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Middlesbrough has been promoted to the English Premier League after a seven-year absence, following a 1-1 draw with 10-man Brighton.

May 07, 2016

MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Middlesbrough has been promoted to the English Premier League after a seven-year absence, following a 1-1 draw with 10-man Brighton.

Needing only to avoid defeat to gain promotion, Middlesbrough took the lead on 19 minutes after Cristhian Stuani tapped in a cutback from David Nugent.

Brighton, which itself needed to win the game to secure automatic promotion, drew level in the 55th through Dale Stephens' header. Stephens got a red card three minutes later for a reckless challenge on Gaston Ramirez.

Middlesbrough joins champion Burnley in the Premier League next season.

Brighton has to settle for the playoffs, alongside Hull, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)