Welsh club Cardiff City are promoted to the Barclays Premier League after 0
Nike Magista Obra II FG nike magista obra 2 fg the result guaranteed their return to the elite after a 51year absence and prompted delirious fans to spill onto the pitch in celebration at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff will join fellow Welsh side, and sworn rivals, Swansea City in the Premier League next season, when there will be two teams from Wales in the English top flight for the first time.
Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy, formerly of Liverpool and Manchester City, burst into tears at the final whistle, having returned to his hometown club last year to lead their push for promotion.
“It’s nice to be over the finish line. We deserve to go up, Nike Magista Obra II FG there’s no doubt about it,” the Wales international striker told Sky Sports.
“Let’s enjoy tonight and see where the next two weeks take us, try and finish as champions.
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Charlton’s Johnnie Jackson came close to spoiling the promotion party on an emotional evening in the Welsh capital when he curled a freekick against the post in the first half.
Craig Noone thought he had scored for the hosts late in the second half, only for his effort to be nike magista obra 2 fg ruled out for offside.
It mattered not, though, as news of thirdplace Watford’s 10 defeat at Millwall guaranteed Cardiff’s promotion.
“It’s not really sunk in right now,” said manager Malky Mackay in an onpitch television interview as he surveyed the scenes of celebration.
“There was a lot of hard work by a lot of people.”
The nike magista obra 2 fg Bluebirds last played among the English elite in 1962 and were playing in the fourth tier as recently as 2001.
Ironically, their promotion comes at the end of a season that began amid angry protests at Malaysian owner Vincent Tan’s controversial decision to change the club’s home kit from their habitual blue shirts with white socks to red shirts with black shorts.
He also altered the club’s crest, with a red dragon taking the place of the traditional bluebird, which was moved to the base of the badge.
Cardiff will now look to seal the Championship trophy by winning at Burnley on Saturday.
There were tears of a different sort at Ashton Gate, after Neil Kilkenny’s Bristol City’s 10 loss at home to Birmingham City consigned them to relegation to the third tier.
Despite their loss at beaten FA Cup semifinalists Millwall, Watford remain six points behind secondplace Hull City, who lost 10 at relegationthreatened Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Neither Brighton and Hove Albion nor Crystal Palace could capitalise on the misfortunes of the two teams above them though.
Brighton’s 00 draw at Peterborough United was nonetheless enough to take them above Palace into fourth place after the Eagles crashed to a 30 defeat at Ipswich Town nike magista obra Nike Magista Obra II FG 2 fg.