Watford secures immediate return to Premier League


Vicarage Road Stadium, home of Watford. (John Sibley/Pool via AP)

WATFORD, England — Two of the three teams to lose their places in the Premier League last season are assured of making an immediate return to England’s lucrative top division.

Watford sealed promotion with two games to spare in the second-tier Championship after beating Millwall 1-0 on Saturday.

Watford is in second place, five points behind a Norwich team that secured promotion last weekend. They will be the two sides to go up automatically, Norwich as champion if it wins one of its last two games.

The third team to get promoted will come from the four-team playoffs, which is set to include fourth-placed Bournemouth.

Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth were all relegated from the Premier League last season.


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