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Summary

  1. Hull back in top flight after one year in second tier
  2. Diame scored Hull's winner from 25 yards
  3. Premier League spot estimated to be worth £170m

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry and Oliver Wright

All times stated are UK

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Good evening: That's all for today

That wraps up our live coverage of the 2016 Championship play-off final which saw Hull City bounce back to the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Thanks for joining us and for all your contributions.

We'll be back from 12:00 BST tomorrow for live updates before, during and after the League One play-off final between Barnsley and Millwall. 

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In pictures: Story of the day at Wembley

Hull promoted to the Premier League

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Carlos Carvalhal: 'We must put this in our heart and play with this next season'

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I'm like the fans and the players, very disappointed. We played against a strong team and they were better in the game. I must say thank you to the fans, they were the best fans in Wembley. We are proud of what we did during this season. This moment is something we must put in our heart and play with this next season.

Hull East MP 'proud' of Tigers achievement

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Victory secures promotions record for Bruce

Hull promoted to the Premier League

Today's victory is a record-breaking achievement for Steve Bruce, who is the first manager to win four promotions to the top flight in the Premier League era. 

 The former Manchester United defender took Birmingham up in 2002 and 2007, and was also promoted with Hull in 2013. 

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A tale of two cities

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Respect to the Wednesday fans

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Thanks Tom.

I reckon we ought to spare a thought for the thousands of Sheffield Wednesday fans who supported their team so admirably throughout and, as you can hear, even after the match...

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Hull promoted to Premier League

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So, Steve Bruce's Hull City are the winners of the most lucrative game in the history of domestic English football so far, thanks to Mohamed Diame's 10th goal of the season.

The Senegal international, fed by Robert Snodgrass, struck a sweet strike in the 72nd minute to secure an immediate return to the Premier League for the Tigers.

Sheffield Wednesday battled away but could not find a way through and will now spend a 17th year outside the top flight.

Thanks for your company - I now hand you over to Olly Wright for more reaction.

Coming up at Wembley

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Of course, that match was just the start of the Football League play-off final drama at Wembley over the course of this Bank Holiday weekend.

Tomorrow, kicking off at the earlier time of 15:00 BST, Barnsley and Millwall will go head-to-head for a place in the Championship.

Then on Monday, the domestic season concludes with the League Two play-off final between AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth Argyle (15:00 BST).

Do be sure to join us again for both of those finals, with full coverage across BBC radio and online.

How Hull won promotion to the Premier League

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If you've missed any of the action from Wembley, catch up with Adam Williams' match report to read the full story of Hull's victory over Sheffield Wednesday...

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Hull City defeat Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final at Wembley to win promotion to the Premier League.

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Hull promoted to Premier League

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Not a bad day for Hull, all round.

While Hull City were winning promotion back to the Premier League, Hull FC were going back to the top of rugby league's Super League with a 32-24 home win over St Helens.

It'll be a happy night in East Yorkshire, that's for sure.

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Hull match-winner Mohamed Diame tells Sky Sports: "It was a tough, long season, but tonight we're going to enjoy it."

Former Hull stars react

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Well done to all @HullCity back in the prem.....#UTT #playofffinal

Great to see one of my old club back in the Premier league. Congratulations to everyone at @HullCity

Great to see one of my old club back in the Premier league. Congratulations to everyone at @HullCity

That's it #HullCity back in the premier league 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎊 Well done @HullCity KC stadium seeing premier league football once again 🙌🏽

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Phil Cartwright

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"The last three Championship play-off finals have been won by teams that have bounced straight back to the Premier League: QPR in 2014, Norwich in 2015 and now Hull."

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Hull midfielder Jake Livermore tells Sky Sports: "It's been a long, long season. We had a dip in form at the wrong time and thankfully we bounced back.

"It's a special day for everyone.

"We want to go to all the big clubs. We're just happy to be in the top flight and give something back to these fans."

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Next season will be the 150th in the history of Sheffield Wednesday - but sadly for them they'll be spending it in the second tier.

But this campaign was surely their most promising since relegation from the top flight in 2000, so their fans will eventually take heart from a year of vast improvement.

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A year ago it was tears of disappointment, today it's tears of joy. I'm delighted for every one of the players, the manager and everyone else.

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Commiserations to @swfc today but they proved this season they are on their way back. Came from nowhere to make play-offs #bbcfootball

@BBCSport #bbcfootball pleased for #SteveBruce underrated.

Hull promoted to Premier League

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A big cheer is reserved for match-winner Mohamed Diame, who lifts the trophy with glee. His fierce strike was enough for the Tigers to win promotion, in a tight game.

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

Hull lift the play-off trophy

As the theme music from the 'Gladiator' film rings out, Michael Dawson lifts the trophy for Hull, who are back in the Premier League!

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Hull's triumphant players begin the journey up the steps to receive the play-off trophy.

Plenty of the Owls fans have stayed behind to see this, despite their team's loss.

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Hull boss Steve Bruce tells Sky Sports: "That little bit of quality, to decide a big game, Diame has produced a bit of magic and it's won us the match.

"We seemed to have so many good chances. Thankfully Diame has come up with a wonder striker and I'm delighted for him.

"I thought we had the better chances - my big players today performed excellently."

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Hull promoted to Premier League

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Neil Lennon

Ex-Celtic manager at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

It's the right result, there was a definite gulf in class between the two teams on the day. Maybe Wednesday didn't play to their potential or the occasion got them a little bit, but credit to Hull - they played the game brilliantly and deserved the win.

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Hull promoted to Premier League

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Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

Sheffield Wednesday weren't good enough, it's as simple as that. Very rarely do you see backing like they got from the fans, but the team aren't good enough. Hull were a different class today.

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#bbcfootball Woeful Wednesday, heroic Hull. Hardly a classic but @HullCity fully deserving of victory today.

It has been a brilliant season but this was one step too far #swfc #bbcfootball #wawaw

Hull promoted to Premier League

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Joy and relief comes out as Hull celebrate, having held on in those frantic final moments. Manager Steve Bruce looks exhausted but delighted.

Sheffield Wednesday just didn't have quite enough quality in the key moments today.

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That's it! Hull are back in the Premier League!

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Jeremy Helan scoops over the bar and that, surely, is that.

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The Owls have a chance for a long throw into the box - Lucas Joao has a shot at goal - did it hit a hand? The referee says no. Now they win a corner, Hull are not over the line yet!

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370 days since relegation, Hull are less than 30 seconds from returning to the big time.

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Eldin Jakupovic is back up and play resumes. Hull then win a free-kick near the halfway line. Is time up for the Owls? They might not get time for another attack.

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Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal looks extremely frustrated on the touchline. His side are surely out of time. Hull's fans are singing loud and proud now.

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A high Sheffield Wednesday ball, launched into the box, is bravely claimed by Eldin Jakupovic, who is hurt as he jumps for the ball. He goes down clutching his head, so play stops.

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We are into four added minutes. Hull have four minutes to hold on.

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We are into the final minute of normal time. Mohamed Diame's terrific goal looks set to make Steve Bruce the first manager to win promotion to the Premier League four times, and send Hull into the Premier League.

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Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

I don't think at any stage you can say Sheffield Wednesday have deserved to win this game. Hull have been the better side - as it stands, this is the right result.

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Keiren Westwood makes a hash of a clearance, which helps Hull wind down the clock a tad more.

The Owls are running out of time - they need to get the ball forward.

And Steve Bruce brings off goal scorer Mohamed Diame for Harry Maguire. Do Hull think they've won it?

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Hull win a free-kick in the Sheffield Wednesday half and they have the ball exactly where they want it. It was a needless challenge from Daniel Pudil that merely helps Hull waste a bit more time.

And that is Pudil's last act as he is replaced by Owls striker Lucas Joao - a very attacking substitution as the Owls now have four forwards on the field. Well, it's now or never...

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Fernando Forestieri finds room in the left corner of the Hull penalty area but his cut-back can't quite find a Sheffield Wednesday player.

Moments later, Hull's top scorer Abel Hernandez is replaced by David Meyler.