Fulham's late slip against Brentford sends Wolverhampton up to Premier League


Wolves will return to the Premier League next season after Fulham could only draw with Brentford on Saturday.

Wolves have sealed their promotion to the Premier League, without even playing a game.

Their promotion ended a six-year absence from the top flight and this is the third time Wolves have earned promotion from the Championship.

The Cottagers had appeared set to make Wolves wait after Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring in the 70th minute, but a last-gasp Neal Maupay header means Wolves are now safe inside the top two.

Wolves, who have 92 points from 42 games, require a further four points from their final four games to win the title but have done enough mathematically to gain promotion.

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Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple credits Santo, a former Porto and Valencia coach, with spearheading the team's revival since taking charge past year. We've recruited well and he's galvanized the group really strongly in a very short space of time.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dalrymple said of manager Nuno: "He's a superb tactician, he's a superb strategist and he's a superb manmanager".

The Midlands club have connections with super-agent Jorge Mendes and have spent heavily on recruiting talent such as Diogo Jota, Ruben Neves, Willy Boly and Ivan Cavaleiro.

In 2015, Mendes agreed to sell a minority share of his firm to a subsidiary of Fosun International, the Chinese company that has owned Wolves since July 2016.