West Brom and Leeds go crazy as they celebrate promotion … but it’s a broken heart for Wigan and Charlton during the dramatic final night in Championship
- The championship season ended dramatically on Wednesday-evening
- West Brom joined champions Leeds in earning promotion to the Premier League
- Fulham and Brentford missed and played in playoffs with Swansea and Cardiff
- Wigan, Charlton and Hull were relegated after Barnsley scored a last-minute winner
- Scenes of joy and heartbreak erupted when the campaign ended in stunning style
West Brom led the festivities after closing the promotion of the Championship to join Leeds in the Premier League on a dramatic last night with scenes of heartbreak and joy at both ends of the table.
Slaven Bilic’s side joins Leeds in the top flight after a 2-2 draw with QPR as neither Fulham nor Brentford win.
After the title was already won, the Leeds supporters started celebrating wildly off Elland Road and eventually their team came out of an open top bus.
Leeds players celebrate with boss Marcelo Bielsa after sealing the championships
Leeds returns to the top flight for the first time since its relegation in 2004
The team joined an open-top bus outside Elland Road to celebrate with their supporters
Fireworks are fired outside the stadium as thousands of fans gather to celebrate
Amid the torrent of emotions, the scenes were markedly different from all previously seen promotional parties.
Since the resumption of the season, games have been played behind closed doors amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with both Leeds and West Brom initially partying in empty stadiums.
Thousands of supporters had already gathered off-site before the game started pending a promotion party.
Leeds supporters lit a firework display before their heroes boarded an open-top bus in the Elland Road car park.
Stewards struggled to contain the legions of Baggies supporters at the Hawthorns, where hastily improvised cordons had been deployed.
West Brom also confirmed their promotion with a 2-2 draw on the last day against QPR
The Baggies have returned to the top flight two years after a painful relegation
Due to coronavirus rules, the last games of the season were played in empty stadiums
Stewards are struggling to stop West Brom supporters outside the Hawthorns on Wednesday
Despite the continued limitations of the corona virus, fans were not allowed to have the opportunity to celebrate
But for all the celebrations on one side of the table, there were plenty of broken hearts elsewhere.
Wigan, Charlton and bottom Hull played in League One last year after they couldn’t avoid the drop.
Wigan goalkeeper David Marshall is distraught at the last whistle because relegation is sealed
Wigan’s draw with Fulham at the DW Stadium was not enough to keep them in the division
Lee Bowyer’s Charlton was sentenced to League One after a season in the second division