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Gary Lineker reacts to Wolves promotion on Twitter

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Former England striker and a popular football pundit Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to congratulate Wolverhampton Wanderers for securing promotion to the Premier League.

Wolves are due to play Birmingham on Sunday, but they have been promoted already with four games to spare after Fulham drew at home to Brentford.

Lineker, who hosts the popular show Match of the Day on BBC network, has tweeted:

This has been a phenomenal campaign for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, and they require a maximum of four points to be crowned champions.

Fulham needed to win all their remaining matches in order to give themselves a chance of catching Wolves, but an injury-time equaliser from Neal Maupay earned Brentford a 1-1 draw, and ensured Wolves’s return to the Premier League for the first time since 2012.

Financial backing was key to Wolves’s success as they twice broke their transfer record last season to sign forwards Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa from Monaco and Benfica respectively. Last summer they paid a Championship-record fee to sign Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves from Porto.

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