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Captain Tommy Elphick of Bournemouth celebrates promotion

Bournemouth promoted: Charlton troll 'promoted' Cherries, saying 19-0 result shouldn't be ruled out

South coast club enjoyed wild celebrations last night

Bournemouth promoted: Chairman drops the F-bomb live on Sky Sports amid Premier League celebrations

Victory over Bolton all but secured the Cherries' place in the top flight

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn and manager Eddie Howe

Bournemouth promoted: Eddie Howe reflects on 'intense' Championship battle as chairman Jeff Mostyn reveals club were 'on the abyss'

Six years ago Mostyn wrote a cheque for £100,000 to prevent the club from going into liquidation

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe celebrates victory over Bolton

Bournemouth promoted: Harry Redknapp calls for Cherries manager Eddie Howe to be named 'Lord Mayor of Bournemouth'

Redknapp watched on as his former club all-but-sealed their promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Callum Wilson, left, celebrates scoring Bournemouth’s third in a 3-0 win over Bolton that effectively clinches promotion
Watford players celebrate after Troy Deeney scored to put the Hornets ahead

Watford promoted to the Premier League: Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra puts finishing touch to Hornet's promotion

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It’s a lot better than just sitting on Chelsea’s bench, the Championship Player of the Year tells Glenn Moore

Harry Arter at the Goldsands Stadium

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Watford currently sit top of the Championship

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