How Delia Smith celebrated Norwich’s Premier League promotion
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Delight for Delia
Norwich City were promoted to the Premier League yesterday despite a 3-1 home loss to Bournemouth.
Swansea City’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe meant that they could now no longer drop to below the second automatic promotion spot.
This will now be Norwich’s 6th spell in the Premier League after their 5th promotion, more than any other club.
The hope will be that the club can finally establish itself in the top flight and not fall straight back to the Championship.
The club’s owner Delia Smith was spotted celebrating with fans and singing songs about the club’s talismanic figure Emi Buendia.
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The Argentine has been linked with a move to Arsenal but the Canaries fans will be praying he stays to help them in their returning season to the top flight.
NORWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Norwich City’s Emi Buendia during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Derby County at Carrow Road on October 3, 2020 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Hannah Fountain – CameraSport via Getty Images)
Manager Daniel Farke spoke of the accomplishment of returning straight back to the Premier League after relegation last season.
“We were buzzing during the afternoon after we were promoted so no-one can take my good mood away today. We’ve achieved something extraordinary and written another chapter of Norwich City history,” said Farke.
NORWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: A view of the stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
“What these lads have done is outstanding, especially during a season when we played in empty stadiums. Carrow Road should be fully packed and playing without our supporters next to us is difficult to change the mindset from losing games to a winning mentality.
“No other team has responded with direct promotion after relegation. We’ve developed a lot as a club in the last two years and we go up in a better position. The lads deserve all the praise and celebrations tonight.”
The job will now be wrapping up the title which could be done as early as next week should Norwich win and Watford lose, otherwise it will roll onto the following set of fixtures.