Blackpool promoted to the Premier League

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Blackpool have been promoted to the Premier League after winning the Championship play-off final 3-2 against Cardiff City at Wembley.

The unfashionable Lancashire side, who were in the bottom division just nine years ago, will be rubbing shoulders with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United next season after a thrilling Wembley victory.

Cardiff, bidding to become the first Welsh side in the Premier League, led twice through Michael Chopra and Joe Ledley but they were pegged back by Charlie Adam and Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Veteran frontman Brett Ormerod then cracked the winner in first-half stoppage time.