HEAVEN AND HULL!
Bruce agony over late drama
HULL are heading back to the big time – but they certainly made their fans and boss Steve Bruce sweat at the KC Stadium on yet another dramatic final day.
A week after Brentford blew their big chance in League One the Tigers almost did the same – missing a last minute penalty to secure the win they needed for promotion against Cardiff and then conceding a last minute equaliser.
To add to the tension City then had to watch the final 15 minutes of promotion rivals Watford’s clash with Leeds that had been delayed by an injury to Hornets goalkeeper Jonathan Bond – himself a late replacement for Manuel Almu- nia who was injured in the warm up.
A Watford winner would have sent them up but the champagne corks were popping when Leeds striker Ross McCormack caught out Hornets debutant Jack Bonham, who started the day as Watford’s No.3 keeper having never made a professional appearance.
There was plenty of late drama in the play-off race too as Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Peterborough, in the process relegating Posh, and Leicester won at Nottingham Forest to take the final spot off Bolton who could only draw with Blackpool.
Wolves’ relegation was confirmed by their defeat at Brighton.
EYES OF THE TIGERS: Hull celebrate Paul McShane’s goal that helped secure promotion to the Premier League. Inset: Palace and Leicester book their playoff places