Hammers will be playing top flight football next season after goals from Carlton Cole and Ricardo Vaz Te either side of Tom Ince's equalizer secure victory under the Wembley archWest Ham United has been promoted back to the Premier League at the first attempt after winning the playoff final at Wembley against Blackpool.
Carlton Cole opened the scoring in the first half with a finely taken goal after Matt Taylor's lofted through ball, before Tom Ince (son of retired Manchester United star Paul), leveled after halftime with a similar effort, before Ricardo Vaz Te sealed the win with a goal in the last five minutes to send the West Ham fans into jubilation.
The Hammers join Southampton and Reading as the two other sides promoted to England’s top division, with the Royals going up as champions.
They will take the place of Wolves, Blackburn and Bolton in the top tier, and will hope to emulate last season’s three promoted sides, Swansea, Norwich and QPR in retaining their Premier League status.
The playoff final is said to be the match which earns the most money in the world of football, with promotion to the Premier League rumored to be worth around 90 million pounds.