Huddersfield Town defeat Reading on penalties to earn Premier League promotion

Huddersfield Town defeated Reading on penalties after a goalless Championship playoff final to end their 45-year wait for a return to the top tier of English football.

For the first time in second-tier history, the 90 minutes ended goalless and penalties were required to separate the two sides following a cagey affair.

The Terriers, who squandered the two major chances of the match early on, held their nerve to win the shootout 4-3 and earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Reading are left to rue what could have been, meanwhile, falling short in the playoffs for a joint-record fifth time after what was a nervy performance over the 120 minutes from both sides.

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