Etheridge helps Cardiff gain Premier League promotion

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"This year has been fantastic with the national team qualifying for the Asian Cup for the first time and now promotion to the Premier League".

Etheridge, who was visibly emotional in the video posted Monday on Twitter by Ben Black, featured in 45 out of 46 league matches for Cardiff in the 2017-18 Championship season.

Cardiff was in a mess when Warnock took over in October 2016. "There's not many words you can say, really, it's just unbelievable".

Following Wolves locking up a promotion spot two weeks ago, Cardiff City is the next club to punch their ticket to the Premier League next season.

Manager Malky Mackay was sacked just after Christmas after falling out with owner Vincent Tan, and his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to galvanise a squad which finished bottom of the league. "There's not many words you can say really, it's just awesome". "We will get one or two things thrown at us, but hey-ho, it will be better than being in the Championship".

Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) hit a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday's 5-1 thrashing of Norwich at Hillsborough, with Wednesday's city rivals United winning 3-2 at Bristol City.Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.

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Tan and the fan base were also at odds over the Malaysian businessman's insistence to change Cardiff's colours from blue to red, a decision which was reversed in January 2015.

"We had to bring him in as he has been the mascot five times now".

"Next season will be fine".

"I've never known a week longer than this". We can't be paying silly amounts of money to buy players, we need to be sensible about it.

Birmingham's win helped them avoid relegation for the second successive campaign but there was misery for Burton Albion and Barnsley, who dropped into League One after losing 2-1 to Preston North End and 4-1 to Derby respectively.