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Ismaila Sarr penalty secures Hornets immediate Premier League return

Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

Ismaila Sarr's penalty early in the first half proved to be just enough to earn Watford a 1-0 victory over Millwall and confirm an instant return to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

Brentford's win at Bournemouth earlier in the day meant that only three points would be good enough for Xisco Munoz's Hornets to be promoted alongside Norwich, who came down with them last season.

Millwall came close on a number of occasions to delaying a promotion party that traditionally sees Hornets fans jump in a town-centre pond, but Sarr's 11th-minute penalty proved enough to book their place back in the top flight.

The Championship top two this season are now guaranteed to be Norwich City and Watford, the first time two clubs relegated from the Premier League the previous season have finished in the top two since 2009-10 (Newcastle and West Brom).

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