Huddersfield ensured their Premier League survival with a game to spare by pulling off a fabulous 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their penultimate outing.
Despite not managing a single shot on target in the first half, the Terriers went ahead five minutes into the second thanks to a Laurent Depoitre.
Marcos Alonso soon levelled up for the Chelsea after the restart, which brought on a steely, disciplined 40-minute defensive stodgefest from their Yorkshire opponents.
But hold on they most certainly did, with the point earned lifting David Wagner’s side out of the relegation equation.
As you might imagine, this led to some fairly fervent celebrations when the full whistle finally sounded at the Bridge, after six fraught minutes of stoppage time…
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There was a distinctly German flavour to the celebrations, not least the Human Centipede that began to snake its way around the pitch at one point…
Just to cap off the pandemonium, Wagner also managed to lose his trousers during the ceremonial bumps…
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So congratulations are due to Huddersfield, whose grand Premier League adventure will continue for at least one more year.
As alluded to earlier, the final relegation place is yet to be decided though, due to the goal difference between Swansea (18th) and Southampton (19th) going into the final round of fixtures, the Swans will need to beat Stoke and hope that Southampton lose to Man City with a 10-goal swing.
Stranger things have happened, but it certainly feels like the end of the line for Carlos Carvalhal and his plucky mob.