Watford earned promotion to the Premier League on Saturday with two video games to spare, after defeating Millwall 1-Zero within the (second-tier) Championship match at Vicarage Street.
Ismaila Sarr’s 11th-minute penalty proved sufficient as Watford assured one of many two computerized promotion spots alongside Championship leaders Norwich Metropolis, who booked its top-flight spot final weekend.
Xisco Munoz’s Watford has secured a direct return to the highest flight — which has been price at the very least 160 million kilos ($221.Three million) in earlier seasons — having completed second-bottom of the Premier League within the 2019-20 marketing campaign.
The win ensured Watford assured one of many two computerized promotion spots alongside Championship leaders Norwich Metropolis, which booked its top-flight spot final weekend.
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Watford was one of many playoff contenders after a blended begin to the second-division marketing campaign however discovered one other gear when Munoz changed Vladimir Ivic as supervisor in December.
The Spanish supervisor has guided Watford to 17 wins in 24 Championship video games, opening up a 10-point hole over third-placed Brentford, who’ve a recreation in hand.
Watford’s victory means Norwich should wait to be topped champions, regardless of a 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.
Daniel Farke’s facet wants two factors from its remaining two video games to ensure the second division title.