Middlesbrough promoted to Premier League

Middlesbrough promoted to Premier League


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Aitor Karanka’s side drew 1-1 with Brighton on Saturday, a result which was enough to secure a second-placed finish in the Championship and automatic promotion

Middlesbrough secured promotion to the Premier League on Saturday, as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion at the Riverside Stadium.

Aitor Karanka’s men knew that a point would guarantee a second-placed finish, and automatic promotion, but they looked set to take all three when Christian Stuani opened the scoring in the 19th minute.

Dale Stephens hit back to give Brighton – who themselves needed to win to overtake Boro – hope of pipping Boro to the post, as he headed in from a deep free-kick.

However, Stephens was then sent off for a high tackle on Gaston Ramirez, which left the Uruguayan with a horrific gash on his leg, and required both a stretcher and oxygen.

Middlesbrough have been playing Championship football since their relegation in 2009, and will take part in a Premier League that has been significantly enriched by the 2016-17 television deal, which stands at a staggering £5.136 billion.


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  1. Tosin says

    They worth it

  2. Kelvin says

    *shame*. After 7th year.. Funny tho. Wellcome to premier where all team will beat you ”5 – 0”…

  3. amazing says

    They are welcome back

  4. blackbone says


  5. yusufbolaji says

    im happy for them

  6. koleex says


  7. Deji says

    Welcome back

  8. Abu says

    Good news

  9. Sharks says

    Congrats to them

  10. osed says

    nice one.. I hope they perform well

  11. Sammie says

    back to top or

  12. Lad says

    we missed you…lol

  13. Andokari Mark says

    BPL get ready, here comes Middleborough

  14. sonystar says

    welcome back

  15. trexzokull says

    ur welcome back