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Bournemouth promoted to Premier League as 2nd-tier champions

Bournemouth promoted to Premier League as 2nd-tier champions after Watford throws away title

Bournemouth promoted to Premier League as 2nd-tier champions

LONDON (AP) -- Bournemouth was promoted to the Premier League for the first time as second-tier champions after Watford threw away the title in the final seconds of the season on Saturday.

Already guaranteed promotion, Watford led the League Championship heading into Saturday's finale and was beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 until stoppage time when it conceded to draw 1-1.

That meant Bournemouth clinched the trophy by a single point by beating Charlton 3-0, only five years after the south-coast team was playing in the fourth tier.

There is another spot in the Premier League available to the playoff final winners. In the two-legged playoff semifinals, Norwich will play Ipswich in an east-coast derby and Middlesbrough will face Brentford.


Updated : 2021-09-23 04:46 GMT+08:00