23 May 2010

Blackpool promoted to Premier League

6:49 am on 23 May 2010

Blackpool have won promotion to English football's Premier League after winning the Championship or division two playoff final 3-2 against Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium.

Blackpool, in the bottom tier of the English football league 10 years ago, join Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion as the teams promoted to the English top flight for the 2010-2011 league season.

Blackpool striker Brett Ormerod hit the decisive goal in first-half injury time for the northwest England seaside club, known for its tangerine kit, sealing a return to the top flight for the first time since 1971.