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West Brom win promotion to the Premier League

22 Jul 2020
West Brom promoted v2

A 2-2 draw against Queens Park Rangers seals return for the Baggies who join Leeds United in top flight

West Bromwich Albion have sealed promotion to the Premier League.

A 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday evening meant West Brom guaranteed themselves the second automatic promotion spot, joining Leeds United from the Championship.

It is a record fifth promotion for the Baggies, who return to the Premier League after two seasons away.

West Brom head coach Slaven Bilic has experience of managing in the Premier League, guiding West Ham United to a seventh-place finish in 2015/16.

Battle for final spot

Brentford, who finished third, will compete in the Championship playoff semi-finals against Swansea City.

Fulham face Cardiff City in the other semi-final, looking for a place in the final at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 4 August.

Promotion playoff dates (times BST)

Semi-finals, first leg
26 July 18:30 Swansea v Brentford
27 July 19:45 Cardiff v Fulham

Semi-finals, second leg
29 July 19:45 Brentford v Swansea 
30 July 19:45 Fulham v Cardiff

Final
Tuesday 4 August, 19:45

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