Deportivo La Coruna promoted to La Liga

The Galicians are back in the Spanish top flight thanks to goals from Riki and Xisco Jimenez, after Antonio Nunez had threatened to spoil their promotion party
Deportivo La Coruna have secured their return to La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Huesca on Sunday evening.

Going into the penultimate round of the Segunda Division season four points clear of second-placed Celta Vigo at the summit of the standings, the Galicians knew that a win would seal promotion with a week to spare.

Depor fell behind at the Riazor when former Liverpool winger Antonio Nunez struck just after the half-hour mark, but Riki equalised for the hosts shortly before the break.

On-loan Newcastle United midfielder Xisco Jimenez then put Depor ahead with 20 minutes to go and Jose Luis Oltra's men held on to clinch the Segunda Division title and a return to the top flight at the very first attempt.

Depor, who won the first division title in 2000, went down last May after finishing 18th in La Liga.