 years. The centre-back stepped up and placed his penalty into the bottom corner, sealing promotion to the Premier League.

Chris Löwe, Nahki Wells and Aaron Mooy also scored for Town in the shoot-out.

You can watch extended highlights from the match below on #HTTV!

CLICK HERE to see a gallery from the match at Wembley Stadium.

Re-live David Wagner’s post-match comments by CLICKING HERE.

Huddersfield Town’s end of season DVD and picture book from the 2016/17 season are still available and 50% off; click here to get yours now!

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