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Summary

  1. Huddersfield won 4-3 on pens after 0-0 draw at Wembley
  2. Huddersfield into top flight for first time since 1972
  3. Moore and Obita failed with spot-kicks for Reading
  4. Reading set for fifth successive year in Championship

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By Phil Shepka

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Goodbye

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Well there you have it - Huddersfield Town, the little Terriers, will be playing in the Premier League next season.

We had to wait a long time to get the result, but it was all worth it for the West Yorkshiremen, all thanks to some German engineering from the penalty spot.

A shootout is always a cruel way for things to be decided and for losers Reading it will be a fifth straight season in the second tier of English football.

The end of this means that's your lot for the 2016-17 EFL season. Thank you for following us and for all of your interaction.

See you all in August.

Huddersfield promoted to the Premier League

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Almost time to say goodbye, on a day that Huddersfield Town supporters will never forget.

Pinch yourselves. You didn't dream it. You won the play-off final on penalties and you'll be playing in the Premier League next season.

Click on the link below to read Ian Woodcock's report from Wembley...

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Huddersfield Town 0-0 Reading (4-3 pens)

Huddersfield Town win promotion to the Premier League with a penalty shootout win over Reading in the Championship play-off final.

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Which was your most memorable second-tier play-off final moment?

Just time to tell you the result of our vote which was running throughout the afternoon.

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Bobby Zamora's last-gasp winner for QPR against Derby in 2014, which took 29% of your votes.

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Injured Terriers captain 'could now run a mile'

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Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Huddersfield skipper Tommy Smith said he felt like he could "run a mile" despite being on crutches.

"I couldn't be prouder, happier, it's an incredible feeling, I can't find the words," said Smith, who was carried off on a stretcher in the second half.

"We've worked incredibly hard going about our business quietly, I can't think of a club that deserves it more."

Terriers victory 'for everyone involved in club'

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds, ex-Huddersfield goalkeeper Matt Glennon said this was a special milestone for the club.

"You don't get these moments much in your career, so when they arrive you have to milk them for all their worth," he said.

"Brookie the kitman has been there through the hard times, 24/7, so this is for him, this is for everyone involved in the club."

History repeating

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Huddersfield know how to win penalty shootouts at Wembley.

In 2012, the Terriers' League One play-off final against Sheffield United went to penalties - all the way through the team to the two goalkeepers.

While Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies tucked his away, his opposite number for the Blades Steve Simonsen blazed his over the bar - at the same end of Wembley that Huddersfield won the shootout today.

Stam set to stay?

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Adam Whitty

BBC Berkshire

Once the heartbreak wears off for Reading, attention may turn to next season.

They may be favourites for automatic promotion, if, and it's a big if, they are able to keep hold of manager Jaap Stam.

You fear there may be some Premier League clubs sniffing around the Dutchman in the off-season.

But former owner and now club director Sir John Madejski seems to think he will continue at the Madejski Stadium.

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New faces in the Premier League

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Next season's top flight will contain two clubs that have never experienced the Premier League before.

It's 45 years since Huddersfield were in the top division and 34 for Brighton, who were promoted automatically alongside champions Newcastle.

They will be the 48th and 49th clubs to play Premier League football.

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Jaap Stam continued:

"If you don't want to play in this game, you should go and play in the amateur leagues.

"You could see at certain times the game was a bit reserved from both sides. You can never say to a player go and play the same as in the league because of the atmosphere.

"Hopefully we can do well next season, but to be honest I don't really want to think about that. We have this to overcome. We have our holidays and after that we'll think about next season."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Reading manager Jaap Stam on Sky Sports:

"You want to end the season well. It's a nice season but the final is there to be won.

"We worked very hard today, it wasn't easy. To lose on penalties is hard.

"I've experienced it myself in my career. It's the cherry on the cake to win the game. But it's nobody's fault.

"I'm very proud of the team, what they've done, how hard they worked. They deserved to be here."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Huddersfield defenderMichael Hefele on BBC Radio 5 live:

"It was such a tough, hard game.

"I can't describe these feelings, because we aren't speaking now about a dream, it is a reality.

"At the end, I think we deserved it. Over the 120 minutes we created good chances."

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Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Danny Ward on BBC Radio 5 live:

"Goalkeepers go out as heroes for saving them, but my four heroes are the boys who stuck it in the back of the net.

"It was 120 minutes of grit and determination.

"Huddersfield Town are in the Premier League - it's unbelievable."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

David Wagner continued:

"We tried a lot of small details to bring this club forward - usually you need three or four years to do what we've done.

"I am so happy because when I arrived people said I had no experience, no experience of British football, no experience of players - I always had to fight against that.

"It's proved experience is important but not everything. It's heart and desire.

"We only wanted to play this season to our limits, and now we know where our limit is."

Premier League football 'for under £100'

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Paul Ogden

Huddersfield Town commentator, BBC Radio Leeds

There are so many families who already have bought season tickets for £179, £99 for kids, to watch Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the rest of them come down to our place.

There won't be a free seat in the house.

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FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Huddersfield boss David Wagner on Sky Sports:

"A lot of the pundits wrote us off before the season.

"Over the season I thought we could do a little bit more, I thought around Christmas when we'd played everyone we had a chance.

"What happened is an unbelievable story - a fairytale."

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Gerry: Huddersfield Town in the Premier League. Sounds good.

Wayne Andrews: But what fate awaits Huddersfield? Promoted with a negative goal difference? I fear the worst.

Scott Ellis: Well done to Huddersfield. Brilliant result!

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle continued:

"It's a crazy world. Reading have lost on penalties and that's really cruel. The prize is so big and I feel for them.

"It's our turn. We deserve it because of the way we've done it.

"We can give lots of people hope, smaller clubs that keep believing - you can achieve the impossible."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle told Sky Sports:

"I'm so emotional. To say I've been supporting this club since 1969, to be a Premier League team now - dreams come true.

"It's huge what it means for Huddersfield, we're on the big stage. It proves you don't have to blow your brains to get promoted.

"We've done it the right way."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy, on loan from Manchester City, on Sky Sports:

"It's hard to speak right now. The penalty shootout wasn't nice but we hung in there and gave it everything.

"From the first day they treated me like i was an actual signing, I'm very grateful and glad to be part of it.

"I don't know what my plans for next season are yet. I'm just trying to enjoy the night. I didn't want to talk about it until the season was over."

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield now give the old school 'Dortmund wave' that David Wagner has got them doing in front of their fans.

It's a hallmark of the atmosphere Wagner has created at the club, and the connection with the fans that he and the team have.

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Dave Wood: Germans - penalties. Was there any other outcome?

Jordan Millward: Congrats to Huddersfield Town! As a Liverpool supporter, I know of Klopp and Wagner's friendship, and look forward to playing them

Phillip Mulvaney: Congratulations Huddersfield Town on promotion to the big time. Looking forward playing you at Goodison Park next season

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield Town forward Izzy Brown on Sky Sports:

"It's a great achievement for all of us. To do it twice on penalties is amazing.

"You see every day how hard we work, every player give 100% and I think it's shown through the season we deserve this.

"This is my first time at Wembley and it's bigger than what you think on TV, and to see so many fans is amazing."

Ex-Reading captain close to tears at fourth play-off loss

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Adam Whitty

BBC Berkshire

Most of the headlines will be saved for Huddersfield joy, but spare a thought for Reading's players and fans.

That's seven failed play-off campaigns, and four play-off finals, that they have now lost.

Former Reading captain, and now BBC Radio Berkshire presenter, Ady Williams was on the pitch when they lost to Bolton in 1995, and you can hear in his voice just how gutted he is.

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Reece: Drawn out result for Huddersfield Town but they managed it. Welcome to the Premier League guys.

Ian McGonagle: Congratulations to Huddersfield Town. Play-off winners at Wembley. Wish it was the Rams but well done the mighty Terriers.

Zach Kingsbury: Get in Huddersfield!!! See you next season at Old Trafford!

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Huddersfield boss David Wagner lifts the trophy, to a cheer as big as that for the initial lift, and he gets on the rails and does a little dance for us all. Lovely.

What a remarkable job the former Borussia Dortmund coach has done in West Yorkshire.

Who in England had heard of him before he was appointed - apart from Jurgen Klopp...?

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FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield walk up the Wembley steps greeted by some rather happy Yorkshiremen and Yorkshirewomen.

Club captain Mark Hudson and captain on the day Tommy Smith lift the trophy in unison.

This is the sort of day you don't forget in any sort of hurry.

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Captain Smith hobbles up to family

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I've just seen Huddersfield captain Tommy Smith on crutches making his way up the Wembley steps to celebrate with his family, they were in tears, he was in tears.

It just shows how much this means to them.

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Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle is on the big screen at Wembley, realises it, then gives the Terriers fans a big wave and fist pump.

It always means so much to win a match of this magnitude, but it is written all over his face.

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele on Sky Sports:

"This has nothing to do with a dream. This is a reality.

"These guys have achieved such a big thing - such a small club to be in the best league in the world. Just crazy."

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'All about the team spirit'

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Steve McClaren

Ex-England manager on BBC Radio 5 live

I've been in the Championship and got experience of it, and let me tell you something, money doesn't count.

In the Premier League, you'll generally finish where your budget takes you. In the Championship, you can overcome that budget.

They've brought players from abroad, they've had good loan signings. You can have all the talent you want, you can have superstars or whatever, but it's all about the team.

That togetherness, that spirit, that fight for each other has taken them all the way.

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Huddersfield Town have become the second club to win promotion from every Football League division through the play-offs, and the first to be promoted with a negative goal difference.

What a result for the Terriers.

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Huddersfield promoted to the Premier League

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Adam Williams

BBC Sport at Wembley

Such contrasting emotions out there on the Wembley turf.

The game of inches. Liam Moore so close to putting his Reading side within touching distance of the Premier League, but snatched away by the width of a crossbar.

Huddersfield kept their cool when it mattered and they held their nerve in the shape of Christopher Schindler to get through in this shoot-out.

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Huddersfield promoted to the Premier League

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker, BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

I think that's just about right if I'm honest with you.

I don't think at any stage you could have made a case for Reading winning it.

I think for 10, 15 minutes at the start though, you could have made a case for Huddersfield winning it.

Huddersfield promoted to the Premier League

FT: Huddersfield beat Reading 4-3 on penalties

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What a moment for Huddersfield Town. They will be playing in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1972 next season.

Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle looks absolutely wiped with all of that, but the players and management staff are on the pitch absolutely ecstatic.

Schindler scores for Huddersfield

Pens: Huddersfield 4-3 Reading

Christopher Schindler puts it into the corner, like any good German does, and Huddersfield Town celebrate!

They have won promotion at Wembley. What a feeling that will be.

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Obita misses for Reading

Pens: Huddersfield 3-3 Reading

Danny Ward saves to his left! Huddersfield are up if they score...

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Mooy scores for Huddersfield

Pens: Huddersfield 3-3 Reading

The Aussie makes no mistake and we're all square again. Effectively at sudden death now...

Moore misses for Reading

Pens: Huddersfield 2-3 Reading

Struck hard but over the bar! Huddersfield have the chance to level again...

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Wells scores for Huddersfield

Pens: Huddersfield 2-3 Reading

Sidefooted into the corner.

Kelly scores for Reading

Pens: Huddersfield 1-3 Reading

Smashed high into the net.