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Norwich City promoted back to the Premier League

Norwich City

NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Daniel Farke, Manager of Norwich City and Tim Krul of Norwich City celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Bristol City at Carrow Road on January 20, 2021 in Norwich, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Norwich City is headed back to the Premier League after just a single season in the Championship.

The Canaries have been terrific this season but were promoted when third-place Swansea City’s comeback bid fell short in a 2-2 draw with 24th-place Wycombe Wanderers.

Norwich’s 90 points can only be caught by second-place Watford, whose 82 points also include one further match played than the Canaries.

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Teemu Pukki has scored 25 goals in the Championship and Emiliano Buendia has delivered 12 goals and 16 assists for the returning PL side, Todd Cantwell chipping in with five goals and six assists as many of Norwich’s best players stayed with the team.

Daniel Farke was allowed to stay in his position after last season’s Premier League relegation and has rewarded the faith of owner Delia Smith by leading a likely first-place finish.

The Canaries’ two-decade rollercoaster ride continues with another promotion. Here is their fate since the start of the 2003-04 season:

  • 2003-04: Win Division 1 to gain Premier League status for first time since 1994-95.
  • 2004-05: Relegated to Championship
  • 2008-09: Relegated to League One
  • 2009-10: Promoted to Championship
  • 2010-11: Promoted to Premier League
  • 2013-14: Relegated to Championship
  • 2014-15: Promoted to Premier League
  • 2015-16: Relegated to Championship
  • 2018-19: Promoted to Premier League
  • 2019-20: Relegated to Championship
  • 2020-21: Promoted to Premier League

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