Hull back in Premier League
HULL, ENGLAND — Hull returned to the Premier League on Saturday after a three-year absence by clinching a second-place finish in England's Championship ahead of Watford on a dramatic final day.
- Published: 4/05/2013 at 09:18 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
After drawing 2-2 with already-promoted Cardiff, Hull would have been denied the automatic promotion place if Watford had beaten Leeds in a match ending later because of a lengthy first-half injury delay.
However, Watford conceded a late goal to lose 2-1 and finish two points behind Hull.
Watford still has a chance to go up via the playoffs that will also feature Brighton, Crystal Palace and Leicester.
Hull could have avoided a tense finish but had a penalty saved in injury time to leave the score 2-1. Cardiff then scored a penalty a minute later to force a draw.
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