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Bright young managers of yesteryear lock horns at Wembley

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Gus Poyet unsure of Brighton future following play-off defeat to Crystal Palace

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Anthony Knockaert of Leicester lies on the turf after his team's loss to Watford to exit the play-offs, while Watford fans run onto the pitch to celebrate (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Spot-kick would have sent Leicester to Wembley

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Manuel Almunia makes double save from an injury-time penalty before Troy Deeney sends Watford back to Wembley

David Nugent scores the goal that separates the two teams

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Watford looked set for automatic promotion when they impressively triumphed here a fortnight ago but, after this defeat, even a belated elevation via Wembley now seems a distant dream.

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Zola makes his debut in the play-offs tonight when his Watford side take on Leicester City

Mark Yeates gives his Watford team-mate Matej Vydra a hand up

Gianfranco Zola's body language betrays Watford's promotion disappointment

There's something of the country curate about Gianfranco Zola, a transparent decency and thoughtfulness which makes one care for his welfare. In such a harsh, unremittingly challenging environment as professional football, his body language is too eloquent for his own good.

Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Final day's triumph and torment: Steve Bruce elated by return but says Hull will spend wisely

Five minutes is all it took for realism to reign at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce had been talking about one of the strangest days in Championship history with pride and gusto before his attitude changed – and a new focus on the task in hand came to the fore.

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The East Midlands' contribution to the last-day Championship drama saw Leicester City sneak into the play-offs with an injury-time winner that torpedoed the promotion hopes of their opponents and local rivals Nottingham Forest.

Substitute goalkeeper Jack Bonham of Watford sits on the ground dejected after the opening goal scored by Dominic Poleon

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Hull eased through to the Premier League despite a dramatic end

Championship Roundup: Hull take automatic promotion as Watford face playoffs

Hull City won automatic promotion to the English Premier League after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on an extraordinary final day of the Championship season on Saturday.

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