Hull City have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley. The Tigers won courtesy of a brilliant 25-yard strike from Mohamed Diame, whose goal broke the deadlock on 72 minutes.
The 28-year-old's effort proved to be the difference in what was otherwise a closely-contested affair. The result also means Steve Bruce's side have achieved promotion at the first attempt, having been relegated in 2015.
The Tigers were by far the better side for the majority of the game, even though they struggled to turn their superiority into guilt-edge goalscoring chances. And after a good start from Wednesday, it was largely one-way traffic in favour of Hull.
Diame struck the post and Abel Hernandez had a header cleared off the line by Kieran Lee before the Senegal international decided the match with his sublime effort from distance. He scored his tenth and most important goal of the season when he curled the ball in to the roof of the net past Keiren Westwood.
Wednesday subsequently had a late handball shout against Hull captain Michael Dawson turned down, and the Tigers were able to hang on to a money-spinning victory. Their promotion to the Premier League is estimated to be worth at least £170m ($248.5m).
"A year ago it was tears of disappointment, today it's tears of joy. I'm delighted for every one of the players, the manager and everyone else," Dawson told the BBC after the game.
Victory under the iconic Wembley arch means Bruce's side have confirmed their promotion just 370 days after they were relegated from the top division. They have also joined champions Burnley in bouncing back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.