Ikeme's Wolves return to English Premier League after six-year absence

Hope Soto
April 16, 2018

Wolverhampton Wanderers earned promotion to the Premier League before they kicked a ball this weekend after Fulham drew 1-1 at home to Brentford on Saturday.

Wolves players watched the game on television and were filmed anxiously watching the closing seconds before embracing in celebrations with Ikeme who is now undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia joining in the jubilations.

The draw leaves Fulham in third, a point off second-placed Cardiff, who have a game in hand.

Wolves can seal the Championship title next Saturday when they travel to Bolton Wanderers, while Birmingham remain just two points above the relegation zone.

Nuno's team have occupied top spot in the Championship since October and achieved promotion with four games to spare. Victory would see Wolves open up a 12-point gap, with Cardiff having a significantly inferior goal difference and only four matches remaining.

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A late Brentford equaliser confirmed the return of Wolves back to the top flight for the first time in nine years and the celebrations have already been off the charts!

Rival Championship clubs were unhappy about the relationship, with Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani saying Wolves' transfer policy was "not legal and fair".

Premier League clubs were quick to congratulate Wolves on their promotion success with Premier League champions-in-waiting Manchester City leading the way. Click any of these buttons below!

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