Newcastle United secure promotion to Premier League
Hughton's team are unbeaten at home in the league this season
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton hailed his side's "wonderful achievement" after they secured Premier League promotion.
The Magpies are guaranteed at least a top-two finish after Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 with Cardiff.
"From day one the focus has been to put everything into this," said Hughton, whose side celebrated their top flight return by beating Sheffield United 2-1.
"This group of lads have had a real desire to get back into a division that everyone here thinks we should be in."
Newcastle's 16-year stay in the Premier League ended on 24 May last year after a tame 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa brought down the curtain on a disastrous season at St James' Park.
The Magpies saw Kevin Keegan's reign as manager end in acrimony amid a series of disagreements with club owner Mike Ashley and executive director Dennis Wise.
Joe Kinnear's surprise temporary appointment ended prematurely after he suffered health problems. Hughton and Colin Calderwood could not stop the rot, and the task of trying to keep the club up proved beyond Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
But on Monday, St James' Park became the scene of a promotion party for the Toon Army, who have seen their side lose just four times in the league all season under Hughton's management.
"It's an incredible feeling, especially to do it here, in front of these supporters," said Hughton, whose side have achieved their goal.
"There's still games to play and we still want to stay top of the division.
"We've still got the title to play for but its a real honour to be manager of this football club and bring Premier League football back to these supporters."
Hughton joined Newcastle as a coach in February 2008 during Keegan's ill-fated second spell as manager of the club.
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