Sheffield United Gain Promotion To The Premier League

Sheffield United gained promotion to the English Premier League on Sunday as Leeds United drew with Aston Villa.

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Sheffield United joined Norwich City who earlier gained promotion to the top-flight league with one game remaining.

Sheffield United last played in the Premier League in 2006-07 when Neil Warnock‘s side was relegated after one season.

Before that, they had been in the Premier League in both the 1992-93 and 1993-94 campaigns.

Here’s how the players reacted to the news they had been promoted in one of the two automatic spots from the Championship.

Manager Chris Wilder, a lifelong Sheffield United fan, led them to promotion from the third-tier two seasons ago and they had a decent season in 2017-18 before kicking on in a big way over the past few months. During his managerial career Wilder has now achieved promotion from the four divisions below the Premier League, the Conference, League Two, League One and the Championship.

Captain Billy Sharp, also a lifelong Sheffield United fan, led their promotion charge with 23 goals and Wilder’s team are a hard-working, attack-minded squad who have largely stayed together since their time in League One.