Norwich City promoted to Premier League

Nathan Redmond scored as Southampton beat Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road in June last year. (Image: (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images))

Norwich City will be back in the Premier League next season, it has been confirmed.

The Canaries' promotion from the Championship was announced today when both Swansea City and Brentford failed to win, putting Daniel Farke's side in a position where they can no longer finish lower than second.

As a result, Norwich has become the first team in England to be promoted to the Football League this season, just one year after being relegated from the Premier League.

Southampton supporters have been among those congratulating the Norfolk club, who are on track to win the Championship after second-placed Watford lost 1-0 to Luton Town today.

With a game in hand, Norwich now leads the Hornets by eight points, with the Canaries hosting AFC Bournemouth at Carrow Road this evening.

It could mean a return to Carrow Road for Saints fans next season after they missed out on the ride to Norfolk during the 2019/20 season.

The match was initially scheduled for March 14 last year but was postponed due to the country's national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was finally played in June when football returned behind closed doors, and Saints won 3-0 to complete the league double over the Canaries.

As a result, some Saints fans are excited about the possibility of returning to Carrow Road next season, as shown by social media reactions to the Canaries' promotion.

Saints, on the other hand, still have work to do to ensure their place in the Premier League next season, with Ralph Hasenhuttl's side currently 14th in the league.

Southampton is still ten points above the relegation zone with seven games remaining, as they face Leicester City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.

On Wednesday, the Saints play Tottenham in their next Premier League match.

Publish : 2021-04-18 07:37:00

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