London, May 29: Hull City secured a return to the English Premier League only a year after they were relegated when they beat Sheffield on Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship play-off fil at the Wembley stadium.
Senegal midifielder Mohamed Diame scored the winner from 25 meters in the 72nd minute on Saturday.
Steve Bruce’s side domited what was believed the richest match in the world, which can earn them a mimimum 170 million pounds (around $248 million) next season. Following their semi-fil victory over third-placed Brighton, Wednesday were tipped to return to the top flight for the first time since 2000, but the defeat means they will have to wait longer. Hull City mager Steve Bruce, who led Birmingham City to promotion to the Premier League in 2002 and 2007, became the first mager to achieve four promotions to the English top flight. He took Hull City to promotion in 2013. IANS