Leeds United fans react to Huddersfield Town player update
Town will return to the top flight for the first time since 1972, but Reading who finished third on 85 points in the regular season now faces a fifth straight year outside the Premiership.
After Reading had taken an advantage through Ali Al-Habsi’s save, back-to-back misses from Royals Liam Moore and Jordan Obita allowed German defender Christopher Schindler to roll in the decisive penalty.
Speaking post-match, Wagner admitted the Aussie midfielder, and club’s Player of the Season, was the “heart” of Huddersfield’s game and labelled Mooy as his side’s “outstanding” player this season.
While Huddersfield are minnows in the contemporary sense, they have one of the most storied histories in English football.
But now that the dust has settled and Huddersfield have been confirmed as the final addition to the 2017/18 Premier League season, we’ve been reminded of the highlight of Monday’s game.
“I just feel, I can’t even describe it, euphoria”.
“It’s very hard”, the Dutch coach said. “Hopefully, this makes us come back stronger next year”.
“He is maybe a hero in this town and I don’t think that he will move club”.
The remark spurred on Huddersfield as they enjoyed a historic season, and Holloway’s comments were at the forefront of Wagner’s mind when he spoke in his post-match interview. Normally you don’t get in the play-off final in the first season but we did. So I told them here they had an opportunity to become legends – and they have done it.
Thousands of fans have attended Huddersfield Town’s victory parade to celebrate promotion to the Premier League. I’m very disappointed with the result but not by the players.
Yesterday is hard to take but never at the beginning of this season would we believe we have got to where we have and I’m sure we are all proud, as always, to be a Reading fan.