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By Brendon Mitchell

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  1. Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Norwich celebrate

    And that just about concludes our coverage of today's English Football League action. It's been a busy one, right?!

    Well done to Norwich City and Leyton Orient, commiserations to Rotherham United and Yeovil Town.

    Thanks for joining us - we'll see you very soon!

  2. Saturday's EFL ups and downs

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Norwich City aren't the only club to have confirmed their place in a different division for next season today.

    Rotherham United and Yeovil Town both suffered relegations - from the Championship and League Two - while Leyton Orient sealed promotion back to the English Football League.

    For the full rundown of what's what click the link below...

    Ups, downs and the race for Europe

    Manchester City's David Silva with the Premier League trophy

    All you need to know about promotion, relegation and qualification for Europe in England and Scotland's top football leagues.

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  3. Here's how it stands at the top

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Just to visualise it for you all, then...

    Championship top six

    Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League has been confirmed, while Sheffield United are all-but there after beating Ipswich Town today.

    That'll be all done and dusted mathematically tomorrow if Leeds United fail to beat Aston Villa.

  4. They won’t do what Fulham have done'

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Fulham
    Image caption: Fulham spent over £100m on players after winning promotion last season but were relegated on 2 April

    "I think they will stick with their playing style and find players who will fit into that.

    "They wont do what Fulham have done and spend £100m, they're just not in that position. They'll have to improve the squad, that's clear, but I don't expect wholesale changes.

    "Norwich City have found in the past that when they have spent big money on players it hasn't always worked.

    "I think they'll be careful with the money that they get and trust the players who have got them to where they are."

  5. 'At one point they were going below Ipswich'

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City

    "They only won one of their first six and I go back to the East Anglia derby at the start of September.

    "It was a dreadful game that finished 1-1 and there was a spell when Ipswich were 1-0 up and they would have gone above Norwich had they won. Moritz Leitner equalised and everything changed from that moment.

    "Daniel Farke gave 18-year-old Max Aarons his league debut in that game and we were staggered when we saw that but that has been part of the key to his success.

    "He has given young players a chance in games that really, really matter. That's why Daniel Farke has become so popular."

  6. 'All credit goes to Stuart Webber'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich manager Daniel Farke told Sky Sports: "I think of how much we grew during the season - we had so much financial pressure on the club and we had to sell some of our best players, so we had to be creative with our recruitment.

    "All credit goes to Stuart [Webber]. It's important that we both work closely together and trust each other. I think he's done an outstanding job."

  7. 'A moment full of happiness'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich manager Daniel Farke told Sky Sports: "It's a moment full of happiness and pride. This feeling is amazing. We've achieved something really extraordinary.

    "For me the Championship is the toughest league in the world. Each and every game is pretty close so to come out in the top two teams you deserve it."

  8. Post update

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Speaking of Daniel Farke, we'll be hearing from the Norwich City boss next...

  9. Farke was 'the mother of left-field appointments'

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    "Bringing in Daniel Farke in 2017 was a clear change of direction for Norwich City.

    "It was the first time the club had had a head coach rather than a manager and he was a complete unknown.

    "We only got wind of his appointment the day before and there was a lot of frantic research because we didn't really know who he was. It was the mother of all left-field appointments."

  10. 'We're just buzzing'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich midfielder Mario Vrancic told Sky Sports: "It's a great feeling. I'm so proud for the supporters - it's pure happiness today.

    "It's been a tough season. There are many good teams in this league. It's been a hard, long season but we're just buzzing that we've made it."

  11. 'Pre-season expectations were low'

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Emi Buendia

    "Everybody understood the situation in the summer, the club had to sell players to balance the books. But when the club have finished 14th and only scored 49 goals and then sold their top two goalscorers, James Maddison and Josh Murphy, clearly people felt that was not the recipe for success.

    "Fans were nonplussed by most of the signings in the summer because they just didn't know much about them.

    "By the time the season came around I think fans felt the squad was stronger but without a Maddison or Murphy they were worried they lacked the x-factor to win games.

    "I think the most optimistic of supporters were saying there was a chance of getting in the play-offs."

  12. 'It's a fairytale'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul told Sky Sports: "It's a fairytale. Three years ago I had a bad injury and I was in a dark place, so to stand here now going back up to the Premier League is just incredible.

    "Literally everybody in this club has contributed to this amazing thing - I can't describe how great it is.

    "The bond is so strong. Every single player wants to get to the Premier League and here we are."

  13. Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    While we continue to bring you all the reaction from Carrow Road, you can also catch up with how the match panned out via James Law's developing report...

    Norwich promotion extraordinary - Farke

    Norwich celebrate

    Norwich City have "achieved something really extraordinary" by sealing promotion to the Premier League, says manager Daniel Farke.

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  14. 'Pukki's movement sets him apart'

    Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Teemu Pukki

    "The thing that really stands out for me with Teemu Pukki is his movement. He knows the runs to make and he knows the places to be to score goals. It's a knack he has developed.

    "He's played in six different countries and he's totally comfortable with the position.

    "Strikers at this level tend to be either over six foot and be a big targetman or smaller, nippier players. He's neither of those but then he's also both. He's stronger than he looks and he's quicker than he looks."

  15. 'We want to finish as number one'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich top goalscorer Teemu Pukki told Sky Sports: "It means a lot. I think we've been the best team this season and we just need to finish it as number one. Of course we want to finish with a victory.

    "We'll celebrate now for a couple of days and then we'll start focusing on the next game."

  16. 'It's a dream come true'

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Norwich forward Marco Stiepermann told Sky Sports: "It's hard to find the right words. The lads have been outstanding this season - we've had such a great spirit and such a great bond in the team.

    "It feels completely unreal, it's a dream come true and I just feel so happy for the players because they all deserve it."

  17. Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Fantastic scenes inside Carrow Road now, as the Norwich City players - hugging, cheering, dancing - embark on a lap of honour around the pitch.

    Reaction from a couple of their star players coming up next...

  18. Norwich are promoted to the Premier League

    FT: Norwich 2-1 Blackburn

    Congratulations, Norwich City, you're a Premier League club. And richly deserved, too.