Middlesbrough Seal Promotion – A 1-1 draw with Brighton was enough for Middlesbrough to secure promotion to the English Premier League.
Boro might have returned a year earlier, but lost the playoff finals to Norwich City, who themselves are now facing relegation back to the Championship.
Boro have been away from the top flight for 7 years, and will be glad to have secured the draw against Brighton, who will now play Sheffield Wednesday in the playoffs on Friday. It is a huge achievement for Boro’s young Spanish manager Aitor Karanka, who began his managerial career at Boro only two years ago.
The team were solid particularly all year round, keeping 22 clean sheets and losing just twice at home all season.