Sheffield United have secured their return to the Premier League following their promotion-clinching 2-0 victory over West Brom on Wednesday.

The South Yorkshire club confirmed their promotion with three games left to play this season, joining Vincent Kompany’s Burnley as the two sides to be automatically promoted from the Championship.

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Led by Paul Heckingbottom, United have been fighting at the top of England’s second tier since their relegation from the Premier League in 2021. They have 85 points from 43 games this season and also reached the FA Cup semifinals, where they were eventually knocked out by Manchester City.

United enjoyed an excellent season in the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship in 2019 under previous boss Chris Wilder as they finished ninth in England’s top flight. But they were relegated following a dismal subsequent season which saw Wilder sacked as the club picked up just 23 points.

The club, which was formed in 1889, won the First Division in 1897-98 and are four-time FA Cup winners.

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Sheffield United win automatic promotion to Premier League