Huddersfield make Premier League via penalty shoot-out

Huddersfield Town sealed promotion to the Premier League after beating Reading on penalties after a goalless Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The winner came with German defender Christopher Schindler, the club’s record signing last summer, stepping up to fire past Ali Al-Habsi.

Reading had the advantage in the shoot-out when Michael Hefele saw his spot-kick saved, but then consecutive misses from Liam Moore and Jordan Obita gave Schindler the chance to claim the win and he made no mistake.

The game itself offered few opportunities and it was Huddersfield who had the better of those with Hefele heading wide and Izzy Brown failing to convert from close-range.

But The Terriers sealed their place in the top-flight for the first time since 1972 as they claimed the win in the world’s most expensive game, which will be worth to them at least £175million in revenue.

“I know that a lot of the pundits wrote us off before the season”, said Town boss David Wagner.

“Over the season I thought we could do a little bit more, I thought around Christmas when we’d played everyone we had a chance.

“What happened is an unbelievable story – it’s a fairytale.”

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