Sheffield United beat West Brom to secure promotion


Anel Ahmedhodzic redirects the shot to double Sheffield United's lead

Anel Ahmedhodzic finds the roof of the net on a redirected volley to give Sheffield United a 2-0 lead.

Sheffield United secured automatic promotion to the Premier League with three games to spare after Wednesday's 2-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion ensured they will finish second in the Championship behind champions Burnley.

The Blades will return to the Premier League after two seasons, having been relegated in the 2020-21 campaign in which they finished bottom of the table.

The Yorkshire club, coached by Paul Heckingbottom, are second in the second-tier standings on 85 points after 43 games -- 10 points behind Burnley, who have played a game more. Burnley clinched the title on Tuesday by beating local rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Second-half goals by Sander Berge and Anel Ahmedhodzic guided them to victory over West Brom to take an unassailable seven-point lead over third-placed Luton Town - who have played 44 games.