FOOTBALL: Middlesbrough, Brighton Promoted To The Premier League

Middlesbrough are back in the Premier League seven years after they wwere relegated after a 1-1 draw with 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion in their lucrative, winner-takes-all promotion clash on Saturday.

SEAN DYCHE HAS LED bURNLEY BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
SEAN DYCHE HAS LED bURNLEY BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Middlesbrough needed just one point and Brighton three in the last game of the season to secure automatic promotion to the top flight in a game estimated to be worth $245.28 million to the side that came out on top.The home side prevailed at an ecstatic Riverside Stadium despite Christhian Stuani’s 19th-minute goal being answered by Dale Stephens’ second-half header for the Seagulls.Yet Stephens went from hero to villain within three minutes, being then shown a straight red card for a late studs-up challenge which left Gaston Ramirez having to be taken off on a stretcher with what looked a serious leg injury.The draw left both sides on 89 points but Aitor Karanka’s Boro will be back in the Premier League for the first time in seven years thanks to a superior goal difference by a mere two goals.

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Already-promoted Burnley are already back in the premier league a year after being relegated as they wrapped up a 3-0 win and the Championship title with 93 points, four clear of their pursuers, thanks to a handsome win at Charlton secured through goals from Sam Vokes, George Boyd and Andre Gray.

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