The traditional English club Nottingham Forest returns to the Premier League after 23 years. The former European Cup winners beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 (1-0) in Sunday’s second-tier Championship play-off final, joining Fulham FC and AFC Bournemouth in the top flight.
An own goal by Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill (43rd) decided the game at Wembley Stadium. Nottingham deservedly won in an intense duel, but they were also lucky: Huddersfield’s Harry Toffolo was hit on the foot in the opponent’s penalty area, but despite a check by the video assistant, the penalty whistle didn’t go through.
The Nottingham club had won the English championship in 1978 and were even more successful on the international stage: the Tricky Trees won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980. The club was relegated from the Premier League for the last time in 1999.