Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong’s Watford returned to the Premier League after just one season in the Championship after defeating Millwall 1-0 thanks to a first-half penalty by Ismaila Sarr to seal promotion on Saturday.
Brentford’s victory at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday, meant that only three points would be good enough for Xisco Munoz’s men to earn automatic promotion to the top flight.
The win took the Hornets’ tally in the Championship to 88 from 44 games.
Watford have now been promoted alongside Norwich, who came down with them last season.
Troost-Ekong made a surprise move to join Watford in the English second-tier from Italian top-flight club Udinese last summer.
Meanwhile, Watford Head Coach, Xisco Muñoz quickly turned the spotlight to the performance of his players, thanking supporters and staff who have helped him along the way.
“Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone always for your support,” said Muñoz.
“Everyone has given the best for the club and for the fans. I think today is the day for our fans. I want to thank our fans because of the support they give us on social media.
“I want to say thanks to everyone working behind me in the training ground at Watford, because they give so much and work very hard every day for us. Now is the moment to enjoy it. We’ve worked very hard to arrive here.
“It’s important everyone is in the same way and has the same ambition. It’s a special moment and this is first of all because we have very good players. I have the best squad in the Championship and we gave our maximum in all the games.”
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