For the first time in their history, Huddersfield Town are in the Premier League, with the Wagner Revolution finally paying dividends for the West Yorkshire side as Town won 4-3 on penalties to secure promotion.

David Wagner first watched his Huddersfield side lose 3-0 at home to Leeds United in November 2015. Now 18 months later he has just seen them win a tense Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final on penalties at Wembley.

Three times Huddersfield found the net from 12 yards out through Chris Lowe, Nakhi Wells and Aaron Mooy, with the popular Michael Hefele the one player to miss from the spot. Finely poised at 3-3 after Liam Moore and Jordan Obita missed for Reading, it was Christopher Schindler who netted the crucial penalty that is said to be worth £16.2 million per yard to the Terriers.

the early season form that saw Huddersfield sprint to the head of the table was punctuated by dips in form, before a recovery saw them into the play-offs where the lottery that is penalties was enough to see them hit the promised land of the Premier League.

Put aside the history of a hat-trick of consecutive Division 1 championships in 1923/24, 1924/25 and 1925/26, suspend thoughts of any wins in any competitions since then. It is the ‘now’ that matters to Terriers fans, the richest promotion in the clubs history meaning that the side from the John Smiths Stadium will get to mix with the big boys of English football next season.

Huddersfield Town fans celebrate as Terriers snap their way to Premier League

It’s been 45 years since they were last in English football’s top flight, and they’ve earned it over the course of three play-off games. As can be expected, Town fans are over the proverbial moon at the prospect of top-flight football for next season. Here’s the moment the last penalty went in – £16.m per yard of it.

https://twitter.com/3pN/status/869243663221698560

Here’s more from happy Town fans.

https://twitter.com/JoelHarrison1/status/869243345419329536

https://twitter.com/Tekkers28/status/869243322644258817

From an Ipswich Town fan but slid it in here just for the ‘medal hits noggin’ clip.

https://twitter.com/Courtney_itfc/status/869242688897470464

Penny keeps it plain and very simple.

https://twitter.com/pennyx06t/status/869242673093373953

https://twitter.com/natasha_dews/status/869242444956803072

Fans of other clubs are also offering their congratulations.

https://twitter.com/chipfromhull1/status/869243574042460161

https://twitter.com/Lee_Travers/status/869243145422348288

There’s even Leeds United fans putting out congratulations for the Terriers.


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.