• Glenn Murray, left, and Anthony Knockaert celebrate Brighton and Hove Albion's promotion to the Premier League (Getty Images)
Brighton and Hove Albion have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history, after they defeated Wigan Athletic 2-1 and Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield Town were held at Derby County.
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Omnisport
18 Apr 2017 - 7:01 AM  UPDATED 18 Apr 2017 - 7:01 AM

Chris Hughton's side beat Wigan on Tuesday (AEST) to stay top of the Championship and put a 15-point gap between themselves and fourth-placed Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield then failed to defeat Derby County in the later match – Jacob Butterfield netting a late leveller for the Rams – meaning Brighton's top-two finish is mathematically assured with three games left to play.

Derby strike late to hold Mooy's Huddersfield
Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield Town missed the chance to put the pressure on Newcastle United after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Derby in the Championship, a result which confirmed Brighton and Hove Albion's promotion to the Premier League.

It means the Seagulls will be playing top-flight football next season for the first time in 34 years.

The south-coast side are closing in on the Championship title, too, with Newcastle United's 2-1 defeat to Ipswich Town leaving Rafa Benitez's side seven points behind in second.

Three points from their remaining matches against Norwich City, Bristol City and Aston Villa will see Brighton crowned champions.

It marks an incredible turnaround for a club who were almost relegated from the Football League in 1997.